LEATHERBACK SPECIALS – SEPTEMBER 2014

SOME GREAT SAVINGS – September 2014

(Terms and Conditions Apply)

RHINO CLUB benefits:

  1. If your main destination is iSimangaliso, please remember that the expiry date for the current Rhino Card iSimangaliso benefits is 31 March 2015. Therefore, in OCTOBER 2014 only, you can purchase or renew your Rhino Gold card for the period 01 October ending 31 March 2015. Cost R 125 per person – no surcharge applies for this period.

This benefit is re-negotiated annually and we will inform members if we are successful in getting an extension.

  1. If you wish to purchase a Card for the duration of one year, you may still do so. Costs R 250 per person. Surcharge applies for annual membership.

To renew your Rhino Club membership CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com

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, unless otherwise stated.

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.

CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com

LAST MINUTE LEATHERBACKS – NEW BOOKINGS ONLY – 40% DISCOUNT

The Leatherback Discounts below, will apply only to the ACCOMMODATION ie Breakfast will not be discounted. CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com

LEATHERBACKS SEPTEMBER – Camps offering the discount VALID FROM now to 30 September 2014. EXCLUDES public holidays and events: Thendele (excludes Mahai), Midmar Dam (Chalets, cabins, camping), Ithala Bushcamps (Thalu, Mbizo, Mhlangeni), Kamberg, Injesuthi, Lotheni, Monks Cowl, Highmoor.

Cape Vidal, Amatikulu, Maphelane (very rustic), Sodwana Bay cabins and camping, St Lucia Campsites, Umlalazi cabins and camping, Vernon Crookes, Mkhuze (Mantuma, Safari Camp, Nhlonhlela Bushcamp), Ndumo, Kosi Bay

LEATHERBACKS OCTOBER/ NOVEMBERCamps offering the 40% discount VALID FROM 13 October 2014 to 30 November 2014 – EXCLUDES public holidays and events: Midmar Dam (Chalets, cabins, camping), Ithala Bushcamps (Thalu, Mbizo, Mhlangeni), Kamberg, Injesuthi, Lotheni, Monks Cowl, Highmoor.

Amatikulu, Maphelane (very rustic), St Lucia Campsites, Umlalazi cabins and camping, Vernon Crookes, Mkhuze (Mantuma, Safari Camp, Nhlonhlela Bushcamp), Ndumo, Kosi Bay

LEATHERBACKS EXTRA “WOW” Sodwana Bay Special!!!

SODWANA BAY invites you to enjoy their SEASON SPECIAL – 50% DISCOUNT “turtle-loving” members! Valid for Chalets and Campsites from 13 October to 30 November 2014!!! EXCLUDES public holidays and events:

MORE SAVINGS!!!

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 BREAKFASTVALID from now to 30 November 2014 (excludes public holidays and events). 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 and game drive for R695.00 per person sharing…what a bargain… this package is available from now to 31 October 2014. PLEASE NOTE: During School Holidays this package is only offered in the Non-self-catering (Hotel rooms) chalets.
  • Sunday Lunch Buffet continues to be a bargain at R145.00 per person, but after discount for Club Members only R110.00 per person.
  • 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 BREAKFASTVALID from VALID from now to 30 November 2014 (excludes public holidays and events)

3. GIANTS CASTLE – All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFASTVALID from VALID from now to 30 November 2014 (excludes public holidays and events)

4. HILLTOP RESORT IN HLUHLUWE GAME RESERVEAll chalets and rondavels – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFASTVALID from now to 30 September 2014 (excludes public holidays and events)

5. WILDERNESS TRAILS – Ask Lwazi and Mlu about their discounts

Note: Giants Cup Trail hut Mzimkulu has no mattresses.

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

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 Lodge

2. SANTA LUCIA LAUNCH TOUR: 25% Gold discount – enquire at St Lucia Estuary Office tel 035 590 1340

 3. KARKLOOF CANOPY TOUR FOR Rhino Club Gold Members: Take your Rhino Card to confirm membership

The Karkloof Canopy Tour Team have offers a generous discount of R 100 per person to you, dependant on availability, 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 R 250 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!

Kids Club

THE COST OF MEMBERSHIP is ONLY R250 (new/renewal includes Backpack (Olive or Burnt Orange) or sleeveless Fleece, Activity Booklets and Kids Club Outings).

  1. African Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Show your member card and get 20% Discount on your Entry ticket. Cell: 082 9253 023 – See the Aerial display; enjoy lunch at their Coffee Shop; Art and Curio Shop; Childrens Playground.
  2. Free entry to Midmar for you only, 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

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.

Friends of Weenen Game Reserve -10 km Walk – 30 August 2014

FRIENDS OF WEENEN GAME RESERVE

Weenen Primary School will be raising funds for Weenen Game Reserve on the 30 th August 2014 from 07:00 to 13:00. There will be a 10km walk through the reserve which will cost R20.00 to enter. As part of raising funds there will be stalls, a tea garden, breakfast rolls and vegetables for sale. 50% of all profits will be donated to Weenen Game Reserve.

The entrance to Weenen Game Reserve

The entrance to Weenen Game Reserve

The spacious Weenen Campsites, not far from the Dam.

The spacious Weenen Campsites, not far from the Dam.

US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE GRANT DONATION TO UMKHUZE

US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE GRANT DONATION TO UMKHUZE

Congratulations to uMkhuze Game Reserve for receiving a generous grant donation from US Fish & Wildlife Service (Rhino & Tiger Fund). An amount of $99 884.00 (R1 Million) was given to Mkhuze for its rhino monitoring and Security projects. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is an organization dedicated to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants. Their sole responsibility is to manage these important resources for the American public.

Mkhuze Game Reserve - the road to Nhlope Campsites

Mkhuze Game Reserve – the road to Nhlope Campsites

Game-viewing

Game-viewing

Fever Trees near the Fig Forest Walk

Fever Trees near the Fig Forest Walk

 

VALENTINE’S DAY – SPECIALS

VALENTINE’S DAY FALLS ON FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY!!! Take advantage of these SPECIALS at our Resorts

Please note: Dependent on AVAILABILITY. Gate times: strictly 06hoo to 18h00

Packages which include meals are discounted on accommodation only.

1.  uMkhuze Game Reserve – Mantuma Camp”Rhino Diner and Take-away” VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL!!!

Offered to guests who book in on the 13th to celebrate the 14th. VALID for the  2 bedder chalets and the 2 bed safari tented. BOOK the Bed and Breakfast package and pay only for accommodation – breakfast is FREE on the morning of the 14th only (that is, VALENTINE’S morning).

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2. Ntshondwe Resort at Ithala Game Reserve – Restaurant

WOW!!! FANTASTIC NEW DBB/Game Drive Package (regret no children 3 years and under on game drive): dinner, bed, breakfast and game drive for R695.00 per person sharing…what a bargain… this package is available from now until 31/03/2013 .

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3. DIDIMA RESORT at Cathedral peak – Restaurant

All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFASTVALID to 28 February 2014 and then from 01 MARCH to 19 MARCH 2014 and from 23 MARCH to 27 MARCH 2014 (excludes public holidays and long weekends unless otherwise specified).

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4. GIANTS CASTLE at Giants Castle Nature reserve – Restaurant –  All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFASTVALID to 28 FEBRUARY 2014 and then from 01 MARCH to 19 MARCH 2014 and from 23 MARCH to 27 MARCH 2014 (excludes public holidays and long weekends unless otherwise specified).

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5. HILLTOP RESORT IN HLUHLUWE GAME RESERVE – Restaurant – Non-selfcatering 2 bed chalets (hotel rooms) – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – VALID to 28 FEBRUARY 2014 (excludes public holidays and long weekends).

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MIDMAR MILE 2016 – Bookings EMAIL ADDRESS

Send your CAMPING  or ACCOMMODATION requests to Vumani at  this email address – it will be open from the morning of 9 February

events@kznwildlife.com

07780108 07780065

 

Important Information:

There is no free entry given for this event. Please note that niether the Rhino Card or the Wild Card is accepted for entry into this event.

This ruling may be applicable to other major events at the discretion of Management.

TAKE A DAY VISIT HIGHMOOR Nature Reserve or overnight in a Cave

Visit Highmoor for the day and hike to the waterfall, or fish in the dam! Rod fees are payable at the Office. Take your own picnic and refreshments – no grocery store here!

Re-fuel your vehicle in Estcourt or Mooi River

DAY VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE: R 25 PER ADULT; R 13 PER CHILD

Trout Fishing Permit (bag limit 2 trout):  R 80 per person

Campsites: (no plug points) R110 for 2 adults per night; R55 for extra adult (per night) and R 25 per child (per night) BOOKINGS: 033 8451000

Caves: Booked through Office on tel 033 2677340

GPS CO-ORDINATES

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Path through the Highmoor grasslands

Path through the Highmoor grasslands

Aasvoel's (Vulture) cave

Aasvoel’s (Vulture) cave

View from the cave

View from the cave

Waterfall at the cave

Waterfall at the cave

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Beach Parking Permits – Sodwana Bay

Thank you for all your enquiries!

The Marketing manager from iSimangaliso Wetland Park says that as per last year, beach parking permits will be available on site for Ezemvelo accommodated guests at the office at 6am and for guests from outside  the Park at the soccer field at 6am.

We will give you more details once we have them.

Snorkelling in the warm ocean at Sodwana Bay

Snorkelling in the warm ocean at Sodwana Bay

Re-fuelling visitor vehicles in Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Reserves

Fuel Supplies at our Reserves:-

 Midmar
No petrol for sale at Midmar. Buy fuel 3 km outside the Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve – Ntshondwe resort
Offers Leaded, unleaded and diesel fuel for sale from the main gate entry point during normal gate times.
Petrol/fleet/auto cards are accepted as a means of payment for fuel.
Air is available for tyres.

Didima Resort
Petrol and Diesel can be purchased at the Catherdral Peak Hotel
Petro and Fleet cards are accepted. Air for tyres.
Advised to refuel en route at Winterton 

Monks Cowl Resort
No fuel – Guests can get petrol (unleaded and leaded) and diesel at the Oaks store 4 km’s from the gate. The hours are 08h30 to 17h00 on weekdays and until 13h00 on Sundays.
Debit cards and Garage cards accepted, but cash preferred.

Injisuthi Resort
No diesel or petrol for sale so visitors are advised to refeul en route.
Nearest town is Estcourt

Thendele
No fuel sold here
The closest petrol station is Bergville  which is 50KM away from Thendele.

Giants Castle
Petrol is sold here. 
No Diesel sold here. Accept Cash only to pay for fuel. Air for tyres

uMkhomazi

Visitors are advised to fill up at Nottingham Road  

Kamberg
No fuel sold here
Fill up in Rosetta, Nottingham Road, Estcourt

Lotheni
No fuel sold here. Visitors are advised to fill up en route at Nottingham Road, Himeville or Underberg 
 

Vergelegen
No fuel sold – Visitors are advised to fill up at at Underberg or Himeville

Cobham
No fuel sold – Visitors are advised to fill up at at Underberg or Himeville

Garden Castle.
No fuel sold – Visitors are advised to fill up at at Underberg or Himeville.

Sunset at Didima – view from your chalet!

Hilltop
Sells Diesel and Unleaded Petrol only. Sold between 07h00 and 18h00 
Cash and Garage cards are accepted.
Air for tyres

Mpila
Sells only unleaded petrol
No diesel sold here.
Accept only cash and Garage or Fleet cards. 
Air for tyres

Ndumo Resort
No diesel or petrol sold at the Camp.
However, you can buy fuel outside the Reserve gate 
Garage and Fleet cards accepted
 

Kosi Bay
No fuel sold here. The nearest place is the town Manguzi ( 13km).

uMkhuze
Sells petrol and diesel. 
Garage cards accepted.
Air for tyres

Sodwana Bay
Fuel and available.
Garage and Fleet cards accepted.
Air for tyres. 

Cape Vidal

Can buy diesel and LEADED petrol.
NO unleaded petrol sold here. 
Garage cards are accepted for payment.

St Lucia
Diesel and Petrol there can be bought in town
Garage Cards are accepted.

Umlalazi
Petrol & Diesel can be bought using a Garage card at the petrol station about 1 km away from Umlalazi Nature Reserve . No Air for tyres

Amatikuku
No fuel sold here
Nearest town is Mtunzini.
No Air for tyres

Maphelane
No fuel sold here. No Air for tyres
Nearest town is Kwambanombi

Croc Centre
No fuel here, but is available in town

Snorkelling in the warm ocean at Sodwana Bay

TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK WEBCAM

TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK WEBCAM

Can`t get away to the bush? Desperate for the sights and sounds of African wildlife.

Log on to www.tembe.co.za

The webcam in Tembe Elephant Park now has full streaming video with sound.

According to equine and wildlife surgeon Dr. Johan Marais who has published two books on Africa’s elephants (Great Tuskers of Africa, and In search of Africa’s Great Tuskers) – you’ll find the largest tuskers in Southern Africa in the unique sand forests and grasslands of the Tembe National Elephant Park.

 

Camping Fees for Mahai

 Site with Plug Points – R 190 for 2 adults – R 95 per extra adult/ R 45 per extra child

Site without Plug Points – R 170 for 2 adults – R 85 per extra adult/ R 40 per extra child

 Bookings: 033 8451008/09

 Trout Fishing Permit(Rod fee) – R 75 per person

Per day bag limit of 3 Trout

7 day Concession – overnight guests – R 320 per person

 Horse Rides at Rugged Glen R 75 per half hour/ R 120 per for 1 hour/ R 160 for 2 hours/ R 220 for 3 hours/ R 385 for 6 hours

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