Eco-friendly Accommodation Hluhluwe – KwaZulu-Natal | Eco Lodge, Game Lodge, Family-friendly, Nature Reserve, Romantic, Wellness/Spa, Weddings & Events.

From R2190 per person sharing *Seasonal

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the western boundary in the first private concession within Africa’s oldest proclaimed Game Reserve, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Northern KwaZulu NatalSouth Africa. Set in a 96 000 hectare park, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge enables guests to enjoy 4 star luxury at a private lodge, offering spectacular wilderness and brilliant safari opportunities within the heart of Big 5 territory.

The contemporary lodge boasts an 11 meter infinity lap pool with sundeck, exceptional spa facilities and other inviting spots for you to relax and take in the African plains. Fine South African cuisine can be enjoyed in the dining room or in the open-air boma.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge accommodates 36 guests within 3 different room types. The rooms have an Afro-chic luxury comfort about them with fine fishes and spacious design; each of which has been carefully positioned high up on a ridge maximising privacy and ensuring spectacular views over the hills and valleys.

Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas & coffees and game drives. Drinks and park fees are excluded. Bush walks available at additional cost. Each guest is entitled to 1 of the following on an evening game drive; glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink.


Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge Interior of Bush Suite / Eco-friendly accommodation Hluhluwe

8 Luxury Bush Villas comprising of twin/king bedroom en-suite with separate toilet, luxurious indoor/outdoor shower, private wooden deck, mini bar, fireplace, overhead fan & air-conditioning.

2 Honeymoon Villas comprising of twin/king bedroom en-suite with separate toilet, luxurious indoor/outdoor shower, private wooden deck, mini bar, fireplace, overhead fan & air-conditioning and private plunge pool.

4 Bush Suites comprising of 2 twin/king bedrooms both en-suite. Rooms are arranged in pairs leading off a common lobby, ideal for families or couples travelling together.

2 Safari Family Rooms (2 en-suite rooms with common lobby) twin/dbl.

Room Amenities: Wi-Fi (intermittent), Mini bar, Tea & Coffee facilities, Mosquito nets, Safe, Hairdryer.

Lodge Amenities: Bar, Curio shop, Spa, Swimming Pool, Low malaria risk, Laundry service.

Things to do: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers excellent birding; daytrips to warm Indian Ocean beaches to go SCUBA diving at Sodwana or take a boat trip at St Lucia; game drives, guided safari walks, cultural tours and indulgent spa treatments.

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Green Cleaning
Local & Organic
Responsible body products
Water Wise Practices
Sustainable Energy Acumen
Eco Architecture
Community Upliftment
Fair Trade Tourism Practices

The Mphembeni community have 49% ownership of Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge and operations, all in one company structure.

In keeping with their motto “tread gently”, the lodge has been constructed in the most environmentally-friendly manner.

All waste is sorted; glass, metal and paper are recycled and organic matter is composted.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge use low energy lighting with solar assisted power production.

Grey water is recycled by filtering it through a natural reed bed system, and is tested for quality before being released back into the environment.

The Lodge is conscientious about using cruelty-free, natural body products and environmentally-friendly cleaning products, and predominantly use organic ingredients that have been sourced locally in their cuisine.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is part of Isibindi Africa Lodges, along with Rhino Post Safari Lodge; Rhino Walking Safaris; Isibindi Zulu Lodge; Thonga Beach Lodge and Kosi Forest Lodge. To date, Isibindi Africa Lodges has contributed to and initiated numerous upliftment projects. It has also developed numerous small ecotourist lodges in pristine areas of South Africa.

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Opening Hours















Check in: 12:00 ; Check out: 10:00


Our Address:

4.7 kms along the P450, Bayala, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Our Useful Features & Services

Intermittent WiFi