Rhino Post Safari Lodge

Game Lodge, Kruger


Overlooking the intermittent Mutlumuvi River, where animals gather to glug any available water, Rhino Post is a small and sophisticated safari stop. Found just south of the main Kruger National Park, its surrounding concession is amply big enough that you’re likelier to see lion than humans during game drives. A smart-looking retake on colonial style, the lodge has been built to have minimal impact on its environment: hence the low-energy lighting, numerous woods, raised walkways and absence of concrete.



Eight tented suites raised on stilts, each with a deck precisely positioned for wildlife-watching. Ditto the outside shower; there’s also a freestanding bathtub if you prefer indoor soaping, plus his-and-hers sinks. Otherwise suites are open-plan, their comfy lounge areas and netted beds positioned under thatched roofs and quietly-billowing canvas walls. Ceiling fans keep things cool and a solar-powered generator provides smartphone or camera juice.



In between game drives, most guests drape themselves somewhere around the main lodge. Its plunge pool, wood-framed deck, bar and sofa-heavy lounge – warmed by a fireplace in evenings – all overlook a busy Mutlumuvi waterhole. There’s an extensive wine ‘cellar’, too, one which is mined for delectable dinners served in a special tree-ringed area. Candlelit meals for two beside the Mutlumuvi are also possible, as are various in-suite massages.



Using open-topped 4x4s, game drives depart at dawn and then late-afternoon, following delicious high teas and concluding with drinks during the remarkable African sunset. You’ll be very unlucky not to see all the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – along with zebra, giraffe and a host of bird species. Night drives are possible, while sister property Rhino Post Plains Camp focuses on walking safaris. Guests often spend two nights there.


Child Policy

All ages are welcome, although no-one under the age of 6 can go on game drives.

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