Tread Gently

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, an Isibindi Africa Lodge, is fiercely committed to conservation and making a difference, a vision that was born in the African savannah.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge the only private/community owned lodge in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park commands spectacular views over 96 000 hectares of Big 5 territory and an active waterhole. A sense of peace & relaxation is exuded by the chic eclectic design of the lodge. A maximum of 36 guests are accommodated in either Honeymoon Bush Villas with private plunge pools, luxury Bush Villas with lounge area, fireplace & private decks or Safari Rooms (ideal for families with young children). Twice daily game drives are conducted in the park home of White Rhino Conservation. Guided Bush Walks are highly recommended.

Our Accommodation

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers luxury Hluhluwe game reserve accommodation with a choice of four room types:

Two Honeymoon Villas nestled in the indigenous bush with private plunge pools, offering total seclusion & private plunge pool.

Eight Luxury Bush Villas - Expansive open plan bedrooms with lounge area, fireplace, mini bar, full bathroom & large viewing deck.

Four Safari Rooms - Family friendly rooms with private shower rooms opening onto deck.

Two Safari Family Suites ideal for families travelling with children.

Bathrooms - All Villas have open-plan bathrooms with rain showers.

In-Room Facilities

  • En-suite bathroom, separate toilet, luxurious shower.
  • Private wooden deck.
  • Mini-bar.
  • Fireplace (in Villa's only).
  • Overhead fan.
  • Mosquito nets.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities.

Establishment Facilities

  • Low risk Malaria territory.
  • Air conditioning, fans and Mosquito nets in all rooms.
  • Fireplace in each villa.
  • 20m infinity lap pool with sundeck.
  • Boma.
  • Curio Shop.
  • Day Spa.
  • Wi-Fi / Internet access.
  • 24hr lighting and electricity.

Exclusive Activities

Twice daily game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, both on private gravel concession roads and Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park roads. Guided bush walks available on request.

Bush Walks
Guests can enjoy guided walks lasting 3-4 hours inside the park in Big 5 territory. No children under 14 years. Additional cost.

Zulu Cultural Visits
Visits into the local Mpembeni Community can be arranged at nominal cost. "Sangoma" visits can be arranged.

Conservation Gorge Walks
Guests can enjoy guided walks. Suitable for children 10 years and older. Additional cost applies.

Centenary Centre & Museum
The Centenary Capture Centre & Museum situated near Nyalazi Gate are well worth a visit.

Organic Spa with magnificent views over the reserve.

Safari Drives
Morning and evening safari drives with highly experienced rangers in the heart of Big Five territory.


Access by Road:

DO NOT USE GPS. Please use directions you receive from our reservations office.
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge can be reached by normal 2 x 4 vehicles.
Travelling time by vehicle from Durban to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge via Nyalazi Gate is approximately three hours (270km).
Travelling time from Richards Bay is 1hr 45mins (100km) also via Nyalazi Gate.
Travelling time from Johannesburg via Pongola and Memorial Gate approximately 7 hrs (573km)

By Air:

Via Richard's Bay Airport - SA Express
There are daily flights from Johannesburg (ORT - 1hr 15mins flying time) to Richard's Bay Airport. It is an easy 1hr 45min drive in 2x4 vehicle from the airport to the lodge. Speak to our reservations department to arrange a road transfer or hire a car at the airport.

Via King Shaka International Durban
Daily flights from all domestic & regional destinations land at King Shaka International Airport which is an easy 3hr drive to the lodge. Speak to our reservations department to arrange a road transfer or hire a car at the airport.


Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge - after Gate Closing (Self Drive Only): Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park has 3 entrance gates, Memorial Gate to the north, Nyalazi in the east and Cengeni to the south. Guests must arrive at gates at the latest 10 minutes before closing time. Guests arriving after this will not be allowed access to the park and will have to overnight outside the park.