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Experienced ranger saves guests from lion attack

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Written by Barbara du Plessis for Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge The early morning game drive from at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in Hluhluwe turned into a rather exciting impromptu bush experience during the morning coffee break. Ranger Anna Tinker was hosting a tour group from Thompsons Travel and they stopped for their coffee at a…

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What to pack for your Safari in South Africa

Looking, I suspect, a little more like an Egyptian mummie than the Audrey Hepburn look I am going for, I draw my cream scarf closer around me. Note to self: It always gets colder than you think on a game drive in an open vehicle, no matter how hot the weather when you set out.…

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Make 2016 the Year of Your Bucket List Travels

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What’s on your bucket list? A few years ago I wrote out mine. What started out as a satisfying experience turned into a bit of a shock, as I realised that if I was to take this list seriously, it meant I had to do at least one trip a year if I was to…

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First Ranger Report of 2016 from Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

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Here is our first ranger report for 2016 from Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, written this time by ranger Anna Tinker. Happy New Year from everyone at Rhino Ridge! Not only was it our lodge’s first ever holiday season (reason enough to celebrate), but we had some really excellent animal sightings to complement the festivities. This…

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge: Head Chef Jarred Pullin

I am delighted by this bounding man of energy and passion for his craft as Head Chef of Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. With an impressive background in catering for some of the most luxurious lodges in Africa, from Cape Town to the Ngorongoro Crater to Madikwe, Chef Jarred could not resist the pull of managing his…

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Lion Communication and Interaction

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This past week in the Kruger National Park, just South of Rhino Post Safari Lodge, I watched, spellbound, as two relatively mature bachelor lions affectionately nuzzled one another during a midday nap in the heat of the day. And should you ever have had the privilege of watching a pride of lions interact, you may have…

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Baby season

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Big eared, fluffy, clumsy, playful and affectionate, summer is baby season in the African bushveld and we are loving all the sightings of baby lion, elephant, rhino, hyena, giraffe, zebra, antelope and the cutest little babies of all – the warthogs. Africa Geographic features our photographic celebration of the baby animals whose endlessly amusing antics…

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'Tis the season

Generous guests from Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge donated baby blankets, clothes, books and stationery to local Hlabisa Community Care Workers who support orphaned and vulnerable children in their community. Here Nomkhose and Thobeka, who are passionate about community development, hand over the parcels to the Care Workers.    

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Dreams are made of this

Here’s what renowned writer David Bristow and award-winning photographers Roger and Pat de la Harpe have to say about Thonga Beach Lodge in their much-awaited African Icons book. Isimangaliso was selected as one of these pristine natural areas of Africa and the talented trio stayed at Thonga Beach Lodge while filming there. This is an…

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