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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stay at Rhino Post is an experience of a lifetime. We were made to feel welcome and special and learned a great deal on our morning and afternoon safaris. Our guide was able to find the best spots to see all the animals one could hope to see. To make the experience more enjoyable were were served our favourite...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear johnbQ700RO Thank you for the great review of Rhino Post. It is certainly a privilege for us to share this special place with you, and heartwarming to know that you love it as much as we do. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

Laren, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an amazingly beautiful place and experience! The camp is set up with safe, strong and beautifully decorated tents. I travelled alone and felt so welcome, it was such a warm and friendly environment. The dinner was lovely, every time. The guides (Andre, Albino and Mdu) were very professional and friendly. The safari (walking and driving) were very...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Q8222ZJts Thank you for the fabulous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us - and especially that night at the Sleepouts (one of my favourites). We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plains camp is an amazing place! Very small groups, and everyone becomes well acquainted. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and it always felt safe. Andre was great at sharing information and making the bush a little more familiar. Food was gourmet! The sound of the cats at night and seeing the herd of buffalo out in the field was...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

DearJoyS58653 We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Plains Camp, and will be sure to pass on your compliments to Andre. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply put this is the most amazing and stunning experience of my life. This camp is clean and small and you fell as though you are staying with friends in an eco-paradise rather than paying for an experience. The staff are beyond amazing they felt like family by the end of the stay. The grounds are meticulously maintained with a...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Philip T Wow! Thank you for such great feedback. It is a great privilege for us to share this very special experience with people like you. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

If there was one Safari on your 'wish' list I highly recommend the Rhino Safari Plains Camp. A nostalgic Ernest Hemingway approach. The living quarters are sensational, very comfortable and clean. To be able to lie in bed and listen to wildlife is a sound I will never forget. Waking up to zebras nearly at your tent and wilderbeast galloping...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Carlene W Thank you so much for the wonderful review and recommendation. It is a very special place and experience, and we are delighted that you got so much out of it. We hope that you will have the opportunity to repeat the experience one day. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great and educational way off enjoying nature and wildlife! Got to see nature on the animals terms. Excellent coaching and learning experience complete withgood dining. Definitely something to be recommended!

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Johanc645 Thank you very much for the lovely review - and for understanding the importance of seeing nature on the animals terms - rather than ours! We appreciate you taking the time to review and share this information. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

WHAT an experience. I was taken here (by my wife) as a surprise and hoped to see Rhino. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we'd get as close as we did. The onlpy comment I made was that they could do with a telescope or powerful binoculars so that you could sit and watch the water hole from...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Dakkers Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Andre and Ella. We are certainly fortunate to have such a great and passionate team. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you are not afraid to come close to wild animals while walking this is a fantastic experience. The guides know their job well, we never felt unsafe or that we would disturb the animals with our presence. We had a great time.

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Heidi R Thank you very much for the great review. It is definitely a unique and exciting way to view animals and experience the small things that often get missed, while using all of your senses. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A wilderness camp with four very luxurious tents. Lovely accommodation, comfy beds, good shower, fluffy robes. Delicious breakfasts follow a 4/5 hour trek through the bush. You walk in single file with 2 guides. Wonderful experience. Evening safari drives with sunset cocktails. Dinner is a 3 course set menu. Drinks are charged to a sheet and paid for at the...

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Thank so much for the great review. We take so much pleasure from sharing this amazing bush experience with our guests that it is always very heartwarming to know that you have enjoyed it as much as we do. Kind regards Nikki Meyer

Aarschot, Belgium
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This glamping camp was 'the' surprise of our vacation. We visited 4 high end lodges during our stay and wanted to try the tented camp to have a tented but still luxurious experience. We were very impressed. We booked this place mainly because it came highly recommended for walking safaris. And let me give special thanks to André whom trough...

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IsibindiAfrica, General Manager at Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Andy C Thank you very much for the wonderful review, and affirmation of Andre our newest (though highly experienced) trails guide. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to him. So glad that you fully appreciated the authentic experience that we offer! Kind regards Nikki Meyer

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Plains Camp is situated in the heart of a private 12 000 hectare wilderness concession 10km north east of Skukuza Rest Camp in the world famous Kruger National Park. The concession is an environmentally sensitive area which was previously unexplored, with huge diversity of both fauna & flora - an ideal setting for wilderness walking safaris in an internationally renowned big five area.It comprises of 4 en-suite luxury African explorer style tents with all the comforts of home with the African Wilderness on your doorstep. Built in authentic pioneer tradition, it has the serenity of a 19th century naturalist's rest, nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket.Expansive decks surround the lounge and dining areas from where one can survey the vast Timbertene Plains and watch the big 5. The plunge pool is an ideal place to retreat during the heat of the day while the animals drink at the nearby waterhole.Guests can choose to walk to "Sleep Outs" - a giant tree house and spend a night under the African Skies. ... more   less 

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Address: Kruger National Park, Skukuza 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Skukuza
Price Range: R7 921 - R10 225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rhino Walking Safaris at Plains Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Sleeping in a tent in the bush, but having an en suite bathroom and luxury furnishings is an amazing experience! You can't get any closer to nature than this!”
 of 5 bubbles JoyS58653, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Talk with the staff, ask questions, keep your eyes an ears open because you could hear or see anything at anytime.”
 of 5 bubbles 128philipt, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sleep-out is a must-do.”
 of 5 bubbles sbme, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“A tent with a view over the plain”
 of 5 bubbles aldor737, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms have good views”
 of 5 bubbles bernadettee308, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
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