RATES 2019 - 2021

ROOM RATES ADULT Rates per person per night sharing:

RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGEMAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020AUG 2020 - APR 2021
SAFARI ROOMR 2 570R 3 380R 2 780R 3 650
SAFARI FAMILY ROOMR 2 570R 3 380R 2 780R 3 650
LUXURY BUSH VILLAR 3 670R 4 520R 3 970R 4 880
HONEYMOON VILLAR 4 170R 4 990R 4 500R 5 390
HOME STAYSMAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020AUG 2020 - APR 2021
TWIN ROOM*R 960R 990R 990R 990

Single Supplement: Plus 30%
Children sharing with adults 0-3 years: No charge
Children sharing with adults 4-12 years: 50% Of Adult Rate
Children sharing with adults 13-18 years: 75% Of Adult Rate

PLEASE NOTE - HOME STAYS

* Single mattresses on the floor. Not suitable for children under 4 years. 4 - 12 yrs 50%, 13 -18 yrs 75%

Home stays are fully inclusive of accommodation in an authentic working Zulu homestead, a traditional dinner and breakfast, Zulu beer, cold drinks and homestead activities. Hot water is provided for a bucket shower and there is a chemical toilet for exclusive guest use. Home stays are offered to both guests staying at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge and to outside guests keen to share this authentic cultural experience. Guests are accompanied by an English speaking guide at all times.

PARK FEES & TRANSFERS Rates per person per night sharing:

RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE PARK FEES & TRANSFERSMAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020AUG 2020 - APR 2021
Park Fees Per Stay (SA Residents)R 110R 110R 184R 205
Park Fees Per Stay Child (SA Residents)R 55R 55R 90R 102,50
Park Fees Per Stay (Non SA Residents)R 220R 220R 300R 330
Park Fees Per Stay Child (Non SA Residents)R 110R 110R 150R 165
LAND TRANSFER FROM KING SHAKA (DURBAN)R 2 480R 2 680R 2 680R 2 950
LAND TRANSFER FROM RICHARDS BAY / ST LUCIAR 1 410R 1 520R 1 520R 1 680
LAND TRANSFER FROM Thonga Beach Lodge (Coastal Cashews)R 2 110R 2 280R 2 280R 2 510
LAND TRANSFER FROM Kosi Forest Lodge (Manguzi pick up point)R 2 110R 2 280R 2 280R 2 510
land transfer from St LuciaR 1 410R 1 520R 1 520R 1 680

PLEASE NOTE

  • That these tariffs exclude the guide’s / driver accommodation should the transfer be late or early to the lodge and ideally we recommend an overnight stop to avoid missing any activity at the lodges. The overnight stop is NOT included
  • The tariffs are one way except where noted
  • The minimum charge for land transfers is the single rate x 2 even if only 1 pax is travelling the charge will be calculated on 2 pax travelling
  • If a guest is travelling alone and other guests are booked on the same transfer, then the single supplement will be waivered. However if the guest ends up being the only person booked on the transfer due to other guests changes, then the single supplement charge will be incurred which is double the single rate
  • These nett rates include VAT where applicable
  • The vehicles are air-conditioned except 4x4 vehicles which are open
  • Rates exclude Park entrance fees
  • The latest pick up time from Richards Bay is 15h30 - last available 4x4 transfer at Coastal Cashews is 18h00 (extra cost)
  • These transfers are not exclusive - guests from our other lodges may join the transfer
  • All transfers need to be booked three days prior to travelling
  • All rates quoted are subject to change, without prior notice. Our standard cancellation policy applies to transfers
  • No late 4x4 transfers out from Thonga Beach Lodge to Coastal Cashews pick up point permitted on day of departure

ACTIVITIES & EXTRAS

RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE ACTIVITIES & EXTRASMAY 2019 -
JUL 2019
AUG 2019 -
APR 2020
MAY 2020 -
JUL 2020
AUG 2020 -
APR 2021
Rhino Ridge Bush WalkR 585R 640R 640R 675
Rhino Ridge Gorge WalkR 365R 390R 390R 410
Private VehicleR 4 720R 5 090R 5 090R 5 500
Mpembeni Community WalkR 365R 390R390R 410
Babysitting per babysitter p.hr - min. 4 hrs (confirm 24hrs prior)R 70R 80R 80R90
Light lunch on day of arrivalR90 - R180R100 - R190R100 - R190R110 - R200
Packed Lunch *Children 12 years & younger half priceR 90R 100R 100R 105

PLEASE NOTE

  • Rhino Ridge Bush Walk: Children under 14 not permitted. Children 14 -15 years must be accompanied by 1 parent/guardian. Children 16 years & older allowed on walks without a parent/guardian. Min 2 pax max 4 pax per armed ranger. +-3 hours am/pm. Walks are subject to availability. Please note a medical certificate of fitness is required for people of 65 years & older wishing to walk
  • Rhino Ridge Gorge Walk: Min 2 pax max 8 pax. Suitable for children from 10 years & older. This is not a Big 5 Walk but a Conservation Walk. Subject to a guide being available. Please note a medical certificate of fitness is required for people of 65 years & older wishing to walk
  • Private Vehicle - for guide & vehicle for 1 morning & 1 afternoon/evening game drive
  • Mpembeni Community Walk: Min 2 pax & subject to guide availability. A picturesque guided trail winding through Zulu homesteads where, despite modern appearances, folk still live in a traditional manner. Grass weaving, cattle herding and traditional crops for food and medicines remain part of the culture. Please note a medical certificate of fitness is required for people of 65 years & older wishing to walk

BOOKING GUIDELINES

  • Note Minimum 2 night stay policy
  • Included are accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees and two safari drives per day
  • Excluded are transfers, park fees, drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Children Park Fees 0-3 Years : no charge. 4-12 Years : 50% of adult fee. 13-18 Years : 75% of adult fee
  • Bush walk in Big 5 territory – no children under 14 years. Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people
  • Gorge walk outside of Big 5 territory – no children under 10 years. Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people
  • Half day Hluhluwe iMfolozi safari including picnic lunch. Minimum 2 people
  • Game Capture Museum & boma visit - minimum 2 people. Seasonal
  • Mpembeni Community visit - no minimum number
  • Babysitters are available. 24 hours notice required

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All bookings at all lodges over the Christmas holiday period must be for a minimum of 2 nights (15 December – 15 January) except for Thonga Beach Lodge which is a minimum of 3 nights. Tariffs include a SA tourism levy and are inclusive of VAT.

Provisional Bookings

  • Provisional bookings made more than 3 months in advance, will be held for 7 days and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
  • Provisional bookings made less than 3 months in advance, will only be held for 48 hours and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
  • Should the above release times not be suitable, please feel free to contact us for alternate arrangements
  • All bookings must be confirmed in writing

 

Confirmed Bookings

  • We run small lodges in remote areas and cancellations, even of just two people, can greatly affect the operation of the lodge. Therefore we require full payment prior to guests arrival and strict adherence to our cancellation policy
  • Please ensure that guests have adequate travel insurance to cover any cancellations or changes in travel arrangements

 

FIT Reservations

  • We require written confirmation accepting our terms and conditions
  • Full pre-payment is required 30 (thirty) days prior to clients date of arrival, unless alternative arrangements have been made
  • We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this payment timeously
  • For package bookings we require 25% payment on confirmation and the balance 30 (thirty) days prior to travel

 

Cancellation Policy (Applicable to all confirmed reservations, except groups)

  • We require written confirmation for all cancellations (e-mail or facsimile)
  • Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
  • All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure

 

Group Bookings & Isibindi Package Bookings

  • The word ”group” applies to 8 or more full paying guests
  • The Isibindi Package Booking means a booking for 1 or more persons staying for 5 or more nights at a selection of the Isibindi Africa Lodges
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a group reservation or Isibindi Package
  • Full Pre-payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
  • We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this deposit timeously

 

Cancellation Policy for Groups & Friends for Free February Special

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on all confirmed group bookings
  • Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 75% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
  • All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure

 

Bank Charges

  • All bank deposits are to be received free of any bank charges or commissions
  • All credit card payments by agents for accommodation will have a 3% surcharge, except AMEX & DINERS which have a 5% surcharge
  • Please note that only cash or credit cards are accepted at the lodges – strictly no debit cards!

 

Travel Insurance
It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance to cover themselves in the event of having to cover cancelled bookings.

VAT & Levies
Rates include VAT and SA Tourism Levy.

 

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