Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe-iMfolosi Park Safari Lodge
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the first private safari lodge to open in the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa: the beautiful and scenic Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Offering the Big 5, this park also offers some of the lesser-known and fascinating wildlife such as nyala antelope, white and black rhino. This park is world-renowned for its sterling conservation efforts for the rhino which it helped to recover from the brink of extinction.
* Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge Highlights
- ∞Only private lodge in Africa’s oldest proclaimed game park
- ∞Big 5 park with excellent chance to see white and black rhino
- ∞One of the most scenic parks in southern Africa
- ∞Excellent birding
- ∞Low-risk malaria area
- ∞Easy access to iSimangaliso Wetland Park & St Lucia area
- ∞Easily accessible from King Shaka International and Richards Bay airports
- ∞Great combo packages available with other Isibindi lodges offering a Bush & Beach experience
- ∞4-star luxury private lodge with incredible, scenic views over the park
More about this accommodation
The newest lodge in the Isibindi group of lodges, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the first and only private luxury lodge within Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, a Big 5 safari destination with a wide variety of wildlife and birds.
Luxury safari accommodation
There are only 22 rooms, comprising 8 luxury bush villas, 6 bush suites and 2 honeymoon villas. Each has an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and romantic outdoor showers, air conditioning, mosquito nets and overhead fans. Wifi is available in the rooms. The rooms have been carefully positioned high up on a ridge to take full advantage of the spectacular views out over the park and spaced far enough apart to offer maximum privacy.
Main lodge facilities & activities
Relax in spacious and comfortable lounges, decks and dining room and bar between outings and early morning and evening game drives which are conducted in specially-adapted open safari with professional guides. Besides its own private concession, Rhino Ridge has unlimited traversing access to the greater Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, home of white rhino conservation. Other nearby activities on offer include fishing - shore, deep sea, jet ski and boat; whale watching (June – Nov); horse riding; birding; self-guided nature trails; guided night drives; boat cruises and kayaking on Lake St Lucia; visits to the crocodile centre and gaining insights into the rich local history and Zulu culture with visits to the battlefields and local communities.
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is accessible by 2WD. It’s a 1 hr 45 min drive from Richards Bay airport and 3 hours from King Shaka International Airport, Durban. It’s approximately a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg. Road transfers can be arranged. Inter-lodge transfers can also be arranged within the Isibindi lodge group – please ask us for details.
Our take on Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
A brand-new lodge that still has to settle into its surrounds, we’re confident that Rhino Ridge will live up to the ethos and tradition that the rest of its Isibindi family is well-known for: great service, superb hospitality and unforgettable safari experiences.
- ∞Luxury ccommodation, all meals, teas & coffees
- ∞Safari activities
- xCooldrinks and alcohol
- xPark fees
- xOptional excursions
- xItems of a personal nature
ø Pay 3, Stay 4 Specials at Beach Lodges
Pay 3, stay 4 Specials apply May - June 2018 (also Thonga Beach Lodge during September 2018)
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.