It was our first visit to Africa, our first safari and Rhino Safari lodge fitted the bill nicely. If you’re looking for a small, friendly lodge located right the Krüger national park without being fenced in then this could be the ideal spot.
We arrived late afternoon after a leisurely self-drive from the airport though the park to the lodge. We bumped into our ranger/guide (Kim) on the way down though the private concession toward the lodge and received a very friendly warm welcome. Our late arrival meant we “missed” the afternoon guided drive but having seen so many animals on the way to the lodge we were happy just to check in, unpack and have a drink and a snack at the bar.
The lodge was everything we expected it to be. The room was comfortable, spacious and had everything we required for our 3 night stay. The public areas are well laid out and we settled in very quickly.
Unfortunately the weather was a little on the chilly/rainy side during our stay so we could not use the pool and had had to wrap up warm for the game drives. The package included two guided tours a day in well-equipped land rovers and, of course, for us the absolute highlight as our ranger proved not only to be very friendly but also very knowledgeable and interested in her job. We felt we gained a great insight into park life and where not simply just concentrating on finding the big 5.
The bar has a wide range of drinks and wines with reasonable prices considering the logistics! The breakfast/brunch was excellent, we recommend the omelettes. Dinner is served in one sitting and all the guests sit together at one table with the staff. It’s a nice way to round off the day swapping stories about what you have seen during the drives. The only possible area we felt that could be improved upon was the actual food itself. It was at times a little over cooked and pretty standard. While we agree it’s difficult to meet everyone tastes and its usually better to play it safe that experiment with more challenging dishes we had hoped to be treated to some of the more exotic meals such as Impala or Kudu.
All in all a great first safari experience and we would love to return. The lodge also offer a walking safari (not for the faint hearted) and a sleep out camp which just looks divine.
- Also Known As:
- Rhino Post Safari Hotel Kruger National Park