Location

Rhino Walking Safaris is situated in the wilderness area of our 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession in the south eastern section of the Kruger National Park.

GATE TIMES

Guests must arrive at the gate on time to make it onto the concession by Gate Closing Time. 

Please refer to the table below for the latest possible arrival times at the various gates.  Failure to adhere to these times can result in refused entry by SANParks, and having to spend the night outside the park.

 JanFebMarchAprilMay - JulyAugustSeptOctNov - Dec
OPENING05h3005h3006h0006h0006h0006h0006h0005h3005h30
CLOSING18h3018h3018h0018h0017h3018h0018h0018h0018h30

Latest Possible Arrival Time at Gate
         
Kruger17h3017h3017h0017h0016h3017h0017h0017h0017h30
Phabeni17h0017h0016h3016h3016h0016h3016h3016h3017h00
Malelane16h0016h0015h3015h3015h0015h3015h3015h3016h00
Numbi (not recommended)16h2016h2015h5015h5015h3015h5015h5015h5016h20
Crocodile Bridge15h3015h3015h0015h0014h3015h0015h0015h0015h30
Orpen14h0014h0013h3013h3013h0013h3013h3013h3014h00
Phalaborwa11h3011h3011h0011h0010h3011h0011h0011h0011h30

Late / early transfer arrangements and permits can be arranged by the lodge – but are dependent on the
Kruger Park officials agreeing that the case is an emergency. 

NOTE: Guests arriving for Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp are advised to enter through the Kruger Gate. 

If guests are travelling via another route which makes an alternative gate more practical, the reservations office must be informed prior to travelling so that alternative arrangements can be made for the other gate.  Last minute changes on the day of arrival can be accommodated if the guest/agent contacts the lodge directly prior to their arrival at the gate, to inform them to make the necessary changes. 

If the necessary pre-planning is not done it can result in the guests having to pay the full conservation fee
at the gate of entry and no reimbursements will be made.

GPS Co-ordinates:
S 24° 55’26.00”
E 31° 39‘34.00”

Access by Road:
4 x 4 access not required. Kruger National Park has 9 entrances on its South African border & 2 on its Mozambican border. Paul Kruger Gate is the nearest entrance to Rhino Walking Safaris.

Nearest Airport:
Skukuza Airport

Access by Air:
Daily flights ex Johannesburg & Cape Town with Airlink. 30 min road transfer to lodge

Travelling Times

Johannesburg to Rhino Walking Safaris via road - 7hrs
Johannesburg to Rhino Walking Safaris 
via air & road - 1hr 30
Cape Town to Rhino Walking Safaris via air - 3hrs
Nelspruit to Rhino Walking Safaris via road - 2hrs 30
Rhino Walking Safaris to Thonga via air & road - 2hrs 45
Rhino Walking Safaris to Kosi via air & road - 3hrs 45

By Road

Rhino Post Safari Lodge is accessible in a normal 2 x 4 vehicle. Travelling time by vehicle from Johannesburg to Rhino Post Safari Lodge is approximately seven hours (500km).

Directions

Please click on the button below to download PDF directions

By Air

Via Skukuza Airport – Kruger National Park

Airlink flies daily from Johannesburg (55 mins) & Cape Town (2hr 30 mins) directly into the Kruger Park to Skukuza Airport. Guests are met at the airport and transferred to the lodge (30 minutes drive) in an open game drive vehicle starting their safari experience the minute they step off the plane. A nominal fee is charged for the road transfer from Skukuza Airport. Rhino Walking Safaris.  Flights are scheduled to connect with international & regional flights into Johannesburg & Cape Town International Airports.

Flight Schedule

Flying to & from Skukuza

Departure & Arrival Time

Departure & Arrival Time

Airline

Johannesburg / Skukusa / Johannesburg

10:00 / 10:50
13:20 / 14:10

13:30 / 14:35
14:50 / 15:50

Cape Town / Skukusa / Cape Town

10:35 / 13:05

11:20 / 13:55

Flying to & from Nelspruit

Departure & Arrival Time

Departure & Arrival Time

Airline

Johannesburg / KMIA (Nelspruit) / Johannesburg

09:00 / 09:50
10:00 / 10:50
11:10 / 11:55

10:10 / 11:05
13:35 / 14:25
16:40 / 17:30

Cape Town / KMIA (Nelspruit) / Cape Town

10:00 / 12:35

13:15 / 15:55

Livingstone / KMIA (Nelspruit) / Livingstone
Mon / Tue / Wed / Fri / Sat
(Thurs & Sun opening on 26 March 2017)

13:45 / 15:25

11:35 / 13:10

The nearest domestic airport is Skukusa situated only 30 minutes away from Rhino Post Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park. The next is Nelspruit which is 2½ hours from Rhino Post Safari Lodge.

Note: Time subject to change, please check with the relevant airline

Via Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMIA) – Nelspruit
SA Express, Airlink & Nationwide Airlines fly daily from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg to KMIA Nelspruit. Approximate flying time from Johannesburg to Nelspruit is 55 minutes. It is a 3.5hr drive from Nelspruit to Rhino Walking Safaris. If utilising the scheduled flights, you would need to make use of one of the following:
• Chauffeured land transfers: KMIA to Rhino Walking Safaris (we can arrange this)
• Car Hire: KMIA has 7 car hire companies, enabling you to self-drive directly to

Rhino Walking Safaris
Private Charters are permitted to land at Skukuza which is approximately a half hour road transfer in open 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles, through the Kruger National Park to the lodge. Co-ordinates: S24º 58.0’ E031º 36.0’ Length: 1.55km tarred runway.

Airport hours are between 09h00 & 15h00 only.
In addition to the above, Seolo Africa Lodges are able to organise inter-lodge road or air transfers between our properties. Contact reservations on info@rws.co.za to arrange your personal road or air transfer.

LATE ARRIVALS
• Rhino Walking Safaris will not be held responsible for guests arriving at the Gates after closing times.
• Guests must allow sufficient time to travel through the park and arrive at the lodge before sunset.
• Guests are not allowed to travel on Kruger Park Roads after sunset.
• Always allow extra time for animals blocking the road.
• Remember the speed limit is 50kms in the park – please take this into account when planning your trip.

Please Note: If guests are not in time at the respective gates, the SANParks personnel will not allow them to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night.

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