Rhino River Lodge Manyoni KZN

RHINO RIVER LODGE MANYONI
An intimate Big 5 safari on the banks of the Msunduze River
in Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Rhino River Lodge Manyoni is a family-owned and operated Big 5 safari lodge located in the magnificent Manyoni Private Game Reserve. This 23,000-hectare private game reserve is situated in the very heart of Zululand, 30kms north of Hluhluwe iMmfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The area is renowned for its African wildlife and rich cultural heritage.

Rhino River Lodge Manyoni is a relaxed family-style safari lodge with a reputation for excellent customer service and superior value for money. Join us for our game drives, where you will be guided by a knowledgeable ranger in one of our open safari vehicles and have the chance to see the Big 5 and many other African animals, birds, and wildlife. Enjoy hearty South African cuisine highlighting local ingredients, served under the stars around a campfire. Indulge in a comfortable night’s sleep in one of our well-appointed rooms, chalets or private safari homes. Join us in experiencing South Africa at its best, amongst untamed nature and warm hospitality.

Rhino River Lodge offers three different types of accommodation to suit our guests’ various needs. Guests can choose from double en-suite luxury rooms, family chalets or one of our private safari homes (the Cottage and the Homestead). The camp accommodates a maximum of 24 people at any time. All accommodation types feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private verandas, mosquito nets, mini bar and coffee and tea making facilities.

The lodge grounds sprawl through an area of thick riverine vegetation, rich with bird and animal life, and filled with magnificent fig and fever trees. The grounds also include a reception with curio shop, dining room with bar, WIFI, lounge, and swimming pool.

Rhino River Lodge offers three types of accommodation to suit our guests’ various needs. Guests can choose from double en-suite luxury rooms, family chalets or one of our two-bedroom private safari homes (the Cottage and the Homestead). The camp accommodates a maximum of 24 people at any time. All accommodation types feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private verandahs, mosquito nets, coffee and tea making facilities, and a fully-stocked minibar.


EN-SUITE LUXURY ROOMS
Our most traditional style of accommodation is our four en-suite luxury rooms. The rooms are decorated in a modern rustic style with newly renovated bathrooms. Each room has either one king sized bed or two single beds covered by a large mosquito net, a sitting area, and a private veranda.

FAMILY CHALETS
For small family that would like to share accommodation or groups of friends that would like a little extra space, we can offer our family chalets, which can accommodate up to four people each. Each log cabin-styled chalet has two double bedrooms (one is a second story loft-style room), a shared bathroom with bathtub, an open plan living area, and a private boma. We have two family chalets available.

THE COTTAGE
Guests that desire a little extra space and seclusion can book this traditional thatched house. This private safari home is reminiscent of a British cottage with a nod towards African-inspired decor. The house can accommodate four guests in two en-suite bedrooms, complete with air conditioners and stunning views. The Cottage features a cozy lounge and dining room as well as a fully functional kitchen. The covered verandah and private swimming pool overlooking the Msunduze River are the star features of this comfortable house-the perfect spot to enjoy family or friends while taking in the sights and sounds of the Zululand bush.

THE HOMESTEAD
The ultimate option to stay in privacy and luxury is Rhino River Lodge’s exclusive Homestead. This stylish contemporary two-bedroom safari home can accommodate up to four guests. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and features an outdoor shower.

Stacking doors in the spacious lounge fully open onto a private deck at the edge of the camp‘s boundary with un-touched bushveld views. This modern-styled home was designed to highlight the natural surroundings. The Homestead is equipped with a fully functional open plan kitchen, air conditioning, and a private plunge pool overlooking the Msunduze River bed.

While on safari at Rhino River Lodge you will have the opportunity to see lions, rhinos, elephants, cheetahs, wild dogs and much more as you are guided through the Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reserve by one of our knowledgeable game rangers in 4×4 game viewers twice daily. For an extra fee, we can arrange a night drive to search for more rarely seen nocturnal animals.

THE MANYONI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
In 2004, 17 private properties in the northern Zululand area dropped their fences forming what is today known as Manyoni Private Game Reserve (formerly Zululand Rhino Reserve). The impetus for forming the reserve was to provide a home to a population of black rhinos as part of the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. The joining of the properties created a 23,000 hectare private game reserve in one of the most animal-rich and species-diverse areas of South Africa.

In addition to the black rhino, the reserve is now home to all of the Big 5 (rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion) and has seen the re-introduction of two endangered carnivore species, cheetah and African wild dog. We have become one of the premier wildlife-viewing destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal and feature beautiful varied landscapes from acacia thornveld to open savannah to riverine forest. Game drives on the reserve are regulated by the reserve and coordinated by the ecotourism businesses to minimize the impact on the environment and the stress on the animals and to provide guests a better and more intimate game viewing experience.

SA RESIDENTS DISCOUNTED SPECIAL

Proof of residency will be required

Sun – Thu Travel Until: 15 Dec 2021
per person
Sat – Sun Travel Until: 15 Dec 2021
per person
FAMILY CHALET X 2 FAMILY CHALETS ACCOMMODATING 4 GUESTS
* Minimum occupancy of two adults required to book family chalets, Homestead or Cottage
 R     2 295,00  R     2 495,00
DELUXE EN SUITE ROOM X 4 ACCOMMODATING 2 GUESTS PER ROOM – SHARING PRICE  R     2 495,00  R     2 695,00
*Single Supplement available for Deluxe En suite room at R980 per night  R     3 475,00  R     3 675,00
THE COTTAGE HOUSE ACCOMMODATING 4 GUESTS
* Minimum occupancy of two adults required to book family chalets, Homestead or Cottage
 R     2 695,00  R     2 895,00
THE HOMESTEAD HOUSE ACCOMMODATING 4 GUESTS
* Minimum occupancy of two adults required to book family chalets, Homestead or Cottage
 R     2 895.00  R     3 095,00

See below for inclusions/exclusions

 

NON-SA RESIDENT DISCOUNTED PRICES  16 Jan 2021 – 12 Dec 2021 13 Dec 21 – 15 Jan 22
FAMILY CHALETS (x 2 chalets) per person sharing from:
* Minimum occupancy of two adults required to book family chalets, Homestead or Cottage
R2 927.00 R3 371.00
DELUXE EN SUITE ROOMS (x 4 rooms) per person sharing from:
*Single Supplement available for Deluxe En suite room at R980 per night
R3 068.00 R3 531.00
THE COTTAGE (x 2 bedrooms) per person sharing from:
* Minimum occupancy of two adults required to book family chalets, Homestead or Cottage
R3 493.00 R4 022.00
THE HOMESTEAD (x 2 bedrooms) per person sharing from:
* Minimum occupancy of two adults required to book family chalets, Homestead or Cottage
R3 776.00 R4 343.00

NOTE: Minimum 2 night stays

All pricing includes/excludes:

Includes: Accommodation in lodging of your selection
A morning and afternoon game drive on one of our open safari vehicles led by a game ranger
Snacks and drinks on both game drives
A generous full English breakfast served on return from your game drive
A light lunch
A three course, hearty South African dinner highlighting local ingredients and cuisine
Excludes: All beverages; activities not mentioned; Curio Purchases; Gratuities; * Manyoni Private Game Reserve Conservation levies are charged on behalf of the reserve at R175 per adult per night, and R90 per child U12 years per night.
Single Occupancy: Single supplement available for deluxe en-suite room at R980 per night
Optional Extras: Night Drive R450 per person (2 person minimum)
Elephant interaction R550 per person (off-site)
Baby-sitting services (to be pre-booked)
Nearby self-drive activities: Elephant interaction-approximately 20-minute self-drive, inside Manyoni Private Game Reserve
St. Lucia-approximately 2-hour self-drive, estuary boat hippo and croc tours, crocodile center
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park-approximately 1 hour self-drive to gate
Mkhuze Game Reserve-approximately 1 hour self-drive to gate
Jozini Dam-approximately 1.5 hour self-drive, tiger fishing available

Children on Safari
Children aged 4 – 12 years are charged 50% of the adult rate when sharing with two full paying adults.
If in one room with one adult or in own room, then full adult rate applies

Children 0 – 3 years old are free of charge when sharing with two full rate adults. Please note that children aged 3 years are not allowed on game drives. Baby sitting services are available for guests at an extra charge, however do need to pre booked a minimum of two weeks prior to arrival. Subject to availability.

Children aged 4-12 participation on game drive is at the discretion of the game ranger. If child is disruptive to or endangers either guests or animals, then participation on game drive will not be allowed.

Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE.