- The rooms have been carefully positioned high up on a ridge to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the hills and valleys of HluhluweiMfolozi Park while at the same time giving each room maximum privacy.
- Guests wanting to indulge themselves can make use of our beautiful spa facilities. A full range of spa and beauty therapies are offered by a team of dedicated professionals. Rejuvenate the mind, body and soul while relaxing in tranquil surroundings offering spectacular views over the park. Relax to the sounds of the wild and soak in the essence of Africa.
- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadNo
- Camp FencedNo
- Child PolicyAll ages welcome
- SPAFull Spa
- Cellphone SignalYes
- Malaria AreaYes (Low Risk Area)
- Back-up PowerGenerator
LocationHluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Northern KwaZulu Natal
7 Hours drive from Johannesburg and 3.5 hours drive from Durban, King Shaka International Airport
4 Safari Rooms twin/double en-suite showers & private deck
2 Safari Family Rooms twin/double are arranged in pairs leading off a common lobby ideal for families.
2 Honeymoon Villas
8 Luxury Bush Villas comprising twin/double bedroom
Rates & Special Offers
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SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR THE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges and a minimum stay may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to SADC Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
- Rates exclude Park Fees, which will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking – per person per night & subject to change:
- Valid until 30 April 2024: R 140 per adult per night / R 70 per child (3 – 12 years) per night – SADC Residents.
- Isibindi Foundation Levy per person per night applies from 13 years: R 100 per person per night until 30 April 2024, which will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change without prior notice)
- There will be a supplement of 30% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
- Children of all ages are welcome.
- Children 3 years and under stay free of charge.
- Children aged 4 – 18 years only, are charged child rates at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. Additional children are accommodated on a stretcher type bed or cot depending on age & requirements of the child.
- Additional persons over 18 years cannot be accommodated in any rooms to share with 2 adults.
- Children aged 19 years & over travelling with parents are charged adult rates.
- Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge can accommodate 1 additional child per Luxury Bush Villa.
- Family Safari Rooms available which accommodate 2 adults and a minimum of 2 paying children and a maximum of 4 children. 3 children in one bedroom and 1 child sharing other bedroom with 1 or 2 adults.
- Please contact your BushBreaks & More consultant for applicable child rates.
- Children under 6 years may only go on game drives if a private vehicle is booked at an additional cost.
- Children under 6 years will be accommodated on a kiddies drive from 10am – 12pm – at no extra charge. They will be required to have an adult guardian of the parent’s choice within the group booked.
- There are no afternoon / evening game drives for children under 6 years.
About Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the western boundary in the first private concession within Africa’s oldest proclaimed Game Reserve Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Set in a 96 000 hectare park Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge enables guests to enjoy 4 star luxury at a private lodge for the first time within the park, offering spectacular scenery and excellent safari opportunities within the heart of Big 5 territory. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge accommodates a maximum of 44 guests in 3 different room types. The rooms have been carefully positioned high up on a ridge to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the hills and valleys of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park while at the same time giving each room maximum privacy. This has resulted in some of the rooms being quite a distance from the central lodge facility with some of them being a 200 metre walk to the main lodge area.
8 Luxury Bush Villas comprising twin/king bedroom en-suite with separate toilet, luxurious indoor/outdoor shower, private wooden deck, mini bar, fireplace, overhead fan & air-conditioning
2 Honeymoon Villas comprising twin/king bedroom en-suite with separate toilet, luxurious indoor/outdoor shower, private wooden deck, mini bar, fireplace, overhead fan & air-conditioning and private plunge pool
6 Safari Rooms comprising 2 twin/king bedrooms both en-suite. Rooms are arranged in pairs leading off a common lobby ideal for families or couples travelling together.
- Overhead fans
- Mosquito nets
- Fire place
- En-suite with indoor/outdoor shower
- Private deck
- Mini bar
- Private plunge pool – Honeymoon Villas only
About Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park the oldest game reserve in Africa established in 1895 was originally the hunting grounds of the Royal Zulu Family. The famous King Dingiswayo and Shaka put in place the first conservation laws here. As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950’s & 60’s the park became famous for its highly successful white rhino conservation. The park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. The park is also famed for its wilderness hiking trails and its Game Capture unit which has become an international bench make for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa. The Park covers 96 000ha offering an immense diversity of flora and fauna. Hluhluwe in the northern section is characterised by undulating hills and valleys. This section of the park is noted for its wide variety of birds and animals. The park is home to Africa’s big five game: elephant, rhinoceros (black & white), Cape buffalo, lion and leopard. It is home to 86 special species including: Nile crocodile, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, blue wildebeest, jackal, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, nyala, eland, kudu, impala, duiker, suni, reedbuck, warthog, bushpig, mongoose, baboons, monkeys, a variery of tortoises, terrapins, snakes and lizards. It is one of the world’s top spots for viewing nyala. The park is a prime birding destination and is home to 340 species. The Hluhluwe River Flood Plain is one of the only areas in South Africa where the Yellow-throated, Pink-throated and Orange-throated Longclaw can be found together. Bird life includes Night Heron, Wood Stork, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Shelley’s Fancolin, black-bellied Korhan, Temminck’s courser, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Little Bee-eater and Crested Barbet. The park has a diverse floral community.
INTERESTING FACTS AT RHINO RIDGE
Pits can still be seen that the Zulu Kings used for capturing animals. Throughout the park there are many signs of Stone Age settlements. The park originally comprised 3 separate reserves that were amalgamated under the title of Hluhluwe iMfolozi in 1989. President Nelson Mandela visited the then Hluhluwe Game Reserve to celebrate the park’s centenary. In 1981, the Natal Parks board attempted to reintroduce Africa wild dogs into the park. 23 Dogs were released in the reserve, most of which had been bred in zoos. However, this met with limited success and since then the population has fluctuated between 3 and 30. The first visitor camp was built at Hilltop in 1934. The reserve has a 300 km road network. There is a 40 seater boat on Hluhluwe Dam which takes visitors on guided trips twice a day provided the water level is high enough.
- Please see below activities available at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge at an additional cost:
- Fishing (shore, deep sea, jet ski, fishing ski, boat)
- Whale watching (June-Nov)
- Horse Riding
- Self-guided nature trails
- Walking or swimming at the beach
- Guided night drives
- Visit to the Crocodile Centre
- Boat cruise on Lake St Lucia
- Kayaking on Lake St Lucia
FROM KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL
(3.5 hours from airport to the lodge – allow time to stop for animals in park)
- Follow the exit signs out of the airport and head north on the N2 Toll Road in the direction of Emhloti/KwaDakuza (formerly Stanger) towards Empangeni/Eshowe/Richards Bay. Please ensure you have at least R200 in cash or a credit/debit card (No Diners/Amex) for toll fees.
- After 184km take exit 375 toward Mtubatuba/St Lucia/Nongoma
- Turn left onto R618 and travel for 24km
- Turn left at sign HLUHLUWE-iMOLOZI PARK
- Please check in at the Park Office and present them with your Reservation Number.
- Please keep any paper work that they hand you as you will require this on exiting the park.
- Please drive with care in the park as not only are there wild animals but the road is in poor condition with several potholes which are being repaired
Rooms Found, Nights, 2 Adults