It’s been a busy couple of months at the lodge with lots on the go! From officially completing the lodge’s roofs with new thatching, to hosting a great wedding party, things seem to have been non-stop lately.

Even the animals seem to have been busy as we’ve been experiencing some unbelievable good game sightings. There have been two leopards spotted around the lodge area and we’ve enjoyed at least eight sightings of them over the past few weeks. There has also been a breeding herd of elephants hanging around the lodge, and just recently, they introduced us to their newest addition to the family –  a tiny three-month-old ellie calf! Needless to say, both guests and staff were totally consumed by the cuteness of this sighting. In addition to these excellent wildlife sightings, it’s also not uncommon to hear lions and hyenas calling at night. Guests are often treated to this natural soundtrack while enjoying dinner, reminding us of our wildly wonderful surroundings even while in the comfort and safety of the lodge.

Lodge and Reserve News

Wild Dog Puppies Confirmed

After suspecting that our wild dogs would be having puppies soon, we are so excited to announce that there are now three little wild dog puppies running around the reserve for you to come and find! This is so exciting and such a great success for wild dog conservation within the reserve.

River Braai Magic

We hosted a beautiful braai dinner in the riverbed below the lodge for our wedding party. The evening involved delicious food cooked on the fire, starry night skies, and great company! It was a stunning night that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

World Ranger Day

31 July was World Ranger Day – a day to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage. We would like to personally thank all of our rangers here at Rhino River Lodge for the fantastic job they do every day. Their passion for the wild is truly inspiring.


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Rhino River Lodge is a Big 5 safari lodge in KwaZulu Natal. It is situated along the shore of the Msunduze River in the southern section of the Zululand Rhino Reserve. This 23,000 hectare private game reserve is located in the very heart of Zululand , 30kms North of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. It’s in an area renowned for its African wildlife and rich cultural heritage. The private game lodge offers you an intimate and comfortable safari experience.

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