Rhino Card access to iSimangaliso Wetland Park 2016



We are delighted to inform you that iSimangaliso Authority have generously confirmed that VALID Rhino Gold Card members will be granted free access through the iSimangaliso Wetland Park gates until 31 March 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember that the Community and Conservation Levy of R 5 per person per day is a SEPARATE FEE ALTOGETHER AND IS NOT PART OF THE ENTRY FEE. All visitors including Rhino Club Gold members, must pay this fee (take CASH), which is collected at the entrance gates.

Rehabilitation of R74 expected to start soon

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Rehabilitation of R74 expected to start soon

13 Wed, Nov 2014

The Free State Department of Roads and Transport has announced it is in the process of appointing a contractor to rehabilitate the R74, viewed as the gateway to the Drakensberg Mountains.

This is welcome news and we hope the department will deliver on time.
Tourism establishments in the area have suffered desperately low occupancies during the past few years as a result of the exceptionally degraded state of the R74.
Spokesperson for the Roads Department, Hillary Mophete, told Tourism Update “that progress is being made and a tender to rehabilitate and reconstruct the R74 between Harrismith and Oliviershoek was officially published in October.” Subsequently, a consultant has been asked to appoint a contractor to start work on the road in the beginning of December provided that there are no delays caused by weather, such summer rainstorms.
Local tourism businessmen are optimistic that once the road is rehabilitated, a huge improvement in tourism to this diverse and scenic area would result.


RHINO CLUB AMENDED DEADLINE: The expiry date for current Rhino Card benefits has been extended to 31 March 2014 so renew now. We will continue to update you! CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com


All Terms and Conditions apply, so make sure you ask the booking consultant about these when you make a reservation. NEW BOOKINGS ONLY. Dependent on AVAILABILITY. All offers EXCLUDING LONG WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, unless otherwise stated.

TAKE A WINTER BREAK in the wilderness! Book a DISCOUNTED guided Wilderness trail and walk through the vibrant African Bush; hike in the rolling foothills of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site and marvel at the soaring Bearded Vulture and Jackal Buzzard ; snorkel, dive, swim or fish in the warm Indian Ocean!!!!

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.

LAST MINUTE LEATHERBACKS – NEW BOOKINGS ONLY – 40% DISCOUNT – NOW Valid to 12/12/2013 and then from 15/01/2014 to 28/02/2014 (excludes iMfolozi and Hluhluwe accommodation)

The Leatherback Discounts will apply only to the ACCOMMODATION ie Breakfast will not be discounted. CONTACT OUR HELPDESK ON 033 8451008/1009 or rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com

In the AFRICAN Bush: Mkhuze, Ithala Bushcamps only (Thalu, Mbizo, Mhlangeni), Ndumo, Chelmsford Dam, Midmar Dam (Chalets, cabins, camping), Oribi Gorge, Vernon Crookes.

In the AWE-INSPIRING Drakensberg: Thendele, Mahai, Injesuthi, Kamberg, Lotheni, Monks Cowl, Highmoor

In the WARM Ocean: Cape Vidal cabins and camping, Amatikulu, Maphelane (very rustic), St Lucia Campsites, Umlalazi cabins and camping, Sodwana Bay cabins and camping, Kosi Bay

Email our Helpdesk to book your holiday – rhinoclub@kznwildlife.com


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 and Lodge – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – Valid to 12/12/2013 and then from 15/01/2014 to 28/02/2014 (excludes public holidays and long weekends unless otherwise specified). Plus ALL Rhino Club members can enjoy a Game Drive for R100 per adult/R50 per child under 13 years – regret no children 3 years and under.

FANTASTIC NEW DBB/Game Drive Package: NTSHONDWE RESORT is also offering a dinner, bed, breakfast and game drive package at R695.00 per person sharing…what a bargain… this package is available until 31 JANUARY 2014

Ntshondwe Resort in Ithala Game Reserve offers a 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).

Our popular Sunday Lunch continues to be a bargain at R145.00 per person, but

2. DIDIMA RESORT at Cathedral peak – All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – Valid to 12/12/2013 and then from 15/01/2014 to 28/02/2014 (excludes public holidays and long weekends).

3. GIANTS CASTLE – All chalets – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – Valid to 12/12/2013 and then from 15/01/2014 to 28/02/2014 (excludes public holidays and long

4. HILLTOP RESORT IN HLUHLUWE GAME RESERVENon-selfcatering 2 bed chalets (hotel rooms) – 30% discount including BED and BREAKFAST – Valid from Valid to 12/12/2013 and then from 15/01/2014 to 28/02/2014 (excludes public holidays and long weekends).


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

Kids Club – THE COST OF MEMBERSHIP is ONLY R170 (new/renewal includes New Backpack or Fleece)

1. African Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Show your member card and get 20% Discount on your Entry ticket. Tel 031 7852981. See the Aerial display and enjoy lunch at their Coffee Shop.

2. Kids Club Members – 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

Candice’s Pentravel Gold Special. Speak to Candice, produce your valid Rhino Gold Card and claim R 250 per person discount on International travel packages and flights booked through Candice. Contact her on tel +27 033 3946961, fax +27 033 342 7835 or candice.jack@pentravel.co.za

Ask her about special packages on offer!

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.



CONTACT: PERMITS OFFICE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK, in Montrose, Pietermaritzburg – telephone 033 8451999 or email permits@kznwildlife.com