Experience a luxury safari in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve, the oldest nature reserve in Africa. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the only private lodge in the iconic Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, offering a chic alternative to the traditional park visit, with exciting extra options thrown in.
The park has three entrances, making it easily accessible from Swaziland in the north, Richards Bay Airport 1.5 hours east and an easy 3.5 hour drive north from King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
The luxury safari lodge offers four room types, all positioned to take advantage of the spectacular views over the bushveld below. The modern, tastefully-decorated rooms and villas offer guests the utmost privacy and comfort.
Along with exciting game drives, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers a host of other activities so that can guests can enjoy an authentic African experience - from wild bush walks to traditional Zulu homestays and rejuvenating spa treatments overlooking the watering hole.
HOME OF THE RHINO
In the early 1900's white rhinos numbers had dwindled to as low as 50 - 100 left in the world, and all of them were in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve. Today, South Africa’s first game reserve is still home to the densest population of white rhino on the planet.
PACKAGES & TRAVEL IDEAS
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Experiences BUSH TRAILS
Take a walk on the wild side with a guided trail through the untamed African bush.
Exciting encounters with animals big and small in open safari vehicles with an experienced guide.
“Awesome beauty of pristine savannah”
The lodge and the National Park is an absolute gem. Even though South Africa has a very high standard in Safari and lodge a accommodation this amazingly beautiful gem stands out. The view from the lodge, pool, rooms and is breathtaking. But location is surpassed by the gorgeous and delightful staff who let you experience the world famous South African hospitality. This lodge set some new standard for me. I am recommend to arrange this visit at the end of your trip so you want be disappointed by other Safari Lodges.
Stayed February 2019
“The Perfect Stay”
We stayed at Rhino Ridge for 3 days and 3 nights and I wish we could have stayed longer. Everything about our stay was perfect. First, the staff from the waiters to the safari guides was truly exceptional. Everyone was so friendly and kind, we were sad to leave them. We had a dedicated safari guide, who we went out with twice a day for 3 hours (6-9 am and 4-7pm). One each safari ride we would stop for a snack and drink (in the morning coffee/tea) and in the afternoon a drink of choice (from wine to gin and tonic). We saw tons of animals on each drive. The only animal hard to track down was the lion and the leopard.
New York City, New York
Stayed March 2019
“Everything was spot on”
It was all the little touches that made this Lodge and safari experience so special. Despite the early starts pre breakfast was taken at a leisurely pace with our guide, Halal, bringing the truck round to reception when we were all ready. We had plenty of space sharing our family experience with a fun couple. The G&T sundowners slipped down very easily as did the coffee during the morning game drives. Our rooms were beautifully decorated and the view from shower rooms with open doors made you feel you were very much part of the environment. All meals were of very high quality - the beef being a highlight for all of us.