FIVE GOOD REASONS TO BOOK AT RHINO POST SAFARI LODGE
Rhino Post Safari Lodge has been offering a chic alternative to the traditional Kruger National Park visit with exciting extra options thrown in since 2003, and what a fabulous time 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:
Rhino Post Safari Lodge is not just a beautiful, and contemporary design built from canvas, wood and glass – it blends into the natural surrounds with no sculpted gardens or fences. The ambience is relaxed and friendly. Guests join their guides and management around the dinner table in the sociable atmosphere of the Kruger Camps, while enjoying the level of service and luxury expected from any upmarket game lodge.
Safari drives make the most of the wide network of Kruger Park roads to explore the incredible biodiversity that makes Kruger a world icon, and continue after dark when the self-drive tourists have returned to their camps. We are proud of the fact that we do no off-road driving – both out of respect for nature and its long term sustainability and because in the Kruger Park it’s just not necessary! The most popular and regularly used routes in the Kruger National Park are tarred as it is a major attraction worldwide, and it’s necessary to keep the roads in good condition both to handle the amount of daytime traffic experienced in busy seasons, and to ensure that the park can remain accessible even through the rainy season. We tend to find that animals take advantage of the smooth, warm roads, which also see more game in the winter months because these roads are situated close to the rivers.
The exclusivity of a sixteen bed lodge, and outstanding service combines beautifully with the full Kruger Park experience.
For those more adventurous guests who would like to experience the bush on foot – Walking Safaris are offered through Rhino Walking Safaris, which is not only distinctive in its design with only four East African Safari-style tents, but also in the way things are done. The manner of trail is similar to those of SANParks in that it is a proper trail with walks of up to four hours allowing one to submerse ones senses in a hands on experience, not just a mid-morning stroll after breakfast. What sets it apart is the combination of the wealth of knowledge and experience of our highly qualified trails guides and unique elegance of the furnishings and treasured antiques, quality of food and service, and presence of a cool plunge pool in which to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the plain between walks.
And if the best of both worlds is not enough – there is the added attraction of an optional night spent out under the stars at the Sleepout Decks under the care of a qualified guide! We are delighted to be able to share this matchless blend of Kruger in style with our many return guests and supporters of ethical and responsible environmental tourism.
Nobody wants to count pennies when on holiday, so we have structured our rates to ensure the best of quality without breaking the bank. We keep our bar and curio prices reasonable and stock a variety of award winning South African wines across the price range. We have a specially discounted rate for the SANParks Conservation Fees – charged per stay instead of per day, and manage to offer better rates for the same quality as our competitors.