Rhino River Lodge
Rhino River Lodge is a family-owned and operated Big 5 safari lodge located in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve. This 23,000-hectare private game reserve is situated in the very heart of Zululand, 30kms north of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal.
The area is renowned for its animal-rich, species-diverse and rich cultural heritage. The reserve is home to all of the Big 5 (rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion). And has seen the re-introduction of two endangered carnivore species, cheetah and African wild dog. And features beautiful varied landscapes from acacia thornveld to open savannah to riverine forest.
Rhino River Lodge is a relaxed family-style safari lodge. With a reputation for excellent customer service and superior value for money. The lodge grounds sprawl through an area of thick riverine vegetation. Rich with bird and animal life, and filled with magnificent fig and fever trees. There is a lovely reception area with curio shop, dining room with bar, a lounge overlooking the bush, and swimming pool.
Rhino River Lodge offers three types of accommodation. Guests can choose from double en-suite luxury rooms, family chalets or a two-bedroom private safari homes (the Cottage and the Homestead). The camp accommodates a maximum of 24 people at any time.
All accommodation types feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private verandahs, mosquito nets, coffee and tea making facilities, and a fully-stocked minibar.
The En-suite Luxury Rooms
The traditional style accommodation is the en-suite luxury rooms. The rooms are decorated in a modern rustic style with newly renovated bathrooms. Each room has either one king sized bed or two single beds covered by a large mosquito net, a sitting area, and a private veranda.
The Family Chalets
For a small family or groups of friends that would like a little extra space, the family chalets is perfect. Each log cabin-styled chalet has two double bedrooms (one is a second story loft-style room), a shared bathroom with bathtub, an open plan living area, and a private boma.
Guests that desire a little extra space and seclusion can book this traditional thatched house. This private safari home is reminiscent of a British cottage with a nod towards African-inspired decor. The house can accommodate four guests in two en-suite bedrooms, complete with air conditioners and stunning views. The Cottage features a cozy lounge and dining room as well as a fully functional kitchen. The covered verandah and private swimming pool overlooking the Msunduze River are the star features of this comfortable house – the perfect spot to enjoy family or friends while taking in the sights and sounds of the Zululand bush.
The private and luxury exclusive Homestead is a stylish contemporary two-bedroom safari home. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and features an outdoor shower. Stacking doors in the spacious lounge fully open onto a private deck at the edge of the camp‘s boundary with un-touched bushveld views. This modern-styled home was designed to highlight the natural surroundings. The Homestead is equipped with a fully functional open plan kitchen, air conditioning, and a private plunge pool overlooking the Msunduze River bed.
On safari you will have the opportunity to see lions, rhinos, elephants, cheetahs, wild dogs and much more as you are guided through the Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reserve by one of the knowledgeable game rangers. Game drives on the reserve are regulated by the reserve and coordinated by the ecotourism businesses to minimize the impact on the environment and the stress on the animals and to provide guests a better and more intimate game viewing experience.
End the ultimate safari experience under the stars around a campfire with hearty South African cuisine…