Quick Facts

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
GPS Co-ordinates S 24° 55’26.00”
E 31° 39‘34.00”
Access by Road Although 4 x 4 access is not required, a high clearance vehicle/SUV is recommended for variable weather conditions.
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.

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge


  • Daily game drives
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Guided walks
  • Birdwatching
  • Community visits


Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge


  • May-Sept temperature ranges from 1c-25c
  • Sunny days with very cold mornings & evenings
  • Oct-April temperature ranges from 19c-38c
  • Days are hot & humid with occasional afternoon & evening thunderstorms

Temperature Chart Mid Summer
Max (avg) °C
Mid Summer
Min (avg) °C
Mid Winter
Max (avg) °C
Mid Winter
Min (avg) °C
Durban 29 21 24 11
Cape Town 27 15 19 8
Johannesburg 26 15 18 4
Isibindi Zulu Lodge 26 15 19 3
Rhino Post Safari Lodge 32 21 28 8.7
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge 30 19 23 9
Thonga Beach Lodge 30 21 24 13
Kosi Forest Lodge 30 21 24 13


Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge


  • Comfortable, casual, cool, cotton bushwear
  • Hats, scarves, warm jacket/windbreaker year round
  • Swimwear, hats & sandals – summer
  • Comfortable sturdy walking shoes
  • Smart casual wear for dinner
  • Sunscreen, binoculars, cameras, spare batteries, lip cream, contact lens solution, spare glasses, reference books

Season Highlights

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge


  • June–Sept excellent game viewing
  • Oct-Jan many species give birth so best time to view baby animals
  • Sept-Dec Flowering season for trees, shrubs and wildflowers
  • Feb-April excellent birding with migrant birds in residence

Travelling With Children

Child Rates
Adults 0-3 years 4-12 years 13-18 years
2 adults sharing with 1 child Adult rate x 2 No charge Pays 50% of adult rate Pays 75% of adult rate
1 adult sharing with 1 child Adult rate No charge Pays 75% of adult rate Pays 100% of adult rate
1 adult sharing with 1 child under 3 years Adult rate plus 30% No charge N/A N/A

Only 1 additional bed can be accommodated per Villa. Additional beds cannot be accommodated in Safari Rooms. Child policy applies to children 18 years and younger.



Children on Game Drives Policy


  • Children under 6 years are not permitted on scheduled Game Drives.
  • Families travelling with children under 6 years are required to hire a private game viewing vehicle and guide. PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
  • Baby Sitters are available. 24 hours notice required

Table Of Facts

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge


Number of Rooms 18
Configuration 8 Luxury Bush Villas
2 Honeymoon Villas
4 Safari Rooms
2 Safari Family Rooms
Maximum Guests 36
Children Children welcome
Maximum 8 children under 8 yrs Dinners served separately
Childminding Available by pre-arrangement
Triples Up to 1 child under 18 yrs per Villa only
WI FI Yes in main lodge only. 250mb free per day issued at start of stay.
Thereafter charged at R70 per gb
Cell Phone Coverage Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Overhead Fans Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Electricity Solar power electricity. In times of extreme demand there may be power outages
Bath Yes except in Safari Room and Safari Family Rooms
Shower Indoor/Outdoor Yes
Mosquito Nets Yes
Safe and Hair Dryer Yes
Telephones No
Laundry Service Yes additional charge
NO Smoking Policy No smoking permitted indoors
Wheelchair Access Yes
Distance Between Rooms 20 metres (some rooms are up to 200 metres from main lodge)
Check In/Check Out 13h00 and 11h00
Credit Cards All accepted. No debit cards
Malaria Yes