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Rhino River Lodge

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- Good Value Big 5 Safari
- Private 23,000 hectare reserve
- Family suites
- Down to earth accommodation

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Rhino River Lodge is a private 23,000 hectare reserve only 30 kilometres north of Hluhluwe Game Reserve. This Big 5 safari experience is in the heart of Zululand in the Southern section of the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Situated along the Msuduze River the lodge is set in riverine vegetation filled with bird and animal life. The area is populated with lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, rhino, hippo, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, variety of antelope and warthog.

There are 4 double en-suite standard rooms and four 2 bedroom family units in addition to a reception with curio shop, dining room with bar, lounge, swimming pool and outside boma area set around the camp fire for evening meals weather permitting.

Guided safari drives are in open 4x4 vehicle which depart morning and late afternoon. For a small supplementary cost, night drives or guided walks for those over 16 years of age. Meals are full English breakfast on return from your morning game drive, a light lunch and three course dinner. Snacks and drinks whilst on game drive are included and generally enjoyed during a stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the bush.

Rhino River Lodge is a very good safari choice for families, offering big five safari and excellent family friendly accommodation that combines superbly with some relaxation time on the nearby coast, with the minimum of transport and hassle between. There are two family chalets, each with two bedrooms and private boma, a two bedroom homestead with private plunge pool and a two bedroom cottage with private small pool. Each of these units comfortably fits a family of four. A family of five can fit in the two bedroom units as long as the youngest is under 12 as they will be accommodated on a fold out ottoman bed. Children under 4 are not allowed on game drives unless you pay extra for a private vehicle and guide.

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  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

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