Our interactive map shows domestic flight connections to help you plan your trip to Rhino Sands. Click each airport’s icon for more information.
Rhino Sands has partnered with a transfer company owned and operated by a businessman from our local community. Igula Tours has been providing transfers for Rhino Sands guests since we opened our doors in 2017. They offer professional and reliable service and competitive rates. Rhino Sands offers our guests the opportunity to book these transfers through us.
Self-drives in South Africa are possible for adventurous guests and Rhino Sands is straightforward to find, however we always recommend double checking our written driving directions with GPS navigation which can take you on some unlikely and unsuggested routes. The reserve road to the camp is unpaved. We suggest guests avoid bringing or renting vehicles with low clearance, however a 4×4 is not required. Please be aware that cars drive on the left-hand side of the road in South Africa. Rhino Sands strongly suggests that our guests refrain from travelling on freeways after dark for safety concerns. Access to Rhino Sands includes driving on sections of freeway with only two lanes, and drivers should be alert to the challenges of passing large trucks, aggressive drivers on the road, and people and livestock on the side of the road. Large and well-lit petrol stations along the route are good places to fill up with fuel, use the restroom and grab a drink or snack.
Please treat sat-nav directions which deviate from the printed directions below with caution as they might not indicate the most advisable route. Please also be aware of speed limits, many places along the N2 have a limit of 80 and 100 kms/hour.
We are approximately 300km from Durban.
When travelling north on the N2 from Durban, approximately 32 kms past the Hluhluwe turnoff, turn left onto the dirt road D464. The D464 is signposted for Manyoni Private Game Reserve East Gate.
When travelling south on the N2 from Pongola/Johannesburg, approximately 19 kms past the Mkuze turnoff, turn right onto the dirt road D464. The D464 is signposted for Manyoni Private Game Reserve East Gate.
On the D464 proceed to the Manyoni Private Game Reserve main gate where you will be asked to sign in with reserve security. Drive straight on the D464 for 2.4kms and turn left at the sign that says Rhino Sands. Drive a further 1.9kms on the windy dirt road to arrive at the camp. Turn left into the camp driveway at the sign marked Rhino Sands.
The King Shaka airport is our closest international airport. Currently Emirates is the only non-African direct international flight into Durban ex Dubai. There are plentiful domestic flights daily from multiple locations around South Africa. Rhino Sands is approximately 3 hours drive from King Shaka Airport. Ground transfers can be arranged, or car rentals are readily available.
This small airport offers daily shuttle flights to Phinda, connecting flights to Johannesburg, and shuttle flights to many areas of Kruger National Park.
Daily shuttle flights are available ex Nelspruit on Fedair. A ground transfer to Rhino Sands can be arranged (approximately 25 minutes mostly within game reserves). No car rentals are available at the airstrip.
We strongly encourage guests to transfer to a closer airport as driving time from OR Tambo can be subject to traffic and other delays. OR Tambo offers numerous daily domestic flights to and from Durban King Shaka International Airport. Domestic airlines travelling this route include South African Airways, Airlink, FlySafair, Cemair and Lift.
While this is our closest domestic airport, currently the flight schedule is very limited with only one flight daily available on Airlink ex Johannesburg. Rhino Sands is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Richards Bay Airport. Ground transfers can be arranged, or a small selection of rental cars are available.