Rhulani Safari Lodge starstarstarstarstar

R49, Wonderboom Gate, Melorane, Madikwe Game Reserve, North West, 2884, South Africa

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The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve, and an award-winning South African welcome awaits you at Rhulani Safari Lodge.

In 2015 the Lodge was named “Best Safari Villa Worldwide” at the Hotel of the Year Awards. In 2016, Rhulani was Luxury Travel Guide’s winning choice for “Luxury Safari Lodge”.

So it’s no surprise that Rhulani lives up to its 5-Star promise to offer the very best of the bush. Speaking of which daily game drives on the malaria-free Reserve will give you the opportunity to view a wide variety of wildlife species, including the legendary “Big Five”.

Here, the ordinary has been transformed into the extraordinary. Experience an oasis of calm; a place that nourishes the soul and lifts the spirit. Come and feel the bush and make memories to last a lifetime!

- Malaria-Free Big 5 Game Reserve.

- 3 1/2 hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

- 7 Luxury air-conditioned chalets.

- 1 Luxury 2 bedroom suite with its own lounge.

- Morso fireplaces to warm the cool winter nights.

- Boma dinners and indoor dining.

- Massage treatments in the privacy of your room or on your private deck.

- All rooms have private dip pools.

 

 

Policies

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome! 

Children under 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the field guide;

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safariunless booked on a private vehicle.

A bumble drive can be organized in such cases after breakfast.

Rhulani offers a complimentary children’s kit. There is a kiddie’s corner equipped with toys and DVD’s. We offer a children’s menu option. Babysitting service is availableat an extra costs.

Check-in & check-out times

Check-in time is 2.00 pm

Check-out time is 11.00 am

We try as much as possible to adapt the day's program to your individual arrival and departure times. However, at high occupancy we must adhere to our strict times in the interest of all guests. 

Check-out times are binding. For late arrivals to participate in the afternoon game drive is no longer possible. 

Game Drives

Our game drives take place under the guidance of qualified rangers in open vehicles. The maximum number of guests on the vehicle is 10 (ten).

The allocation of the guests to the two vehicles is under the responsibility of the Ranger, and we try to consider the customer wishes as good as possible.

Morning game drive departs from reception between 05h00am (January) and 06h30am (July).

Afternoon game drive departs after High Tea between 15h00 (July) and 16h30 (January).

Please note that the departing times of game drives are subject to seasonal changes and depend on weather conditions.

Exact departing times are communicated to the guest at check-in.

Payment Terms & Conditions

50% deposit is required to confirm any reservation. Full payment of the balance is due 40 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation terms and conditions will apply to reservations which are cancelled in part or in full as follows:

Only written cancellations are accepted

Cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the total amount will be due

Cancellation between 29 and 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total amount will be due

Cancellation between 14 and 0 days prior to arrival: 100% of the total amount will be due

Refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee.

Child Policy

Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari.

Baby sitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge.

We reserve the right to restrict one night weekend or peak period bookings.

Information

Private Chalet

Rates are per person per night sharing, including VAT

Single supplement: 50% of the per person sharing rate

We accept a maximum of 1 (one) child sleeping in the Private Chalet on a stretcher bed; 

  children between the ages of 0 and 5 years stay freeof charge;

  children between the ages of 6 and 15years pay 50% of the per person adult rate when sharing the room with two adults;

  children above 15 years sleep in their own room

Family Unit

 Rates are for up to 4 adults and 2 children, including VAT

Rates include

Complimentary welcome drinks

Luxury accommodation

Free WiFi internet in your room and all lodge areas

Stocked Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary tea & coffee in your room

NEW from 1.1.2019: Well stocked minibar in your room

Early morning and evening game drives in an open game viewer, accompanied by a qualified ranger

Complimentary sundowners on game drive

All meals and snacks on a full board basis (includes breakfast / brunch, high tea, dinner, bottled water)

NEW from 1.1.2019: Selected local drinks which includes a personal selection of house wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea's and coffees

Lunch on your day of arrival (upon request)

Emergency Medical Assistance

Pick-up and drop-off at Madikwe's Western airstrip

Rates exclude

South African National Parks Board entrance fee (will be charged on the guest invoice and paid on check-out), massages, drinks (except water on game drives and complimentary sundowners), laundry, curios, bush walks, excursions and transport from and to Rhulani (except pick-up from the airstrip in Madikwe, which is free of charge)

Minimum stay

A minimum stay of 2 (two) nights is required on week-ends (Friday / Saturday); a minimum stay of 3 (three) nights is required during Peak season ( 23 Marc -7 Apr 2018 & 14 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019)

Bookings for one night on Fridays or Saturdays are only permitted no more than 5 days before the stay

PARK & CONSERVATION FEES 2018​

Park fees - R180 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY

Landing fees - R240 per adult | R150 per child (provisional, subject to change)

Guest Conservation Contribution: R150 per adult per DAY | R75 per child (under 12 years) per DAY

 

 

Hotel Facilities

Main Lodge Facilities

The main lodge is a peaceful spot to sit back, relax and enjoy sensational views of the savannah. Swimming pool Outdoor deck overlooking the water hole Intimate lounge and library Dining room Curio shop Meeting conference room (for 25 persons)

5-Star Safari Cuisine

Traditional dishes are on the menu and always complemented by a selection of world-class South African wines. Whether your dining experience is indoors, or out in the boma – under the starry sky, warmed by a roaring fire, it is guaranteed to be exquisite. Guests can also opt to eat poolside, or out on their private deck.

Activities & Extras

The adventure begins with a game drives under the guidance of qualified rangers. With advanced planning, Rhulani is happy to host your bush wedding or conference. Morning and afternoon game drives (max 10 guests per vehicle; private vehicle on request) Bush walks (additional cost)

Stargazing Children’s activities In-suite spa services (additional cost) Excursions to Botswana and the capital city of Gaborone (additional cost)

Conservation Activities Climate change is an urgent issue and hits close to the heart at Rhulani. As such, guests are encouraged to lower their carbon footprint by planting trees during their stay. The Lodge proudly holds a membership to Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) – the national greening, food gardening, and climate change action enterprise that contributes to disadvantaged communities.

Airports

Shuttle Flights /  Air Transfer (from R3 921 one-way)

The most convenient mode of travel to Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is by making use of a shuttle flight. These shuttle flights are being provided by Federal Airlines and can seat up to 10 or 12 people. Their premier shuttle service flies daily from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) which takes about 1 hourAll of the Shuttle Services from Johannesburg and other destinations can be booked through us.

What is included in your flight?

Internationally recognized Safety and Quality Management Systems

Welcome booth and waiting facilities at OR Tambo International Airport

Complimentary guest parking at the Federal Airlines Lounge

Complimentary luggage storage facilities at the Federal Airlines Lounge

Access to the exclusive Federal Airlines lounge

Low season schedule (May, June, September, November)

Madikwe to Johannesburg Departure 11:15 Arrival 12:15 

Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00

High Season schedule (January, February, March, April, July, August, October, December)

Johannesburg to Madikwe 10:00 - 11:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg  11:15 - 12:15 

Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg  14:30 - 15:30 

Charter Flights (rates on request) The ultimate option for getting to Madikwe game reserve has to be chartered flights. Flights are moulded to each individual’s needs and requirements, which include private flights to luxury game lodges in the bush or at the coast, incentivized trips for large groups of guests, and flights for corporate executives for whom time is of the essence, and where confidentiality can be guaranteed. Large corporate groups can even be accommodated with flights in a Boeing if needed.

Each flight is tailored exclusively, taking into account all passenger comforts including – to name but a few – the type of aircraft being used, catering requirements with consideration given to dietary needs, specific liquid refreshments, cuddly blankets for those cold winter days and pillows for the long distance traveler. Not to forget that Federal Airlines has the highest guest liability insurance in South Africa, providing their guests the ultimate peace of mind. Speak to one of our travel consultants and they will assist you in selecting the best aircraft and will take care of your logistical issues such as transport to and from Federal Airlines private facilities.

Our customized itineraries ensure that you will always fly on your own terms. Situated at Johannesburg International Airport, Federal Airlines’ friendly staff are there to provide: Welcoming meet and greet service off both domestic and international flights Transfers from the airport building to their exclusive lounge facility Lounge Facility which boasts delicious food and drinks, shower facilities and Wi-Fi

Other transport

Road Transfer (from R4 560 one-way for 4 guests)

The most affordable mode of travel to Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is via a road transfer. We can offer a fleet of vehicles for various group sizes.  

The drive from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve takes about 4 hours

We can also offer transfers from other destinations.

Policies & Disclaimers

Individual Rates 2018 (incl. Last Minute) (all values in ZAR) 

Private chalet

Rates are per person per night sharing, including VAT

Season:

Standard -  Period: whole year exept Peak Season - Advance R5,200 - Last minute 14 days R3,900

Peak -  Period: 14 Dec - 5 Jan 19 - Advance R6,240 - Last minute 14 days R3,900

• Single supplement: 50% of the per person sharing rate

• We accept a maximum of 1 (one) child sleeping in the Private Chalet on a stretcher bed; children between the ages of 0 and 5 years stay free of charge; children between the ages of 6 and 15 years pay 50% of the per person adult rate when sharing the room with two adults; children above 15 years sleep in their own room

Family Unit

Rates are for up to 4 adults and 2 children, including VAT

Season:

Standard -  Period: whole year exept Peak Season - Advance R26,000 - Last minute 14 days R 19,500

Peak -  Period: 14 Dec - 5 Jan 19 - Advance R 31,200 - Last minute 14 days R 19,500

NOTES 

b) Bookings for one night on Fridays or Saturdays are only permitted no more than 5 days before the stay

c) Peak Season: a minimum stay of 3 nights is required

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Family Suite - The 2 bedroom luxury family suite has 2 en-suite bedrooms, with outdoor showers, all the rooms lead on to the private deck with plunge pool. The bedrooms have air-conditioning and Morso fireplaces. The extra-large bedrooms can accommodate 2 comfortable stretcher beds for children or the lounge can be converted into 2 single beds.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Family Suite - The 2 bedroom luxury family suite has 2 en-suite bedrooms, with outdoor showers, all the rooms lead on to the private deck with plunge pool. The bedrooms have air-conditioning and Morso fireplaces. The extra-large bedrooms can accommodate 2 comfortable stretcher beds for children or the lounge can be converted into 2 single beds.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Private Chalet double - The 7 chalets are air-conditioned for warm summer evenings and have a Morso fireplace for the cool winter nights. All rooms are fully equipped with coffee and tea stations and a fully stocked bar fridge.
Private Chalet double - The 7 chalets are air-conditioned for warm summer evenings and have a Morso fireplace for the cool winter nights. All rooms are fully equipped with coffee and tea stations and a fully stocked bar fridge.
Private Chalet double - The 7 chalets are air-conditioned for warm summer evenings and have a Morso fireplace for the cool winter nights. All rooms are fully equipped with coffee and tea stations and a fully stocked bar fridge.
Private Chalet double - The 7 chalets are air-conditioned for warm summer evenings and have a Morso fireplace for the cool winter nights. All rooms are fully equipped with coffee and tea stations and a fully stocked bar fridge.
Tariff name Resource/property type Min people Max people Valid from Valid til   Minimum days Maximum days
2 pax- B&B Private Chalet double 1 100 Friday, 14 December 2018 Saturday, 05 January 2019 R13 210.00  Per night 1 100
2 pax- B&B Private Chalet double 1 100 Sunday, 06 January 2019 Thursday, 12 December 2019 R12 210.00  Per night 1 100
2 pax- B&B Private Chalet double 1 100 Friday, 13 December 2019 Saturday, 04 January 2020 R14 640.00  Per night 1 100
2 pax- B&B Family Suite 1 100 Sunday, 06 January 2019 Thursday, 12 December 2019 R30 505.00  Per night 1 100
2 pax- B&B Family Suite 1 100 Friday, 13 December 2019 Saturday, 04 January 2020 R36 610.00  Per night 1 100
4 adults and 2 kids B&B Family Suite 1 100 Friday, 14 December 2018 Saturday, 05 January 2019 R33 050.00  Per night 1 100

Madibeng

Monday, 17 December 2018 35 22 Rain light rain
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 35 18 Rain light rain
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 37 17 Rain light rain
Thursday, 20 December 2018 36 17 Rain light rain
Friday, 21 December 2018 30 20 Rain light rain
Saturday, 22 December 2018 31 19 Rain moderate rain
Sunday, 23 December 2018 34 19 Rain light rain
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