After all the recent rain, the reserve is looking lovely and lush. This is such a relief after experiencing a very dry start to our rainy season. The animals have all been celebrating by gorging on the fresh shoots and indulging in mud baths. While the long grass does make it a little more challenging to find the wildlife, our rangers persisted and it certainly paid off. From witnessing lions mating, to ‘bumping’ into a crash of 8 rhinos, to spotting an elusive serval – it has been a wonderful month for game viewing! We even welcomed the elephants back, who have returned to our side of the reserve after being up in the north for over a month now. We hope they decide to stay with us for a while as they have been providing some excellent sightings during our game drives.
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While out on a game drive, guests enjoyed a wonderful sighting of a serval hunting birds. The sighting, which lasted about 30 minutes, was quite unusual as servals are highly secretive creatures.


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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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