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Rhulani Safari Lodge | Madikwe

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The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve. A wonderful welcome awaits you at the main lodge, Rhulani means “Relax” so sit back and enjoy! Creating Rhulani has been both stimulating and inspirational, we set out to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, to build a modern day refuge, an oasis of calm, a place to nourish the soul and lift the spirit.

We invite you to experience the serenity and harmony of this special place with us; come celebrate nature, celebrate life! Water cascades gently into the meandering rock pool around which you will find ample sun or shade provided by beautiful old Marula trees, an ideal spot for quiet contemplation. Indoors and outdoors merge effortlessly at Rhulani, ensuring you magnificent views of the bush. Sit and meditate awhile; your comfort is assured as you relax surrounded by earthy rich African colour and our warm hospitality.


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Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rands • Subject to availability
Details
1 Oct 2017 to
14 Dec 2017
15 Dec 2017 to
6 Jan 2018
Per Person Per Night Sharing 5 570.00 6 185.00
Family Suite (4 adults and 2 kids) 27 845.00 30 940.00
Details 7 Jan 2018 to
22 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018 to
7 Apr 2018
Per Person Per Night Sharing 5 415.00 6 500.00
Family Suite (4 adults and 2 kids) 27 070.00 32 490.00
Details 8 Apr 2018  to
13 Dec 2018
14 Dec 2018 to
5 Jan  2019
Per Person Per Night Sharing 5 415.00 6 500.00
Family Suite (4 adults and 2 kids) 27 070.00 32 490.00
 Individual Rates 2017 (incl. Last Minute) (all values in ZAR)

PRIVATE CHALET
SEASON PERIOD ADVANCE LAST MINUTE
14 DAYS
LAST MINUTE
7 DAYS
Low May - Sept 4,615 3,436 2,990
High*)  Oct - 14 Dec 5,570 3,836
Peak 15 Dec - 6 Jan 18 6,185 4,096
FAMILY UNIT
SEASON PERIOD ADVANCE LAST MINUTE
14 DAYS
LAST MINUTE
7 DAYS
Low May - Sept 23,085 17,160 14,920
High*) Oct - 14 Dec 27,845 19,160
Peak 15 Dec - 6 Jan 18 30,940 20,460
*) except Peak Period

Notes
  • Private Chalet: Rates are per person per night sharing, including VAT
  • Family Unit: Rates are for up to 4 adults and 2 children, including VAT
  • Single supplement: 50% of the per person sharing rate
  • Bookings for one night on Fridays or Saturdays are only permitted no more than 5 days before the stay
  • Children: Children of all ages are welcome at Rhulani Safari Lodge
  • • 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
  • Rates for group bookings, private or corporate events or exclusive use of the lodge available upon request
  • Peak Season: a minimum stay of 3 nights is required
  • Rate inclusions: 2 game drives and 3 meals daily (breakfast / brunch, high tea, dinner, complimentary sundowners, lunch is available upon request)
  • Rate exclusions: 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
Payment Terms and conditions
A 50% deposit is required to confirm any reservation. Full payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

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

Check-in & check-out times
  • Check-in time is 2.00 pm
  • Check-out time is 11.00 am
 Individual Rates 2018 (incl. Last Minute) (all values in ZAR)

PRIVATE CHALET
Rates are per person per night sharing, including VAT
SEASON PERIOD ADVANCE LAST MINUTE
14 DAYS
Standard whole year
except Peak Season
5,200 3,900
Peak  23 Mar - 7 Apr  &
14 Dec - 5 Jan 19
6,240 3,900

  • 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 per person per night sharing, including VAT
SEASON PERIOD ADVANCE LAST MINUTE
14 DAYS
Standard whole year
except Peak Season
26,000 19,500
Peak  23 Mar - 7 Apr  &
14 Dec - 5 Jan 19
31,200 19,500

NOTES 

  •  Bookings for one night on Fridays or Saturdays are only permitted no more than 5 days before the stay 
  •  Peak Season: a minimum stay of 3 nights is required

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

  • two daily game drives and
  • three meals on a “full board”base(breakfast / brunch, high tea, dinner, complimentary sundowners, lunch is available upon request)

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 (7-22 Apr 2017 & 15 Dec 2017 -6 Jan 2018 & 23 Marc -7 Apr 2018  & 14 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019)

Children 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.

We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1.1.2017- 1.1.2018:

Adults: R180
Children: R80
Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150

The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
  • All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
  • Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
  • Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.
Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy.
 

Succumb to the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting. Enjoy the total privacy of your own private plunge pool while you relax in the spacious luxury of your private chalet. 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. The en-suite bathrooms have an oval bath, twin basins; both in and outdoor showers.

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. Massage treatments in the privacy of your room or on your private deck. Wireless internet connection free of charge is available in each chalet.

 

Water cascades gently into the meandering rock pool around which you will find ample sun or shade provided by beautiful old Marula trees, an ideal spot for quiet contemplation. Indoors and outdoors merge effortlessly at Rhulani, ensuring you magnificent views of the bush.

Sit and meditate awhile; your comfort is assured as you relax surrounded by earthy rich African colour and our warm hospitality. During the day you can go on short walks with the ranger after breakfast, or lounge in the double hammocks around the swimming pool sipping your favourite drink. Alternatively, laze away the day in our spacious bush bar and deck overlooking the riverbed and watering hole. For exclusive tranquillity there is a tree house about 2.5 kms from the camp overlooking a dam, where we can leave you for an hour or two with blankets and big comfortable pillows as well as a cooler box with drinks.

In the evening you will be treated to pre dinner drinks in the traditional boma around the fire, followed by one of Umlani's award winning meals in the candle lit dining room, or out in the open riverbed surrounded by flares and cauldron fires.

Our beautiful conference centre, which accommodates up to 30 delegates around our unique leadwood conference table. Conferences can be organised from a to z through our reservations to suite your itinerary. We have nine rooms available at Rhulani however overflow can be arranged at our neighbouring 5 star lodge.

We recommend exclusivity for conferencing. 9 rooms available. Indoor / outdoor. Formal / informal. Standard equipment and Data projector available. 9 luxury suites available Inhouse conference organisation team available to help you.

 

The suggested route from Johannesburg is via Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Derby, Koster, Swartruggens and Zeerust.

  • From Johannesburg head north west on R24 to Magaliesburg
  • Once in Magaliesburg, follow Route 509 to Derby, Koster and Swartruggens
  • From Swartruggens follow the N4 “Toll Road” to Zeerust
  • Once in Zeerust, turn right at Gabarone/Madikwe signs on Route R49.
  • Pass the Abjaterskop Gate (first entrance to Madikwe), 7Kms before the Wonderboom gate
  • Enter Madikwe Game Reserve at the Wonderboom gate, 97Km north of Zeerust

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What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

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