Rhino Walking Safaris
Discover nature’s hidden wonders in specially tailored walking trails from our luxury tented accommodation. Plains Camp is situated in the heart of our 12,000 hectare concession - a stone’s throw from Skukuza and easily accessible by road or air. With a maximum of eight people only (no children under 12), guests are ensured of a quality, pristine wilderness experience.
Plains Camp has four luxury African explorer-style tents with en-suite (hot running water) and all the comforts of home, plus the African Wilderness on your doorstep. Built in authentic pioneer tradition it has the serenity of a 19th century naturalists retreat, nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket and overlooking the spectacular Timbitene plain and waterhole. An Africana book collection and antique treasures are reminiscent of a golden era.
Guests wanting to enjoy a unique experience will be able to walk out to our “Sleep Outs” on elevated wooden platforms (weather permitting).
Evelated Wooden Platforms
This is the only place in the Kruger National Park offering this unusual accommodation. Guests will leave Plains Camp in the late afternoon and arrive at the platforms in the early evening carrying a lightweight rucksack containing a change of clothes and refreshments.
To ensure a varying and complete concession experience, we suggest that guests participate in a trail that encompasses Rhino Post Safari Lodge (game drives), Plains Camp (primarily walking) and our Sleepouts, as each type of accommodation and activity is different from the other.
Our walking trails are limited to eight guests who are guided by two armed rangers. Our guides meet the stringent requirements of the South African National Parks and senior guides hold the highest guiding qualification possible in South Africa.
After an introductory brief on the “do’s” and “don’ts” of bush walking safaris, the guide will structure the trail taking into account the fitness level of the group and any special requests. Departures are before breakfast and again in the late afternoon to avoid the midday heat, with the average walk being between three and four hours. Walks may be lengthened or shortened depending on the group’s desires and fitness levels.
From South African Rand (ZAR) 2'550 per person per night sharing (fully inclusive – including walking safaris)