Come face-to-face with black rhino and red lechwe at Rhino Lodge. A beautifully refurbished, historical cottage with outstanding coastal views from the private garden.
SPECIAL OFFER: Stay on selected February dates and receive a free rhino encounter! Find out more...
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.
You’ll enjoy exclusive access outside of visitor hours and the use of a golf buggy for the duration of your stay so you can explore the reserve.
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.
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.
Meet the animals
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to over 760 animals and 78 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! Take a safari ride, 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.
Experiences at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
In addition to your stay at Rhino Lodge, make your visit extra special by booking one of our many special experiences.
- Sleeps four adults plus a child room
- Free use of golf buggy for duration of stay (valid driving licence required)
- Smart TV
- Log burners
- Use of Babydoll's Wood Fired Pizza, Treehouse Club lounge, Bear Lodge Clubhouse (in season), Pinewood and Port Lympne Hotel
- Entrance to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park (from 9.30am on the day of arrival until close on the day of departure)
- Check in starts at 2pm, whilst check out is at 12pm.
Plan Your Stay
See our example itineraries or create your own by using our activity planner. Make your stay even wilder when you book additional adventures including Ranger guided safaris, night safaris with special night vision binoculars and animal encounters!
No matter how long you choose to stay with us, you'll find plenty of activities and experiences to keep everyone entertained for the duration of your stay.
Plan Your Stay
Our unique short break accommodations can be booked exclusively or in part, subject to availability, as part of your conference or private event.