Failproof Tips for an Epic Family Safari in South Africa

People on game drive watch buffalo standing in water drinking

What better way to renew and refresh ties than on a family safari in South Africa? Mixing up a long school holiday by taking the family to the bush is an exciting way to escape the busyness of the city and the routines of home. And our four tried and tested simple tips will take your […]

The Ultimate Mid-Year Holiday? How About a Family Safari in Zululand

Choose not to hibernate this winter and you could just have one of the best breaks with the kids over the school holidays – a family safari in Zululand. When it comes to planning family holidays in South Africa, the winter season often evokes thoughts of cozy indoor activities. So a safari might not be […]

March Madness Safari Special for South Africans

Come and experience the magic of Manyoni for less this month by taking advantage of our safari special for South Africans.  The Zululand bushveld is looking gorgeous after some rain and the daily temperatures are a little cooler, although it’s still warm enough for that midday swim in the pool! So why not take a […]

Staff Highlight: Nombuso Mazolo

Nombuso is a young woman who aspires to do great things in the kitchen and in life. She is always smiling and happy looking, her attitude truly enlightens everyone that crosses her path. She has brought so much life into our kitchen with her new fresh ideas create a very inspiring atmosphere for all our […]

Staff Highlight: Murray Harrison

Murray recently joined the Rhino River Lodge team in the position of Junior Ranger. Though young, Murray has already proved himself a mature and responsible member of our team, and best of all, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable game ranger. He has even become a valuable assistant to our general manager helping out on the reserve […]

Orphaned baby warthogs find a home at Rhino River Lodge

Recently the Rhino River Lodge family has extended to include two new members, Sizzles and Peanut. Sizzles and Peanut are orphaned warthogs who have been adopted by managers, Clair and Kyle with a little assistance from the rest of the Rhino River Lodge staff.   Sizzles came to us when he somehow ended up in […]

A Summer Storm at Rhino River Lodge

The day is oppressively hot, as many are in summer in Zululand. The thermometer is pushing 40 degrees Celcius but the discomfort index reads “feels like 53”. It would be almost comical, a number that high, if it didn’t actually feel like 53 degrees. Guests find respite in air-conditioned rooms before climbing into game drive […]

Lions abound at Rhino River Lodge

Written by Claire Birtwhistle Dashing up a dusty road in the Zululand Rhino Reserve, none of us minded the bumpy ride as our guide, Kyle, had promised us a lion sighting. It had been a slow start to the morning drive and when we heard that there was a pride of lions not too far, we […]

Staff Highlight: Wyatt Airton

While only newly promoted to the position of game ranger, Wyatt has been with Rhino River Lodge for longer than any of our other rangers on staff. In fact, Wyatt has been with Rhino River Lodge since his birth, two and a half years ago. That’s right, this month’s staff highlight, is Wyatt Airton, Africa’s […]

The ‘Big 5’ tips for great wildlife photography

In recent years, wildlife photography has seen a massive growth in popularity. DLSR cameras are now readily available, reasonably priced and user-friendly. However, as ‘easy’ as cameras are to use these days, we’ve all had those moments when you take a photo of something beautiful and the result just isn’t what you imagined or doesn’t […]

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