Rhino River Lodge is located on the banks of the Msunduze River inside the Zululand Rhino Reserve and 30kms north of the Hluhluwe game reserve. The Zululand Rhino Reserve is a privately owned 23,000 hectare Big 5 game reserve that was the proud recipient of a population of endangered black rhino as part of the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. Many species of African wildlife call the Zululand Rhino Reserve home, including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, white rhino, black rhino, hippo, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, kudu, impala, nyala and warthog to name a few. All of our game drives take place in this private reserve, where you will be one of a privileged few to be game viewing in the reserve on any given day. We are located in the heart of Zululand, in close proximity to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, uMkhuze Game Reserve, and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park.
The lodge grounds sprawl through an area of thick riverine vegetation, rich with bird and animal life, and filled with magnificent fig and fever trees. We accommodate a maximum of 18 guests at any one time so your stay is guaranteed to be an exclusive one, and we pride ourselves on offering a personalized experience in an intimate atmosphere. The private game lodge offers three types of accommodation;-en-suite double rooms and family cottages. The grounds also include a reception with curio shop, dining room with bar, WIFI, lounge, and swimming pool.
Meals are served in the dining room, or weather-permitting, in our open-air “boma” around the camp fire. One of the best parts of the bush experience is eating outdoors under the starry African sky. Local cooks prepare the lodge cuisine with an emphasis on South African specialties and local ingredients. We focus on nourishing home-style meals with a special South African twist. Although we do serve a set three course menu, the kitchen is happy to accommodate any special dietary needs. The bar features a hand-picked selection of South African wines and beers for you to try.