Transitional Period

To our faithful Rhino Club members.

As we are currently in a bit of a transitional period, we have decided to bring the loyalty club into the fold of Ezemvelo, and thus this blog will be discontinued in the medium term, as all the information here is moved across to the main Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife website at http://www.kznwildlife.com

For a long time many comments we have had was that it was peculiar that there was so little info on the main Ezemvelo website, so this is an attempt to address that as we make some changes for the better. We trust that everyone enjoyed the most recent e-news.

We will keep you posted.

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Loyalty Manager for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

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As I embark on my retirement on 29 May 2015, I send my warmest wishes to all our loyal Rhino club and Kids Club members. Thank you for the years of support, empathy and understanding, throughout the evolving of our Loyalty Programme! Your participation, constructive feedback and suggestions have helped make the Loyalty Club a resounding success and I hope that you will continue to support  Kay, Nomfundo and Lungile, who remain in the Loyalty Office.

Gwynne Howells

Loyalty Manager for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

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Leatherbacks and other Specials – June, July, August 2015

SOME GREAT SAVINGS –June,July, August 2015

(Terms and Conditions Apply)

IN CASE YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR NEW RHINO CLUB CARD DUE TO ONGOING POSTAL DELAYS, PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE A VALID TEMPORARY PERMIT BEFORE LEAVING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY DESTINATION!

  • RHINO CLUB benefits to note:
    If your main destination is iSimangaliso, please remember that the expiry date for the current Rhino Card iSimangaliso benefits is 31 May 2016.
  • You can purchase or renew your Rhino Gold card for a period of one year at a cost of R250 per person / R 230 per person over 60 yrs of age (valid from the date of payment)
  • To renew your Rhino Club membership CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com or via http://www.rhinoclub.wordpress.com

IMPORTANT: All Terms and Conditions apply to LEATHERBACKS AND SPECIAL OFFERS, so make sure you ask the booking consultant about these when you make a reservation. NEW BOOKINGS ONLY. Dependent on AVAILABILITY. All offers EXCLUDE LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, EVENTS and COMPETITIONS, unless otherwise stated:-

LAST MINUTE LEATHERBACKS: EXCLUDE LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, EVENTS and COMPETITIONS

NEW BOOKINGS ONLY – 40% DISCOUNT. The Leatherback Discounts will apply only to the ACCOMMODATION ie Breakfast will not be discounted. Leatherback Offers EXCLUDE Events AND Competitions. CONTACT OUR RESERVATIONS on 033 8451000 or bookings@kznwildlife.com:-

1. MAY and JUNE: 2015 – Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015, THEN

2. JULY AND AUGUST: 2015 – Valid from the 21 July until the 30 August 2015

Midmar Dam (Chalets, cabins, camping), Wagendrift, Weenen, Ithala Bushcamps (Thalu, Mbizo, Mhlangeni), Kamberg, Injesuthi, Lotheni, Monks Cowl, Highmoor, Sodwana Bay, Kosi bay, Amatikulu, Maphelane (very rustic), St Lucia Campsites, Umlalazi cabins and camping, Oribi Gorge, Vernon Crookes, Mkhuze (Mantuma, Safari Camp, Nhlonhlela Bushcamp), and Ndumo. 

3. JUNE AND AUGUST 2015: Valid from 01 June to 26 June and then from 21 July to 31 August 2015 – Cape Vidal – Chalets and camping (Leatherback terms and conditions above, apply)

MORE SAVINGS!!!

All these Special Offers EXCLUDE LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, EVENTS and COMPETITIONS
Please note: Dependent on AVAILABILITY. Gate times: strictly 06hoo to 18h00
Packages which include meals are discounted on accommodation only.

1. Ntshondwe Resort at Ithala Game Reserve

All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015, THEN 20 July to 30 August 2015

Plus ALL Rhino Club members can enjoy a Game Drive for R100 per adult and R50 per child under 13 years – regret no children 3 years and under.

  • WOW!!! FANTASTIC NEW DBB/Game Drive Package: (dinner, bed, breakfast, one game drive per day) for only R725.00 per person sharing accommodation, or R 895.00 for single accommodation …what a bargain. This package is available from now until 31 October 2015

PLEASE NOTE: Minimum two night stay: This package is only offered in the Twin bedded Non-self-catering (Hotel rooms) chalets.

  • NTSHONDWE
    Sunday Lunch Buffet continues to be a bargain at R125.00 per person, after special discount is applied.
  • 10% discount to all Gold Rhino Club Members on standard priced meals, including all bar beverages – (Discounts not applicable on any other Special packages which may be advertised from time to time).

2. DIDIMA RESORT at Cathedral peak

All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015, THEN 20 July to 30 August 2015

3. GIANTS CASTLEAll chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – VALID from 13th of April till the 23rd of April 2015, then Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015, THEN 20 July to 30 August 2015

4. HILLTOP RESORT (Hluhluwe Game Reserve) All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST- Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015, THEN 20 July to 30 August 2015

5. WILDERNESS TRAILS –Ask Lwazi and Mlu about their discounts. Note: Giants Cup Trail hut Mzimkulu has no mattresses.

For Last-minute PLACES on Trail, contact: Bookings: Trails Desk – tel 033 8451067 or fax 086 505 8884 or email trails@kznwildlife.com.

Trails offer to Gold Members: WOW!!! Wonderful new discounts for 

1. 30% discount – Base Camp, Explorer Trail, Extended Short Trail and Weekend Short Trail (Sunday).

2. 20% discount – The Primitive Trail and the Weekend Short Trail (Friday).

3. 30% discount – The Giant’s Cup Trail.

OTHER DISCOUNT OFFERS:
1. FIVE LODGE GOLD SPECIAL: 15% discount
 all year round
(except Easter, Christmas and New Year and major events) at Thendele Lodge, Rock Lodge (Giants), Ithala Lodge, Mtwazi and Masinda Lodges

2. Santa Lucia launch tour 25% Gold discountenquire at St Lucia Estuary Office tel 035 590 1340

3. Karkloof Canopy Tour 

Rhino Club Gold Members (excludes Easter) – The Karkloof Canopy Tour Team have offered a generous discount of R100 per person, if you wish to participate on the Karkloof Canopy Tour. It is widely regarded as one of the best eco-adventure activities in the world and is something for people of all ages with the youngest being 3 and the oldest 90 so far to do the tour. Bookings can be made directly with them on: Office: (+27) 33 3303415 or Mobile: (+27) 836474595 or www.karkloofcanopytour.co.za 

4. Pentravel Gold Special – Call into Pentravel PMB office and produce your valid Rhino Gold Card and claim R250 per booking discount on all International travel packages.(T’s and C’s apply). Contact Pentravel PMB on tel +27 033 3927910, fax +27 033 342 7835 or check out www.pentravel.co.za for their special packages on offer!!!

5. GROUNDCOVER FOOTWEAR is giving our Rhino Club Gold members, including Kids Club, a 10% discount on footwear! View the footwear on their website at www.groundcover.co.za . NB email them directly on info@groundcover.co.za (DO NOT ORDER ONLINE). Simply give your Rhino Card Number or a scan a copy of your card to info@groundcover.co.za. OR YOU CAN VISIT THEM on the Midlands Meander (Curries Post Road) and make your purchase in person!

6. African Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Show your member card and get 20% Discount on your Entry ticket – Cell 0829253023. See the Aerial display and enjoy lunch at their Coffee Shop.

7. Kids Club Members – Free entry to Midmar for you, if you produce your valid Kids Club card! ASK about the KIDDIES Menus at Hilltop, Giant’s, Didima and Ntshondwe Resorts We give them what they like!!!

FOR Information speak to your Rhino Club Consultants, Kay or Nomfundo on 033 8451008/1009/1011/1013

Plan your arrival at the Reserve – try to avoid travelling after 4pm (16h00) and give yourself time for unexpected delays en route. Check Gate closing times.
To renew your Rhino Club membership CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com

Visitors to All Parks are also reminded that while wildlife is often seen amongst the chalets and campsites in the protected areas, these animals are not tame and members of the public should not try to touch them or feed them.

Maphelane entrance road is not suitable for low-clearance vehicles

At present, the Maphelane entrance road is not suitable for visitors travelling in small vehicles (sedans) or low clearance vehicles, as it is very sandy and in very bad condition. If visitors get stuck, there is no rescue operation available to assist.

 

Ndumo Game Reserve – Cooks no longer available

Regretfully, Ndumo Game Reserve no longer offers the services of a cook. Guests are expected to self-cater and to do their own cooking.

 

iSimangaliso Half Marathon

iSimangaliso Half Marathon doubles its entries!

See us on eNCA (DSTV 403) on Sunday 17th May from 06h00

The St Lucia Estuary section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park was undoubtedly the most colourful and festive place to be on Sunday 10th May. An unprecedented surge in entrants for the annual iSimangaliso St Lucia Half Marathon and Fun Run/ Walk powered by USM resulted in 954 official entries and a lot of additional people joining the fun – almost double the previous year’s number! It was no surprise to learn that this was voted as one of the country’s Top 40 half marathons, out of 220, by Runner’s World magazine.

“We were thrilled and overwhelmed by the phenomenal support shown for the event. This year, the race was dedicated to the memories of three of iSimangaliso’s colleagues who were lost in 2014: Herbert Mthembu, Thembi Buthelezi and Jabu Msezane. What a great turnout this was to honour them as well as contribute towards rare and endangered species conservation in the Park,” said iSimangaliso’s Marketing and Brand Manager, Lindy Duffield.

The warmth of a cloudless May day and the idyllic backdrop of the Lake St Lucia Estuary combined to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere at the event tent, with MC Keith Eaton and Radio station Shine FM’s Storm Manana keeping the crowd going all morning. Coverage by eNCA news and Sunday World news also ensured a number of hearty waves and grins from the runners, with a few shouts of “Hello Mom!” thrown in due to the race date coinciding with Mother’s Day. 

Getting the action underway was the Kiddie’s race with 44 little ones taking on the 2km route with intense enthusiasm! The race was won by 10 year old Graham Wynne followed by Siyanda Msimango (9) and Elliot Vermeulen (9). Organiser Susan Combrink even arranged a mascot ‘crocodile’ to join the kids, symbolising the rare and endangered species for which funds are raised. 

The main 21.1km event saw a record number of participants (216) striding out for the attractive cash prizes, while the 10km was the most popular category of entry. Whether runners and walkers did the half marathon, 10km or 5 km, there were some very happy faces on reaching the finish line! 

First female and recipient of the Thembi Buthelezi Memorial Trophy was Slindile Chilli (left, with Alice Mthembu), storming in at 1:27:35; and first home overall, in a time of 1:09:02, was Ayanda Mncube (right) who received the Jabu Msezane Memorial Trophy from iSimangaliso’s Thandi Shabalala and St Lucia Ski Boat Club Chairman Brad McLaren. Each received R1700 in prize money. *(Results in all categories can be found on the website address listed below.)

Raising awareness, raising funds

Thirty percent of all entry fees are donated to the iSimangaliso Rare and Endangered Species Fund, supporting the costs of monitoring, treating and introducing animals such as rhino within the world heritage site. The next species to benefit from these funds will be eland which are being re-introduced into the Park as the final of all of the historically occurring species. Other items purchased to date have been collars and transmitters for rhino as well as oribi, wild dog, elephant and cheetah.

Just as important is the educational aspect of the event which aims to raise awareness of conservation of natural areas and resources, particularly amongst the youth. With 99 scholars from local schools sponsored by Umfolozi Sugar Mill, and additional learners joining the effort, there was a great presence of the younger generation pounding the pavement. Schools participated in the 10km event with some fine results produced. First home was Bongumusa Nxumalo of Silethukukhanya High School in an impressive time of 0:41:23. Hot on his heels was Celimpilo Mlambi of Phiwamandla High School, followed by Siphelele Nsibande of Ikusasalethu High School. In the Primary school section, Zwelakhe Mdletshe representing the team from Mtubatuba Striders came in first, Ntozakhe Zikhali of uMnotho Primary second, and in third place was Melusi Zulu from Uphaphasi Primary School. Well done to all the budding athletes in the iSimangaliso region! 

In a fantastic show of support for the Mthembu family, the Herbert Mthembu Trophy for Best School was won by Kingdom Christian College of Mtubatuba – where his children were educated – and presented to their educator, Mr Carthbert Ganyawu, by Herbert’s widow, Alice Mthembu.

Says Lindy Duffield: “iSimangaliso wishes to thank its event partners and the numerous sponsors and supporters without whom the event would not be the great success that it is”:

Umfolozi Sugar Mill (USM), St Lucia Ski Boat Club, St Lucia Ratepayers, Zululand Multi Sports Club, Mtubatuba Striders along with Advantage Tours, Avalone Guest House, Barraca Restaurant, Bhangazi Horse Safaris, Braza, Elephant Lake Hotel, Extreme Nature Tours, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Fur Elize, Heritage Tours, Hippo Hideaway, Igwalagwala Guest House, Katanga Gates, Katanga Property Care, Kauai, Lidiko Lodge, Little Eden, Monzi Safaris, Mtubatuba Striders, Ndiza Lodge, Ocean Basket, Parker Cottages, Santa Lucia Guest House, Shakabarker Tours, Shoreline Boat Safaris, St Lucia Kayak Safaris, St Lucia Liquor Store, St Lucia Pick-n-Save Spar, St Lucia Wetlands Guest House, Susan Combrink Biokinetics, Thyme Square, Umlilo Lodge, Walkabout, Wetland Water, and Zulani Guest House.

* Results can be found on our event page. Visit http://www.isimangaliso.com or Facebook to see our gallery of photographs.

The next in iSimangaliso’s ECO-Series events is the iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day powered by Nashua, taking place from 20-23 August 2015. Details can be found at http://www.isimangaliso-mtb.co.za.

For more information on the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube, or visit our website at http://www.isimangaliso.com. Media enquiries should be directed to Media Officer Siyabonga Mhlongo at siyabonga@isimangaliso.com or on 084 382 0884.

Newsflash No.: 2015.05.15

Verraux’s Eagle rescued by Eskom and EWT

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ESKOM EMPLOYEES GIVE VERRAUX’S EAGLE A LIFELINE

14th May 2015

A Verraux’s Eagle has been given a second chance at life, all thanks to two Eskom Employees and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).

When two Eskom employees, Thabang Mosase and Phumzile Nikelo were inspecting a power line close to Petrusville , they came across a bird which was unable to fly. This prompted a call to Jeanine Burger, Senior Environmental Advisor, Eskom Transmission Free State Grid, who in turn reported the incident to the Eskom/Endangered Wildlife Trust partnership.Ronelle Visagie of the EWT’s Birds of Prey Programme was immediately dispatched to the scene to assist the Eskom employees. She identified the bird as a juvenile Verraux’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii.

From observation, it appeared that the eagle had been grounded for a while as its left wing was broken. The bird was taken to the Kimberley Veterinary clinic where it was stabilised and radiographed by Dr. Joe van Heerden to determine the extent of its injuries. After analysing the radiographs it was determined that the wing must have been broken at a young age and had attached at the wrong angle which would require surgery to repair.

The bird has since been sent to Dr Hank Chalmers at Spier Eagle Encounters in the Western Cape for surgery. “The ultimate objective is for the bird to be released back into the wild where it belongs. We are holding thumbs that the surgery will be a success and that the bird will once again be able to soar in the skies of the Karoo. It is an amazing experience to work with all these people who have such compassion for wildlife” said Ronelle Visagie.

Constant Hoogstad, EWT’s Wildlife and Energy Programme Manager said, ” Our appreciation has to go to the two ‘good Samaritan’ Eskom employees, Thabang Mosase and Phumzile Nikelo. Without their swift action and knowledge on what to do, the bird would have had no chance of survival. The Eskom/Endangered Wildlife Trust partnership has developed a course dedicated to wildlife and power line interactions which teaches employees amongst other things, what to do when birds are found under power lines. Over the last 5 years more than 9000 Eskom employees completed this course and we are really seeing the results in the form of increased reporting of incidents “.

Please visit www.ewt.org.za or contact WEP Manager Constant Hoogstad (constanth@ewt.org.za) for more information about the EWT-Eskom Partnership and the Wildlife and Energy Programme.

Photos available on request.

Contacts:      Constant Hoogstad
Wildlife and Energy Programme Manager
Endangered Wildlife Trust
Tel: +27 11 372 3600 / 082 334 4176
constanth@ewt.org.za

and

Lillian Mlambo
Communications Manager
Endangered Wildlife Trust
Tel: +27 11 372 3600
lillianm@ewt.org.za

30% discount on B & B packages at four top Resorts

NEW BOOKINGS ONLY. Dependent on AVAILABILITY. All offers EXCLUDE LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, EVENTS and COMPETITIONS, unless otherwise stated.

All chalets – 30% discount for Rhino Club Gold members including BED and BREAKFAST – VALID from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015.

1. NTSHONDWE RESORT – Ithala Game Reserve

2. DIDIMA RESORT – Cathedral Peak

3. GIANTS CASTLE – Giants Castle Nature Reserve

4. HILLTOP RESORT Hluhluwe Game Reserve

IMPORTANT: All Terms and Conditions apply to LEATHERBACKS AND SPECIAL OFFERS, so make sure you ask the booking consultant about these when you make a reservation. :-

CONTACT CENTRAL RESERVATIONS on 033 8451000 or bookings@kznwildlife.com:-

MAY and JUNE: 2015Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015

Gate times: strictly 06hoo to 18h00
Packages which include meals are discounted on accommodation only.

NTSHONDWE RESORT – Ithala Game Reserve

 

Ntshondwe camp on the hillside in the distance. View from the entrance gate.

Ntshondwe camp on the hillside in the distance. View from the entrance gate.

 

Conference Chalets are like Hotel rooms - a scomfortable room with ensuite twin beds, a bathroom, a toaster, kettle and small fridge and a pair of cosy armchairs.

Conference Chalets are like Hotel rooms – a comfortable room with en suite twin beds, a bathroom, a toaster, kettle and small fridge and a pair of cosy armchairs.

DIDIMA RESORT – Cathedral Peak

Didima - Cottage - 6 beds

Didima – Cottage – 6 beds

semi-detached chalets

semi-detached chalets

GIANTS CASTLE – Giants Castle Nature Reserve

Indigenous gardens in the Giants castle Camp

Indigenous gardens in the Giants castle Camp

Take a walk to the Bushman Cave Museum - only medium fitness required, but take a drink and a snack with you!

Take a walk to the Bushman Cave Museum – only medium fitness required, but take a drink and a snack with you!

 

HILLTOP RESORT Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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Hilltop_elephant outside restaurant

Hilltop_elephant outside restaurant

 

 

Leatherback Specials – MAY and JUNE 2015

SOME GREAT SAVINGS – May and June 2015

(Terms and Conditions Apply) 

IN CASE YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR NEW RHINO CLUB CARD DUE TO ONGOING POSTAL DELAYS, PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE A VALID TEMPORARY PERMIT BEFORE LEAVING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY DESTINATION!

  • RHINO CLUB benefits to note:
    If your main destination is iSimangaliso, please remember that the expiry date for the current Rhino Card iSimangaliso benefits is 31 May 2016.
  • You can purchase or renew your Rhino Gold card for a period of one year at a cost of R250 per person / R 230 per person over 60 yrs of age (valid from the date of payment)
  • To renew your Rhino Club membership CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com or via http://www.rhinoclub.wordpress.com

IMPORTANT: All Terms and Conditions apply to LEATHERBACKS AND SPECIAL OFFERS, so make sure you ask the booking consultant about these when you make a reservation. NEW BOOKINGS ONLY. Dependent on AVAILABILITY. All offers EXCLUDE LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, EVENTS and COMPETITIONS, unless otherwise stated:-

LAST MINUTE LEATHERBACKS: EXCLUDE LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, EVENTS and COMPETITIONS

NEW BOOKINGS ONLY – 40% DISCOUNT. The Leatherback Discounts will apply only to the ACCOMMODATION ie Breakfast will not be discounted. Leatherback Offers EXCLUDE Events AND Competitions. CONTACT OUR RESERVATIONS on 033 8451000 or bookings@kznwildlife.com:-

MAY and JUNE: 2015Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015

Midmar Dam (Chalets, cabins, camping), Wagendrift, Weenen, Ithala Bushcamps (Thalu, Mbizo, Mhlangeni), Kamberg, Injesuthi, Lotheni, Monks Cowl, Highmoor, Sodwana Bay, Kosi bay, Amatikulu, Maphelane (very rustic), St Lucia Campsites, Umlalazi cabins and camping, Oribi Gorge, Vernon Crookes, Mkhuze (Mantuma, Safari Camp, Nhlonhlela Bushcamp), and Ndumo.

MORE SAVINGS!!!

All these Special Offers EXCLUDE LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, EVENTS and COMPETITIONS
Please note: Dependent on AVAILABILITY. Gate times: strictly 06hoo to 18h00
Packages which include meals are discounted on accommodation only.

1.Ntshondwe Resort at Ithala Game Reserve

All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – VALID from 13th of April till the 23rd of April 2015, then Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015. Plus ALL Rhino Club members can enjoy a Game Drive for R100 per adult and R50 per child under 13 years – regret no children 3 years and under.

  • WOW!!! FANTASTIC NEW DBB/Game Drive Package: (dinner, bed, breakfast, one game drive per day) for only R725.00 per person sharing accommodation, or R 895.00 for single accommodation …what a bargain. this package is available from now until 31 October 2015

PLEASE NOTE: Minimum two night stay: This package is only offered in the Twin bedded Non-self-catering (Hotel rooms) chalets.

  • NTSHONDWE
    Sunday Lunch Buffet continues to be a bargain at R125.00 per person, after special discount is applied.
  • 10% discount to all Gold Rhino Club Members on standard priced meals, including all bar beverages – (Discounts not applicable on any other Special packages which may be advertised from time to time).

2. DIDIMA RESORT at Cathedral peak

All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – VALID 13th of April till the 23rd of April 2015, then Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015

3. GIANTS CASTLE – All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – VALID from 13th of April till the 23rd of April 2015, then Valid from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015

4. HILLTOP RESORT (Hluhluwe Game Reserve) All chalets 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST- VALID from the 04 May until the 30 June 2015

5. WILDERNESS TRAILS –Ask Lwazi and Mlu about their discounts. Note: Giants Cup Trail hut Mzimkulu has no mattresses.

  1. A) URGENT- PLACES TO FILL:
  1. Explorer Trail on the 18/05/15 for 4 nights with 7 spaces left at R3300.00 p.p.p.t WITH 30% Leatherback Discount
  2. Primitive Trail of the 12/06/15 for 4 nights with 6 spaces left at R2900.00 p.p.p.t WITH 30% Leatherback Discount
    Bookings: Trails Desk – tel 033 8451067 or fax 086 505 8884 or email trails@kznwildlife.com.

B) Trails offer to Gold Members: WOW!!! Wonderful new discounts for,
30% discount – Base Camp, Explorer Trail, Extended Short Trail and Weekend Short Trail (Sunday).
2. 20% discount – The Primitive Trail and the Weekend Short Trail (Friday).
3. 30% discount – The Giant’s Cup Trail.

OTHER DISCOUNT OFFERS:
1. FIVE LODGE GOLD SPECIAL: 15% discount all year round (except Easter, Christmas and New Year) at Thendele Lodge, Rock Lodge (Giants), Ithala Lodge, Mtwazi and Masinda Lodges 

2. Santa Lucia launch tour 25% Gold discount– enquire at St Lucia Estuary Office tel 035 590 1340

3. Karkloof Canopy Tour – Rhino Club Gold Members 

The Karkloof Canopy Tour Team have offered a generous discount of R100 per person, if you wish to participate on the Karkloof Canopy Tour. It is widely regarded as one of the best eco-adventure activities in the world and is something for people of all ages with the youngest being 3 and the oldest 90 so far to do the tour. Bookings can be made directly with them on:
Office: (+27) 33 3303415
Mobile: (+27) 836474595
www.karkloofcanopytour.co.za 

4. Pentravel Gold Special– Call into Pentravel PMB office and produce your valid Rhino Gold Card and claim R250 per booking discount on all International travel packages.(T’s and C’s apply)

5. Contact Pentravel PMB on tel +27 033 3927910, fax +27 033 342 7835 or check out www.pentravel.co.za for their special packages on offer!!!

6. GROUNDCOVER FOOTWEAR is giving our Rhino Club Gold members, including Kids Club, a 10% discount on footwear! View the footwear on their website at www.groundcover.co.za .NB email them directly on info@groundcover.co.za (DO NOT ORDER ONLINE). Simply give your Rhino Card Number or a scan a copy of your card to info@groundcover.co.za. OR YOU CAN VISIT THEM on the Midlands Meander (Curries Post Road) and make your purchase in person!

Kids Club Members:

1. African Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Show your member card and get 20% Discount on your Entry ticket – Cell 0829253023. See the Aerial display and enjoy lunch at their Coffee Shop.

2. Free entry to Midmar for you, if you produce your valid Kids Club card!

3. ASK about the KIDDIES Menus at Hilltop, Giant’s, Didima and Ntshondwe Resorts We give them what they like!!!

FOR Information speak to your Rhino Club Consultants, Kay or Nomfundo on 033 8451008/1009/1011/1013

Plan your arrival at the Reserve – try to avoid travelling after 4pm (16h00) and give yourself time for unexpected delays en route. Check Gate closing times.
To renew your Rhino Club membership CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com

Visitors to All Parks are also reminded that while wildlife is often seen amongst the chalets and campsites in the protected areas, these animals are not tame and members of the public should not try to touch them or feed them.

Wilderness Trail DISCOUNT – 30% May 2015

WILDERNESS TRAILS – Bookings: Trails Desk – tel 033 8451067 or fax 086 505 8884 or email trails@kznwildlife.com.

A) URGENT- PLACES TO FILL:

  1. Explorer Trail on the 18/05/15 for 4 nights with 7 spaces left at R3300.00 p.p.p.t WITH 30% Leatherback Discount
  2. Primitive Trail of the 12/06/15 for 4 nights with 6 spaces left at R2900.00 p.p.p.t WITH 30% Leatherback Discount

B) Trails offer to Gold Members: WOW!!! Wonderful new discounts for,

1. 30% discount – Base Camp, Explorer Trail, Extended Short Trail and Weekend Short Trail (Sunday).
2. 20% discount – The Primitive Trail and the Weekend Short Trail (Fiday).
3. 30% discount – The Giant’s Cup Trail.

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