Rhino Walking Safaris - Plains Camp

Mpumalanga

Rooms: 4: all twin-bed African-explorer style tents, each with en-suite loo, shower and overhead fan. Tree house sleep-out option also available.

Prices: R4,140 – R4,840 pp sharing. Ask about 3-, 4- or 5-night packages and single supplement. Minimum 2-night stay.
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Meals: All meals, soft drinks, house wines and beer, safari activities (primarily walking) and optional sleep-outs included.

Directions: From the Paul Kruger Gate follow signs to Skukuza Rest Camp & Rhino Walking Safaris. Drive past Skukuza on H1-2 towards Tshokwane and Satara. Cross Sabie and Sand rivers and after second turning to Maroela Loop, turn left signed Rhino Walking Safaris. Meet at Rhino Post Safari Lodge. S24 55’26.00”E 31 39’34.00”

GPS: S24 55.241 E031 39.347

Nikki and Gerrit Meyer (Managers)
Rhino Walking Safaris, Kruger National Park, Skukuza, Mpumalanga

Tel: (0)11-467-1886
Cell: (0)83-625-8159
Fax: (0)11-467-4758
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This is where I fell for Africa: sitting outside my tent in the Kruger, sipping G&T (for the anti-malarial quinine, you understand) and watching game serenely traverse the Timbitene Plain. This is the only private lodge where you can walk in pristine wilderness - nothing short of a privilege. Here the refined, pioneer tents have dark wood furniture with brass hinges and leather straps, bathrooms with copper taps protruding from tree stumps and the largest, softest towels. During the day, you can doze on the chocolate-leather sofa or sip highball cocktails in the plunge pool. Pith helmets, surveying tools, maps and a gramophone add to the bygone feel. Walking on rhino footpaths, the trails let you soak up both the scale and detail of the bush. There's no mad rush to tick off half-glimpsed Big Five. This is all about the quality of the sightings. That said, we encountered glowering buffalo, rampant rhino, lionesses on a hunt and had a pulse-quickening show-down with a bull elephant that I’ll dine out on for ages. Afterwards we sent the sun down the sky and, wrapped in rugs, headed toward gas-lamp beacons for a never-ending feast. A safari fantasy come true.

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Rhino Walking Safaris - Plains Camp
Lounge area with Africana Book Collection