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We spent three nights at Rhulani and really wish we had booked a four-night stay (and then figured out a way to stay forever). This was the first time ever going on vacation where we really didn't want to return home. Rhulani is a magical oasis away from everything. The entire staff-- from Carla in the office to the hospitality staff on site, to our incredible ranger Alasdair-- was top notch. We stayed in Lodge 5, which as many people have noted, is closest to the watering hole, and the moment we arrived, we had a view from our porch of elephants, impalas, zebras, kudu, and warthogs. Alasdair, in particular, was fantastic. I am sure that these pairings are random, but it's like we had filled out a personality quiz beforehand and had been matched with the guide that best suited our personalities. He is funny, knowledgeable, kooky, and above all, has a love of the animals in the bush that really comes across in his drives. He is a real treasure. Rhulani was the perfect place to relax but also go on an adventure. I wish I was there right now, enjoying an Amarula coffee at sunrise. Thanks so much for making this place so special.
Fantastic Game Drives and Relaxing Facilities
Four nights at the safari lodge with morning and afternoon game drives covering different locations at the reserve allowed us to see different animals each day. The food and drink were excellent and plentiful both at the lodge and on the drives. The waterhole adjacent to the lodge attracted most animals (except felines) without a drive. It was sometimes hard to tell who was watching who at the waterhole.
Our extended family of 13 (age ranges from 6 to 79) had an absolutely fabulous stay at Rhulani Safari Lodge with a truly first class service. We all enjoyed every moment of our stay there. The food, accomodation and atmosphere were just exceptional. The staff were so professional and friendly, it was simply superb all round. The rangers we had for our drives, Sean and Martin, were totally amazing too taking our safari experience to another level. They were so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. We have been to many safari trips in other African countries but this experience was so special.. We would like to extend our greatest thanks to Sean and Martin for the most wonderful game drives. We will never forget watching a large family of lions chilling, an elegant cheetah and a rarely spotted caracal on the move that close in nature as well as sipping a perfect G&T watching the sunset right next to elephants and rhinos. It does not get any better! Just perfect! We hope to visit you again soon! Thank you Rhulani team for making our family trip so special. We will never forget our stay with you. THANK YOU!!
Perfect Safari Experience
We stayed at Rhulani for three nights and had the best Safari experience. Staff is very nice and they made sure we had everything we needed. Alasdir, our Ranger, was terrific - he always gave 200% at every game drive. His passion and respect for mother nature and its beautiful creatures ist outstanding and the game drives were always both informative and entertaining - even when the area was quiet, he still managed to keep things exciting. The waterhole in front of the lodge is always occupied by animals - so if you just relax at the lodge or are out on a game drive you do get the perfect Safari experience.
A Jewel of a Bush Camp
The advertising of the Rhulani Safari Lodge does not adequately describe the fantastic Lodge with its great setting at the waterhole. It is peace and tranquility in the Bush, together with the discrete Luxury to make you feel so at home. Riaan and his staff, spoil you from the time you arrive, until the time you have to leaver again, with wonderful food, great service, warm hospitality and very interesting and spectacular game drives. We had the luck of having Riaan as our tracker and Game Ranger, and we learnt such a lot about the nature, the bush and naturally the animals we were watching. From our many Bush experiences we had, this ranks definitely in the top 5%.
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