About Rhino Post Safari Lodge
Rhino Post Safari Lodge is named after a rhino rubbing post which we discovered in the area just east of what is now the car park. A resident rhino had used this tree stump to rub up against to such an extent that it had become as smooth and glossy as a lovingly polished piece of furniture.
There are a total of 8 suites, each overlooking the (usually dry) Mutlumuvi riverbed. The river flows only when there is heavy localised rainfall as its catchment is very small with the source only about 30 kilometers from the lodge. When it does flow, it is a sight to behold, but it subsides almost as quickly as it fills up. The longest the river has ever flowed for since the lodge was built is two weeks.
Activities at Rhino Post Safari Lodge are focused on game drives. An early morning game drive typically leaves at about 06h15 after an early tea, and returns between 09h30 and 10h30. The evening drive departs at 16h00 and returns between 19h00 and 20h00, stopping for sundowners at sunset. For morning drives hats and sunscreen are advisable and for evening drives warm jackets (even in summertime, the temperature can drop quite rapidly after sunset).
Your guide will take tea, coffee, water, hot chocolate, rusks and fruit on the morning drive for a morning tea stop; complimentary wines, softdrinks, water, beers, sherry and snacks are taken with for sundowners. He (or she!) will also ask you at tea time whether there is anything else that you would like from the bar for sundowners, and will pack this in for you.
Please note that in the interests of sustainable eco- tourism and the preservation of the Kruger National Park NO off road driving is allowed. Drives take place on a combination of tarred and gravel roads. The biodiversity of the Kruger National Park is legendary, and the drives provide the opportunity to experience the changing landscape, learn about trees and some of their medicinal uses and cultural beliefs, birds, insects and reptiles as well as a variety of mammals both nocturnal and diurnal. We love the wilderness and are delighted to share our passion, so please ask our guides questions, they really appreciate the interest shown and the interaction.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge has been offering a chic alternative to the traditional park visit with exciting extra options thrown in, for thirteen years now. And what a fabulous thirteen years it has been! We have been nominated for and received awards, and developed a following of regular guests and friends that we look forward to seeing at least once a year. Some guests on their first visit are surprised by the ways in which we differ from both the standard Kruger Park experience and the trendy private lodge experience. Ninety five percent of them love it and keep us really busy with referrals and repeat visits, and five percent of them don’t understand the differences. So here’s how we’re different, and why… READ MORE »