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  • Nhlaralumi river is subject to seasonal rainfall
  • Nhlaralumi river is subject to seasonal rainfall
  • Nhlaralumi river is subject to seasonal rainfall
  • Nhlaralumi river is subject to seasonal rainfall
  • Nhlaralumi river is subject to seasonal rainfall

RIVER LODGE RATES


Simbavati River Lodge Rates

Luxury Tents - (x6) - 2 Adults
Accommodation Dates per person sharing single rate
01 Nov 2020 - 30 Jun 2021 R7 250 R9 645
01 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 R8 120 R10 800

 

Tented Pool Suite - (x2) - 2 Adults
Accommodation Dates per person sharing single rate
01 Nov 2020 - 30 Jun 2021 R7 750 R10 310
01 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 R8 680 R11 545

 

Family Chalets - (x3) - 2 Adults + 2/3 Children
Accommodation Dates per person sharing 3rd & 4th person Children
4 - 11 years
01 Nov 2020 - 30 Jun 2021 R7 250 R5 440 R3 625
01 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 R8 120 R6 090 R4 060

Inclusions
Accommodation, all meals, two safari activities per day, beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines).
Return transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS). 
Emergency medical response and emergency medical evacuation insurance.

Exclusions  
All other beverages, babysitting, private transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature.
Conservation levies, gate fees and additional reserve fees. 

Minimum Stay
Minimum stay of 2 nights, unless otherwise specified. 1-night stays on request only. Recommended length of stay is 3 nights. 

Private Vehicle
Available on request per stay, charged per night (evening and early morning game drives) when either a Family Chalet or a minimum of 2 Luxury Safari Tents are booked.

Conservation Levies and Additional Reserve Fees 
Timbavati Conservation Levy of R400 per adult per night and R200 per child under 12 years per night (will be added to invoices for prepayment, or collected at the lodge directly). 
A vehicle entrance fee of R210 is only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate for all self-drive guests.

Child Policy  
Children of all ages are welcome.
Between 0 – 3 years: no charge and includes all meals.
Between 4 – 11 years: 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in Family Chalets.
12 years & older sharing with parents in Family Chalets: 3rd/4th person rate applicable.
Child sharing with one parent in a Luxury Safari Tent: per person sharing rate applicable.
Children 6 years & over are permitted on Game Drives. Families with younger children may arrange a private vehicle prior to arrival.

Cancellation Fees including Covid-19 Provisos
Cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival - 0% cancellation fee.
Cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival - 90% cancellation fee.
If a booking cannot take place at the last minute due to Covid-19 restrictions, for example a travel ban in South Africa or in the country of origin, then we offer 100% refund or postponement to new dates.
If there is a personal Covid-19 issue, not covered by client’s Travel Insurance (such as a Covid-19 diagnosis or denied boarding), we aim to be as flexible as possible. Please discuss individual circumstances with us.
All cancellations and changes are only valid if received in writing.
Please note that we reserve the right at any point in time to amend or withdraw these terms and revert to our standard contracted trading terms. Any existing confirmed bookings would retain the current booking and cancellation policy, sufficient notice will be given.

Postponement Policy
Any existing bookings travelling during the period 10 May 2020 to 31 March 2021 can be postponed up until 30 June 2022, subject to availability.
Except for the 2021 festive season (20 December 2021 to 05 January 2022 which may attract a surcharge), postponed bookings are not subject to seasonality or inflation related surcharges.
All postponed bookings however, be subject to any concession fee surcharges as imposed by the relevant authorities.
Should any existing bookings opt to be cancelled and later request a postponement, our new 2021-2022 rates will be applicable to the new dates.  

Payment Policy
The balance is to be settled 15 days prior to the arrival of guests.
Please note that we reserve the right at any point in time to amend or withdraw these terms and revert to our standard contracted trading terms. Any existing confirmed bookings would retain the current payment  policy, sufficient notice will be given.

Please note
A surcharge of R1400 per person per night will be added 2 pax wanting to book a 2 bedroom Family Chalet.

 

 

Simbavati River Lodge Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Simbavati River Lodge.

There is a children’s activity room with a selection of toys/board games. Children will receive an activity booklet on arrival (coloured pencils available to use at reception). Children under the age of 13 will be taken to look at tracks and signs in the bush by a tracker after Breakfast. Board games and books available in the lounge area.

Child Rates:

0 to 3 years - no charge and the rate includes all meals.
4 to 11 years - 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in family chalets.
12 years+ - sharing with parents in a family chalet; 3rd/4th person rate is applicable.

If a child shares with a parent in our Luxury Safari Tents the per person sharing rate is applicable.

Children of all ages have to pay the compulsory conservation fee of R 184 per child per day (subject to change).

Children 6 years & over are allowed on Game Drives. Families with younger children can arrange a private vehicle prior to arrival. Please ask us for our Children at Simbavati Document if you require further information.

Baby-sitting during the game drives/evening meals is possible by prior arrangement and at an additional cost (R75 per hour). This needs to be pre-booked.

Scheduled Transfers

We offer scheduled transfers at set times to coincide with the scheduled flights into and out from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.

Please note that this is a scheduled transfer and you will be sharing with other guests coming to the lodge. If you are planning to drop a rental car at Hoedspruit Airport, please ensure that you arrive well before the flight arrival time as unfortunately we cannot wait for late arrivals.

The transfer time is approximately one hour.

All  transfers must be pre-booked as we only meet flights if we have clients on that flight.

Scheduled collection times from Hoedspruit

  • 11h20
  • 13h20

Scheduled departure times from Simbavati

  • 09h30
  • 10h30
  • 11h00

If you are arriving at a different time, then we can arrange private transfers from Hoedspruit, Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport, Phaloborwa Airport, Skukuza or from the Timbavati Gate. Please click here for our Transfer Rates.

Please note:

All scheduled transfers need to be pre-booked as we only meet flights if we have guests on that flight.

Scheduled transfers exclude the vehicle entry fee - see rates below

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Gate Entrance Fee:
R160 per vehicle, payable at the gate (subject to change)