Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal and the north coast, South Africa

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  • Sit around glowing embers and lose yourself in time listening to stories and legends during a Zulu Homestay,a truly special experience not to be repeated.

  • Fall into infinity with endless sweeping views, perfectly mirrored in your private plunge pool while staying in a honeymoon villa.

  • Spot rhinos while your tension melts away in the spa, where panoramic windows make the most of the rolling African hills all around.

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KwaZulu Natal boasts a sub-tropical climate and tends to enjoy sunshine year-round with hot and humid summers, from November to March and much milder winters (May to September) than the rest of the country. The coastal line is typically blessed with around 300 days of sunshine while the elevation of the Drakensberg makes the temperatures more moderate. During the rainy season, the Drakensberg is likely to have daily thunderstorms and rain.

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Perched along the peaks of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Rhino Ridge commands sweeping views of the wilderness, where lions call at night and rhinos roam among the trees. Luxury and nature blend, for an inspiring safari that awakens the senses.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the western boundary in Africa’s oldest proclaimed game reserve, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in northern KwaZulu Natal. The 96,000-hectare park enables guests to enjoy luxury at a private lodge within the park, for the first time. Offering spectacular scenery and good safari opportunities within ‘Big Five’ territory.

With four different types of accommodation to choose from, Rhino Ridge offers something for everyone. The two honeymoon villas are tucked away in the bush both with private plunge pools offering a lovely retreat for couples. There are eight Luxury Bush Villas in total which are large and spacious with an open plan design for the bedroom and lounge, boasting a fireplace, full mini-bar and en-suite bathroom, as well as a large viewing deck offering spectacular views. Four Safari Rooms have a private shower which lead out onto a private deck, again making the most of the surrounding panoramic views. Finally, two Safari Family Suites offer plenty of space for those traveling with children.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge allows you to experience first class services and comfort while enjoying the best of KwaZulu Natal. An easy three and a half hour drive from Durban, and excellently located for brilliant bird life, wildlife, Zulu cultural experiences and close to iSimangaliso Wetland and St Lucia means this lodge is ideally situated to make the most of one of South Africa's most diverse regions.

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  • Activities at Rhino Ridge

    During a stay at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge you will head out on twice daily game drives into the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve to find an incredible array of animals, from elephant, lion, wild dog, and of course rhino.

  • Game Drives in Hluhluwe Game Reserve

    Hluhluwe is the oldest game reserve in Africa and is a pioneering region for conservation. With 96,000 hectares of wilderness, it is famous for its populations of white rhino as well as big cats, elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and many more!

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  • South Africa Uncovered

    Durban, Drakensberg, Rorke's Drift, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi & iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    from $4600 pp 11 nights

    • Whilst we provide you with expert guides on this customized trip when you need them, you get a real sense of adventure and independence as you road-trip through this dramatic region in an SUV at your own pace.
    • Delve into the history of the battle between the British Empire and Zulu Kingdom whilst you stay at Fugitive’s Drift.
    • Track white rhino on foot under the supervision of a highly regarded expert guide.

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Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal and the north coast, South Africa

Rhino Ridge is found in Africa's oldest protected area, the 96,000 hectare Big 5 Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal.

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