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Featuring a restaurant that includes outdoor dining by a Boma bonfire, Rhulani Safari Lodge in the Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve also offers wildlife viewing opportunities. The spacious air-conditioned rooms and suites feature private decks with a plunge pool and sun lounges. They also include a seating area and an en suite bathroom with bath and shower. Guests can enjoy massage treatments in their rooms or on their private decks at a surcharge. The lodge also has conference facilities, and free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Rhulani Safari Lodge is 7 km from Madikwe Game Reserve’s Wonderboom Gate, and 35 km from Gaborone in Botswana. Johannesburg and Pretoria are both located a 4-hour drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
1 futon bed
Bedroom 2:
1 extra-large double bed
1 futon bed
Bedroom :
1 extra-large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Madikwe Game Reserve
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Nicolette
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    loccation . staff ,exceptional food ,very comfortable beautiful accomadation . great safaris saw all big 5
  • Judith
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Beatiful location. Fantastic staff. Excellent food.
  • Christopher
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Such a welcoming, family feel. All staff from the chefs, game drivers, night watchers, general staff were so friendly and fantastic. This has been 10/10 for us, sad to leave.

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      African • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Kosher • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Rhulani Safari Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Private pool
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Game drives
Living Area
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Mosquito net
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Open-air bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Rhulani Safari Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 15:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 10:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash Rhulani Safari Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that compulsory conservation levies are applicable and excluded from the rates. These are payable prior to or on arrival.
2019 Conservation Levy
- ZAR 150 per person, per night (persons 12 years of age or older)
- ZAR 75 per child, per night (children between 2 and 11 years of age)

2020 Conservation Levy
- ZAR 165 per person, per night (persons 12 years of age or older)
- ZAR 82.50 per child, per night (persons 11 years of age or younger)

A gate entrance fee is applicable and payable upon entrance to Madikwe Game Reserve. Please contact the property directly for further information.
Gate Entry Fee
- ZAR 180 per person, per night (persons 12 years of age or older)
- ZAR 80 per child, per night (children between 2 and 11 years of age)

Fly-in fees:
- ZAR 240 per person, per night (persons 12 years of age or older)
- ZAR 150 per child, per night (children between 2 and 11 years of age)

Please note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari drives. Children under 12 are permitted on the sole discretion of the field guide.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Rhulani Safari Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Rhulani Safari Lodge

  • Rhulani Safari Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Rhulani Safari Lodge is 6.2 miles from the centre of Madikwe Game Reserve. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Rhulani Safari Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Rhulani Safari Lodge include:

    • Bungalow

  • Rhulani Safari Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Swimming Pool
    • Open-air bath
    • Game drives

  • The prices at Rhulani Safari Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Rhulani Safari Lodge is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.