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Kid Friendly African Safari Family Friendly African Safari

Experience the Big 5 and so much more

While on safari at Rhino River Lodge you will have the opportunity to see lions, rhinos, elephants, cheetahs, wild dogs and much more as you are guided through the Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reserve by one of our knowledgeable game rangers.

Your day will begin just before the sun rises as guests meet up at the main lodge area for a cup of coffee or tea and freshly baked muffin before hopping on one of our game drive vehicles at first light. The morning game drive is about three hours long with a midway coffee break where guests can stretch their legs, have a hot beverage and snack on home-made goodies, like our famous cookies and rusks.

Upon returning to camp join us for a full English-style breakfast served to order. After breakfast the day is yours to relax, either at our lodge pool, our lounge, or in the comfort of your room. Alternatively, if you are staying in one of our private safari homes, enjoy all the luxuries and amenities they have to offer as you soak up the surrounding wilderness in privacy and seclusion. At approximately 1:30 a light lunch is served.

Day of Arrival

  • 13h00 - 14h00 Check in at the Lodge. *Arrivals after 14h30 will miss the afternoon game drive.
  • 13h00 - 14h30 A light lunch will be served. *Dietary MUST be provided as this menu is limited.
  • 15h00 - 18h00 (Winter) - Afternoon game drive departs (Summer - 15h30 departure)
  • From 19h00 - A three course dinner will be served.
  • *Enjoy a nightcap around the fire afterward.

Day of Departure

  • 06h00 - 08h30 (Winter) - Early morning game drive .(Summer - 05h30 departure)
  • 08h30 - 10h00 Full breakfast will be served
  • 10h00 - Check out and settle any extra's direct.

*Please note GATE ENTRY TIMES are 6am - 6pm

What to expect on a game drive

The Manyoni Private Game Reserve is home to a host of exciting animals so you might encounter animals like zebra, giraffe, lions, elephants, cheetah, or the newly introduced pack of wild dogs. On the afternoon drive we like to find a nice spot to watch the sunset whilst enjoying a sundowner. A bush tradition not to be missed!

After sundowners the drive continues into the twilight hours to allow opportunity for finding some of more rarely viewed nocturnal animals. On return to camp there is time to refresh before joining us around the camp fire for pre-dinner drinks. These evenings are a magical part of your experience, taking in the smells of the campfire, the sounds of the African night and the splendour of an unpolluted starry sky.

After a good night’s rest, the morning starts an early game drive at 05:30-06:30 am (again dependent upon season). Coffee, tea and rusks are served on the drive, usually at a scenic spot.