Rhino Ridge

Location: KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Perched on a ridge overlooking the southern section of the Zululand Rhino Reserve, the aptly named Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is a contemporary and captivating retreat in Africa’s oldest proclaimed reserve, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
Perfect forGetting off the beaten track – a superb safari whilst exploring the historic KwaZulu Natal region.
In the know
  • Located in Big Five territory, overlooking a frequently visited watering hole. 
  • Home to over 1,000 white rhino, thanks to a successful conservation project.
  • Designed with organic forms and created out of glass walls and wooden exteriors.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Guiding
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Cultural Immersion

Hotel Overview

sense of place

Set on the western boundary of the very successful Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, amongst the incredible landscape of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

rooms at Rhino Ridge

There are three room types: Safari Rooms, which are ideal for families, Villas, with beautiful fireplaces and large lounge areas, and Honeymoon Villas with private plunge pools. Each has been designed with organic forms using natural materials, and has a private deck with expansive and uninterrupted views over the reserve.

food and drink

Take your meals in either the dining room with views out towards the big game or, weather permitting, under the starry African sky in the open-air boma around the camp fire.

facilities

In between your safari adventures, you can lounge in the main lodge, where you’ll find a lovely rimflow swimming pool, a small spa, and a well-stocked bar – all adding to the wonderfully relaxing atmosphere.

Activities at Rhino Ridge

You can spend your entire stay on morning and afternoon game drives, sweeping the bushland for a glimpse of startled antelope or slinking cats on a hunt. Spread over 90,000 hectares, the game park is teeming with Big Five game as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe and a plethora of birds, and is also home to a successful white rhino conservation project.
Alternatively, you can set some time aside to visit the St Lucia wetland park, taking a boat trip on Lake St Lucia for crocodile and hippo viewing or go on a cultural trip to the neighbouring communities.

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Hotel location

230km from Durban Airport and 3.5 hours from Dundee.

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