Rhino Post Safari Lodge
Rhino Post Safari Lodge is situated at the southern end of our 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park and shares a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Mala Mala reserve with an abundance of wildlife moving freely between the reserves. The concession is noted as an excellent game viewing area with encounters with the Big Five and where good sightings of wild animals can be enjoyed.
Rhino Post is set under magnificent Tamboti trees on the banks of the Mutlumuvi Riverbed. The nature of a wilderness area is that there are no permanent structures, so the lodge is built with natural materials – stone, wood, thatch and canvas – to give it an authentic bush feel. Each of the 8 suites are beautifully decorated with the bedroom and lounge area having wonderful views of the riverbed.
Following a game drive, guests can relax in the revitalising swimming pool, take in the views from the shaded patio and watch the abundant wildlife amble down to the waterhole for a midday drink. Sumptuous meals are served in the camp’s dining area, which is set under the trees. The lounge, with its extensive wine cellar, cozy fireplace and bar, is the perfect spot for a sundowner.
Right on our doorstep, a mere 30 minute game drive away, is our sister lodge Plains Camp, an intimate 4 tent glamping experience where you can take in the sights, sounds, scents and tastes of nature on foot, study the little things we so often miss and revel in encounters with big game at their own level. This would be a great combination with Rhino Post Safari Lodge.
Rhino Walking Safaris
The ultimate safari experience has got to be discovering nature on a walking trail. Plains Camp, on the only officially declared wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park was established specifically to provide this unique and exciting experience. Plains Camp’s focus is on exploring the 12 000 hectares of unspoilt reserve allocated for our exclusive use on foot, with short game drives to finish off afternoon walks. Our trails’ guides are highly qualified and experienced conservationists.
This respect is reflected in the camp itself, a shady tented haven which nestles under a thicket of knobthorn trees, overlooking the Timbetene Plain and waterhole. The décor is reminiscent of a bygone era of luxury, with authentic antiques and the finest white linens. With only four en-suite tents, the ambience and service is personal and intimate.
For the adventurous, a walk to the Sleepout Decks can be booked, where the guide cooks a traditional South African “braai” over an open fire, and the night is spent under the stars listening to the night sounds so far removed from civilisation. We are delighted to be able to share this matchless blend of Kruger in style with our many return guests and supporters of ethical and responsible environmental tourism.
Chundu Island, a tranquil and private sanctuary on the magnificent Zambezi River, has eight chic palm-thatched, fully-equipped tented rooms with comfortable beds, a large en-suite bathroom and private deck. Riverine trees provide a cool place from which to relish the surrounding sights and sounds. Unspoiled beaches, lush wetlands and open grasslands where wildlife graze undisturbed in their natural habitat form part of this beautiful African wilderness river setting.
An expansive dining area, open plan lounge and bar face up-river into the setting sun and create the perfect spot to relax with a book in the afternoons. Unwind in the evenings around the bar with a sundowner to witness spectacular sunsets peppered with the soulful cries of the African Fish Eagle and enjoy the shenanigans of elephants and hippos on the opposite bank. This unrivalled backdrop invites guests to share their day’s adventures before moving to the private dining area to savour the cuisine of the day. Unsurprisingly, stories are shared with fellow guests late into the night under clear, starlit skies accompanied only by the sounds of chirruping crickets and snorting hippos!
Just 21km from Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, transfers can be arranged to this bucket list-er that has to be explored up close to get the full scale of its majesty. Also on offer there are insanely-daring activities that inspire manic adrenalin overload! Chundu also provides access to the Zambezi National Park, 4×4 safaris, walking trails, river cruises and fishing. The park has a spectacular range of birdlife and teems with the best of African wildlife – from buffalo, kudu, giraffe, zebra and crocodiles to a growing population of lions, hyenas, leopards and endangered wild dogs.
Chundu guests have the freedom to savour a private world where nothing else seems to exist or matter but the beauty of Zimbabwe’s natural bush.
Masuwe Lodge is located just 7 kms from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, it overlooks the Masuwe River and is surrounded by 1000 hectares (almost 2500 acres) of private wildlife sanctuary.
The lodge offers accommodation in nine Wilderness Tents and one romantic Hide-Away each is constructed of canvas, thatch and stone and has a private en-suite bathroom and a private outdoor deck with views of wilderness and wildlife.
There is also a Family Nest, built in the style of a farm homestead it offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an outdoor living area with braai (BBQ) and private plunge pool. Delicious chef prepared meals are included at the lodge, as is a bar well stocked with local drinks. A range of guided activities are included such as visits to Victoria Falls and a tour of the Falls; game driving in the neighbouring National Park and guided bush walks. Masuwe also includes transfers to and from other activities such as white water rafting, helicopter flights etc.
Masuwe offers the best of both worlds – life on safaris and wildlife encounters with easy access to all the activities on offer at the Falls.