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Where is Rhino Post Safari Lodge?

Explore the beauty of Africa as it should be

An authentic, un-fenced safari lodge in South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park, Rhino Post Safari Lodge provides an exclusive opportunity to get close to nature on nature’s terms. You get the best of both worlds, from the enormity and diversity of the Kruger Park, to the exclusivity of an eight suite lodge on a private concession in a game-rich area.

Environmentally friendly, we practice sustainable tourism and are Fair Trade certified. The lodge is strategically designed to bring the outside in. Whether you are lounging on the deck, lying in the bath or sunning yourself at the pool, you are immersed in nature.

Africa at its best

Our ecologically-friendly lodge is a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Skukuza Airport. The concession shares a boundary with Mala Mala private game reserve, allowing animals to move freely between the two game reserves.

With eight thatched, canvas and wood suites on stilts overlooking a dry river bed, Rhino Post Safari Lodge is the perfect destination for those who wish to experience the Kruger Park in style, without diminishing the wilderness ambience.

Rhino Post Safari Lodge is named after a rhino rubbing post discovered in the area just east of what is now the car park. A resident rhino rubbed up against a wooden post to such an extent that it became as smooth and glossy as a lovingly polished piece of furniture.


The Kruger National Park covers almost 2 million hectares of beautiful, unspoilt terrain including 16 macro eco-zones. Due to its vastness, the Kruger Park boasts tremendous botanic diversity and has the world’s highest concentration and variety of species.

Over and above the much-publicised ‘Big 5’ (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo) an impressive 147 mammal species inhabit this remarkable reserve which is a greater variety of species than in any other park in Africa. In addition, it boasts 517 bird species (including migratory birds), 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile and over 2000 plant species (including 336 tree species and the Big Five of trees: Baobab, Fever-Tree, Knobthorn, Marula, and Mopane). All this in a conservation area that is roughly the size of Israel.

The northern half of the park, north of the Olifants River is predominantly Mopane veld, while south of the Olifants, the ecozones are thornveld. Rhino Post Safari Lodge, located just inside the Kruger Park’s western boundary, and about 20kms north of Skukuza, is a mixture of Bushwillow and Acacia veld with several riverbeds running through it.

Varying climatic conditions impact on the type of vegetation within an ecosystem and this, in turn, affects the distribution and population densities of various animals. An exciting feature of the area in which our concession is found, are the sodic open plains. These vast expanses with short grass attract high concentrations of wildlife and are the result of sodium leaching out of the soil and accumulating in these areas.

Scattered throughout the Park’s predominantly Savanna biome are ancient archaeological sites and bushman paintings, thousands of years old trees, fascinating rock formations and the Lebombo Mountains which make up the western boundary between the Kruger Park and Mozambique. Six major rivers cross the park from west to east of which the Sabie River is the only remaining perennial river.

Before the Kruger Park was declared a national reserve in 1884 by President Paul Kruger, the game had been almost completely wiped out by hunters. Since then it has grown under the careful curatorship of South African National Parks (SANParks) into a world-renowned safari destination with a network of 1 800kms of well-maintained roads and more than 290 000 large animals, attracting more than 1 million visitors per year.

Today the fascinating and varied Kruger Park wildlife includes everything from aardvark to zebra as well as intriguing unrelated species such as baboons and baboon spiders.

The Kruger National Park boasts the world’s highest concentration and diversity of species. And at Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris guests have the opportunity to encounter a wide variety of traditional African big game including the Big 5: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and black & white rhino.

Common species found in the park include hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffe, zebra, warthog, numerous antelope species and reptiles as well as the some of the rarer species such as cheetah, wild dog, honey badger, pangolin and aardvark. There is never a shortage of interesting animals to look out for.

Kruger is home to more than 500 species of birds (including migratory species), some of which are not found anywhere else in South Africa. Tailor-made birding safaris are available from both Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris. Birders can look forward to pursuing the Big 6: Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet-faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl and the Saddle-bill Stork.

The Kruger Park climate is hot in summer with temperatures between 24º C and 37º C during the day (and on rare occasions up to 40ºc, cooling in the evenings to between 12º C and 20º C). The weather is cool to cold in winter, with usually warm days and chilly evenings. (Maximum 27º C and minimum 3º C).

Rhino Post Safari Lodge and our sister camp; Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris are situated in a wilderness concession. Zoned wilderness areas are very few and far between. The most crucial factor is that they are not developed with road networks and have no off-road driving – making them wholly wild and unspoilt. A pristine wilderness area may not even have an aircraft fly over it; we are, however, a primitive wilderness area which allows for only very well-managed and supervised recreational use and stringent conservation ethics.

The animals in these areas are not habituated, and there is no damage to nature. These areas are zoned in such a way either because they are fragile environments, contain rare species or simply because they are good grazing areas for game, and so is the obvious choice to protect biodiversity for future generations. In our case, it’s all three. It’s an excellent game grazing area, has sodic patches which make it fragile in terms of erosion, and have the following rare species seen intermittently:

  • Black Rhino
  • Sable Antelope (one of the biggest remaining herds in Kruger – if not the biggest, is seen drinking from time to time at our Sleep-Outs waterhole)
  • Pangolin
  • Aardvark – rarely seen, but living on the eastern edge of our concession.
  • Ground Hornbill nesting site
  • Yellow-Billed Ox Pecker – we are used as a research site for this bird which is very rarely found in the southern part of the Kruger Park (they were initially considered extinct in 1920) – a real gem for birders.
The best time to travel for
Game viewing

Good all year round, but more predictable from April to September. May to August are cooler months and April to October are dry months, making game viewing easier as there is less foliage, few or no casual water pans and animals are drawn to waterholes and rivers.

Birding, Newborn Animals and Flora

November to March, when wildflowers and trees are in bloom, migrant birds return, lush conditions and plentiful water makes it the optimal season for babies to be born.

Best Weather

April, May and September have the mildest temperatures. In the summer months the temperature ranges between 13 and 35º C, with rainfall sarting mid-October. The Kruger Park is not subjected to weather extremes such as gale-force winds, cyclones or snow. It does however have spectacular sunsets and afternoon thunderstorms in the summer months.

Ask about our special rates

Low season rates apply from 1 May to 31 July, with great specials often occurring in February, May and June. For more information email us:
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