Terry and his wife recently came to spend a night with us at Rhino River Lodge. He captured our attention when he posted the lovely photos he took during his stay to Facebook. We thought we would take the opportunity to share some of those photos with you along with a little bit of their experience at Rhino River Lodge.
Terry and his wife are locals, coming to us from the Durban area only about three hours away. Terry explains how he "discovered" Rhino River Lodge, "Our kids were all going to be away on the Friday night so I searched the
internet for a place in Zululand that we could grab for one night. I have been
to Zululand Rhino Reserve before so I am aware of the area and the history, but I had not stayed in
the south of the reserve before. So I searched on Rhino, and by chance ended on
your site. The online booking is a MUST as I took a chance and booked. We
families follow really busy schedules while our kids are at school, so getting
away for one night is really a treat for us. Being so close to Durban, one night
is a good option as we can do it easily, and still drive through
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi on the way home."
We asked Terry what his favorite sighting was during his stay with us..."We were spoiled with Lion, Wild Dog, Buffalo calf, Zebra foal, Rhino calf. All
were special. The most appreciated was the wild dog. We have never been so close
and had so much time with a pack. They are in such good condition. But we also
had some time to explore the dung beetle. I appreciated Alex (our Ranger/Guide)
really made an effort to show us the stuff that we wanted to see. He is really
enthusiastic, and has already learned a lot of the local knowledge of the bush."
When asked if he had any special memories from his stay Terry shared "As a couple we were able to enjoy a private weekend away, and partake in an
activity that interests both of us. So our memory is the overall experience at
a reasonable price." That sounds like a great memory indeed!
Terry shared some great advice for first time safari travelers "My advice to first time safari goers is that the only way to really see game in
a short time is to go to a private lodge as the rangers have a network that know
the area. So a lodge like Rhino River Lodge is perfect for that. A small
digital camera is perfect for holidays, but if you want decent animal pics you
need a good zoom, even a digital zoom will do. Another bit of advice is to pack
clothing for all seasons, and you never know how cold those nights will be on
the game drive."
All-in-all Terry and his wife had some really wonderful game viewing, especially for a one-night stay. Our sincere thanks for sharing the photos and their feedback with us. We can't wait until we get to have them back to stay again!