If you only do one thing while on safari, make sure it’s a guided bush walk.
The team at Manyoni spring into action to rescue two endangered painted wolves, an alpha female and male, after both suffering from serious leg injuries on separate occasions.
Good news for cheetah conservation as the latest female cheetah to be introduced to Manyoni Private Game Reserve has successfully given birth to a litter of four cubs!
With their bright green plumage, the African green pigeon is undoubtedly the peacock of the pigeon species.
In an exciting and massive win for conservation, a successful denning in Manyoni Private Game Reserve results in three new wild dog puppies.
As part of their ongoing conservation initiatives, a new female cheetah has been relocated to Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.
The patience of three cheetahs is incredible as they go on the prowl for three hours, stalking an impala herd in the hopes of making a kill.
While many people go on safaris with the hope of having some spectacular wildlife encounters, sightings can never be guaranteed and any encounter with the wilderness should be treated as a privilege in itself. However, if you’re lucky, nature may just treat you to something wonderful.
Seeing a lion cub on a game drive is a massive privilege. Seeing four tiny, fluffy six-week-old lion cubs is pretty much a safari miracle!
As the days get hotter and the nights get shorter, we switch our heaters for aircons, and pack away all the winter woollies. However, many wild animals have other (far more sophisticated) ways to cope with the heat.
With fewer than 400 African wild dogs estimated to be left in South Africa, seeing one of these apex predators in the wild is always a privilege.
When it comes to allogrooming among animals, the saying “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” definitely applies.
The higher up you are on the food chain, the lazier you’re allowed to be. Luckily for lions, they’re apex predators and can afford to spend some time lounging around. On a recent trip to Rhino River Lodge in the Manyoni Game Reserve (previously called Zululand Rhino Reserve), I became a witness to just how lazy lions can actually be.
“Cheetah! Cheetah! 3 o’clock!” Our ranger whispered in an urgent tone, his spotlight illuminating the slender body of a male cheetah.
Collective nouns and the fantastically descriptive terms used to describe African animals.
Two adorable orphaned baby warthogs are given a little assistance from the staff at Rhino River Lodge.
Guests find respite in air-conditioned rooms before climbing into game drive vehicles with beads of sweat rolling down their foreheads. It’s hot during the day but a Summer storm is looming and will soon cool the area.
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Zululand Rhino Reserve dehorns Lucky the rhino, who narrowly survived a poaching attempt, in order to protect her life.
A celebration of the lioness this Women’s Day!
Guests are treated to a lion-filled game drive at Zululand Rhino Reserve.
During a relaxing sundowner, safari guests were treated to a close-up encounter with some jackals.
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Safari mishaps and spectacular sightings in Zululand Rhino Reserve.
Guests at Rhino River Lodge were recently treated to the most adorable sighting of five lion cubs in the Zululand Rhino Reserve.
Rhino darting is a crucial part of rhino conservation and an unforgettable experience. Two lucky visitors at Rhino River Lodge managed to experience a rhino dart hands on.
The tricky task of fitting vultures on Zululand Rhino Reserve with GPS tracking units, along with tagging, ringing and measuring them to monitor the vulture population.
Wild dogs steal the show on a safari in Zululand Rhino Reserve.
A closer look at cheetahs this International Cheetah Day.
Life lessons for these young lions!
Staff at Rhino River Lodge wait patiently for the chance to rescue a hyena that had been caught in a wire snare. Snares are a cruel and indiscriminate method of poaching, and are wreaking havoc in populations of endangered predators.
Birding: appreciating the little feathered things while on safari at Rhino River Lodge in KwaZulu Natal.
Rhino River Lodge calls on everyone to realise that this rhino war is personal, and that we are all losing a lot more than lives in this fight.
A heart-rending but also heart-warming story about a very special rhino at Rhino River Lodge.
A family of cheetah lose their hard caught meal to a pack of vultures.
Try as they might, there doesn’t seem to be anything that will get this strong-willed leopard out of its comfy box!
There’s been a baby boom on the Zululand Rhino Reserve and these little faces were too cute not to show off!
Cheetahs seize the right moment to make a quick getaway from the Zululand Rhino Reserve’s new wild dogs.
May marked the introduction of six wild dogs to Zululand Rhino Reserve – join a game drive to search for them here….
As summer comes to an end at Rhino River Lodge almost every day holds the promise of rain and the animals wait patiently for those vital drops.
The annual Rhino Ride at Zululand Rhino Reserve is an event that fights for Africa’s beloved rhinos.
Two couples tell us about their safari proposals at Rhino River Lodge in the Zululand wilderness.
Christmas in the African bush is all about the welcoming of new life.
An interview with Kyle Naude, a guide at Rhino River Lodge, about his job and life in the bush.
Rhino River Lodge’s game ranger, Frances Hannah, retells the amazing and rather comical story of a brave little black rhino and how he sent a big, bad lion bolting into the bush.
Here is the tale of the lion cubs as told by Rhino River Lodge’s experienced ranger, Frances Hannah:
Rhino River Lodge set up a camera trap in the lodge gardens and managed to capture some of the most curious animals in Zululand…
The alarm goes off. It’s dark. Its 5am. We don’t kick, scream and curse it. Not this time, because that alarm is waking us up to head out on our early game drive. Now that’s a reason worth waking up for on a Saturday morning says Kelly Kidson. The giddy weekend my mom and I […]