Rhino Walking Safaris
GPS Co-ordinates S 24° 55’26.00”
E 31° 39‘34.00”
Access by Road 4 x 4 access not required. Kruger National Park has 9 entrances on its South African border & 2 on its Mozambican border. Paul Kruger Gate is the nearest entrance to Rhino Walking Safaris.
Nearest Airport Skukuza Airport
Access by Air Daily flights ex Johannesburg & Cape Town with Airlink. 30 min road transfer to lodge

Travelling Times

Rhino Walking Safaris


Johannesburg to Rhino Walking Safaris via road 7 hrs
Johannesburg to Rhino Walking Safaris 
via air & road 1 hr 30
Cape Town to Rhino Walking Safaris via air 3 hrs
Nelspruit to Rhino Walking Safaris via road 2 hrs 30
Rhino Walking Safaris to Thonga via air & road 2 hrs 45
Rhino Walking Safaris to Kosi via air & road 3 hrs 45


Guests travelling to Rhino Walking Safaris need to check in at Rhino Post Safari Lodge first which is accessible in a normal 2 x 4 vehicle. Guests are then transferred in open 4×4 vehicle (no charge) to Rhino Walking Safaris base camp – Plains Camp.  Travelling time by vehicle from Johannesburg to Rhino Post Safari Lodge is approximately six hours  (500km).



Via Skukuza Airport – Kruger National Park

Airlink flies daily from Johannesburg (55 mins) & Cape Town (2hr 30 mins) directly into the Kruger Park to Skukuza Airport. Guests are met at the airport and transferred to the lodge (30 minutes drive) in an open game drive vehicle starting their safari experience the minute they step off the plane. A nominal fee is charged for the road transfer from Skukuza Airport. Rhino Walking Safaris. Flights are designed to connect with international & regional flights into Johannesburg & Cape Town International Airports.

Flight Schedule

Route  Departure Time Arrival Time Flying Time
Johannesburg-Skukuza 10.00 am 10.50 am 55 minutes
Johannesburg-Skukuza – operational from 1 Aug 2014 13.20 pm 13.10 pm 55 minutes
Skukuza-Johannesburg 13.30 pm 14.20 pm 55 minutes
Skukuza-Johannesburg operational from 1 Aug 2014 14.50 pm 15.40 pm 55 minutes
Cape Town – Skukuza 10.35 am 13.05 pm 2 hrs 30 minutes
Skukuza – Cape Town 11.20 am 13.50 pm 2 hrs 30 minutes

Via Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMIA) – Nelspruit

SA Express, Airlink & Nationwide Airlines fly daily from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg to KMIA Nelspruit.  Approximate flying time from Johannesburg to Nelspruit is 55 minutes. It is a 3.5hr drive from Nelspruit to Rhino Walking Safaris. If utilising the scheduled flights, you would need to make use of one of the following:

  • Chauffeured land transfers: KMIA to Rhino Walking Safaris (we can arrange this)
  • Car Hire: KMIA has 7 car hire companies, enabling you to self-drive directly to Rhino Walking Safaris

Private Charters are permitted to land at Skukuza which is approximately a half hour road transfer in open 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles, through the Kruger National Park to the lodge. Co-ordinates: S24º 58.0’ E031º 36.0’ Length: 1.55km tarred runway.  Airport hours are between 09h00 & 15h00 only.
In addition to the above, Isibindi Africa Lodges are able to organise inter-lodge road or air transfers between our properties. Contact reservations on [email protected] to arrange your personal road or air transfer.


  • Rhino Walking Safaris will not be held responsible for guests arriving at the Gates after closing times.
  • Guests must allow sufficient time to travel through the park and arrive at the lodge before sunset.
  • Guests are not allowed to travel on Kruger Park Roads after sunset.
  • Always allow extra time for animals blocking the road.
  • Remember the speed limit is 50kms in the park – please take this into account when planning your trip.
  • Please Note:  If guests are not in time at the respective gates, the SANParks personnel will not allow them to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night.


Travelling Times

Paul Kruger Gate to Rhino Walking Safaris – 1 hour
Malelane Gate to Rhino Walking Safaris – 2 ½ hours
Crocodile Bridge Gate to Rhino Walking Safaris- 2 ½ hours
NB – speed limit in the Kruger is 50km

Kruger National Park – Gate Opening / Closing Times

Month Jan –
May – July Aug –
Oct Nov – Dec
Gate Opening 05h30 05h30 06h00 06h00 06h00 05h30 05h30
Gate Closing 18h30 18h00 18h00 17h30 18h00 18h00 18h30