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Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Hello All at both the Rhino Post and Plains Camp. Well we finished our last "drive" yesterday morning and had a long trip back home, I have just down loaded the 660 digital photos from our four days with you, the Rangers - Ben, Collin and Mark were fantastic, they were all very good at what they do, we saw so may animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, monkeys and wild dogs plus so much more. The accommodation at both places was excellent with fantastic food. If we had our way, we be back with them tomorrow. When you go, you will not be disappointed. Have fun and Thank you. Andy & Mandy.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We went for the walking safaris and it had been beyond our expectations!
Very good and professional rangers. Very nice accommodation facilities (the sleepout was fantastic).
Just remember if you are considering the safari that it is a WALKING safari. Which means getting up early (before 5 am) for walking in the bush during a few hours and possibly not seeing any animals. Get dark and long clothes for the walk, as well as good walking shoes.
I would recommend that for nature and hiking-lovers.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have just returned from an all too short time at Rhino Post Plains Camp and Sleepout and it was just amazing!! If you really want to get back to nature and see the park and animals in the wild this is the safari for you. We learned masses about the flora and fauna and how the animals survive throughout the year. Mark, the ranger was so passionate and knowledgeable about the bushveld he made it really fun.The walking safaris offer a much more intense experience, as you get far closer to the animals. You don't see as many, but the experience is far more rewarding.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

It was great to be inside Kruger for the direct experience and seeing animals early and later in day not available to those touring on day passes and also seeing animals around their watering hole and around our deck. Personnel and food were great! Driver/guide very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. Only negative for us is that we have rather poor heat tolerance and ceiling fan alone was not helpful & we were very uncomfortable during the one day when it got to 42 C--would have been nice to have had other fan available or recommendation when we booked to bring our travel fan.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We only had 4 days and 3 nights - it was not enough.

First - July is really, really, really cold here. Bring very warm clothes, hats, gloves, everything. At one point my friend and I were wearing ALL of our clothes. The open air vehicles for the drives create a heck of a wind! And lip balm - pack lip balm.

Despite the cold, this is the most amazing experience I've ever had. The lodge is positively posh! The afternoons are quite warm and make having a shower outside really cool (pardon the pun) and then you pad over to your private deck and bask in the sun.

The Plains camp was my favourite night. Big tents with proper beds, toilets and showers. BUT nothing between you and the African wildlife but an electric fence. I sat there and watched Zebra, Impala and warthogs grazing. Giraffe were roaming about, and I watched an elephant rear up onto its hind legs to stick its trunk into a big concrete water reservoir! AMAZING

Third night was the sleep out. This is optional, but only if everyone wants to stay in the camp. Either everyone stays in the camp, or everyone does the sleep out. This was a big test for me as I am a city-slicker-book-nerd, but I am so glad I did it.

The best part of this experience, and I mean the BEST part, was Bernard, our ranger. He took care of us at the camp and sleep out. He was so fun and nice and knowledgeable! He could call any animal in the park. Seriously, he called Rhinos and they came! Of course he stopped them before they got too close. I was not scared at all having Bernard taking care of us. Amos, his assistant was also lovely. Anything we needed was taken care of. These men are the best of people. I will never forget them.

And food. They just never stop feeding you. I'm a horribly picky eater and everything was fine. Nothing weird, just good, hearty food.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Please check my review on the Plains Camp walking safaris and the Lodge under "Rhino Post Safari Lodge " listing. Thanks for looking up this fantastic lodge in Kruger.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Rhino Post from 11 to 14 May. This was my 2nd trip, having been there in March 2012 with my husband. The overall experience was exceptional and I cannot recommend this hotel any stronger! All the staff are warm and friendly and seem to be genuinely passionate about their work. The common areas, such as the deck, lounge, dining room and pool areas are comfortable and luxurious. Beds are comfortable and the rooms are generally very private - room 8 and room 1 are probably the ones that offer the most privacy as they are on opposite ends of the boardwalk. All the staff are friendly and they try to make you feel at home, whilst also respecting your privacy. Colin was our guide on both occasions and his knowledge of the bush is exceptional. We really enjoyed all our game drives with him and he has a great ability to "read" his guests and make contact on a more personal level. I have to disagree with some of the other reviewers who were quite critical of the food - at Rhino Post the food is very good quality, dinners consist of a 3-course meal and offer great variety, taste and flavour. The food is sophisticated and elegant and service during mealtimes can be described as very attentive. We had a bush braai on our last night, which was a fantastic ending to our trip - the effort that went into the bush braai was astonishing, up to a port-a-loo for the ladies with a basin to wash your hands! I cannot wait to come back!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Kruger National Park, Skukuza 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Skukuza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Skukuza
Price Range: $626 - $816 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Plains Camp is situated in the heart of a private 12 000 hectare wilderness concession 10km north east of Skukuza Rest Camp in the world famous Kruger National Park. The concession is an environmentally sensitive area which was previously unexplored, with huge diversity of both fauna & flora - an ideal setting for wilderness walking safaris in an internationally renowned big five area.It comprises of 4 en-suite luxury African explorer style tents with all the comforts of home with the African Wilderness on your doorstep. Built in authentic pioneer tradition, it has the serenity of a 19th century naturalist's rest, nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket.Expansive decks surround the lounge and dining areas from where one can survey the vast Timbertene Plains and watch the big 5. The plunge pool is an ideal place to retreat during the heat of the day while the animals drink at the nearby waterhole.Guests can choose to walk to "Sleep Outs" - a giant tree house and spend a night under the African Skies. ... more   less 
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