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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

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Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaNompondo South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travellers' Choice
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the only privately owned lodge within the Hluhluwe iMfolozi National Park. The lodge offers superb 4 star accommodation in either Bush Villas, Honeymoon Villas, Family Rooms or Safari Rooms Honeymoon Villas have their own plunge pools and all rooms have private decks with magnificent views over the park. Game drives and bush walks take place both on the concession and within the park offering superb safari opportunities. The lodge is set high up on a ridge offering spectacular panoramic views. Guests can indulge themselves at the spa, relax at the 11 metre lap pool while enjoying delicious meals. NB!! NB!! Please note, do not follow any GPS Coordinates to the lodge as they will get you lost.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Full body massage
Massage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaNompondo South Africa
Getting there
Zulu Inyala Airport48 kmSee all flights
Richards Bay Airport67 kmSee all flights
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Palie wrote a review 17 Nov
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The place and view was stunning, however just before we left on the Sunday, my friend checked her purse and noticed money was missing, R400 to be exact. We had always kept our wallets in the safe and on the Sunday before going for breakfast, we took them out and she forgot her purse out in her handbag. When we came back to the room to take our bags to the car, we noticed that money was missing and immediately reported it to the front desk as our room had been cleaned. 3 days later, the lodge has still yet to communicate the so called investigation into the matter. It's just super disappointing when you pay so much for such a place then get stolen from and management goes quiet. Management told us they'd even call the police, do lie detector tests and give feedback and my friend is still waiting.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear PalieMoc, Thank you so much for your review on Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. We are absolutely horrified at your experience regarding the theft. We take this situation very seriously indeed and have put in place full legal procedures in order to deal with the matter accordingly. Our General Manager has been in contact with your friend and will continue to keep her informed regarding the progress of this sitution. Thank you once again, and please accept our assurance that this is receiving our full investigation. Kind regards Yo Hay for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Bridget H wrote a review 14 Nov
Ballito, South Africa34 contributions9 helpful votes
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This is the kind of stay that leaves you wanting everyone you know to go and experience! From the moment you arrive to fresh wet face cloths to the minute you leave with padkos in hand, every detail, every interaction, every meal leaves you feeling like you’re a favourite family member who has come to stay. Staff greeting you by name with smiles! But for me, the icing on the gluten-free cake was the meal planning around being gluten free. Not once did I look at anyone else’s food and feel I was missing something. Every meal was delicious. Malva pudding and carrot cake? What more could a girl ask for? Please extend my thanks again to the chefs! If you are umming and aahing about going. Stop, and book. Have i mentioned the fantastic accommodation, great game drives and the wonderful spa? Loved it!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 261bridgeth Thank you so much for your review. We are absolutely delighted that you so enjoyed your stay with us. We really hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Penny Rice Marketing Manager Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Jocelyn S wrote a review 02 Nov
Durban, South Africa79 contributions15 helpful votes
It is situated in Hluhluwe/Umfolosi Game Reserve with panoramic views over the reserve. The rooms are spacious and luxurious with private decks overlooking the valley. The food is excellent, tasty, with choices to cater for all dietary requirements. The packages include 2 game drives per day with knowledgeable passionate guides. We had Tobeka, and she was a joy, articulate, well informed and passionate about her job and the environment. All in all it is worth the extra money over the Parks Board Reserve accommodation.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: all rooms have gorgeous views, but some are a distance from the main lounge and diningroom.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jocelyn S, Thank you for taking the time to write this fab review on Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. We are are so thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Such a delight for our guides to be able to share their passion with our guests. With kind regards Yolande Hay-Buchanan for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Anneel wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa32 contributions26 helpful votes
This was a last minute get-away and I wasn't sure what to expect what with COVID, but it was such a lovely experience. I was surprised (and pleased) that there seemed to be a pretty full house - but still great COVID protocols. Rhino Ridge's setting is stunning - the views of the landscape / terrain are just stunning. The food was amazing - and they seemed well prepared to cater to every dietary need. There seemed to be a size-able vegetarian contingent of guests during my stay, so I am not sure if the vegetarian options are always as outstanding - but they were great during my time! My room was fantastic - it was huge and had a lovely deck overlooking the valley and so peaceful. great for sleeping. Animal viewing was fine (not great) - but I think that had more to do with time of year/weather/etc. We saw plenty of animals - rhinos, elephants, wildebeest, giraffe - but no cats. BUT the food and accommodation more than made up for it - and I'm already booking a return trip.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Anneel, We are so delighted to read this great review on Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to write it. We are absolutely delighted that you had such a great stay with us, and yes we strive to cater for all dietary requirements. Our vegetarian options are on the menu daily. We so look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Yo Hay for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Jonas S. wrote a review Oct 2021
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions
We stayed at Rhino Ridge as part of a family vacation for 4 days and had an overall fanomenal experience! The whole team at Rhino offered a highly professional service, while still having a sense of humor. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, to spend a few relaxing hours and recharge for the game drives. Beside the key activities, the game drives, a spa is available and also comfortable relaxing areas with a fire place.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Fantastic lodge for a game drive in the national park
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Dear Bico15, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review on Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. We are so thrilled that you had such a fantastic stay with us. Happy travels further. Kind regards Yo Hay for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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PRICE RANGE
US$303 - US$618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalKwaNompondo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.