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Kruger National Park: Rhino Post Safari Lodge

I’m nearing the end of writing about my trip to South Africa last September. The last few days were spent nestled in the middle of Kruger National Park, totally unplugged from the rest of the online world. It was a pretty refreshing period of my adult life, though I wish we had the foresight to learn that before embarking on a domestic plane from Joburg to Skukuza. I spent the next few days wondering if loved ones feared the end of us, but it turned out that no one was the wiser. 😂

Plane view of Kruger National Park, South Africa.View of Kruger National Park from the domestic plane.

Skukuza airport, Kruger National Park, South Africa.The clean and simple Skukuza airport.

Rhino sculpture at Skukuza airport, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Outdoor baggage claim at Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa.I loved the outdoor baggage claim!

Unloading luggage at our destination at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.We had to take a car ride through the park from the airport, and I was very amused to have had a small rolly attachment to store our luggage in throughout the trip.

We boarded at the Rhino Post Safari Lodge, with Rosie the deer making a guest appearance every once in a while. She’s a wild deer, but it’s pretty wonderful that she trusts the place enough to go foraging around us humans.

Rosie the wild deer at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Rosie the deer at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Here, have some pictures of the beautiful, beautiful place:

Admin office at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.The admin office at the Rhino Post Safari Lodge.

Complimentary drink upon arrival at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.We were offered a complimentary drink upon arrival. Here’s the bar with very cool rock walls.

Waiting to meet our guide at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.


View of outdoor dining at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

View of second story shared space at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.View from the second floor.

Pool at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Panorama of wildlands from Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Impala at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.I think those were Impala walking away from the watering hole in one row?

Chilling, reading a book, and watching wild animals approach the watering hole across the balcony at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.Lucky that I brought a book to read while waiting for animals to show up at the watering hole!

Wild boars drinking from watering hole at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.We also saw some wild boars!

All of our rooms were connected by this wooden bridge, and were more or less connected in a line facing the wildlife – giraffes, elephants, and even lions were spotted pass through! In fact, a group of hyenas huddled outside the entrance our first night here! Too bad Ottie and I were safely ensconced in our rooms after dinner instead of hanging out at the bar like the Belgian family who did and got the privilege of witnessing.

Exterior of lodgings at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.Coming out for dinner every night was an exercise in strength in numbers, as it would have been very dark by then without permanent light fixtures and we may encounter nocturnal prowlers en route to foodings.

I loved our room:

Interior of room at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Peeking from behind mosquito netting on bed at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Beauty table at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Bathtub at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Beautiful soap containers at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Outdoor shower at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Food was completely taken care of by the hospitable staff, and everything was so scrumptious!

Lunch spread at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Lunch spread at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Bowl of fruits at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Stone wall and breakfast spread at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Breakfast spread and omelettes and pancakes to order at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Breakfast at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Breakfast at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Breakfast at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Pre-dinner appetisers after an evening game drive at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Early breakfast at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Dining together for dinner indoors at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.Also, what goes on in here is that everyone gathers together for meals. This makes about a total of 12 visitors excluding the game drivers and admin staff. That was initially very stressful for me, but I was lucky to be able to use Ottie’s casual ability to engage strangers as a cover while I inhaled my food. On the bright side, as most of the visitors stayed the same, and we stayed in the same grouping as those whom we drove with, it got easier to warm up to these friendly strangers and recognise their faces. A lot of enviable animal sighting stories were told between us two cars.

Breakfast to go flatlay from Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa.Ottie and I had to leave early before breakfast to catch our flight back to Singapore on our last day, and the staff were so kind to pack us breakfast to-go!

Two outfits:

Floral and black outfit for safari, South Africa.

Floral and black outfit for safari, South Africa.

Floral and black outfit for safari, South Africa.

Floral and black outfit for safari, South Africa.

Muted black and orange knit outfit for safari, South Africa.

Muted black and orange knit outfit for safari, South Africa.

Muted black and orange knit outfit for safari, South Africa.

Outfit 1
Floral bikini top – Motel Rocks
Floral jacket c/o Newdress
High-low skirt – Forever 21
Socks – Stance
Sneakers – Zalora

Outfit 2
Grey tank top c/o Dresslink
PU leggings c/o Dressgal
Knit cardigan – Alfred Dunner

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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