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Montreal
Reviewed September 11, 2015

My husband + I decided to take a little side trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary in the bush. We so enjoyed being in the fresh air, but still having some luxury like wonderful meals cooked for us :) Our whole experience was A one from our booking - to our trip there. Chelsea was on email with me when...

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Cape Town
Reviewed September 6, 2015

What a wonderful couple of days. This is a small lodge who are big on customer service. Everything about our stay was great, the rooms are lovely, spacious and comfortable, the food is delicious and the service is very good. What's more we found it affordable especially when paying with our Rands! I would highly recommend Rhino River Lodge we...

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

Thank you Katherine11 for this review. Your feedback makes me especially happy as it reflects exactly what we are aiming for here at Rhino River Lodge...an affordable safari experience with excellent customer service. We think a luxury safari experience should be accessible for South Africans as well as international tourists. Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking...

Johannesburg
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay. The staff were friendly, efficient and fun, and the accommodation and food faultless. The reserve is beautiful and we were treated to amazing cheetah, lion, porcupine and rhino sightings, among others. The best part was sharing our country with a first time visitor, who was blown away by the experience. We'll definitely return...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed September 5, 2015

Our stay at the rhino river lodge was very very special. We stayed for two nights and had the most wonderful time. The game drives, the meals and the house, it was magical. Our ranger was fantastic and taught us a lot about the African Bush. Overall we were well taken care of. We would definitely come back and never...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed September 1, 2015

We spent one fantastic night in this unique lodge in the Hluhluwe area. All the personel is very professional and the atmosphere is like your house in the Bush. Excellent dinner in from of the braai, with very good local wine. And the following morning, after in the afetrnoon we had the chance to see rhinos, lions, elephants, we met...

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Sounds like you had some very lucky game viewing. I sincerely hope you'll join us on your next trip to South Africa for a little bit of a longer stay. With your luck I'm sure you'll have ticked off the Big 5 in no time! Thanks again...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 26, 2015

We all really enjoyed Rhino River Lodge. Good food, friendly and helpful staff, very knowledgeable safari guide, and lovely comfortable accommodations. Perfect for our two families of kids, teenagers, young adults and us the parents. Be aware that while they do have WiFi, this is Africa so you will not get high-speed connectivity like in a big city. A good...

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a brilliant 3 days at the Rhino River Lodge. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere, no rushing you out on your last day which is so refreshing. All the staff were welcoming and constantly checking that everything was okay. Our game drives were super, led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic rangers , passionate about the animals they were helping to...

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

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful stay with us. So glad you got to take a walk with my husband, Dale. The bush walks are such a special way to experience and connect with the natural environment (even if occasionally a little nerve-wracking to be on foot). And so happy you got to see the wild dogs. They are...

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 23, 2015

My son (15 yrs) and I have just returned home after an amazing five days at Rhino River Lodge. This was our first experience of a safari and it could not have been better! This is a first class place, with attentive, friendly staff, excellent accommodation and great food. Our game drives were incredible - a different adventure every time!...

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Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Rhino River lodge with our family this month. I have nothing but great things to say about this place. The rooms were done beautifully and the service was spectacular. We brought our infant son along with us . Everyday our table was set up with a high chair and the customized his meal for his...

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South Africa
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful few days at Rhino River Lodge with our family (my in-laws from Germany, my hubby, our young son and myself). The staff were very friendly, always had a smile on there face and were so accommodating! The game drives were a big highlight and we got to see, Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Zebra, Giraffe, Warthog, lots of different...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: $301 - $408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rhino River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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