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Rhino Ridge is the first private concession within the northern Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, and is a well-run community lodge.

Perched on a ridge in the quiet western boundary, it boasts spectacular natural scenery and Big 5 game viewing.  Constructed of wood, concrete and glass the lodge was built to blend into the surrounding indigenous bush.

Eight Bush and two Honeymoon Villas (with plunge pools) are spacious and attractive individual buildings with private decks and fireplaces. Cosy but comfortable, the 6 two-bedroom safari suites are suitable for families.

Between morning and afternoon game drives, perhaps unwind beside the pool, or take advantage of the spa facilities. As the day draws to a close, socialise around the fire-pit, before savouring delicious meals in the boma – the sounds of the wilderness echoing in the background.


Eight Bush and two Honeymoon Villas (with plunge pools). Includes 6 two-bedroom safari suites.



Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers both morning and evening safari drives which are conducted in specially adapted open Landcruisers, with professional guides. To preserve our concession and in keeping with park rules no off-roading is practiced. The drives are the highlight of every safari in South Africa.

Other activities include:  guided walks, bird watching and community visits, swimming and spa treatments.

Wildlife & Birdlife

The park is home to Africa’s Big 5: elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard. Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve boasts 86 special species. It is one of the world’s top spots for viewing nyala. 

The park is a prime birding destination and is home to 340 bird species. The Hluhluwe River Flood Plain is one of the only areas in the whole of South Africa where yellow-throated, pink-throated and orange-throated longclaw species can be seen together. 

Today, the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park is world renowned for its white rhino conservation and its Centenary Capture Centre is setting exceptional standards for animal capture and sustainable utilization in Africa. Operation Rhino, the brainchild of the late Dr Ian Player initiated in the 1950s and ’60s, put the park on the map in terms of rhino conservation and game capture standards.