Directions


Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS OR GOOGLE MAPS as it will give you the wrong directions. Please scroll down this page to download directions.
GPS Co-ordinates S 24° 55’26.00”
E 31° 39‘34.00”
Access by Road 4 x 4 access not required.
Nyalazi Gate (West) to be used if travelling from Durban, KSIA, St Lucia or Richards Bay; Memorial Gate (North) to be used if travelling from Kruger, Thonga Beach or Kosi Forest Lodge; Cengeni (South) to be used if travelling from Isibindi Zulu Lodge.
Nearest Airport Richards Bay Airport
Access by Air 1hr 45 min road transfer from Richards Bay. 3hr 30 min road transfer from KSIA, Durban.

Travelling Times

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS OR GOOGLE MAPS as it will give you the wrong directions. Please scroll down this page to download directions.

 

Johannesburg to Rhino Ridge
 via road (Memorial Gate) 7 hrs
Johannesburg to Rhino Ridge 
via air and road ex Richards Bay (Nyalazi Gate) 3 hrs 20
Cape Town to Rhino Ridge via air ex KSIA (Nyalazi Gate) 5 hrs 30
Durban to Rhino Ridge via road (Nyalazi Gate) 3 hrs 30
Rhino Ridge to Thonga via road (Memorial Gate) 3 hrs 30
Rhino Ridge to Kosi via road (Memorial Gate) 3 hrs 45

BY ROAD

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS OR GOOGLE MAPS as it will give you the wrong directions. Please scroll down this page to download directions.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge can be reached by normal 2 x 4 vehicles. Always allow extra time for game viewing through the park or unco-operative elephants blocking your way!

 
 

BY AIR

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS OR GOOGLE MAPS as it will give you the wrong directions. Please scroll down this page to download directions.

Via Richards Bay Airport
SA Express flies daily from Johannesburg (1hr 15 mins). It is 1hr 45 min drive from Richards Bay Airport to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. Enquire about our road transfer service.
Via King Shaka International Airport – Durban
Daily regional and international flights are available via KSIA. It is an 3hr 30 min drive from KSIA to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge.

LATE ARRIVALS

  • Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge will not be held responsible for guests arriving at the gates after closing times.
  • Guests must allow sufficient time to travel through the park and arrive at the lodge before sunset.
  • Guests are not allowed to travel on park roads after sunset.
  • Always allow extra time for animals blocking the road.
  • Remember the speed limit is 30kms in the park – please take this into account when planning your trip.
  • Please Note:  If guests are not in time at the respective gates, the KZN Wildlife Ezemvelo personnel will not allow them to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night.

 
 

Travelling Times

Nyalazi Gate to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – 40 mins
Memorial Gate to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – 1 hour
Hilltop Camp to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – 40 mins
Cengeni Gate to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – 3 hours
NB – speed limit in the park is 30km

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Park – Gate Opening / Closing Times

Month Winter
Mar – Oct
Summer
Nov – Feb
Gate Opening 06h00 05h00
Gate Closing 18h00 19h00