Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is a game lodge within its own private concession in the lovely Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park in KwaZulu Natal. Rhino Ridge is ground breaking in being the first private lodge within Africa’s oldest proclaimed reserve, and is part owned by the local Mpembeni Community.
Established to protect the previously endangered white rhino now numbering over 1000 in the park, Hluhluwe- Imfolozi Game Reserve has been a triumph of conservation efforts. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers exceptional safari experiences in the heart of Big five territory, with both day and night games drives on offer.
Accommodation at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
The lodge has a contemporary design with organic forms utilising natural finishes and materials. 22 well-appointed rooms nestle on a ridge, each with their own private deck giving expansive and uninterrupted views over the reserve. There’s a choice of Safari Rooms, Luxury Bush Villas and two Honeymoon villas.
The Safari rooms are two totally separate en suite bedrooms under one roof and sharing a common lobby. As such they are ideal for families or two couple travelling together as they can be sold as a two bedroom suite. The luxury bush villas are very spacious standalone villas with extensive private decks. The two honeymoon villas are identical but have the added advantage of a private plunge pool. All rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fan, indoor/outdoor showers, tea/coffee facilities, safe, hairdryer, minibar and internet connection.
The main lodge comprises living areas, bar, dining area and extensive deck with a stunning view over the bushveld. There’s a lovely rimflow swimming pool close-up sharing the same view. Near the pool, the small spa has been designed to ensure that you can soak in the sights and sounds of Africa while enjoying professional spa treatments.
With access to over 90,000 hectares of indigenous land, teeming with game, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is ideally situated for conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
Children at Rhino Ridge
Children of 3-6 years are accommodated on a kiddies drive from 10am-12pm at no extra charge. They will be required to have a guardian adult of the parents choice within the group booked. Children 0-3 years may only go on game drives if a private vehicle is booked at additional cost. There are no afternoon/evening game drives for children 3-6 years but they have a supervised kiddies playtime/activity between 2pm-3pm in winter and 3pm-4pm in summer.
Safari Room - Price per person from: R 1 900King size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, private toilet, outside shower and private wooden deck. Overhead fan and air conditioner.
Luxury Bush Villa - Price per person from: R 2 600King size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, separate toilet, luxurious indoor/outside shower and private wooden deck, mini-bar, fireplace. Overhead fan and air conditioner.
Honeymoon Villa - Price per person from: R 2 950King size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, separate toilet, luxurious indoor/outside shower and private wooden deck, mini-bar, fireplace, private plunge pool. Overhead fan and air conditioner.