Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal is the oldest game reserve in Africa and is home to the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and the endangered rhino.
Other wildlife species that are often spotted include Nile crocodile, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, zebra and waterbuck amongst many others. Birds are spotted in abundance and keen ornithologists should look out for a night heron, Klaas's Cuckoo and crested barbets.
Travelling time by vehicle from Durban to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge via Nyalazi Gate is approximately three hours (270km). Travelling time from Richards Bay is 1hr 45mins (100km), also accessed via Nyalazi Gate. Travelling time from Johannesburg via Pongola and Memorial Gate is approximately 7 hours (573km).
There are daily flights from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (1hr 15mins flying time) to Richard's Bay Airport. It is an easy 1hr 45min drive from the airport to the lodge. Road transfers from the airport can be arranged by the lodge, or guests can hire a car at the airport.
Daily flights from all domestic & regional destinations land at King Shaka International Airport in Durban which is an easy 3hr drive to the lodge. Speak to our reservations department to arrange a road transfer or hire a car at the airport.