Situated within Africa’s oldest proclaimed game reserve – Hluhluwe iMfolozi, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the first and only private luxury lodge in this Big 5 safari destination, offering an up-market alternative to traditional park accommodation.

Spanning over 96,000 hectares, Hluhluwe iMfolozi is well-known as being the former hunting grounds of the Zulu Royal family but is now recognised for its efforts surrounding rhino conservation in South Africa. 

Relax in luxury with amazing views at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is well-positioned high on a ridge with 16 modern suites designed to take advantage of the mind-blowing views whilst maintaining privacy. 

Game drives are offered daily in both the morning and afternoon, and for the more adventurous, join a bush trail led by the legendary Nunu Jobe, also known as the ‘The Rhino Whisperer’.


The Lodge

With an array of room types, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is a fit for any traveller.

The Luxury Bush Villas have a lovely open-plan design and feature a large deck. The en-suite bathroom has a double vanity and both a bathtub and rain shower opening onto the outdoors. In addition, the Honeymoon Villas also feature a private splash pool overlooking the African bush.  

The four Safari Rooms have a private en-suite shower room that opens out onto a small viewing deck. The two Family Rooms have two separate bedrooms, each with an en-suite shower room and glass sliding doors that open onto the private viewing deck. 

The main area comprises both an indoor and outdoor dining area, an open-plan lounger, a well-stocked bar and an infinity pool taking advantage of the spectacular views. In addition, visit the spa for a relaxing treatment or a spot of shopping in the curio shop. 


Facilities include A/C, WiFi, a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and a swimming pool. 


Dining is flexible and can be served inside the spacious dining area or out on the deck overlooking the rolling hills and valleys of the park. 

How this lodge makes your trip more responsible

Hluhluwe iMfolozi is the last stronghold for both white and black rhinos in Africa, with a pioneering conservation success story. Built on community-owned land, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge has collaborated with both the local Mpembeni Community and the game park, creating much-needed employment and generating revenue for conservation.

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