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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I went with two friends and it was really amazing. We stayed in family chalet for one night, 3 meals and 2 games daily. The chalet was really nice and comfy. The meals too, we had tried local food like pap, boerewors and malva pudding, the breakfast was really good too you have some choice. And the safaris was incredible,...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge. Sounds like you had a wonderful night with us with such fantastic game viewing. How lucky! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we may see you again for a longer stay next time.

Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this Lodge as it had been recommended to us by a friend as one of her favourite places in SA, and I'm so glad we did! The hospitality and friendliness of the staff was amazing and we really felt the love that they had for the bush and wildlife. It was so nice to be surrounded by...

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you for recommending us here on Trip Advisor and thank you for recommending us to others as well. I am so glad Andrew was able to take good care of you and I will certainly pass along your praise to him. We have a wonderful team right now who are really passionate about their jobs...

St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I have been to Rhino River Lodge, the first time with my friends and this time with my mother. Everyone in the Lodge was helpful making you feel welcome, friendly and genuinely interested in you as a guest. The facilities worked well for my elderly mother. Our ranger, Andrew was a star, very knowledgeable, fun...

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

Thank you for your great review and thank you for visiting us a second time. I will pass on your wonderful praise to Andrew. Andrew is our newest ranger but he is doing an exceptional job and I know he will be appreciative of your feedback. Thank you again for your feedback and I do hope we will see you...

Worongary, Australia
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We had such a fabulous experience here in Nov 2015 we vowed to return and recently did so, bringing four friends from Australia and Mother-in-Law, a resident of Durban, all seven of us descending on them for four nights. It is really is essential to stay for at least two nights and more if you can! I must add, it...

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

Thank you so much for your return visit to Rhino River Lodge. We are also delighted with the transformation to a green wonderland that the recent rains have made on the tail of the drought of the past couple years. I am so glad that we could make your mother-in-law's birthday a special occasion for your family. It sounds like...

Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Rhino River Lodge,, but unfortunately could only stay one night, which was definitely to short. The staff was very helpful and we enjoyed the game drives even though we did not manage to see the always elusive leopard. But we saw the other 4 of the big five, so we were quite happy....

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

My goodness what lucky game viewing you had...four of the big five during a one night stay! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back for a longer stay to try and get that ever elusive leopard for you! Thanks very much for your lovely review.

Mahe Island, Seychelles
Reviewed November 29, 2016

My husband and i have been there twice and everything about the experience was wonderful. The staff are really friendly and knowledgeable, they really connect with the guests and even though there were completely different staff the second time we went they seem to hire amazing people. The food is very good and you definitely don't go hungry there! You...

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

Thanks so much for such a great review. And thanks for being part of our extended family that returns again and again. We do our best to hire staff that fits our company's goals, which is to provide our guests with a friendly, relaxed and personal experience. And we think they do a pretty great job! We very much look...

South Africa
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Spent 3 glorious nights in this bush lodge. Lovely rooms, excellent meals, very friendly helpful staff and the bush and reserve are just fantastic. Kyle certainly goes the extra mile. Every minute of the game drives is wonderful - from dung beetles to elephants. So very special seeing the Wild dogs. This is place definitely rejuvenates and restores your soul....

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

Thanks very much for your review. I will pass on your praise to Kyle. We also think Kyle does a tremendous job and he has be a really terrific head ranger for us. I'm so glad you got to see the wild dogs...they are my personal favourite. Thanks again for your words of encouragement, we look forward to seeing you...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Amazing one night with two game drives. Matt did an excellent job of finding the cheetah for us to see. He took extra time on the morning drive. The accommodations were good t the bathrooms could do with some curtains, for us conservative and more conscious people. The food was great. Will be back and definitely bring friends with us.

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Uvongo, South Africa
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Very welcoming staff, very friendly, We loved the game drives, Kyle went the extra mile to try and locate the big 5, which we really appreciated, we saw 4 of the big 5 If you want to relax then this is definitely the place to visit.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful two nights here. We stayed in the cottage with our own pool and loved every minute. Would have liked one night more, just to enjoy and relax. Food is excellent, well prepared, varied and well presented. Service was so friendly and nice and professional. Rangers also very good. Our ranger was excellent with birds. Highly recommended and worth the...

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

What a lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage. It is so nice to have a bit of private space and the private pool is just the best as the weather heats up for the Zululand summer. I'm glad you enjoyed our food and service. I hope we do get to see you back...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Rhino River Lodge

Address: P.O BOX 2950, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $282 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rhino River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“We were in Room 6 which had a lovely view of the river and the bush”
 of 5 bubbles 466kareenw, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“rooms by the river are good”
 of 5 bubbles AnnapurnaWVC, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“Sit on the terrace, enjoying the peace but also watching animals strolling pass in front of you”
 of 5 bubbles shelleyc910, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“Go for a room and not chalet - as the stairs are quite dangerous especially after a few drinks.”
 of 5 bubbles Allison13131313, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“If you can - don't get one of the chalets”
  • Elephants at sunset
 of 5 bubbles incegreens, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
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