Isibindi Africa Lodges, consists of four lodges: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Kosi Forest 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.
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)
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)
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)
The camp comprises a stylish lounge and dining area for 12 guests. The bar tent is adjacent to this main living area.
The vast outside deck makes the most of its river-front setting, and is also in the cool forest.
It has an open-air dining area flowing onto a sunken fire-pit which overlooks the river.
The main lodge is linked to the pool which is in a sunny spot, from which you may enjoy your favourite cold drink while watching the river glide by.