Rhino Post Safari Lodge

Mpumalanga

Rooms: 16: 2 double and 6 twin chalets. All with ensuite bathrooms, deep free-standing baths, outside showers, overhead fans, mini bar, telephone, safe and hairdryer.

Prices: R3,730 – R4,470 pp sharing. Ask about 3-, 4- or 5-night packages and winter rates.
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Meals: All meals and safari activities 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.

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

Tel: (0)11-467-1886
Cell: (0)83-631-4956
Fax: (0)11-467-4758
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After 6 hours’ drive from Jo’burg it was with a mixture of relief and anticipation that we rolled the last few kilometres through the Kruger Park to Rhino Post Safari Lodge. On arrival our bags were magically transferred to our lovely, luxurious, wood-framed chalet with its big glass windows and deck overlooking a dry river bed (or should I say animal motorway?). Although the chalets have phones and electricity, it still feels as rustic and as open to nature as is safely possible. The camp is not fenced so animals are able to walk through the lodge area (you will be escorted back and forth along the boardwalks after dark). So… first an outdoor shower, then tea up at the lodge, on a deck overlooking a frequently-used waterhole; and then straight out in search of game and adventure. Our thanks to Bernard, our guide and driver, for some wonderful experiences. I don’t know if we were lucky or not, but 16 rhino on our first night didn’t seem bad! We also saw two prides of lion fighting over a giraffe carcass, with scores of vultures in the trees and a large pack of hyenas watching the action for scavenging opportunities. This sunlit tableau is etched on my memory and it was a sighting to brag about that evening over fireside drinks. All the meals at Rhino Post are exceptional and it does not take long to get into the new schedule of early starts, late breakfasts, siestas, late-afternoon game drives… and finally dinner. It was a proper wrench to leave when the time came.

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Rhino Post Safari Lodge