Author: Rhino River Lodge

Instagrammers gone wild at Rhino River Lodge

If it’s not on Instagram, it didn’t happen, right? Safaris are all about game drives, relaxing, good food and most of all…making your friends and family back at home jealous! And Instagram makes it that much easier to do. Whether your snapping pics of your early morning coffee in the bush, or a brilliant lion sighting, there’s no better way to document your adventures than through photographs. Since the Rhino River Lodge team joined Instagram, we’ve really enjoyed posting pics from around the lodge and sharing special sightings. Our favourite part, however, is simply seeing all the photos that...

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Impressing Guests At Rhino River Lodge

Dani and Jon stayed with us at Rhino River Lodge for two nights at the beginning of November. After having just spent time visiting the Timbavati and Sabi Sands, they’d already had 14 leopard sightings, seen lots of white rhino, as well as lions, wild dogs with pups, giraffe, zebras and pretty much everything else. Hence, the pressure was on to impress them. We needn’t have worried, however, as between our brilliant ranger Kyle, and all that the Zululand Rhino Reserve has on offer, we were covered. After their trip, Dani and Jon contacted us to let us know...

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Africa’s Youngest ‘Game Ranger’ at Rhino River Lodge

Nothing warms our hearts quite as much as a young and budding wildlife ranger. Born into a life in the Zululand bush, Wyatt is the son of the owner/manager team at Rhino River Lodge, Dale and Shannon Airton. At just two and a half years old, little Wyatt has been at the lodge since birth, making him Rhino River Lodge’s longest standing ‘game ranger’. When he’s not on game drives looking for animals, some of his favourite things to do are play in the river sand, beg for muffins from the kitchen, ride motorbikes with dad and help with...

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What it takes to be a Wildlife Ranger

Almost every person with a love of nature has at some stage considered becoming a wildlife ranger. Living in the wilderness, encountering wild animals on a daily basis and getting paid for it? It sounds almost too good to be true! So what’s the catch? With World Ranger Day coming up on 31 July, we decided to go straight to the source. We asked Rhino River Lodge Ranger, Kyle, what it takes to be a ranger, how to become one and what he wishes guests would understand when on safari… When and how did you decide that you wanted...

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5 reasons to do a bush walk

If you only do one thing while on safari, make sure it’s a guided bush walk. The sounds of leaves crunching beneath your boots harmonised by a myriad of bird calls, the feeling of being utterly surrounded by nature and the anticipation of the unknown – a bush walk not only engages your senses, but opens your mind to a whole new world. Often overlooked in favour of game drives, bush walks are one of the best ways to experience the African wilderness on a more personal and connected level. Many of our guests rate it as a highlight...

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