Established to protect the previously endangered white rhino, now numbering over 1000 in the park, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is a triumph of conservation efforts. Celebrate this legacy in exclusive luxury at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – the only private lodge in the reserve – offering exceptional safari experiences in the heart of Big 5 territory. 18 well appointed, air-conditioned rooms nestle on a ridge, each with their own private deck giving expansive and uninterrupted views of the reserve. The lodge, built in 2015, is designed in a contemporary style with overtones of organic forms utilising natural finishes and materials.
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers exceptional safari experiences in the heart of Big 5 territory, with both morning and afternoon games drives in the Hluhluwe Imfolosi Game Reserve.
The Day Spa has been designed to ensure that guests can soak in the sights and sounds of Africa while enjoying professional treatments from the hands of therapists. Positioned to take advantage of the magnificent views of game grazing across the reserve – this will be the perfect place to indulge after a day’s safari. The Spa provides an unrivalled African relaxation experience.
Safari / Family Rooms (2 en-suite rooms with common lobby) twin/dbl. These rooms can double as Family Rooms given that they share a common lobby. Twin Vanity and luxurious shower. Separate toilet.
King size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, separate toilet, deep soaking bath, luxurious shower and private wooden deck, mini-bar, fireplace. Overhead fan and air conditioner.
King size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, separate toilet, deep soaking bath, luxurious shower and private wooden deck, mini-bar, fireplace, private plunge pool. Overhead fan and air conditioner.
Twice daily game drives are conducted to explore the magnificent hills and valleys of the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. Nothing is predictable in the bush; therefore each safari offers a potentially new and unique experience. Our guides will share their wealth of bush experience which involves the identifications of animals, trees, grasses, insects and birds. The medicinal uses of plants and local folk lore is also discussed as well as looking for the ever fascinating Big 5!
Guests can enjoy guided walks lasting 3-4 hours inside the park in Big 5 territory. No children under 14 years. Additional cost.
Guests can enjoy guided walks into the gorge . Suitable for children 10 years and older. Additional cost applies. These walks take place outside the park where there is no risk of Big 5.
Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment – extra cost.
Visits into the local Mpembeni Community can be arranged at nominal cost. “Sangoma” visits can be arranged.
The Centenary Capture Centre & Museum situated near Nyalazi Gate are well worth a visit. Self Drive.
Book a night in an authentic working Zulu homestead. Guests wanting to do this activity need to book it ahead through our reservations department. Maximum 4 people and no children under 4 years. Guests are driven up to the park gate and then walk accompanied by a guide to the homestead where they are introduced to the Zulu family and spend an afternoon doing family activities.
After assisting with the herding of the cattle into their night pen guests gather around the fire to converse with the family and learn about Zulu culture. Dinner is served in the traditional style in the dining hut. After dinner guests retire to their bedrooms which have mattresses on the floor with sheets and a duvet. A chemical toilet and bucket shower are available for exclusive guest use. Breakfast usually consists of fruit and porridge.
After breakfast the guide will walk the guests back to the vehicle and will then return to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge where they can continue onward with their journey.