Our Rating
8.7
Overall

Rhino Post Safari Lodge

South Africa, Greater Kruger, Kruger Concessions

from R 3120 pp/night sharing

*Rates shown apply to South African residents only - discounted rates for overseas residents available on request.

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8.7
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Rhino Post Safari Lodge

South Africa, Greater Kruger, Kruger Concessions

from R 3120 pp/night sharing

*Rates shown apply to South African residents only - discounted rates for overseas residents available on request.

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An attractive and charming camp in a scenic riverbank location on a prime Kruger concession just north of Skukuza – attractive and luxurious yet understated!

Our Ratings

8.7
Overall
8.5
Luxury & style
9.0
Setting
8.0
Game Viewing
8.0
Romance

Our Ratings

8.7
Overall
8.5
Luxury & style
9.0
Setting
8.0
Game Viewing
8.0
Romance

What's Hot

  • Rhino Post successfully combines impeccable eco credentials with attractive style and understated luxury – not an easy balancing act to achieve!
  • Spoil yourself with a memorable night out under the stars on one of the platforms at the Sleep Out camp where you will be lulled to sleep by the timeless sounds of the bush!
  • This is prime game country - the concession shares a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Mala Mala and Sabi Sand reserve with an abundance of wildlife moving freely between the two reserves!
  • The lodge enjoys a stunning setting nestled in the shade of the riverine forest with gorgeous views out over the Mutlumuvi riverbed
  • We love the free standing baths and outdoor showers – there’s nothing like showering in the great outdoors!

What's Not

  • There's no off road driving due to a 'tread gently' policy in order to preserve the concession – however you do get exclusive use of some of Kruger’s public roads after dark when they’ve been left deserted
  • The rooms don’t have air-con, just ceiling fans, so if you feel the heat you could be uncomfortable in summer
Rhino Post Safari Lodge

Rhino Post Safari Lodgethe suites are raised on stilts and each boast a spacious bedroom with impressive views of the nearby riverbed from the en-suite bathroom (with a romantic free standing tub), outdoor shower and private viewing deck!

Lodge Profile

An attractive and charming camp in a scenic riverbank location on a prime Kruger concession just north of Skukuza – attractive and luxurious yet understated!

Quick Overview

Location
Kruger Concession
Drive Time
6 hours drive from Johannesburg
Malaria
Yes
Setting
Overlooking the Mutlumuvi riverbank
Rooms
8 suites - 2 double and 6 twin rooms
Aircon
No
Pool
Yes
Spa
No
Camp Fenced
No
Tracker
No - only ranger
Off Road
No
Child Policy
All ages

Rhino Post Safari Lodge is situated at the southern end of a 12 000 hectare private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park just to the north of Skukuza. The concession shares a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Mala Mala and Sabi Sand reserve and wildlife roams freely between the two reserves. The concession is famed for being an excellent game viewing area and good sightings of game can be expected whilst on exclusive walking trails or twice daily game drives! The concession is actually home to 2 different sister lodges - Rhino Post is the conventionally styled and more luxurious option which is set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi riverbed; then there’s a much simpler tented camp which is the overnight accommodation for Rhino Walking Safaris, a superb wildlife experience where you explore the bush on foot along with expert rangers and trackers.

Rhino Post is a gorgeous looking lodge, yet it has been designed in such a way that it will leave no permanent impact on the bush should it stop operating at some point in the future. No concrete was used in the building in order to minimise the environmental impact for example – instead the lodge was built using only natural materials of stone, wood, thatch and canvas which also assist in creating an authentic bush ambience. Careful consideration was also taken in the layout of the lodge, walkways are raised, battery power is used for lighting while an ingenious reedbed system is used to process bathroom water and waste is sorted and recycled wherever possible.

But all of this eco-friendliness in no way comes at the cost of guest comfort - on the contrary, each of the 8 luxury Rhino Post suites are exquisitely decorated and extremely comfortable. They’re raised on stilts and each boast a spacious bedroom with impressive views of the nearby riverbed from the en-suite bathroom (with a romantic free standing tub), outdoor shower and private viewing deck! The suites are set in an open plan style with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls – we also love the bathroom floors which are attractively decorated with delicate mosaic designs set into the tinted cement screed.

The lodge’s main public areas are similarly attractive and inviting. The open-plan lounge area with its stunning stone packed walls, cosy fireplace and welcoming bar area complete with an eye catching exposed wine cellar is the perfect spot to relax with a good book or a chat with fellow guests to about what you’ve seen that day (and with the lodge accommodating only 16 guests friendships are easily formed!) Following a game drive or walking safari you can take a dip in the revitalising swimming pool or take in the views from the shaded patio and watch the abundant wildlife amble down to the waterhole. Sumptuous meals are served in the camp’s dining area set under magnificent Tamboti trees.

Every morning and late afternoon you embark on a game drive with senior rangers at the lead who hold the highest guiding qualifications possible in South Africa so you can be ensured of informative and exciting drives. One important thing to note is that unlike many other private lodges, Rhino Post doesn’t allow off-roading in order to preserve the pristine environment on the concession. On the plus side though, SANparks have given Rhino Post exclusive access to many of the Kruger Park roads after dark when the self-drivers have to be back in the park’s public camps and other concession holders back on the properties. This ensures you get the unrivalled numbers of relaxed animals that the Kruger is able to offer without the tourist hordes that usually go along with it! You’ll be pretty unlucky not to end up seeing the Big Five and more, with regular sightings of cheetah and the endangered wild dog also frequently on the menu!

Another unique (and extra cost) experience that Rhino Post offers is the chance to overnight under the stars at the unique Sleep Outs camp – the Sleep Outs platforms overlook a waterhole where you will enjoy the sunset whilst sipping on an ice cold beer - while your ranger prepares a braai you can relax and enjoy the sounds and beautiful African sunset colours as night settles! After dinner you can head off to your platform and enjoy sleeping under the star studded sky – your experience is heightened as you share the wilderness at night, with its natural inhabitants! The rumble of elephants passing by or the roar of the lion at the nearby waterhole may be the only noises that might disturb you in this peaceful wilderness – an unforgettable experience!

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Booking Notes

  • Last minute rates are only applicable to South African residents
  • Kruger National Park gate fees are R70 per person and R35 per child per stay and must be settled directly at the gate on entry into the park
  • Sleep Out is available at Rhino Post at no cost for 4 people or more - however there will be an additional charge for 3 persons or less
  • Subject to availability

Child Policy

  • Children 3 years and under stay free of charge
  • Children 4 - 12 years pay 50% of the adult rate(when sharing with two full paying guests)
  • Children 13 - 18 years pay 75% of the adult when sharing with two adults
  • Children under 6 yrs are not allowed on the game vehicle. Should guests want their children to go on vehicle then a private vehicle can be pre-arrange (at extra cost) Or a babysitter can be organised, also at an additional cost