Rhino Post Safari Lodge is located in the 12,000 hectare Mutlumuvi private concession in Kruger National Park. It borders Sabi Sands and makes a great base from which to explore this game rich area.
Accommodation is in 8 spacious suites with thatched roofs and canvas sides. All have a bedroom, ensuite bathroom plus outdoor shower, and verandah with comfortable chairs. The tents are built on stilts and each room overlooks the (mostly dry) riverbed.
There is a central lounge with fireplace and bar, the perfect spot for relaxing with a sundowner after a day's game viewing. The dining area is shaded by Tamboti trees and you can enjoy delicious meals, either indoors or out. There is a small swimming pool where you can cool down, and you can always watch the waterhole, which is very often busy. Dining, picnics and sundowners can also be taken out in the bush or in dry riverbeds.
This lodge was built with great care and attention to minimise impact on the environment. There was no concrete used, lighting is batter powered and there is a special reed bed filtration system that processes waste water.
Game drives offer excellent chances of spotting not only the Big 5 for which the areas is renowned, but also many other animal and bird species. Guided walking safaris are also offered, allowing guests to get even closer to this wonderful environment.
Rhino Walking Safaris
Operating in the same concession, Rhino Post has another camp, Plains Camp, with just 4 large tents, and this camp is mostly a walking safari camp. For the more adventurous, there is also a Sleep Out platform. This is fly camping under the stars on elevated wooden platforms (weather dependant), you can explore the private concession on foot to get close to the African wilderness.
Open: Rhino Post Safari Lodge is open all year.
Location: Rhino Post is in a private concession of 12,000 hectares bordering the Mala Mala and Sabi sand reserves in Kruger. It is a 45 minute drive from Skukuza airport.
Rooms: There are 8 suites, each with a specious bedroom, lounge and bathroom with a bathtub, hand basin, flush toilet and an outdoor shower. All have private verandas with views of the dry riverbed. Beds have mosquito nets. Valuable can be stored in the safe.
Activities: There are twice daily game drives (morning and late afternoon) in both the concession and the national park. The lodge has exclusive use of some of the park’s public roads for evening game drives, after the gates close at sunset. Bird watching is a popular activity. You can also go on guided walks while at Rhino Post.
Sleep Outs: You'll have the chance to spedn the night at one of the special sleep out platforms, erected by a waterhole in a remote setting. You arrive before sunset in time for a drink as the cook prepares dinner over the fire. Having dined you'll be ready to climb the platform, your way light by lamplight, where you find a bed draped with a mosquitop net waiting for you. Fall asleep as you listed to animal calls and wildlife passing by. In the morning you have a snack and hot drink before being driven back to camp.
Facilities: There is a small pool with a wooden deck area where you can relax and cool off between game drives. There is an al fresco dining area in the shade of trees and a lounge with an open fire and bar, a good place to meet and mix with fellow guests. There is a waterhole near the lodge which attracts various animals including elephants. The lodge has battery charging facilities, electricity and 24 hour lighting.
Dining: Meals can be taken communally or at individual tables. Bush meals can be arranged.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access via the computer in the reception area. There is Wi-Fi internet access in the bar, though this can be sporadic.
An excellent combination of game viewing on foot, and leisurely days on the beach in South Africa.
"Both Rhino Post and Plains camp - the walking base -were very good and well managed. Staff at both were very good and friendly."