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Rhino River Lodge

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P.O BOX 2950, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 days, 2 nights. Was a great drive from Durban and easy to find. From the second we pulled into the property we felt like we were on safari, 100m from the gate we saw Giraffe. The accommodation was neat, clean and comfortable. The villa was basic which added to the feel of the stay, fire pits... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed here for our anniversary weekend. The lodge went out of their way to make our weekend special and memorable, including a private dinner set up for us by the pool. The accommodation is lovely and the food was outstanding. We enjoyed our game drives with our knowledgable driver Francis.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really awesome game drives. Saw plenty amazing sightings. Garrick our Ranger was hugely informative during our drives, interesting facts about the trees, spiders, beetles and of course the big five!!! what lacked at the lodge compared to other boutique lodges within this league were the little things like expert service, self service coffee stations round the clock, lounge/bar snacks. All... More 

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Shannon C, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thank you very much for your review of Rhino River Lodge. I am sorry to hear that you did not experience expert service during your stay. We take this complaint very seriously and are going to be undertaking further service training with our staff with immediate effect. There are coffee stations located in each room/unit but I suspect... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights here with a bunch of friends who are all from overseas! We all had an amazing time, with incredible game viewing! Kyle is a top class ranger who was able to track some elephants which resulted in a very special close encounter experience! The accommodation is very comfortable and rustic, the food was delicious, and the people... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has an annual family long weekend get together, we have been to many different places over the last 14 years. This was our first time visit to a game reserve in Northern Natal. We were a bit nervous because we did not know what to expect from this reserve. But what a pleasant surprise!! The reserve is beautiful,... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at RRL. We only stayed 2 nights and it was not enough. The accommodation is lovely, comfortable and cosy and the food is deliscious. We had Kyle on the the game drives and he was fantastic. Incredibly knowledgable and patient. Would highly recommend.

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Donaueschingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really had 3 wonderful days at this place. Great location, great stuff, very good food. We would always come back for a game drive. Especially our ranger was really great with some very interesting facts about Soutn African wildlife! And also our 4 kids had a lifetime experience they will never forget.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great time at the Rhino River Lodge, very friendly staff and you felt very welcome. Two things which was a bit disappointing: even the lodge is 8k far from a busy road you can hear the noise. the game drives were fantastic. We saw a lot of wild animals and even the night drive was amazing, however... More 

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Shannon C, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rhino River Lodge. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor. I wanted to reassure you that our rangers do not have any responsibilities regarding the checking of fencelines while taking guests on game drives. It is possible that the ranger was driving... More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic weekend.Frances, our Ranger,was amazing. We are seasoned travelers to Game Parks and felt that this weekend was up there with the best of them. We saw our first lion kill, and many other fantastic sightings. Food could have been more appropriate to the setting, chicken stir fry wouldn't be our first choice for dinner. Use the beautiful outdoor... More 

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Shannon C, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Cyndra, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor for us. I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Rhino River Lodge. I am very sorry that the dining wasn't on par with your game viewing experience. I want to let you know that we take this... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit, staff were extremely accommodating and friendly, food was excellent! On game drives we were given sundowners and morning hot drinks which was nice to experience with other visitors. The guide for the game drive was so passionate and answered every question. Room was spacious and perfect for a couples weekend away, would definitely recommend and would... More 

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