I enjoyed the Rhino Post lodge. The rooms were beautiful and nicely appointed. My group stayed for 2 nights and we went out on the jeeps 4 times. Morning and sunset safaris. We got to see the big 5 animals and many more. The bush-burgers (impalas) were plentiful as well as the baboons. We also saw a lot of zebras and our share of elephants, giraffes and water buffaloes. We say hippos and a few rhinos. Our highlight was the leopard, bathing in sunlight on a rock mound. We saw a few carcasses where the lions had taken them down and were now picked over by the vultures. Saw lots of animal tracks. Probably 2 to 3 outings are enough unless you don't see a lot of animals. It can get redundant. The staff was perfect and very helpful. I got to witness a bush thunderstorm. The thunder was loud and rolling and the lightening was a fascinating light show. Needless to say, I slept well.
You have access to a computer (for emails) and a small novelty store. The dining was very, very good. The staff attentive. Unless you are an animal fanatic, I think 3 days is enough.
Word of caution. Wine at diner costs. Also if you decide to drink water instead of wine during the sunset safari then make it clear that you are switching off, otherwise, you will be charged. I loved those outdoor showers! Would definitely go again.
Note: After the rain frogs were all over our veranda (I guess they were trying to get out of the rain too) ;)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rhino Walking Safaris At Plains Camp South Africa/Skukuza