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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONHluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Northern KwaZulu NatalPOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAFull Spa
OFF ROADNoAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   The rooms have been carefully positioned high up on a ridge to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the hills and valleys of HluhluweiMfolozi Park while at the same time giving each room maximum privacy.
  •   Guests wanting to indulge themselves can make use of our beautiful spa facilities. A full range of spa and beauty therapies are offered by a team of dedicated professionals. Rejuvenate the mind, body and soul while relaxing in tranquil surroundings offering spectacular views over the park. Relax to the sounds of the wild and soak in the essence of Africa.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 May - 31 July 2018 Safari Room R 1,670 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookable within 7 days of travel
Safari Room R 1,790 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookable within 14 days of travel
Safari Room R 2,380 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 August 2018 - 30 April 2019 Safari Room R 2,190 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookable within 7 days of travel
Safari Room R 2,350 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookable within 14 days of travel
Safari Room R 3,130 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings

*LAST MINUTE SPECIAL & LONG STAY RATES ARE STRICTLY FOR SA RESIDENTS - PROOF OF SA RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUESTED WHEN BOOKING ON SA RESIDENT RATES

*MIN/MAX 4 NIGHT STAY SPECIAL OFFER!
*From R 1,785 per person per night sharing, based on a Safari Room
*valid 01 May - 30 June 2018
*includes accommodation, all meals, 2 game drives daily
*above special based on 4 nights stay
*bookings on this special rate offer are on a request basis and subject to availability

*NOT VALID OVER  PEAK PERIODS, LONG WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

*Special rates offered above are based on accommodation in a Safari Room


SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR THE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS LISTED ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

*Extra special discounted rates for advance bookings available on request!
Please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.


* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends




RATE INCLUDES
• Accommodation
• All Meals
• Teas & coffees
• Two safari drives daily
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 30% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children between 0 – 3 years will be accommodated free of charge.
• Children between 4 – 12 years will pay less 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with 2 adults.
• Teenagers between 13 – 18 years will pay less 25% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with 2 adults.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Only children 6 years and older will be allowed on game drives at the discretion of the lodge manager.
• Children of 3 – 6 years will be accommodated on a Kiddies drive from 10am – 12pm no extra charge. They will be required to have a guardian adult of the parents’ choice within the group booked.
. Children 0 – 3 years may only go on a game drive if a private vehicle is booked at additional cost.
. There are no afternoon/evening game drives for children 3 - 6 yrs.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Please see below additional activities available at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge at an additional cost:
• Fishing (shore, deep sea, jet ski, fishing ski, boat)
• Whale watching (June – Nov)
• Horse Riding
• Birding
• Self-guided nature trails
• Walking or swimming at the beach
• Guided night drives
• Visit to the Crocodile Centre
• Boat cruise on Lake St Lucia
• Kayaking on Lake St Lucia
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Family Rooms:
Family Rooms (2 en-suite rooms with common lobby) twin/dbl.
These rooms can double as Family Rooms given that they share a common lobby.
Twin Vanity and luxurious shower. Separate toilet.

Luxury Bush Villa:
King size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, separate toilet, deep soaking bath, luxurious shower and private wooden deck, mini-bar, fireplace. Overhead fan and air conditioner.

Honeymoon Villa:
King size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, separate toilet, deep soaking bath, luxurious shower and private wooden deck, mini-bar, fireplace, private plunge pool. Overhead fan and air conditioner.
IMPORTANT NOTES
• A minimum 2 night stay is required.
• Rates exclude Park Fees payable directly at the lodge: (per person per night & subject to change)
• R 151 per adult / R 76 per child (4-12 yrs) - SA RES - valid 01 May - 31 July 2018
• R 166 per adult / R 84 per child (4-12 yrs) - SA RES - valid 01 August 2018 - 30 April 2019
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
7 Hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 3 ½ hours’ drive from Durban
 
ACCOMMODATION
4 Safari Rooms twin/double en-suite showers & private deck
2 Safari Family Rooms twin/double are arranged in pairs leading off a common lobby ideal for families.
2 Honeymoon Villas 
8 Luxury Bush Villas comprising twin/double bedroom

ABOUT THE LODGE

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 Natal, South Africa.  Set in a 96 000 hectare park Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge enables guests to enjoy 4 star luxury at a private lodge for the first time within the park, offering spectacular scenery and excellent safari opportunities within the heart of Big 5 territory. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge accommodates a maximum of 44 guests in 3 different room types. The rooms have been carefully positioned high up on a ridge to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the hills and valleys of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park while at the same time giving each room maximum privacy. This has resulted in some of the rooms being quite a distance from the central lodge facility with some of them being a 200 metre walk to the main lodge area.
 
8 Luxury Bush Villas comprising 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 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

6 Safari Rooms comprising 2 twin/king bedrooms both en-suite. Rooms are arranged in pairs leading off a common lobby ideal for families or couples travelling together.
 
ABOUT THE RESERVE

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park the oldest game reserve in Africa established in 1895 was originally the hunting grounds of the Royal Zulu Family. The famous King Dingiswayo and Shaka put in place the first conservation laws here. As the home of Operation Rhino in the 1950’s & 60’s the park became famous for its highly successful white rhino conservation. The park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. The park is also famed for its wilderness hiking trails and its Game Capture unit which has become an international bench make for animal capture and sustainable utilization throughout Africa. The Park covers 96 000ha offering an immense diversity of flora and fauna. Hluhluwe in the northern section is characterised by undulating hills and valleys. This section of the park is noted for its wide variety of birds and animals. The park is home to Africa’s big five game: elephant, rhinoceros (black & white), Cape buffalo, lion and leopard. It is home to 86 special species including: Nile crocodile, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, blue wildebeest, jackal, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, nyala, eland, kudu, impala, duiker, suni, reedbuck, warthog, bushpig, mongoose, baboons, monkeys, a variery of tortoises, terrapins, snakes and lizards. It is one of the world’s top spots for viewing nyala. The park is a prime birding destination and is home to 340 species. The Hluhluwe River Flood Plain is one of the only areas in South Africa where the Yellow-throated, Pink-throated and Orange-throated Longclaw can be found together. Bird life includes Night Heron, Wood Stork, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Shelley’s Fancolin, black-bellied Korhan, Temminck’s courser, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Little Bee-eater and Crested Barbet. The park has a diverse floral community.

INTERESTING FACTS AT RHINO RIDGE

  • Pits can still be seen that the Zulu Kings used for capturing animals
  • Throughout the park there are many signs of Stone Age settlements
  • The park originally comprised 3 separate reserves that were amalgamated under the title of Hluhluwe iMfolozi in 1989
  • President Nelson Mandela visited the then Hluhluwe Game Reserve to celebrate the park’s centenary.
  • In 1981, the Natal Parks board attempted to reintroduce Africa wild dogs into the park. 23 dogs were released in the reserve, most of which had been bred in zoos. However, this met with limited success and since then the population has fluctuated between 3 and 30.
  • The first visitor camp was built at Hilltop in 1934. The reserve has a 300 km road network. There is a 40 seater boat on Hluhluwe Dam which takes visitors on guided trips twice a day provided the water level is high enough.

LODGE FEATURES

  • Air conditioning, fans & mosquito nets in all rooms
  • 11 metre infinity lap pool with sundeck
  • Exceptional Spa Facilities
  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Wi-Fi can be intermittent and slow due to satellite connection.
  • Only private lodge within Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in heart of Big 5 Territory.

ROOM FEATURES

  • Aircon
  • Overhead fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Fire place
  • En-suite with indoor/outdoor shower
  • Private deck
  • Mini bar
  • Fireplace
  • Private plunge pool – Honeymoon Villas only
 




GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
FROM KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL

(3.5 hours from airport to the lodge – allow time to stop for animals in park)
  • Follow the exit signs out of the airport and head north on the N2 Toll Road in the direction of Emhloti/KwaDakuza (formerly Stanger) towards Empangeni/Eshowe/Richards Bay. Please ensure you have at least R200 in cash or a credit/debit card (No Diners/Amex) for toll fees.
  • After 184km take exit 375 toward Mtubatuba/St Lucia/Nongoma
  • Turn left onto R618 and travel for 24km
  • Turn left at sign HLUHLUWE-iMOLOZI PARK
  • Please check in at the Park Office and present them with your Reservation Number.
  • Please keep any paper work that they hand you as you will require this on exiting the park.
  • Please drive with care in the park as not only are there wild animals but the road is in poor condition with several potholes which are being repaired



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