The lodge overlooks the perennially dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. With wooden decks built around a forest of riverine trees, shade is plentiful. Raised wooden walkways link eight thatched suites each offering their own outdoor shower and private deck. Our lodge is designed with vast areas of open space, large glass doors and windows helping to bring the outside in. Wherever you are – at the pool, the bar, in the lounge, taking a bath or shower, or just relaxing in your room, we endeavour to make you feel as if you are always at one with nature.
The lounge bar and viewing deck are sizable enough to be both social and cosy and at the same time, large enough that guests are able to enjoy some quiet-time and solitude. The reception and curio shop are combined to ensure that there is always someone to attend to your needs, whether you are booking an in-room massage therapy or picking out gifts for loved ones at home.
Our early morning game drives (safaris) are long enough to be able to view a substantial amount of game, yet short enough to fit in a enjoy a leisurely brunch, swim, massage or afternoon nap before high tea and a late afternoon drive.
Our evening safari is highlighted by sundowner drinks, after which we drive back to the lodge for pre-dinner drinks and a delicious dinner. Whether you are planning to spend as much time as possible out on drives, or just to relax and unwind in the lodge you will be immersed in nature at all times.
Our wine cellar carries a wide selection of South African wines from crisp, dry whites to gentle fruity Rosé or Methode Cap Classique Sparkling Wines perfect for a warm summer’s day. In winter soothing sherry and fortified wines are the order of the day. The toughest decision of your day being whether to complement your evening meal with a full-bodied Merlot, robust Cabernet Sauvignon or flamboyant Pinotage.
Our bar area and firepit overlook a waterhole filled from a borehole providing a refreshing stop for thirsty elephant and antelope in summer and a significant water source for a wide variety of animals in the dry winter months. Enjoy sipping on a cocktail while keeping an eye on the variety of wildlife as they slake their thirst. If you’re a true connoisseur, enjoy a South African speciality, Six Dogs Gin on a balmy summer evening, or a speciality espresso with or without a dash of Amarula Cream on a chilly winter’s night.
The dining area at Rhino Post Safari Lodge has been designed to allow for both indoor and outdoor dining. The communal dining area encourages the sharing of stories with guides and guests over a friendly meal or opt for romantic private dinners and separate outdoor brunch tables (Available on request.)
Enjoy the breath-taking skies on a clear night, and for the enthusiasts, make use of our XT8 Classic Dobsonian telescope with the assistance of a knowledgeable guide to view the magic of the southern hemisphere constellations unspoilt by light pollution.
A generator powers Rhino Post Safari Lodge during the day, with the generator shut off after dinner in order to reduce our carbon footprint. Each suite has lights and fans powered overnight by individual batteries and inverters. International charging points are available in each of our suites for charging of cellphones, laptops, cameras and tablets. These (and hairdryers provided) can be used when the generator is on – from 05h00 until approximately 22h30.