Rhino Sands Safari Camp

Rhino Sands Safari Camp is an 8-bed luxury tented camp set on a peninsula in the Msunduze River in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve.

The entire camp is set under canvas upon wooden platforms within the riverine forest. The main camp area features a reception office, casual bar and seating area, a formal lounge, and both formal and casual dining areas. There is also a large boma enclosure complete with bush oven for guests to enjoy dining fireside beneath the stars.

Rooms at Rhino Sands Safari Camp
The luxurious custom-built private tented suites are located amid a beautiful riverine forest.  The suites features a private living area, outdoor shower, and sparkling plunge pool and the canvas walls can be opened completely on three sides so guests can immerse themselves in the wilderness experience. All tents have stunning views of the river bed below. The camp has been designed and decorated with an emphasis on the romance of the classical safari experience, with a nod towards traditional safari styling but including all the modern luxuries.

Game Viewing at Rhino Sands
The experience revolves around two daily safari drives within Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The reserve is one of the premier game-viewing destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal and is home to the Big 5 along with African wild dogs and cheetahs, as well as large numbers of all the more common African animals. One of the most special moments on game drive are the rest stops, in the morning for coffee and tea and in the evening for sundowner drinks. Guests get a chance to pause and absorb the bush around them while stretching their legs and enjoying refreshments and snacks.

The goal at Rhino Sands is for each guest to experience every day as a unique and exciting adventure. We want to share with our guests the special part of safari that our team has fallen in love with…things like bush picnics, riverbed braais, and decadent sundowner stops. Each day will be a little different from the day before and we hope to inspire our guests to take these special opportunities to truly appreciate the magic that the African bush holds.

Rhino Sands Safari Camp is about a 4 hour drive from Durban and 2 hours from the coast. We recommend combining it with a few nights at the Thonga Beach Lodge for a true ‘Bush & Beach’ experience.

For more information about safari holidays in South Africa, speak to our South Africa holiday’s team on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia). Alternatively fill out our contact form.



Our opinion: Rhino Sands offers a very personalised safari stay with excellent game viewing. Compared to some of its more famous and larger neighbours such as Phinda we think it offers much better value for money and flexibility. The lodge is run by its owners who are passionate about African wildlife and conservation.

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Rhino Sands Safari Camp Amenities

  • Full Board and drinks included
  • Air conditioning
  • Boma
  • En suite with bath and shower
  • Mini bar

  • Private Plunge pool
  • Private Game drive vehicles available
  • Outdoor and Indoor shower
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Wifi