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Reviewed 21 July 2021

My niece and I stayed at Rhino River Lodge, room 3 for 4 nights in July 2021. Rhino River is a comfortable, cozy family experience with amazing sightings and friendly, hospitable service. The kids absolutely loved the activities provided by J every day - a special touch. The food was delicious which we enjoyed in a different setting each day. Loved sitting having lunch on the river front. with the nyala and warthog grazing nearby. All staff are very obliging and went the extra mile for us given the circumstances during the unrest in KZN at the time. Thank you Dale and team for making sure we got back to Durban safely.

The Manyoni reserve is beautifully diverse with an abundance of game. I highly recommend a visit to this reserve.

Room tip: Best double suite is room 6, looking onto the river.
Date of stay: July 2021
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Rhino River Lodge Manager, General Manager at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2021

Dear Sasha,

We are so glad that yourself and your niece had such a great time with us! We are especially glad to read that the kiddies enjoyed their activities with Jay-D!

Hoping to see you back for another adventure with us!

Rhino River Lodge,
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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

We cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay at Rhino River Lodge and cannot recommend it enough!

From the first email to arrange booking, right until check- out, the staff were absolutely phenomenal, always going the extra mile. The attention to detail and personal touches made our stay extra special. There was no request too big and we were always met with a smile. Exceptional service from people who are clearly proud of where they work and passionate about their jobs.

Our guide, Hala, is an asset to the lodge! He was experienced and went out of his way to teach us about the bush, share his stories and made all our sighting dreams come true!

The accommodation is spotless, well equipped with amazing attention to detail. Honestly, we can’t fault it.

The food! Oh my goodness the food! Delicious, homemade and beautifully presented, each meal was a feast for the senses. The talented kitchen staff make magic from a little kitchen in the middle of the bush. You will not leave Rhino River lodge hungry!

Of course, travelling during the COVID pandemic may seem daunting but the team at Rhino River lodge is professional, safe and honours all regulations. They make sure guests are kept far apart from each other (we always had our own private dining area and never mixed with any other guests, giving us total peace of mind), there was always sanitizer available at every entrance, bathroom and throughout our rooms and the staff ALWAYS had their masks on.

A luxurious sanctuary that is a must for anyone.

From the bottom of our hearts: thank you and we will see you again… SOON!
Sam, Gregg, Colleen, Graham, John and Jenny

Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rhino River Lodge Manager, General Manager at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2021

Dear Sam,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are so glad that your family got to enjoy a relaxing family holiday here with us.

Hoping to see you all again soon for another adventure, and even more great food prepared by our talented Chefs :)

Safe travels, until we meet again!

Rhino River Lodge,
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Reviewed 20 June 2021

We had a three night stay at the lodge. Food was excellent, staff very friendly, accommodation good and saw interest animals on the game drives. very excited to have seen the wild dogs.

Thank you Rhino River Lodge

Date of stay: June 2021
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Rhino River Lodge Manager, General Manager at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2021

Dear Pamela

It is amazing to read that you got to see the Wild Dogs while staying with us, and that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Rhino River Lodge.

Hoping to see you and your girls for another Safari Adventure!

Safe travels,
Rhino River Lodge
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

Wow! What a gem of a bush experience. From Sharon's warm welcome on arrival until our departure 3 days later, we were treated like royalty. The food was 5-star and the staff who prepared it were an absolute delight. Bongani, our ranger, was outstanding, successfully tracking lion, cheetah and elephant and we were also fortunate to see black rhino. His stories on Zulu culture and tradition also kept us mesmerised. His sightings and knowledge of birds is also exceptional although we did find him the Narina Trogan!! Whilst the bulk of time is obviously spent with your ranger, mention must also be made of the very well presented and extremely polite cleaning staff.

There were two small negatives that have not detracted from our overall 5-star rating. The Wi-Fi didn't operate (some folk consider this a blessing and our only need for this was to keep the family back home updated with photos) and the family chalets have the main bedroom upstairs meaning a trek downstairs to the toilet during the night.

We will definitely be back.

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank Petmor1
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Rhino River Lodge Manager, General Manager at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2021

Dear Peter

It is so lovely to read reviews like yours! Thank you for sharing your incredible experience. It was an absolute delight to host your family on your getaway to Rhino River Lodge.

We have since been able to (mostly) sort out our connectivity with our service provider so on your next trip you will be able to send as many photos as you would like to :)

On your return trip, may I suggest enquiring about the Homestead or the Cottage? They are spacious 2 bedroom houses and each bedroom has it's own bathroom, and outdoor showers for you to enjoy. They are definitely our popular choice amongst family travellers.

Hoping to see you soon for another safari adventure.

Safe travels,
Rhino River Lodge
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Reviewed 9 June 2021

We stayed at the Homestead lodge and it was pure luxury. We took a self-catering option and loved it - nicely appointed kitchen, great decor and comfortable and warm beds and baths. Private pool and garden frequented by buck and an abundance of wild-life. Very quiet and just what we needed to recharge and restore our batteries. The game drives were great - we saw lots and our rangers were knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure we saw what we wanted. The rest of the staff were friendly and went out of their way to help and assist where needed.

Date of stay: May 2021
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Thank Jane F
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Rhino River Lodge Manager, General Manager at Rhino River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2021

Dear Jane,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! It is always such a pleasure to read such kind words from our guests.

Hoping to host you again in the future.

Rhino River Lodge,
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