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Archived entries for  Garden Route

Spanning from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route is a beautifully scenic region, from the semi-desert of the Karoo and forests of Tsitsikamma to pretty seaside towns and white sandy beaches. And it’s great for families! Visit the Garden Route section on our website.

Memoirs from the Cape Royale and Gondwana Game Reserve…

View from suite at Cape Royale, Cape Town

“Oh Wow, they are Massive!” There’s a scene in one of my favourite movies where the assistant to the high-powered lead actress is given a landslide of impossible tasks and errands. She repeats a very simple mantra in order to convince herself that the hellish to-do list is all worth it in the end; “I […]

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The Royal Portfolio

Royal Portfolio

We Rhino Africans have been lucky enough to go and stay at all three of the Royal Portfolio properties and thought this would be a good time to share some of our musings with you… Essentially, the Royal Portfolio comprises three properties in three extraordinary locations: Birkenhead House in Hermanus Royal Malewane in the Thornybush […]

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Our Top 10 Beaches in South Africa


‘Hot town, summer in the city…’ Summer is returning to the Cape and the beach is all that’s on our minds. As we slip from the chilly clutches of winter into the ample bosom of the South African summer… and as you slip from your not-so Indian summer into the dark of a Northern Hemisphere […]

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Rhino Africa in the News

Rhino Poaching is counter productive to sustainable tourism

It’s been a busy few weeks at Rhino Africa HQ – David has been taking a well earned break hopping the Greek Islands and we’ve sent two groups up to the Kruger to research and review some of SA’s finest game lodges. But while the commercial side of Rhino Africa has been doing its thing, […]

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Golf Holiday on the Garden Route

Golfing on the Garden Route

  Terence is the glue behind Rhino Africa. The keratin in our Rhino horn. He’s the “I” in our IT department and the “hand” in our handyman. After being part of the crack squad that organised David’s 40th birthday at the Mount Nelson, Terence took a well deserved break. While Tiger Woods was distracted by […]

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Niki visits Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Klein Karoo


  Now I was dying to see for myself what Sanbona Dwyka Lodge was all about since I had heard so much about it! After our stay in Swellendam on the Route 62, we made our way through the Tradouw’s pass to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. This is a big reserve at around 54 000 hectares […]

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Onwards and Eastwards

Schoone Oordt Country House

  This is the second instalment of Niki’s recent road trip… After our stay in Franschhoek, we continued over the mountains and through the Franschhoek pass towards Robertson and onto Swellendam near the well-known Route 62. We stayed at a gorgeous little hotel called Schoone Oordt. What a beautiful place!! It is run brilliantly by […]

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Win A Luxury Safari!!!

Win With Rhino Africa

  How about three nights at Cape Town’s most exclusive boutique hotel, MannaBay, followed by two nights at the incredible Londolozi Private Game Reserve, including air transfers! What’s that I hear you say? There must be some catch. But there isn’t! All you have to do is become a fan of (like) Rhino Africa on […]

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Focus on Samara

Samara Private Game Reserve

  At Rhino Africa we’re constantly on the lookout for fantastic new places and new experiences to bring to our clients. Samara is one such place. One of the least visited, but most breathtaking provinces in South Africa is the Eastern Cape. Samara has created a unique wilderness experience in a heart-stoppingly beautiful  amphitheatre of […]

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Behind the lens – Samantha Myburgh

Behind the lens - Samantha Myburgh

Samantha Myburgh comes from Port Elizabeth, South Africa’s windy city. She has quite a history and has worked in the hospitality industry in both London and Dubai. She started off by working for the famous Shamwari Group – a selection of five-star lodges in the Eastern Cape,  before she moved onto Tsala Treetop Lodge, near Plettenberg Bay. […]

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Behind the lens – Craig Harding

Behind the lens - Craig Harding

Craig Harding is the copywriter and general go-to guy at Rhino Africa. Hailing from Nelspruit in the low-veld of South Africa. He only took up a camera 7 months ago but he seems to be getting the hang of it. You will most likely see examples of Craig’s photography all over our blog, website and in […]

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Behind the lens – David Ryan

Behind the lens - David Ryan

Our fearless/peerless leader loves taking photographs! When David isn’t ensuring that Rhino Africa runs smoothly, he will most likely be found dreaming up a new venture, traveling through Africa or behind his camera. Having traveled extensively throughout Africa many of the images on the Rhino Africa website hail from his well organized image library!

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