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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
Modern
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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Jocelyn S wrote a review Nov 2021
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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Response from Penny Rice, Owner at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Responded 03 Nov 2021
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
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Penny Rice, Owner at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Responded 03 Nov 2021
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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Response from Penny Rice, Owner at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Responded 03 Nov 2021
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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Sean Z wrote a review Oct 2021
Beverly, Massachusetts2 contributions
My wife and I stayed here for our first ever safari, and we can confidently say that Rhino Ridge exceeded all our expectations. The setting overlooking Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park is stunning. We regularly spotted giraffes, nyala, and even a mother rhino and her baby right from the terrace of our villa. The main areas of the lodge are designed to emphasize the view - we especially enjoyed post-drive breakfasts looking out over the park. The cozy fireplace in the main lodge provided a great area to unwind before dinner and chat with fellow guests. The food is delicious and generously portioned - you will not go hungry here. Our private villa was excellent. Well decorated, comfortable bed, and a luxurious bath and shower. What really made Rhino Ridge stand out, however, was the staff.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Penny Rice, Owner at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Responded 03 Nov 2021
Dear Sean Z, Wow, thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous and comprehensive review on Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. We are totally delighted to have delivered such a superb experience on your first safari. Wishing you many happy travels further. With kind regards Yo Hay for Isibindi Africa Lodges
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Muffin wrote a review Sep 2021
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Just arrived back from a family holiday at Rhino Ridge,what an incredibly fulfilling trip we had. The accomodation was very luxurious we stayed in villas 8, 9 and 10. I shared wiith my granddaughter tons of room. The food is superb, lovely choices that all our different tastes and ages. We were taken on game drives by Xolani who is very knowledgeable in his field, very friendly chap. The game reserve is very pretty. The setting overlooking the game reserve is very hard to leave. Slept in this morning and sadly missed the cheetah hunting next to the lodge.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Penny Rice, Owner at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Responded 27 Sep 2021
Dear Bluegrethirse, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fabulous review on Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. We are totally delighted that you and your family had such an enjoyable and fulfilling family holiday with us. We do hope to welcome you back again soon, with no promises for cheetah hunting, but possibilities. Kind regards Yolande 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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