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Located on the Manyoni Game Reserve and overlooking the Msunduzi River, Rhino Sands Safari Camp provides accommodations in luxury tents.

Offering 4 luxury tents each offering a plunge pool, this intimate camp, designed by conservationists, is completely solar powered. Each tent also offers an outdoor shower.

Continental and buffet breakfast options are available each morning at the tented camp.

Daily games drives hosted by guides offer the chanec to view the Big 5 as well as bird life. The property features a boma style entertainment area with a fire pit where guests can enjoy drinks under the open sky. Other facilities on site include the reception, bar, lounge and dining areas.

St Lucia is 65 mi away and King Shaka International Airport is 168 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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About Rhino Sands Safari Camp

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  • Are game drives included in the price?

    Yes! The rate here is for an all-inclusive safari package...that includes your accommodation, all meals, two game drives daily and a selection of beverages.

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Hosted by Shannon and Dale Airton

Host Review Score 9.8
Shannon and Dale Airton

Shannon and Dale Airton

We've been in the ecotourism safari business for the last 10 years, and Rhino Sands is a culmination of everything we've learned and everything we thought a Zululand safari should be. We kept the camp intimate and small, with a focus on outstanding service and engaging guests in a connected experience with both the environment, our team, and one another. First and foremost, we are conservationists and lovers of nature and we hope that we have instilled that into every inch of the camp.

I first moved to South Africa in 2002 to research white rhinos for the San Diego Zoological Society in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. I have a bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution and a master’s degree in Biological Anthropology. Since working with white rhinos, I has been involved with research projects studying the behaviour of African wild dogs and the population dynamics of leopards. Once our son, Wyatt, was born in 2014 I decided to stay closer to home and am now helping run the family business. My husband, Dale, knew he was destined to be a game ranger from a young age. As a child, he developed a love for animals, wild spaces, and the game reserves of Zululand. He obtained a diploma in Conservation and began his career in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in 1999. During his years there he worked as a student ranger, lion and elephant monitor, trails guide, and rhino monitor. He then began monitoring black rhinos in reserves throughout the country and was involved in the release and monitoring of black rhinos through the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion project. That's how we found out about Mayoni Private Game Reserve and the rest is history!

Zululand is pretty much the greatest spot on earth! In 2004, 17 private properties in the northern Zululand area dropped their fences forming what is today known as Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The impetus for forming the reserve was to provide a home to a population of black rhinos as part of the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. The joining of the properties created a 23,000-hectare private game reserve in the heart of Zululand, in one of the most animal-rich and species-diverse areas of South Africa. In addition to the black rhinos, the reserve is now home to all of the big five (rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion) and has seen the re-introduction of two endangered carnivore species, cheetahs and African wild dogs. We have become one of the premier wildlife-viewing destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal and we are one of the most beautiful reserves in the area with varied landscapes from acacia thornveld to open savannah to riverine forest.

Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, Zulu

What's nearby
  • Mkuze Game Reserve
    12 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Ghost Mountain
    18.6 miles
How to get to Rhino Sands Safari Camp from King Shaka International Airport
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: African, Mediterranean, European

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, High tea

Amenities of Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
  • Linens
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Mosquito net
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Game drives
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Wake-up service
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Rhino Sands Safari Camp accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

This property is accessible by an unpaved road, which might not be suitable for some vehicles.

Please inform Rhino Sands Safari Camp of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Rhino Sands Safari Camp

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Rhino Sands Safari Camp (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Rhino Sands Safari Camp by:

    • Car 3h

  • Rhino Sands Safari Camp offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game drives

  • Rhino Sands Safari Camp is 1.7 miles from the center of Manyoni Private Game Reserve.

  • Check-in at Rhino Sands Safari Camp is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Rhino Sands Safari Camp may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Rhino Sands Safari Camp has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant