South African Domestic Offers

Safari & Wetlands

01 Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
(Hluhluwe imfolozi Game Reserve)

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the only private lodge in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, providing guests with exclusive luxury and outstanding service within South Africa’s oldest national park. Each luxury room or villa is stylishly decorated and includes a spacious bedroom with impressive views from the bathroom, outdoor shower and outdoor deck. From each carefully considered space, you can watch the wildlife below, uninterrupted in their natural habitat as they have been for decades in this protected area.


Rates include accommodation, all meals, 2 game drives per day

Excludes: park fees, Isibindi Foundation Levy, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature and guided bush walks in Big 5 territory.

Children under under 6yrs - kiddies game drives only

Child Activity Policy:

Private Vehicle Game Drives - children of all ages

Kiddies Game Drive - 10:00-12:00 suitable for children aged 3-6 years (must be accompanied by 1 parent or guardian)

Guided gorge walks - Minimum age of 10 years

Guided bush walks - Minimum age of 14 years (Children 14-15 years must be accompanied by 1 parent or guardian)

Activities:

Daily Game Drives (no children under 6 years)

Summer: 6am & 4pm. Winter: 6:30am & 3:30pm

Kiddies Morning Drive can be arranged for 3-6 year olds from 10am-12pm

Guided Safari Walks (additional charge - children under 14 years not permitted)

Bird Watching

Facilities:

Swimming Pool

Spa (additional charge)

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03 Kosi Forest Lodge
(Isimangaliso Wetland Park)

Surrounded by ancient sand forests, Kosi Forest Lodge is situated within the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park, South Africa's last unexplored wetland wilderness. The lodge is privately tucked within a unique wetland world of lakes and forests. Kosi Forest Lodge’s eight thatched forest rooms are raised on wooden decks, and the open-air, reed-enclosed bathrooms with baths and showers sunk into white forest sand are a highlight with guests. The rustic - yet comfortable - room aesthetic provides an authentic ‘back to nature’ experience. You’ll wake up in the morning surrounded by the sounds of the forest’s prolific bird life.
Explore the pristine wetland environment by vehicle, guided canoes and boats and be rewarded by an abundance of birdlife, exciting animal sightings and breathtakingly peaceful scenery. You can also choose to enjoy your privacy, relax by the pool or go on a raffia forest walk. No matter what you do, you’re guaranteed an ‘away from it all' experience that will bring you back in touch with nature.


⸰ Rates include Accommodation, all meals and scheduled activities

Excludes: 4x4 transfers from Manguzi, park fees, Isibindi Foundation levy, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature and 4x4 turtle tracking adventure to Bhanga Nek.

Child Activity Policy:

Boat trips on lakes - Minimum age of 4 years

Guided Canoeing & Turtle drives - Minimum age of 8 years

Raffia forest walk, 4x4 excursion to Kosi Mouth - Children of all ages permitted

Additional Activities:

Kosi Mouth Visit - 4x4 drive to Kosi Bay Mouth for snorkeling and picnic lunch (min 2 pax)

Full Day Boat Trip - Kosi Lakes & picnic Lunch (min 2 pax)

Turtle Tracking (15th November to 15th January) (min 2 pax)

Facilities:

Swimming Pool

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05 Rhino River Lodge
(Manyoni Private Game Reserve)

Rhino River Lodge is a family-owned and operated Big 5 safari lodge located in the magnificent Manyoni Private Game Reserve. This 23,000-hectare private game reserve is situated in the very heart of Zululand, 30kms north of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The area is renowned for its African wildlife and rich cultural heritage.
Rhino River Lodge is a relaxed family-style safari lodge with a reputation for excellent customer service and superior value for money. Join us for our game drives, where you will be guided by a knowledgeable ranger in one of our open safari vehicles and have the chance to see the Big 5 and many other African animals, birds, and wildlife. Enjoy hearty South African cuisine highlighting local ingredients, served under the stars around a campfire. Indulge in a comfortable night’s sleep in one of our well-appointed rooms, chalets or private safari homes. Join us in experiencing South Africa at its best, amongst untamed nature and warm hospitality.


⸰ Rates include Accommodation, all meals and scheduled activities

Safaris include an afternoon game drive and an early morning game drive daily

Rates exclude reserve conservation levy and drinks

The nightly rate excludes the payable Conservation levy

The Family Chalets, Cottage House and The Homestead each accommodate up to 4 guests.

All rates are subject to availability

Child Policy:

Children of all ages are welcome

Children younger than 4 years stay for free

Children younger than 4 years mat not go on game drives

Room Types

Family Chalet

Deluxe en-suite Room

Homestead House

Cottage House

07 Thanda Tented Camp
(Zululand - Thanda Private Game Reserve)

Thanda means ‘Love’ in the language of the Zulu people, and Thanda Safari lives this ethos in the management of its 14 000-hectare reserve, its three unique properties, and its community partnerships. Experience the ultimate safari and game lodge experience with Thanda Safari, which has repeatedly been named the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge.

Thanda Tented Camp

Thanda Tented Camp offers an authentic safari adventure with 15 luxury safari tents in a bush setting, This is bush living as nature intended: open and inviting with unparalleled closeness to the bush, its sights, smells and sounds. Each of the tents has a private sun deck and en-suite canvas bathrooms.
The shared areas include a large rim-flow pool, a spa tent, Hemingway-style lounge and dining area featuring authentic African artworks.


Rates include Tented accommodation, all meals and selected local beverages and wifi in public areas.

Rates include two game drives per day with professional guide and tracker.

Rates exclude Guided bush walks with specialist walking guides, spa treatments, cellar wines and beverages not mentioned, private dinners and private bush dinners, curios, gratuities, transfers, laundry and items of a personal nature.

The nightly rate excludes the payable Conservation levy

All rates are subject to availability

Child Policy:

Children aged 6 and older are welcome

One child under 16 can be accommodated with 2 adults

Room Types

Standard Tent

Jabula Tent

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02 Amakhosi Safari Lodge
(Amakhosi Private Game Reserve, Zululand)

The Amakhosi Safari Lodge is situated in the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve, on the banks of the Mkuze River, right in the heart of Zululand. It boasts six luxurious river and two honeymoon suites, in complete harmony with their surroundings. Amakhosi also offers a private home experience. This hidden gem is a touch of paradise that can accommodate four guests.


Rates include brunch, high tea and dinner, 2 game viewing drives per day, bush walks, frogging safaris (seasonal), Transfers from the airstrip to the Lodge

Rate excludes all beverages, gratuities and items of a personal nature

⸰ Children of all ages welcome, however children under 8 are not allowed on game drives unless prior arrangement is made and a private vehicle is booked (extra charge)

Rate includes Conservation levy

Activities:

Game drive Safaris

Walking Safaris

Seasonal Frogging Safaris (Nov – Feb)

Facilities:

Dining room | Inside lounge | Bar

Swimming pool

Spa | Fully equipped gym | Infinity pool

04 Thonga Beach Lodge
(Isimangaliso Wetland Park)

Thonga Beach Lodge, the unspoilt gem of KwaZulu-Natal’s Maputaland coast. Situated in South Africa's first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thonga Beach Lodge is mere metres away from the sparkling Indian Ocean. Beneath the breakers lies a treasure trove of marine life, from vivid reef fish to schools of dolphins, and even turtles returning to the beach to lay their eggs. Thonga’s 12 thatched eco-sensitive rooms are positioned for maximum privacy and minimal environmental impact. The rooms are built on raised platforms among the indigenous forest and undulating dunes with expansive glass windows and doors to let in the ocean breeze and sounds.
Make your journey all the more memorable when you enjoy close encounters with nature. Indulge in a spa treatment; track mother turtles laying their eggs; explore the reefs beneath with a snorkel or SCUBA dive; or go on a guided forest walk. Feel assured that you’re travelling with purpose, discovering and helping to preserve one of the last undeveloped wilderness beaches left on the African continent.


⸰ Rates include Accommodation, all meals and scheduled activities

Excludes: 4x4 transfers, park fees, Isibindi Foundation levy, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, SCUBA diving and Open Ocean Experience.

Child Activity Policy:

Turtle drives - Minimum age of 6 years

Open ocean experience, kayaking, bubblemaker - Children aged 8-10 years

Rock pool snorkeling - Minimum age of 5 years dependent on swimming ability

Scuba diving - Minimum age of 10 years

Cultural tour, birding, spider & scorpion walk, forest walk, turtle walks - Children of all ages permitted

Additional Activities:

Scuba Diving

Open Ocean experience

Turtle tracking (November to end February) (min 2 pax)

Facilities:

Swimming Pool

Spa (additional charge)

Fact Sheet

06 Thanda Safari Lodge
(Zululand - Thanda Private Game Reserve)

Thanda means ‘Love’ in the language of the Zulu people, and Thanda Safari lives this ethos in the management of its 14 000-hectare reserve, its three unique properties, and its community partnerships. Experience the ultimate safari and game lodge experience with Thanda Safari, which has repeatedly been named the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge.

Thanda Safari Lodge

Each of the nine bush suites is a tribute to African abundance, with a lounge, master bedroom, double-sided fireplace and a bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, plunge pool, private boma and circular daybed where you can relax and admire the African sunset.
Shared areas include a lounge, deck and library overlooking a waterhole, private business area, wine cellar and the Thanda Safari Spa.


Rates include Luxury accommodation, all meals and selected local beverages, in-room minibar, wifi and laundry.

Rates include two game drives per day and bush walks with specialist walking guides. One private boma dinner with stays of 4 nights or more.

Stay 4 nights or more and receive a private boma dinner.

Rates exclude Spa treatments, cellar wines and beverages not mentioned, private dinners and private bush dinners, curios, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

The nightly rate excludes the payable Conservation levy

All rates are subject to availability

Child Policy:

Children of all ages are welcome

Children younger than 2 years stay for free

Two children aged 16 and younger can be accommodated with 2 parents

Children younger than 6 years mat not go on game drives unless a private vehicle is booked.

For children under the age of 3, a ‘Bush Bumble’ in a closed vehicle can be organised between the morning and afternoon game drives.

08 Villa iZulu
(Zululand - Thanda Private Game Reserve)

Thanda means ‘Love’ in the language of the Zulu people, and Thanda Safari lives this ethos in the management of its 14 000-hectare reserve, its three unique properties, and its community partnerships. Experience the ultimate safari and game lodge experience with Thanda Safari, which has repeatedly been named the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge.

Villa iZulu

Voted Africa's Leading Luxury Villa at the World Travel Awards. This luxurious Afro-chic homestead features five suites and includes a heated swimming pool, wine cellar, library, games room and a spacious viewing deck overlooking a water hole. It’s the ultimate safari hideaway for guests needing total privacy or for families, friends and meetings. Villa iZulu has its own helicopter pad and separate accommodation for childminders and VIP security officers.


Rates include Private bush residence including Villa iZulu host, service team, chef, guide, tracker, all meals and selected local beverages, wifi and laundry

Rates include bush walks with specialist walking guides.

Rates exclude Spa treatments, cellar wines and beverages not mentioned, private dinners and private bush dinners, curios, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

The nightly rate excludes the payable Conservation levy

All rates are subject to availability

Child Policy:

Children of all ages are welcome

Children younger than 2 years stay for free

Two children aged 16 and younger can be accommodated with 2 parents

Children younger than 6 years mat not go on game drives unless a private vehicle is booked.

For children under the age of 3, a ‘Bush Bumble’ in a closed vehicle can be organised between the morning and afternoon game drives.

Umhlanga

01 Gateway Hotel

This premier three-star hotel in Umhlanga offers both business and leisure travellers the ultimate in Durban accommodation, as it is conveniently attached to The Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Guests enjoy a distinctive experience as they explore the local culture through visiting entertainment and dining hotspots. Choose between the 146 well-appointed bedrooms at aha Gateway Hotel, where Wi-Fi and a laptop safe zones are included.
They offer hospitality close to Kings Park Stadium, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Go Wild Park, Absa Park Rugby Stadium, Umhlanga’s beaches, uShaka Marine World, The Durban Botanic Gardens, and the Valley of a Thousand Hills.


All rates are on a Room Only basis

A maximum of two people are permitted per room

All rates are subject to availability

Room Types

Standard Room

Superior Room

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North Coast

01 Canelands Beach Club & Spa
(Salt Rock)

With 180 degree views over the ocean and the sound of waves crashing meters away you enter a world of utter tranquility, when you escape to Canelands Beach Club and Spa.
We pride ourselves on a one-of-a-kind experience whether it’s being served by our wonderful staff on the beach, enjoying a micro light flight or horse ride along the coast. Canelands Beach Club and Spa and the surrounds has so much to offer.
Experience the serene environment; savour the smell of the sea breeze while enjoying cocktails on our deck and culinary delights prepared by our executive chef.
Whatever your heart desires, Canelands Beach Club and Spa aims to make sure it’s an unforgettable stay with us.


All rates inclusive of breakfast

Children under 2 stay for free in any room type (1 child per room) in a camp cot or share a bed with parents

Facilities:

Two Shrimps Restaurant

Spa

Weddings

Conference facilities

Room Types

Standard Rooms Downstairs
Standard Rooms Upstairs

Superior Seaview Room

Can take 1 camping bed to accommodate a child aged 2-12 years at R570 per night

Deluxe Seaview Suite
Can take 2 camping beds to accommodate a child aged 2-12 years at R570 per child per night

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Drakensberg

01 Alpine Heath Resort
(Northern Drakensberg)

With Southern Africa’s highest mountain range as a backdrop, this award-winning four-star, self-catering mountain village is one of the country’s premier getaway destinations.
Ideally situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, aha Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre gives families and nature-lovers the opportunity to explore their surroundings with luxury Drakensberg accommodation as a home base. All 100 Deluxe Chalets offer breathtaking views of the Drakensberg mountains.
Whether it’s for a day, a weekend or even longer, booking your stay at Alpine Heath promises an unforgettable time away!
If you don’t feel like cooking, head over to Gruyéres Restaurant or Pizza Inferno Pizzeria – their menus are known for delicious meals that cater to all tastes. And in case you need groceries or trinkets to take home, pay the unique Village Market a visit!


The chalet can accommodate a maximum of 6 people (including children and infants)

Midweek Rates are valid Sunday to Thursday Nights, no minimum stay

Weekend Rates are valid Friday & Saturday Night, min 2 Night stay

All rates are on a self-catering basis

All rates are subject to availability

Facilities & Activities:

Pool, miniature golf and other leisure activities

Hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities

Dining spots, shops and events

In-room High Speed Wi-Fi and Conference Facilities

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