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D464 Zululand, Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3966 South Africa
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#1 of 8 Speciality lodging in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
Rhino Sands is a luxury tented safari camp, set in the riverine forest on a peninsula of the Msunduze River in the big five Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The camp is an intimate and exclusive safari experience, with a maximum of eight guests in camp at any one time. Each guest tent has its own private living space, verandah and pool, and outdoor shower.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Private check-in / check-out
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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D464 Zululand, Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3966 South Africa
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Rushil R wrote a review 04 Jan
London, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Recently went to visit Rhino Sands. First time after several years at different camps. Our experience was awesome. Very private, exclusive, tailored feel to it. Super relaxing and enjoyable. Jono our guide was great, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was good and service was on point. Jennifer and Nico as well as the other members took care of us and definitely will be back. Probably book the whole camp next time as only 4 tents. Sounds like a good idea.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Shannon Airton, Owner at Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your feedback on your stay here for us. I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time, it is always very complimentary to hear positive feedback from our guests who are very experienced safari travelers, as they have first hand knowledge of comparative stays within the industry. I will pass along your compliments to the team, specifically Jono, Jennifer and Nico, who you have mentioned by name here. We would love to have you back to book out the whole camp. It really is a great spot for small groups to book out the entire place and allows us to tailor the experience to the specific group. Thank you again and I hope we see you soon.
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Keri wrote a review Jun 2021
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa30 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favourite Review
An absolutely magical experience. With capacity being 8 people, even when it's full it still feels private. The food was remarkable, really amazing. Jason the chef made provisions for a dairy/gluten free eater too. Jono the guide was so brilliant, he knew EVERYTHING and we just adored him. Jared and Louis were also amazing. Because we had 4 nights we decided to spend 1 day just enjoying the room and only do the pm game drive, if you get a chance to enjoy the room, do. It's .... wow.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: tent 1 and 2 have a better view of the water, but tent 4 has the most privacy. I was in tent 4...
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Response from Shannon Airton, Owner at Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Responded 14 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. One of the upsides of these difficult times is getting to host so many locals who are experiencing Rhino Sands and Manyoni for the very first time. I am so thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and I know that the team members you mention by name here will truly appreciate your praise. I think you discovered one of the best secrets to a stay at a safari camp...staying a day or two longer and just taking the time to relax into the camp and experience itself. The game drives are awesome, but there is a whole other layer of experience lying in bed in the morning, waking up with the sounds of the forest and the beautiful sun streaming through the trees. It's my absolute favorite time of day in our camp, and I am so glad you got to experience it. Thanks again for the wonderful feedback and for taking the time to share it here.
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Grant Walker wrote a review Nov 2021
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Room: Incredible room with beautiful views of the river. The bird life is exceptional and you feel as if you are sleeping in the bush. Total comfort, with an outdoor shower, pool and amenities. Game Drives: We had an exceptional ranger and the sightings were fantastic. Topped off by some amazing drinks stops in both the morning and evening. Overall: Nico and his team are not afraid to go the extra mile to make sure you are looked after. They are exceptional. I would also like to mention that the two chefs are incredibly creative, and will cater to all your needs. The meals were better than any restaurant I've ever been to. Thank you again to all at Rhino Sands for making our stay peaceful, romantic and luxurious.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Thandeka Vaness... D wrote a review Nov 2021
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What a breathtaking magical experience. Thank you so much for your AMAZING TOP RANGE HOSPITALITY. From your friendly staff to your delicious food to the endless fun game drive experience, THANK YOU. Not forgetting your rooms, I’m still in disbelief that I had experienced a bit of heaven on earth. I had an idea of how I’d want my partners birthday to be like and you turned it all into reality, I’ll forever be grateful. I’m honestly out of words… because WOW Thandeka Dladla Durban, South Africa
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Shannon Airton, Owner at Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Responded 17 Nov 2021
Thandeka, thank you for your extremely kind and complimentary words. It is our absolute pleasure to help our guests celebrate their special occasions and I am so happy your partner enjoyed his birthday treat. I loved seeing your glamorous photos on social media. I appreciate you sharing your feedback here for other guests to see, it means a lot to a small business like yours. I truly hope that we get to see you again in the future.
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cdreysse wrote a review Nov 2021
Seattle25 contributions6 helpful votes
I can’t say enough about our experience at Rhino Sands. I traveled with my cousin and this was our first trip to South Africa and our first safari. Having had this trip postponed by Covid we were so excited to finally be here. It did not disappoint! The staff was just wonderful and I wish I’d have written down their names to individually thank them for their service. Attention to detail definitely sums up the service here. The food was incredible. It was like dining in a five star restaurant amongst the wilds of South Africa. Of course the games drives is why you come and they didn’t disappoint! Our guide was Jono (hoped I spelled that correctly) and he’s very knowledgeable about the animals, birds, flora and insects. How he could spot a tiny spider in the dark was beyond amazing! We saw a hyena carry her kill along the road, a cheetah with her kill and lions and vultures finish off another kill as well as lots of other animals. For me seeing the elephants in their natural setting was the highlight for me. Oh and a bit about covid protocols at the camp and in South Africa in general. All staff members wore masks. Our temperatures were taken everyday. Only the cleaning staff are allowed into your tent. Our travels also took us to Cape Town and Durban and again temperatures taken upon arrival and departure from the hotels, all staff wore masks, hand sanitizer applied or a available before entering the restaurants. Many thanks to everyone at Rhino Sands for making this trip of a lifetime beyond amazing. We hope someday to return,
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Shannon Airton, Owner at Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback here. As we are beginning to see the return of our international travellers it is so very helpful. Firstly, what a joy for us to have guests that have chosen us as their very first safari destination. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, from the in-house hospitality to the game drives with Jono. He has a real passion for all the different aspects of safari, great and small. Though it sounds like you definitely had a lot of the great creatures on your game drives ;-). Thank you for mentioning our Covid protocols. While we aim to make our protocols as unobtrusive as possible, it is extremely important to us that our guests know we are working hard and dedicated to keeping them safe during their travels. We certainly hope that you do return again, we would love to have you!
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US$571 - US$802 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalManyoni Private Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Rhino Sands Safari Camp?
Nearby attractions include Bayete Zulu Lodges (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rhino Sands Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rhino Sands Safari Camp?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a seating area, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Rhino Sands Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rhino Sands Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rhino Sands Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rhino Sands Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.