Plains Camp backs onto the confluence of the Mutlumuvi and Tswiriri rivers. It is named after the Timbitene Plain which stretches out in front of the camp. The rivers behind the camp are usually both dry, but can flow quite strongly when heavy localized rain falls.
Home of Rhino Walking Safaris
An exclusive specialist safari experience, Rhino Walking Safari’s base camp is comprised of four tents overlooking the plain, where a variety of general game as well as predators can be spotted. The Timbitene waterhole at the end of the plain is a popular elephant drinking place.
from Plains Camp
For something completely different and a totally unrivalled wilderness experience, guests are able to walk from Plains Camp to our Sleep outs. These are 4m high elevated wooden platforms with tents on the top level where guests will be able to literally sleep out under the stars!
This is the only place in Kruger National Park offering this unusual accommodation. Read More >>
Four comfortably furnished African explorer style tents, en suite with hot running water and all the comforts of home with the African Wilderness on your doorstep. A generator and a back-up battery system power overhead fans and 24 hour lighting. The generator system can be used to re-charge camera batteries at specific times.
- 4 twin tents / 8 bedded camp
- All rooms feature twin beds
- Overhead fans in all tents
- En suite shower & toilet
- Beds do not have individual mosquito nets, but all tent openings are protected by gauze flaps
Because the maximum number of people on a walking safari is limited to eight, we regret we cannot accommodate 3 people in one tent. The third person would have to occupy their own tent.
- Plunge pool
- Communal Lounge & Dining Area with outside fireplace
- Active waterhole
- Wilderness trails are subject to a minimum of 2 night stay at Plains Camp
- Guests start and end point of the trail is at Rhino Post Safaris Lodge.
- Guests are to please meet at Rhino Post Safari Lodge between 12:30pm & 14:00pm.
- Guests are then transferred to Plains Camp at 14:00pm on the day the trail commences at Plains Camp.
- Please note that because of the remoteness of the area and so as not to disrupt other guests, guests arriving after 14h00 will be transferred through to Plains Camp as soon as a vehicle becomes available. We cannot guarantee that this will be in time for the afternoon activity.
- Guests arriving after 2pm may be transferred to Plains Camp as late as 20:30pm
- Check out is at 11am.
- Guests will return to Rhino Post at approximately between 11h00 – 12h00 on the last day from Plains Camp. Please ensure that travel times to and from Plains Camp are taken into account when making your travel arrangements.
- Note that the transfer to Rhino Post for check out takes place from Plains Camp after the morning activity and brunch. Should an earlier transfer be required, there will be an additional charge.
We regret that because the minimum age for a walking safari is 12 years old, we cannot accommodate children under the age of 12 at Plains Camp (home of Rhino Walking Safaris). However should a family group decide to book the whole camp we will be able to accommodate children under 12. They will still not be able to participate in the walking safari or a sleepout and while the rest of the party is walking in the bush we would need to arrange a guide to accompany the child in the camp (by prior arrangement and at additional cost).
Should you not be travelling in a group and have a child between the ages of 8 and 12, you may want to consider staying at Rhino Post Safari Lodge and booking a private Sleepout from this lodge. This way you may forgo the walking option but at least enjoy the magical adventure of a night under the stars.
FIVE GOOD REASONS TO BOOK AT PLAINS CAMP
(home of Rhino Walking Safaris)
Plains Camp (home of Rhino Walking Safaris) has filled a niche in the tourism market, providing specialist walking safaris in the Kruger National Park since 2002. South African National Parks offered the opportunity for guests to walk in the Kruger with armed guides in 1978. This proved to be a huge success in ensuing years, and Rhino Walking Safaris recognized the need for a similar opportunity to be offered to discerning clients wanting to be close to nature, but with more of a “glamping” feel... READ MORE »