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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Stayed three nights at Black Rhino, and it far exceeded my expectations. From the moment we arrived, the staff were so friendly and helpful. Our room was amazing - very comfortable, very clean, and very spacious.
The game drives were great. Our ranger was Dian - he was phenomenal - seeking out the animals, finding just what we wanted to see, providing lots of interesting background info, giving plenty of time for everyone to get the “perfect” photo. And he was a little bit of a joker, which is always welcome!
Unfortunately we didn’t get up close to as many giraffes as I would’ve liked, and the lions were somewhat elusive - saw them, but they had a tendency to hide. But we were treated to a show by Terrence the hippo!!
Had a fabulous time. The food was good and plentiful. Would not hesitate in recommending to others.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
Thank Kathryn S
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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Black Rhino Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Dear Kathryn S -
Thank you for sharing your impressions of Black Rhino Game Lodge. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us - especially the game drives - and we're honoured that you would recommend Black Rhino to future travellers - thank you!

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We spent 5 nights at Black Rhino Lodge and can say without a doubt this is an excellent safari lodge experience that we are lucky to have found because of the care and expertise of the staff.

We are vegan and the amazing chefs were able to expertly accommodate us with gorgeous fruits and vegetables. We could not have appreciated this more.

The people are what will make this an unforgetable experience. Our guide was Marcus who was clearly passionate about guiding and extremely knowledgeable about wildlife, flora, as well as conservation. His guiding made our trip unforgetable (as I had known he would from reading other Trip Advisor reviews). He is also an expert photographer so he always knows the best shots and gets our vehicle to see the animals in the best light, perfect for instagrammers! The head ranger, Daffy, led us on a bush walk (extra 545R per person) one morning and took so much time to explain everything and teach us, we absolutely loved the experience.

We also loved the staff who were kind and made us want for nothing (shout out to Daniel, Thabo and Donald).

Pro tips: Free unlimited bottled water in your chalet, so bring those to meals and drives to save on beverage charges. Bring binoculars, they are worth it. Bring all your clothing layers, it gets cold on morning drives though they do provide some thick ponchos. Bring enough cash to tip the amazing staff, they never indicate that they are expecting it but you will get so close to them and appreciate their work. You will want to show them appreciation, because it is the people that elevate this experience to another level. Also note you can tip them via credit card at the end, but it’s just not as personal.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Black Rhino Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Dear Jessica L -
Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review of your stay at Black Rhino Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and that the Black Rhino team took such good care of you. We very much look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Black Rhino Lodge was fantastic!! Wonderful service and attention from check-in until departure. The rooms were incredible, and not to mention the twin showers and big bath. It's suitable for families, friends and a romantic weekend away. The staff are so spontaneous, friendly, and our Game Ranger Werner, just adds to the feeling in being in another world (like he said: "Gorillas in the mist") on the one morning Drive. The food...of top quality. Well done Black Rhino team for the four nights we spend with you. Memorable memories made, we saw plenty game, and made amazing friends.

Room Tip: Room 14, Definitely. Close to the hide and Lodge.
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ronel V
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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Black Rhino Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Dear Ronel V -
Thank you for sharing your impressions of Black Rhino Game Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Black Rhino team took such good care of you.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We spent a fantastic 2 nights here. Our lodge was beautiful with a bath, double shower and also an outside shower. The food was excellent including breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, as well as drinks and nibbles on the game drives. Our ranger Marcus was a brilliant driver and extremely knowledgeable about the reserve. He also had the gift of the gab and articulated everything very clearly. I could have spent all day bumping around in the truck looking at all the wonderful animals Marcus found for us - rhino, elephants, zebra, lions, leopard, giraffe, kudo, jackals and many others. The staff and management were friendly and helpful, especially when our taxi failed to turn up to take us to the airport so Paul organised for us to be taken in their own minibus.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Sue C
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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Black Rhino Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Dear Sue C -
We're delighted to hear just how much you enjoyed your stay at Black Rhino Game Lodge, and that the Black Rhin team took such good care of you. Thank you for taking the time to post your review, and we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed at Black Rhino for three nights.

Overall it was an amazing stay. The staff are very friendly and made us feel right at home. The food was great and there wasn’t a meal that I wasn’t impressed with.

The rooms are amazing! In fact, the dining and lounge areas are a little disappointing when you compare them to the luxury of the rooms. So that may be the one area of improvement.

Game drives were good - nice and long and we saw almost everything we would have loved to. It’s probably a personal thing, but the person who took us on our game drive could have been a little more engaging.

I would definitely recommend this lodge to both local and international visitors.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Saar01
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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Black Rhino Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Dear Saar01 -
Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of your stay at Black Rhino Game Lodge. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay, and we appreciate your constructive comments on the areas where you felt we could still improve. We'll definitely be looking into those. Last but not least, we're honoured that you would recommend Black Rhino to future travellers - thank you!

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