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Isibindi Africa Lodges

Isibindi Africa Lodges, consists of four lodges: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Kosi Forest Lodge, Isibindi Zulu Lodge.

South Africa – a country of contrasts with its fascinating peoples, vibrant history, breathtaking scenery and spectacular wildlife – is the place where the Isibindi Africa dream begins . . .

It was while sitting on the banks of the scenic Isibindi River in KwaZulu-Natal, that Brett and Paige Gehren first started hoping that they could share their passion for protecting the pristine and precious natural wonders of Africa. Fiercely committed to conservation and making a difference, the vision for Isibindi Africa Lodges was born.

We selected our unique destinations in South Africa ranging from the world renowned Kruger National Park; Rorke’s Drift in the heart of the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields; Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and the warm Indian Ocean shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and most recently Africa’s oldest proclaimed Game Reserve; Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. With our devoted team we have created a collection of exclusive lodges to celebrate the biodiversity and cultural heritage of these areas. We have ensured that in establishing these elegant lodges in picturesque surrounds that we “tread gently on the earth” and that local communities share fully in our commitment to protect and promote this majestic land.

The Isibindi Africa family is distinctive by the nature of its people. Creative, fun-loving and knowledgeable, the hosts of our lodges and safaris are as passionate about our dream as we are. Dedicated to making your stay with us as exceptional as possible, these enthusiastic individuals with their effortless energy will share their love of the natural world and the values that Isibindi Africa Lodges holds so dear. Our goal is to give our guests unforgettable and extraordinary experiences that will stay with them forever.

So whether it’s tracking rhino or elephant on foot, scuba diving on exquisite coral reefs, canoeing on shimmering lakes, encountering exhilarating Zulu dancers or sipping sundowners beneath an inky sky studded with a million stars, you too can be part of our vision to protect the wild, care for its people and educate, so that future generations can enjoy Africa’s wild and untamed splendour.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers luxury Hluhluwe game reserve accommodation with a choice of four room types:

Two Honeymoon Villas nestled in the indigenous bush with private plunge pools

Eight Luxury Bush Villas expansive open plan bedrooms with lounge area, fireplace, mini bar, full bathroom & large viewing deck

Four Safari Rooms with a private shower room leading onto the deck area.

Two Safari Family Suites ideal for families travelling with children.

No. of Rooms: 18 (All rooms can be converted from double to single/twin)


Double from R2490.00 pppns

Single from R3237.00 pppn

Thonga Beach Lodge

iSimangaliso Park KwaZulu Natal

This 24 bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches.

The 12 thatched bush suites offer either Ocean or Forest Views with Deluxe Ocean Views room sporting private plunge pools.

The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy & minimal environmental impact.

Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea.

No. of Rooms: 12 (All rooms can be converted from double to single/twin)


Double from R3850.00 pppns

Single from R5005.00 ppn

Kosi Forest Lodge

iSimangaliso Park KwaZulu Natal

Kosi Forest Lodge in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve has six Forest Rooms and two Family Rooms.

All rooms have en-suite shower, toilet and basin as well as a romantic outdoor bathroom boma with shower and bath set in soft white sand. There is a choice of double or twin rooms.

Kosi Forest Lodge in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is an outdoor paradise for children which can easily be accommodated in the two Family Rooms comprising 2 chalets each with en-suite shower, basin and toilet as well as a common outdoor boma bath and shower. The 2 chalets are linked by a short walkway.

No. of Rooms: 8 (All rooms can be converted from double to single/twin)


Double from R2350.00 pppns

Single from R3055.00 pppn

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Battlefields KwaZulu Natal

The rich cultural heritage of the Zulu nation is expressed in the magnificent beehive structure of the bedrooms of this battlefields lodge, each offering spectacular views over the 2000 hectare Isibindi Eco-Reserve.

The floor to ceiling thatched roofs are intricately woven with locally thatched grasses to create a perfectly insulated room, keeping guests cool in the summer months and warm in the chilly winters.

Each of the six battlefields lodge suites is named after the mountain that it overlooks, making one’s balcony an ideal place to relax and appreciate the rugged beauty of this historically rich area.

No. of Rooms: six (All rooms can be converted from double to single/twin)


Double from R2350.00 pppns

Single from R3055.00 pppn

Contact us

52 Osborne Road



South Africa

Brett Gehren

Tel: 035 474 1473

Cell: 082 466 8538

Fax: 035 474 1490

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Please enquire, as the lodges all have different rates.

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