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Setting the bar

Food and Beverage Manager of Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Maggie Legong, gives us some behind-the-scenes information about the training and empowerment of local community members who are employed at the luxury Hluhluwe lodge: “The Rhino Ridge Restaurant Team is slowly but surely becoming stronger by the day. They wrote their first food terminology test yesterday…

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Guests making a difference

It is so heart-warming when Isibindi Africa Lodges guests become connected to the communities supporting the lodges and make personal donations for the betterment of others. A guest family donated money for the Mbibi community surrounding Thonga Beach Lodge, and their generous donation was used to buy food for children at the local primary school…

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Full Circle

I have to restrain myself from trailing around after the new luxury Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge manager for the two days that I stay at this breath-taking haven. S’phamandla Shabalala is like a calm, wise older brother and it feels that one can imbibe his spirit simply by being in his presence. I determine to…

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Celebrating Isimangaliso Wetland

Take yourself on this photographic journey through the breath-taking photographs of Scott Ramsay. Ramsay captures the pristine beauty of the Isimangaliso Wetland and his images have been published on Africa Geographic: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-71/wonders-of-isimangaliso-south-africa/ag-mag-gallery/image/dunes-coastline-isimangaliso-scott-ramsay-lovewildafrica/ Experience the remote. Engage the present. To book for a stay at Thonga Beach Lodge or Kosi Forest Lodge click on this link.    …

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Cleansing Space

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Guest review by Characterstays: As a grubby little farm dweller, to me there is nothing that beats a glamorous stay in a clean, open space. A stay at Thonga Beach Lodge is like entering into one of those minimalist decor magazine photographs that those of us with messy partners, kids or dogs pore over with…

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Do more, have less

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“Do more, have less” is the title of one of the Instagram accounts I follow. It always makes me smile to read this simple line. The most memorable experiences in life are often about things we do, not things we acquire. Maybe it’s a ‘second half of life’ thing, but more and more of my…

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Cordwalles Boys Visit Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

This delightful thank you story was sent to Isibindi Africa’s Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in gratitude of the support to their visit by Cordwalles Boys School: A very excited group of 16 boys eagerly packed the vehicles that were to take them to their prize destination of the iMfolozi Game Reserve. After a long 4…

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Not a great spot for meditating …

I stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge with a friend who is a serious meditator. Half way through our stay I inquire how her meditation sessions are going and am surprised when she replies “Terribly!” Shocked, I ask “Why?” and she explains “It’s just too beautiful here. I can’t bear to close my eyes.” This sums up…

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Thonga Beach Lodge Guiding News

For those of you reading this that are new to the Isibindi family, past guests or just haven’t had the time to get to or get in the know of what the activities are about at Thonga Beach Lodge this feedback will surely put you in the know and hopefully motivate you to come visit…

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