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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were only there for two nights but it was fantastic. Rooms were great, food was great. All the staff and guides were very friendly and helpful. We saw loads of animals, Lions and Cheetah being the highlights.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

A group of us girls recently decided to head to the bush for a weekend away and the Rhino River Lodge was exactly absolutely amazing. From the friendly and fantastic staff to the scrumptious food and fantastic game drives we had an absolute blast! From start to finish we were assisted by the very organised, Clare. She was always willing...

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for such a great review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here. I will certainly pass on your praise of our manager Clair, safari host Angelica and head ranger Kyle. The Homestead is a really special place to spend a holiday with friends and I'm glad you and your girlfriends were able to take advantage of...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We had stayed a few times at the lodge and always enjoyed. Staff, food and accommodation is always pleasant. We find this lodge is the best value for money for money in a big 5 territory, everything you need at a good price per person.

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming back! I'm so glad you find us a great value, as that is one of our main goals, to provide a private big 5 experience at an affordable rate! We look forward to seeing you next time!

Edinburgh
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Spent 4 nights here and loved every minute. We had the 'cottage' I use inverted commas because it is huge ! Being only 3 people we used the 2 main bedrooms which were very comfortable. The living space is massive, although during the day we tended to use the outside sitting area, it was a joy to watch wildlife from...

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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly & welcoming. They did a good job accommodating my vegetarian request. The room was comfortable & the second night of my 2 night stay, they put a bed warmer inside my bed which was very nice. However, I have had wonderful service at almost all the places I have visited in South Africa so far. What really...

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. You are absolutely correct, so much of a guest's visit is dependent upon the quality of their game ranger. I am very disappointed to hear that yours did not live up to expectations. We take these allegations very seriously as it does not live up to our...

Trafalgar, South Africa
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We arrived at the lodge reception and were made to feel welcome however on completing the indemnity forms i noticed envelopes marked staff tips / gratuities right next to the forms .I thought this was a bit forward and as we hadent yet had any service or seen the lodge yet.i feel that tips should be at guests discretion on...

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Our reception desk is the place where guests both check in and check out of our establishment. The tip envelopes are placed on the reception desk at the request of many of our guests who wanted the tipping process to be easier. Guests come from all over the world and...

Pinetown, South Africa
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We spent 4 days at Rhino and it was excellent. Thanks to ranger Kyle who was the best went out of his way to find the game. Food was excellent and so were all the staff thanks to all of them for a great stay. We will return.

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great feedback. I will certainly pass along your praise to ranger Kyle and the kitchen staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you back!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. The chalet was delightful with a very comfortable bed, coffee facilities and cookies. There was interesting wildlife in camp, Nyala, warthog, monkeys and lots of birds. You drive almost 5 km into the reserve to reach the lodge but it is very entertaining with wildlife viewing on the way....

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I am glad you got to spend time with two of our rangers and got a chance to not only enjoy the game drives, but also some of the wildlife in the camp as well. We certainly hope you will indeed return someday soon!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

With 23,000 ha of unspoilt wilderness to explore, Rhino River Lodge is a big 5 territory where you will be privileged to see many species of the African wildlife. This was my first time on a game drive and it’s definitely one experience I will cherish forever. The rooms are amazing and very clean. Staff is gracious and super friendly....

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ShannonAirton, Owner at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice and helpful review. It was our pleasure having you stay and I hope we are able to welcome you back in the future. It's quite a privilege to take someone on their very first game drive, and I am so pleased that you were able to...

England
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We (sadly) only spent one night at Rhino River Lodge as part of our south African holiday but it was fabulous. Lovely accommodation, perfect setting and wonderful game drives with Kyle who was very knowledgeable and pointed a whole host of animals we probably wouldn't even have noticed. would love to go back for a longer time. would happy recommend.

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Rhino River Lodge

Address: | P.O BOX 2950, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: RM1,307 - RM1,740 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rhino River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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