Rhino Lodge 

Lympne, Kent

Come face to face with black rhino and red lechwe at Rhino Lodge. A beautifully refurbished historical cottage with incredible neighbours and outstanding coastal views from your private garden. Relax in style and comfort at this peaceful retreat, ideal for unwinding, away from the buzz of everyday life.

Originally one of the gatehouses of Philip Sassoon’s estate, this charming grade 2 listed cottage has two King size bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms - complete with roll top baths, complimentary Bamford products and fluffy towels,  a separate smaller bedroom nook downstairs, plus a spacious living area with windows offering views over your garden to a wild world beyond.

A stay at Rhino Lodge includes access to routes and pathways that are not normally open to day visitors, allowing you to explore natural areas and see the animals in peace and tranquillity.

Set on the main drive to the four star hotel, Rhino Lodge is within easy access of the 600 acre wildlife park. After a day exploring the Reserve in your personal golf buggy and getting back to nature, you can relax in your secluded garden, watching black rhino and red lechwe in their adjoining paddocks, against a backdrop of far reaching coastal views

Exclusive Access

You’ll have your very own golf buggy for the duration of your stay, so you can explore the Reserve in style and you’ll even enjoy access to the Reserve before the visitors arrive and after the park closes in the evening, offering the opportunity to see the animals in a completely different light. 

 

Eating 

 

Choose to book a table at the four star Port Lympne Hotel, just a short buggy ride away.  Alternatively enjoy a meal at the Bear Lodge Clubhouse or Pinewood Café. They use the very best seasonal produce from their own vegetable and herb gardens and locally sourced ingredients wherever they can in their restaurants.

Or after a day spent exploring the reserve in your personal golf buggy, why not relax at the Treehouse Clubhouse and enjoy the roaring indoor fire in the winter, or bask in the afternoon sun on the lawns in the summer. You can enjoy a drink from the well-stocked bar as you chat to your fellow guests and our rangers, or play games and enjoy the warmth of the outdoor fire pits as you toast marshmallows and watch the sun set over the rhino paddocks.