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.
Families at Rhino Ridge
Rhino Ridge allows children from 6 years & upwards to join the adult drive. Children of 3-6 years are accommodated on a ‘kiddies drive’ from 10am-12pm, accompanied by a an adult. However you can choose to take a private vehicle if you want younger children to be with you on a game drive. There are no afternoon/evening game drives for younger kids but they have a supervised playtime/activity time in the afternoon and the lodge has board games, books and kiddies activity packs.
The safari rooms act as a sort of two bedroom unit (but with no sitting area). The two rooms can accommodate a family of five. KwaZulu Natal is considered a low risk malarial area where anti-malaria prophylaxis is not required. However this is a decision for each family to make.
Safari Room - Price per person from: $ 0King 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: $ 0King 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: $ 0King 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.