Rhino Post Safari Lodge
Kruger National Park
Rhino Post Safari Lodge is set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi Riverbed, in a 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park. This unique wilderness area offers ecotourists the ideal place for encounters with the Big Five and allows visitors to track elephant and rhino on foot or view them from the comfort of open safari vehicles.
The nature of a wilderness area is that there are no permanent structures, so Rhino Post Safari Lodge was built using natural materials of stone, wood, thatch and canvas to create an authentic bush ambience. Each luxury suite is exquisitely decorated and includes bedroom and lounge with impressive views of the riverbed from the bathroom, outdoor shower and decked patio.
Following a game drive, guests can relax in the revitalising swimming pool, 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, which is set under magnificent Tamboti trees.
The lounge, with its extensive wine cellar, cosy fireplace and bar, is the perfect spot for a sundowner.
With just 8 suites accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in total, Rhino Post Safari Lodge offers an intimate safari experience.
The suites have a thatched roof and canvas walls, and are raised on stilts all overlooking the riverbed. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom with an outside shower, a private wooden deck, mini bar, overhead fan and telephone.
|Our standard rates for a Luxury Suite|
|1 October 2014 to 30 April 2015||GBP £ 207 US$ 327 ZAR 3,570 EUR 259||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 May 2015 to 31 August 2015||GBP £ 189 US$ 299 ZAR 3,260 EUR 236||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 September 2015 to 30 April 2016||GBP £ 228 US$ 360 ZAR 3,925 EUR 284||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
All meals, tea/coffee and safari activities (primarily shared game drives with optional safari walks) are included. PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park Daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is currently R62 per person per stay (R66 from 01 January 2014) PLUS a one-off vehicle entrance fee of R62 for self-drive visitors (R66 from 01 January 2014) - subject to change.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 12 may not participate in walking safaris or sleep outs. Children under 6 cannot go on game drives unless there is a spare vehicle available or a private vehicle is booked by prior arrangement.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Rhino Post and Plains Camp were super. They do the little things that make it special. We'd go back again. At Rhino there was a bottle of sparkling in our room on arrival, hot water bottles in the beds, quiet game drives and just the two of us on the first one, great wine cellar and the walks and guides were fantastic. Travel Butlers itself was superb! We learned that you requested certain rooms for us and everything was arranged flawlessly and at a great price. We would certainly call on Natasha again and recommend the company to friends and family.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12/N4 highway to Nelspruit. From Nelspruit, take the R40 through White River and follow the signs to Hazyview. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview. In Hazyview, turn right onto the R536 towards the Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park.
There is a Kruger National Park Daily Conservation Fee payable at the entrance gate - this is currently R62 per person per stay PLUS a one-off vehicle entrance fee of R62 for self-drive visitors - subject to change.
Enter the Park, and drive straight for approximately 12 km. You will reach a 4-way crossing. Proceed straight across for another 2 km, until you reach a T-junction. Turn left at this junction, and continue for approximately 1 km until you reach another 4-way crossing. Turn right here. You will cross a low water bridge (over the Sabi River), and approximately 4 km later you will cross the Sand River.
Keep heading straight, past the dirt road on the left signposted Maroela Loop. 6 km further, you will pass another dirt road, also signposted Maroela Loop. Approximately 1 km after the second dirt road you will see a dirt road on the left signposted Rhino Walking Safaris. Take this turning and proceed for 2.5 km. The road turns sharply left, after which you will travel another 2.7 km, leading you directly to Rhino Post Safari Lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
PLEASE NOTE : The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.
January/February: Open 5:30 am, Close 6.30 pm: March: Open 5:30 am, Close 6 pm: April: Open 6 am; Close 6 pm: May to July: Open 6 am, Close 5.30 pm: August/September: Open 6 am, Close 6 pm : October: Open 5:30 am, Close 6 pm: November/December: Open 5:30 am, Close 6.30 pm
You should allow at least 45 minutes to drive through the Park to reach the lodge. Guests who know in advance that they will be unable to make the gate 45 minutes before closing time can arrive as late as 7 pm, but there will be a surcharge of R250 per vehicle (subject to change) for an escort to accompany guests to the lodge. Prior arrangements must be made to ensure there is an escort available.
Please take note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.
From the Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport: Follow the airport signs toward the exit. At the T-junction/stop street, turn right onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River. Continue for approximately 10 km, until you reach White River. Continue straight out of White River on the R40 towards Hazyview and follow the directions as above.
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