Rhino River Lodge – Exclusive African Escape

Many travelers seeking adventure travel look to Africa for an exciting experience in the wilderness. South Africa has an abundance of African wildlife to complement the breathtaking savannahs. But visiting this beautiful country does not have to involve arduous camping in order to see the fauna and flora.

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Luxurious lodges provide guests with all the creature comforts that they could possibly hope for, with the exhilarating experience of being immersed in South Africa’s natural landscapes. Rhino River Lodge is an exclusive establishment located in the private Zululand Rhino Reserve.

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Its legend “Saving our Endangered Spaces for our Endangered Species” provides an important clue about what you might expect. The reserve stretches for an incredible 24000 hectares. It is home to the ‘Big 5’ as well as many rare and endangered bird and animal species, from small animals to large mammals.

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Rhino River Lodge consists of log cabins and double en-suite rooms. In keeping with the African bushveld, all rooms have stone floors and thatched roofs. The stylish décor is in keeping with the African theme.

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In addition, guests would do well to book The Homestead. This is an exclusive home away from home in the savannah. It features wrap-around windows, outdoor showers, a private deck and a plunge pool.

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A booking at the Lodge includes two game drives every day in open safari vehicles. These drives are led by professional game rangers to provide guests with the best possible service and experience. All game drives are made all the more interesting and enjoyable thanks to the extensive knowledge of these rangers.

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The morning three-hour game drive is scheduled in accordance with what the rangers feel to be the best time to sight game. A riveting game viewing or scenic spot is usually selected for guests to enjoy tea, coffee and traditional South African rusks and home-baked delights.

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The afternoon game drive lasts for a minimum of three hours. Again, this is scheduled by the rangers in accordance with the weather and the natural rhythms of the landscape. This drive includes complementary sundowners as guests enjoy the blazing colors of a spectacular African sunset.

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The game drive extends into twilight in the hope that guests can catch a glimpse of some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the reserve.

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For those seeking additional time in the wild, Rhino River Lodge offers bush walks as well as night drives. They will also assist in arranging self-drive excursions should you wish to explore this option. Additional activities can also be arranged, such as an elephant interaction, a cheetah experience, and hippo and crocodile boat cruises.

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Due to the remote location of the Lodge, all meals are included. This includes a continental breakfast buffet and a hearty Full English breakfast, a two course light lunch, a three course South African dinner featuring local ingredients, as well as snacks and drinks on both game drives.

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A camp fire is lit daily for pre-dinner drinks underneath the magical vista of the African skies. Here one can appreciate the sounds of the savannah drifting through the night air. It is such a truly captivating experience that it is not uncommon for guests to return to the campfire for a nightcap after dinner.

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Rhino River Lodge enables guests to experience the wild African landscape in all its beauty, all the while enjoying luxurious accommodation and facilities.

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Rhino River Lodge P450 Bayala 3960 Reservations: +27 (0) 35 940 0018 Email: info@rhinoriverlodge.co.za Website: www.rhinoriverlodge.co.za/

 

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.