Rhino River Lodge is a family-owned and operated Big 5 safari lodge located in the magnificent Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KZN, South Africa. We are a relaxed family-friendly safari lodge with a reputation for welcoming staff, amazing value for money and child-friendly safari activities. Manyoni is a 57,000-acres private game reserve situated in the heart of Zululand, 30kms north of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
Choose from three types of accommodation that suit families, small groups and couples staying at our safari lodge in KZN – double en-suite Deluxe Rooms, Family Loft Chalets, and two private safaris houses, the Cottage (sleeps six) and Homestead (sleeps 4).
Days at Rhino River Lodge start and end with game drives in the reserve guided by one of our knowledgeable rangers. While out in the bush, look out for lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard, giraffe, cheetah and rhino as well as a variety of birds such as barbets, rollers, kingfishers, sunbirds and hornbills. Before heading back to the lodge, your guide will stop to give you the chance to take in the beauty of the bush, while enjoying drinks and snacks.
Manyoni is a premier safari destination in KwaZulu-Natal that is conveniently located only three hours from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg. The reserve is home to a host of iconic African animals and birds that thrive in Zululand’s rolling grasslands and riverine forests. Manyoni means “place of the birds” in Zulu, and with 415 recorded bird species, the reserve lives up to its name. Various endangered species like cheetah and rhino have been introduced as part of the reserve’s commitment to conservation.