Team & Reviews


“A thing of beauty not shared, is valueless. Sharing this special place with guests gives our lives pleasure and meaning” – Nikki Meyer

At Rhino Walking Safaris we are passionate about conservation and people: from the General Managers, Nikki & Gerrit who have been here since it opened, to the cleaners, many of whom have worked up through the ranks over the years. Kindness and professionalism are the norm and firm friendships often flourish.

What Our Guests Say



  • Rhino Post Safari Lodge was excellent. We had a wonderful time. The staff was excellent. They all seemed to know our names even before we turned up. The food was truly exceptional. We were served by more than one chef. The food was absolutely top. I think that it is important to make sure that overseas clients understand that meals are included from you own marketing point of view. You might even want to beef up your online marketing with sample menus. This aspect is unusual and therefore represents a major budget saving which could make all the difference to a venue being in or out of budget. The guiding was excellent. We were guided by Joey. He was highly knowledgeable and made sure that we got the maximum value from the viewings that presented themselves. He did not rush or attempt to be the main attraction. He provided an excellent facilitated nature experience. Gerrit and Nikki provided a comforting back drop in the sense that one felt that one was being looked after by an experienced, dedicated and passionate team as opposed to merely cog in a money making machine. This intimate aspect is also a strong selling point for overseas guests who probably aren’t expecting it and are unlikely to be serial safari goers.
    Robert
    Gourmet Food Fan
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    Rhino Post Safari Lodge
  • Thank-you so much for offering me the opportunity to stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge and to experience the walking safari at Plains Camp. I loved both lodges very much and all the guides are really great, however I particularly liked the walking safari experience, and Plains Camp. Bernard Mhlanga was absolutely amazing, he is certainly the best guide in the entire Kruger Park and beating all the guides in the Sabi Sands, and he is quite well known too, many lodges I visited know of him. I really liked him and he gave us the best walking safari experience ever. Please send him my sincere thanks! Plains Camp for me is such a wonderful, secluded camp, which still has all the luxuries guests need in their rooms or at the main areas. The food at Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp were both superb. Rhino Post was great too, rooms really spacious, perfect location and I loved the outdoor shower! Special mention must also go to Joey, great guy and he really does his best to get the sightings. Really knowledgeable too. Thanks goes to him too! Many thanks once again Michelle and Nikki, it was an overall wonderful experience, and I will definitely be putting your lodge on my priority list, and try and sell more!
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    Travel Consultant
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    Rhino Post Safari Lodge
  • I loved both lodges very much and all the guides are really great, however I particularly liked the walking safari experience, and Plains Camp. Bernard Mhlanga was absolutely amazing, he is certainly the best guide in the entire Kruger Park, and he is quite well known too, many lodges I visited know of him. I really liked him and he gave us the best walking safari experience ever. Please send him my sincere thanks! Plains Camp for me is such a wonderful, secluded camp, which still has all the luxuries guests need in their rooms or at the main areas. The food at Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp were both superb. Rhino Post Safari Lodge was great too, rooms really spacious, perfect location and I loved the outdoor shower! Special mention must also go to Joey, great guy and he really does his best to get the sightings. Really knowledgeable too. Thanks goes to him too!
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    Walking Safari Fan
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    Rhino Post Safari Lodge
  • We have just returned from our stay at Rhino Post and would like to let senior management know how very much we enjoyed our time there. It is a wonderful facility but its greatest asset is the staff, they could not have been more welcoming or worked any harder to make our stay a pleasurable one. Nikki and Gerrit were fantastic hosts and lead a team of professional, courteous individuals, to name a few: Colin, our Guide, who was very knowledgable about the many birds and animals we saw with him - amazing. Joey too with whom we had one drive but had sightings of lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, incredible. Dora and Sindy and their colleagues whose names I didn't sadly learn but, who all offered a first rate service in the restaurant, always with a friendly smile. Brileen and Anoushka that worked behind the scenes but who also offered a friendly welcome Chefs for the delicious food and surprise meal under the stars There are many others that I cannot name but all of whom made this a holiday to remember, we cannot praise them highly enough.
    JL

Our Team




Nikki, Gerrit & Martin

Nikki and Gerrit have lived in the Kruger Park since 1992, and have been managing Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Rhino Walking Safaris since it opened in 2003. Gerrit, a conservationist at heart, studied nature conservation, and has worked for Natal Parks, Mala Mala Private Game Reserve and South African National Parks. Amongst his greatest claims to fame are: being appointed to introduce public game drives in the Kruger National Park, leading a film crew to film a new born lion cub under the watchful eye of its mother and surviving an altercation with a black mamba in his son’s bedroom – during which his brand new vehicle was shot – by him! When he’s not in the bush, adding daily to his lifetime of bush learning, he is an enthusiastic golfer and photographer. He takes care of our environmental audits (achieving great results), roads, maintenance and guiding staff. Nikki has a background in public relations and education, with a strong interest in language and a passion for cooking. Her favourite animal by far remains the human being, and she has had numerous encounters with these, as well as other wild animals. She is the author of Game for Anything, which chronicles the first twelve years of their family’s bush-living. Her second book is pending…


Bernard Mhlongo

Local celebrity of the African bushveld, Bernard Mhlangu is well known for his regular appearances on television and his combination of scientific and local knowledge. Growing up in the area surrounding the Kruger National Park, Bernard absorbed most of his bush and animal knowledge is his early years, passionate about the fauna and flora of this region even as a boy. Now 45 years old, he has 25 years of service in the Kruger National Park behind him. Formally qualified and FGSA registered, with additional certification in First Aid and Professional Driving, he has a restless mind which is always on the search for new information and skills. His knowledge of African traditional cultural practices and the indigenous medicinal use of plants is impressive. With a wicked sense of humour, he is a talented bird and animal mimic, with the creatures reacting to his calls and approaching him. He has had a regular slot on the South African wildlife television programme 50/50, as well as being featured on BBC TV (Safari 8) and has numerous very popular You Tube clips that have been put on the internet by his guests.