There is nothing quite like setting out on the back of an open game viewing vehicle, watching the red sun rising as a tall giraffe crosses the road in front you. On the Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge safari drives it is our pleasure to bring you the best of unique wildlife encounters of this fascinating KwaZulu-Natal natural context. This is easily achieved in the spectacular Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, a vast nature reserve, a haven for protected species such as rhino, elephant, leopard and wild dog. You may be lucky enough to come across a local pride of lions which enjoys sleeping in a wide, comfortable tree in the South of the park.
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers both morning and afternoon safari drives which are complimentary and included in your room rate. These exhilarating drives are conducted in specially adapted open, high game viewers, with professional guides. To preserve our concession and in keeping with park rules no off-roading is practiced. The drives are the highlight of every safari in South Africa. At Isibindi we are serious about enjoying outdoor treats, and tea, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks are offered on the mornings drives. We will pack your favourite sundowner drinks and bring out more snacks to munch as you watch the sun set in the evenings.
You may choose to book on a specialised walking safari which takes place in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve with a qualified and knowledgeable walking safari guide. This is one of the most unique ways of experiencing the African bushveld, and you will enjoy the mindful engagement with nature. Your guide will create four-dimensional reconstructions of the wildlife activity which has taken place along your trail, from past, to present to future, vertical and horizontal action. Appreciate the beautiful scenery, delicately balanced ecosystem and the myriad of little critters and plants from up close as you tread gently in this protected corner of Africa.
A typical day on a Safari in South Africa would include an early start, a cup of fresh coffee or tea, after which guests set out on their safari drive. Guides at the lodge meet the stringent requirements of the South African National Parks and senior guides hold the highest guiding qualifications possible in South Africa, to ensure that your encounters with the African wilderness are exciting, informative and safe.
In the late afternoon after a delicious high tea, you can enjoy an evening safari drive, winding down with Sundowners, watching an African sunset and spotting nocturnal animals in the Park.
On returning to the lodge, guests are given the opportunity to freshen up before coming through to enjoy a delicious dinner followed by star gazing at the fire pit deck. Are you ready too book your Safari in South Africa?