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Rhino River Lodge

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P.O BOX 2950, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is small but very pleasant and we were well looked after, however we were staying in a cottage, which again was very nice, well equipped, but to get there from the lodge we had to walk down an unlit road, with just a torch provided by the lodge. I find this very strange as I have stayed in... More 

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback on your stay at the lodge. I am glad you found the lodge pleasant and that you were well looked after by our staff. You certainly should have been escorted back to The Cottage by staff after dinner, and this is indeed standard practice at our lodge. I... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time at the Rhino River Lodge. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The lovely Bonnie took great care of us and our children during meals and made us feel like family. Our ranger, Alex, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to track the elephants for us! We were originally focused on the... More 

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We love when our guests feel like family and indeed, we view them that way! The Homestead is really great, especially with a family it just gives you that little bit of extra privacy and of course, the pool and private viewing deck to keep the little ones entertained in between drives.... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed over Christmas, our second visit to Rhino River Lodge even better than the first time. The warm welcome by Ryan and Claire and the small number of guests made our stay feel like a family party and the friendly and quietly efficient staff added to the relaxed atmosphere. The meals were tasty and superb. The game drives were excellent... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location with comfortable accommodation, and the food was very good. Staff generally friendly and helpful - our ranger Alex was simply outstanding, very knowledgeable and somehow was always able to find a wide variety of game, both small and large. The story of his encounter with a black mamba snake has entered the history book at Rhino Lodge and... More 

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Durban
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rhino River Lodge was a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The staff - from reception (Claire) to dining room staff (Boni) and chefs, were friendly and helpful. Food was tasty and freshly prepared. 3 meals a day, plus teas and game drive drinks. Lounge and dining areas were comfy and inviting. Pool was fab and allowed a good "cool down" after... More 

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Worongary, Australia
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162 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The positive reviews say it all. We were surprised by the vast expanse of this reserve and the varied game within. We saw four of the big five (leopards were shy, as is often the case) but the absolute highlight of this visit was not one, but two different and exceptional black rhino sightings on the same morning - a... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge was the best on our trip to South Africa in 2015/2016. The food was exellent. The service was perfect and the safari was magic even if we didn't spotted a leopard. But the guide show us so much more. We will come back to Rhino River Lodge when we come back to South Africa. Out kid was happy... More 

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stellar review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the food and the service, and especially the game viewing! We are looking forward to having you back and we will try our best to get you that leopard ;-). More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I returned from our second visit to Rhino River Lodge and it was even better than the first one! We stayed at the cottage this time, which was absolutely amazing, with its own private swimming pool and huge living room and kitchen. The drives were fun and full of great sightings. Kyle,... More 

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Anna. As always, it was a pleasure to host you here. We love our return guests and we thank you for becoming part of the family here at Rhino River Lodge. Hope to have you here again soon! More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights and had a wonderful time .Rhino River lodge is easily accessible and provides wonderful food and excellent game viewing opportunities .Managed to see everything except leopards with the highlight being the wild dogs. The staff are all friendly and go out off their way to assist you. Have already booked our next visit . Highly recommended

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La Jolla, California, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This lodge was the highlight of our 6 lodges safari trip from Jo'burg to Durban. We had great game drives (lions hunting, amazing night drives) with a fun and knowledgeable guide but also great food, super nice staff and a beautiful room. It vastly exceeded our expectations!

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