About Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Established to protect the previously endangered white rhino now numbering over 1000 in the park, HluhluweImfolozi is a triumph of conservation efforts. Celebrate this legacy in exclusive luxury at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offering exceptional safari experiences in the heart of Big 5 territory.
Rhino Ridge is a newly constructed lodge of contemporary design with overtones of organic forms utilising natural finishes and materials. Rhino Ridge is part owned by the local Mpembeni Community and is the result of years of passion and energy to finally bring this uniquely positioned safari experience to the market.
The lodge is ground breaking in being the first private facility within Africa's oldest proclaimed reserve, HluhluweImfolozi Park. With access to over 96 000 hectares of indigenous land, teeming with game and the centre of Rhino Conservation, Rhino Ridge is ideally situated for conservationists, wildlife enthusiast and tourists.
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers 18 rooms nestled in natural bush high up on the ridge with commanding views of the Reserve. The rooms are divided into:
• Eight Villas comprising a bedroom en-suite, bathroom, separate toilet, luxurious indoor shower, private wooden deck, mini bar, fireplace, overhead fan and air conditioning
• Two Honeymoon villas each with private plunge pool
• Four Safari Rooms & 2 Safari Family rooms (comprise of 2 safari rooms both ensuite with common inter-leading lobby) with either twin or king size bed configurations, each with own en-suite shower, private toilet and private wooden deck, mini bar, overhead fan and air conditioner
• Visit the greater St Lucia wetland park, part of the Isimangaliso World Heritage Site. Take a boat trip on Lake St Lucia for crocodile and hippo viewing
• Cultural trips to neighbouring communities such the Emakoshini Valley, Nongoma and Ulundi for cultural experiences. Don't miss the annual reed dance in November where over 30 000 maidens present themselves to the Zulu King
• Rhino Ridge partners with Thonga Beach Lodge to offer the exhilarating experience of turtle watching during the breeding season between November and March
• This region boasts over 400 bird species being one of the highest bird counts in South Africa