Sleep with the Rhinos
Rhino Lodge offers a taste of Africa in a charmingly restored cottage centrally located in the Port Lympne Reserve. Wake up to a rhino at the bottom of your private garden or watch these majestic creatures into the evening as you unwind by the open fire pit.
Eat & Drink
Pricing and booking
Sleeping four with an additional bedroom nook, your cottage has two ensuite bathrooms complete with roll top baths and Bamford products. The sitting room has a log burner, games cupboard, record player and TV. On the landing, you’ll find a fridge, snacks, and a nespresso machine.
Rhino Lodge is set at the heart of the Reserve on the main drive to the Port Lympne Hotel. Your private garden has an open fire pit - perfect for toasting marshmallows whilst you take in the incredible views and make friends with your wild neighbours.
You will have exclusive access to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve during and outside of normal visitor hours from the day of your arrival to the day of your departure. The check-in time for your stay is at 2pm and the check-out time is at 12pm. You can visit both wildlife parks - Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve - from 9.30am to closure. You can use a golf buggy for the whole duration of your stay to explore the Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve (with a valid driving licence).
All of our short breaks guests have a safari included in the cost of their stay (where current covid restrictions allow). Your safari will take you on an adventure through our South American, Asian and African Experience zones where you will see spectacled bears, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, camels and more.
Eat & Drink
We serve home cooked food made with home grown and locally sourced produce at our restaurants and cafes. Or relax and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the unique Moroccan Courtyard (open spring & summer) at Port Lympne Hotel. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and Afternoon tea or a romantic candlelit dinner.
Pricing and booking
Prices from £509. For more information, you can call 01303 234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 5pm, or fill in our simple online form at the end of the page and one of our team will be in touch.
The Rhino Lodge includes all the necessities for a comfortable stay, as well as extra special additions such as rolltop baths and an open fire pit in your private garden. The cottage provides unmissable views and prime photo opportunities as you unwind next to some of our impressive rhinos.
- Stay at Rhino Lodge for up to 5 people (four adults + additional bedroom nook)
- Entrance to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park (from 9.30am on the day of arrival until closure on the day of departure)
- Safari experince
- Access to the park's restaurants
- Welcome drink
- Free use of golf buggy for the duration of your stay (valid driving licence required)
- Smart TV
- Log burners
- Nespresso machine
- Private garden with open fire pit
- Free WiFi
- Free on site parking
Meet the animals
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to over 900 animals and 75 species. See these magnificent animals during your stay. With rhino right on your doorstep there's plenty to keep you occupied but you can also see wolves, bears, giraffe, zebra and many more.
Explore the reserve
There's so much to see and do at Port Lympne that you'll want to stay even longer! Enjoy our amazing animals, visit our landscaped gardens and maze, take in the views from the Trojan steps and even visit our new attraction Dinosaur Forest. There's plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.
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With 14 different ways to stay, we're certain we have the perfect accommodation for you at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve. Don't forget that our unique accommodations can be booked as part of your conference or private event.
Back to the Wild!
With your visit and stay you contribute to our greatest mission, getting the animals 'Back to the Wild'. This initiative has already seen an impressive number of animals born at Howletts and Port Lympne returned to their natural habitats. Your help is vital for our worldwide conservation projects.