I visited Rhino Post for the first time in early July this year (2013) and everything about it was brilliant. The service from the moment we arrived was excellent and all the staff were very attentive and polite. The lodge itself is lovely - well decorated, well maintained, clean and tidy - and is beautifully situated on a dry river bed where there was plenty of wildlife to observe over lunch or between game drives from your room. On the day we arrived a large herd of buffalo came to drink from the waterhole opposite the dining room and we heard lion, hyena and leopard regularly at night. The room we had (room 4) was wonderful with a bath, outdoor shower and balcony overlooking the river bed. Each day we had two game drives and Colin our very knowledgeable guide went out of his way to try and find us everything that we wanted to see. We saw the Big 5, lions on every drive and even two Caracal!
The food was absolutely fantastic! I don't think that I have ever eaten so well! There were muffins and rusks before the morning drive followed by a hearty brunch on return (I'd recommend the omelettes) and then a buffet before the afternoon drive followed by a 3 course dinner on our return from that. For dinner there were two starters, three mains and two desserts to choose from, and the vegetarian options were some of the best I've had in South Africa.
Our time at Rhino Post was wonderful, there is nothing that I could fault and I can't wait to go back one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rhino Post Safari Lodge is situated at the southern end of our 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park. The concession shares a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Mala Mala and Sabi Sand reserve with an abundance of wildlife moving freely between the two reserves. The concession is noted as an excellent game viewing area with encounters with the Big Five and where good sightings of wild animals can be expected. Rhino Post Safari Lodge is set under magnificent Tamboti trees on the banks of the Mutlumuvi Riverbed. The nature of a wilderness area is that there are no permanent structures, so Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built with natural materials – stone, wood, thatch and canvas - to give it an authentic bush feel. Each of the 8 suites are beautifully decorated with the bedroom and lounge area having wonderful views of the riverbed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rhino Post Safari Hotel Kruger National Park