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Rhulani Safari Lodge – Our Experience

We recently published a review of Rhulani Safari Lodge in Madikwe. This follow up post is to share our experiences while on this trip. Reviewing a lodge, based on a trip like this, is too factual and doesn’t give the opportunity to convey the adventure we did, or didn’t, have. …

Rhulani sunset

Rhulani Safari Lodge – Review

Why Rhulani Safari Lodge? It has been a very long time since we have visited Madikwe and this is by far one of our favourite locations to visit, so a return visit was long overdue. Previously we have stayed on the eastern side of the reserve at Thakadu River Camp …

Marakele National Park - View

7 Things to do at Marakele

Marakele National Park Marakele National Park is a Big 5 reserve just outside Thabazimbi, a mere three hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport. We have been travelling to Marakele for a good few years now and it is still one of our favourite destinations. Below is a list of …

Madikwe Lion

Madikwe River Lodge – Game Drives

Game drives in Madikwe are an experience not to be missed. If you have the opportunity, take it! I promise you wont regret it. We had a total of six drives during our three night stay and in the post I’m going to go through them on a daily basis …

Madikwe Cheetah

Madikwe River Lodge – The Lodge

This year for our luxury holiday we changed things up a bit a visited Madikwe River Lodge, a three star luxury lodge located in the Madikwe Game Reserve in North-Western South Africa, which is renowned for it’s big five sightings. Getting to Madikwe River Lodge There are a few routes …

Marakele National Park

Marakele National Park Accommodation

Marakele – The Reserve Marakele National Park is a Big 5 national park located just outside of Thabazimbi in the North West Province, South Africa (about three hours drive from Johannesburg). Marakele offers stunning scenery and some beautiful views from the top of one of the highest mountains in the …

Thakadu River Camp

Thakadu River Camp – Madikwe

Introduction Last week we had the honour of staying at the Thakadu River Camp in the Madikwe Game Reserve. This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time and finally had the chance to do just that. The trip out there was bitter-sweet at first. Jenece spent eighteen months …

Pilanesberg Elephant

An Elephant Never Forgets…Neither Will We!

When it comes to trip reviews, I don’t usually like to post about a place we’ve already reviewed (unless there have been noticeable changes, good or bad), however, this weekend’s trip to Pilanesberg National Park and more specifically, this morning, definitely warrants a write up. We camped at Bakgatla Campsite and were …

Marakele National Park – November 2011

This week we were lucky enough to spend two nights in Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi, South Africa. We heard about it from a friend who has been there recently and he highly recommended it saying it is a beautiful area. He mentioned game spotting was scarce however the idea …

Borakalalo Tented Camp

Borakalalo – November 2011

  Many years ago when my family first started camping we visited a game reserve with our little dome tent, a few friends in their fully kitted out caravan and set about creating years worth of memories. Recently Jenece and I decided to pay that same game reserve a visit …