Discover one of the best lodges inside the Kruger, part of an incredible 12 000 ha private concession packed with wild animals and diverse habitats – Rhino Post Safari Lodge is an authentic bushveld destination in a wild unfenced set up with only 8 chalets for visitors therefore keeping to quiet and beneficial for all who love wildlife.
The name says it all at Rhino Post Safari Lodge in the superb Kruger National Park because here rhinos are the main attraction and the story goes that a rhino would come and rub a wooden post nearby until it was smooth.
This private concession is on the 15 km unfenced boundary with Mala Mala and Sabi Sand Game Reserves where excellent game viewing takes place and al game ranges know everything there is to know about reach animals and its habits and movements. They even name the animals and share information on two-way radio systems to monitor their movements.
Find the gorgeous Rhino Post Safari Lodge tucked beneath brilliant Tamboti trees on the banks of the Mutlumuvi Riverbed, built entirely from natural materials to minimise impacts on the environment. Semi-permanent tented sites therefore comprise stone, wood, thatch and canvas to create modern yet rustic structures in a classic and timeless authenticity of wildness. The eco-friendly facilities boat wooden floors, fans, outside showers, private decks and deep baths with a view of the river and undulating landscape.
It is essential to book a night or two sleeping under the stars at Plains Camp, a rustic and rugged bush camp where you sleep out n wooden platforms in the real elements of the wilderness and eat around a fire. Learn about the stars, see the nocturnal animals and tune into nature and all her wonders, without the modern conveniences we think we need all the time.
Join the Rhino Post team on a life changing safari into the Kruger National Park to find the Big 5 but mostly to learn more about the biodiversity within this famous hotspot and how we can all be part of its ongoing conservation. Birding adventures are hot thanks to the nearly 400 species endemic to the Kruger and many guests like to get out and walk in the wild bush to find animal spoor, herbaceous plants, tiny insects and reptiles too.
Night drives take on a new ambience for tourists are in bed and your 4×4 vehicle travels the roads alone, spotting nocturnal animals with a huge spotlight and finding out what makes them tick. The best part about Rhino Post safaris is their nights out under stars in authentic bush sleep outs on raised wooden decks enquire about these when you book your once a lifetime safari vacation in South Africa.
Listen carefully and at night you can hear the baboons interacting in the trees. Look carefully from your accommodation decks to see the regal elephants passing silently by to have a drink during the day. Staff at Rhino Post are ultra-friendly and go above and beyond the call of duty to make your trip special. Game drives provide thrilling encounters with wildlife yet nothing is every guaranteed and spontaneous game rangers show you everything you need to see that day, in the moment.
Plains Camp has a completely different feel from the elegant main camp and you get to walk, rather than drive, out. Guests love it, a sensory explosion! Yes, the Sleep Out under the stars on the tree top platforms is just sublime!! Cook on an open fire, watch animals at the waterhole and sleep lie a baby in the intense silences of the night. All the camps are in the “middle” of Kruger National Park and any animal can walk through them. Maybe a Hyena will watch you through the window of the dining room – brilliant!
Everything at Rhino Post Safari Lodge revolves around wildlife viewing so both early morning and evening games drives are a hit with all visitors. See the best of the Kruger National Park in all its wild and wonderful natural glory. Choose one of the best lodges inside Kruger National Park, choose Rhino Post Safari Lodge and enjoy an incredible 12000-ha unfenced private concession deep with 8 authentic eco-friendly elevated chalets.
Game drives at Rhino Post Safari Lodge are eco-friendly and ethical in that no off-road driving is permitted and all guests are privileged to ride the Kruger National Park roads at night, alone and in search of nocturnal animals. The main attraction at this private lodge in the main arena of Kruger is wildlife viewing and bush walking to get close to animals and feel the magic of this ecosystem.
In another ethical and eco-friendly approach to game viewing, the lodge only boasts 8 canvas chalets on stilts, semi-permanent structures that have little impact on the environment around them. Welcome to an authentic bush experience in these tented suites made from stone, thatch, wood and canvas. Each stilted luxury suite is stylishly and ethnically decorated to pamper guests with deep baths, outside showers, fans and impressive views of the Mutlumuvi riverbed from the deck.
To crown it all, visitors can also book a few days in the Sleep Out at Plains Camp – they take a bush walk into the wilderness and camp out on wooden platforms deep inside Kruger National Park to interact with the stars, the night animals and the absolute tranquillity of nature.
Unlike so many other lavish safari lodges with their coiffed gardens and distinguished arty décor, this lodge at Rhino Post is ethereal and natural, designed to merge with the environment just beyond its decks. It is open and light, the huge glass doors and windows allowing nature in and guests out. Take a moment alone at the pool at the bar, the lounge in the library or just sitting on the deck and feel special.
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We really enjoyed our 4 nights at Rhino Post Safari Lodge and loved the way the chalets were placed all along the river banks. At night we could hear the baboons playing with each other in the trees and during the day we could see elephants wandering past to have a drink. Our excellent guides were James and Vusi and they showed us all their favourite spots for wildlife and birds. All staff go above the call of duty to make your trip special and we found it hard to leave! We want to go back soon…