As September comes to a close, Winter is packing its bags and summer is fast moving in. September seems to be a month where the weather gets caught in an intense struggle and we fluctuate between scorching hot days and the last chilly winter storms. We have just had a small amount of rain and this morning green is slowly creeping up each blade of grass. What a welcome sight that is at the end of winter. Game drives have been wonderfully busy and this month has been full of cheetah, lions, and elephants in particular. We have had a very persistent male leopard making himself at home in camp at Rhino River Lodge. His favorite accommodation seems to be the Cottage, where he has been seen a couple of times relaxing on the verandah. As always, life in the bush is full of delightful

Lodge News

Rhino Sands Ready for Guest

Our brand new sister camp, Rhino Sands Safari Camp, is finally finished and welcomed the first guests on 1 October 2017. Find out more about Rhino Sands here:

Lucky Leopard Sighting

Some of our recent Rhino RIver Lodge guests got very lucky on their game drive when Ranger Murray spotted this leopard in the bushes. What a great sighting!

New Website Launch

We recently updated our website and think it’s looking fabulous. Take a look at it here:


Welcomes and Farewells

Team Rhino River Lodge recently bid farewell to Lindiwe, who has been with us since day one. We will miss her terribly but we are so proud of her as she moves on to new opportunities. We have also welcomed two new team members, Berti and Nombuso. Keep an eye out for their staff features soon!


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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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