Accommodation, Limpopo

Rhino Post Safari Lodge

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Rhino Post Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of the Mutlumuvi riverbed in a 12,000-hectare private wilderness concession within the much larger Kruger National Park. In the spirit of conservation, the lodge has been specially constructed with very few permanent structures, uses low energy lighting and natural materials and has raised walkways to ensure minimal impact on the environment. The lodge shares a 15km unfenced boundary with the Mala Mala and Sabi Sands game reserves. The lodge is particularly special for its walking safaris enabling guests to track exciting large mammals including white rhino.

The accommodation at Rhino Post is split between 8 chalets and 4 traditional African safari style tents. The en suite stilted chalets are built overlooking the Mutlumuvi riverbed and have been carefully designed in an open plan format to maximise space and have stylish wooden furnishings and floors.

The tents are located in a dense thicket but have panoramic views across the wildlife filled plains below. Each tent has been designed to replicate the traditional style of the tents used by early naturalists visiting the area in the 19th century. The amenities in the tents are basic but have comfortable twin beds with mosquito nets, attached private bathrooms, electricity for lighting and a private verandah with seats.

The main building has a dining room with plenty of inside and outside seating and serves delicious local and western dishes. There is also a bar and lounge next to a cosy fireplace and an extensive wine cellar. There is plenty of outdoor seating and a small swimming pool overlooking the riverbed.

Activities include game drives and walks in the private concession without any crowds, and sleep-outs in the bush under the stars can also be arranged.

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Rhino Post Safari Lodge -24.923804, 31.659679 Rhino Post Safari LodgeView

Facilities

Private bathrooms, 24-hour electricity, restaurant, ceiling fans, safety deposit box, hair dryer and mosquito net.

Local Wildlife

The private concession is home to the big five and a huge diversity of other mammals, birds and reptiles. Common sightings include elephant, white rhino, lion, spotted hyena, buffalo, commoner antelope, giraffe and hippopotamus. While cheetah, leopard, honey badger, mongooses and bushbabies are also present. Birdlife includes many birds of prey such as martial and Bateleur eagle, vultures, owls, yellow-billed and ground hornbills, barbets, sunbirds, oxpeckers and rollers.

Optional Activities

Game drives and walks including rhino tracking in the private concession.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our South Africa tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Excellent - a great lodge. Not too large, good attention to detail from all staff and a great location for game drives.

Mr R A - Basingstoke