RATES 2019 - 2021

ROOM RATES ADULT Rates per person per night sharing:

THONGA BEACH LODGE ROOM CATEGORYMAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020AUG 2020 - APR 2021
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW ROOMR 5 760R 6 690R 6 220R 7 220
OCEAN VIEW ROOMR 4 980R 6 020R 5 380R 6 500
FOREST VIEW ROOMR 4 140R 5 200R 4 470R 5 620

Single Supplement: Plus 30%
Children sharing with adults 0-3 years: No charge
Children sharing with adults 4-12 years: 50% Of Adult Rate
Children sharing with adults 13-18 years: 75% Of Adult Rate

PARK FEES & TRANSFERS Rates per person per night sharing:

THONGA BEACH LODGE PARK FEES & TRANSFERSMAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020AUG 2020 - APR 2021
Park Fees Per Stay AdultR 28R 28R 39R 43
Park Fees Per Stay ChildR 16R 16R 25R 28
Park Fees for Own 4×4 vehicleR 29R 29R 33R 36
4×4 Transfers Scheduled *R 310R 340R 340R 380
4×4 Transfers Late/Early **R 240R 260R 260R 290
land transfer from Kosi Forest Lodge - 4x4 transfer (1 way)R 400R 430R 430R 480
land transfer from King Shaka (Durban)R 3 000R 3 240R 3 240R 3 570
land transfer from Richard’s BayR 2 050R 2 220R 2 220R 2 450
land transfer from PhindaR 2 110R 2 280R 2 280R 2 510
ISIBINDI CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY LEVY - R80.00 per person per night.
Children 0-3 years do not pay this levy.
Applicable to all bookings made from 1 January 2020 for travel from 1 January 2020 onwards.

PLEASE NOTE

  • That these tariffs exclude the guide’s / driver accommodation should the transfer be late or early to the lodge and ideally we recommend an overnight stop to avoid missing any activity at the lodges. The overnight stop is NOT included
  • The tariffs are one way except where noted
  • The minimum charge for land transfers is the single rate x 2 even if only 1 pax is travelling the charge will be calculated on 2 pax travelling
  • If a guest is travelling alone and other guests are booked on the same transfer, then the single supplement will be waivered. However if the guest ends up being the only person booked on the transfer due to other guests changes, then the single supplement charge will be incurred which is double the single rate
  • These nett rates include VAT where applicable
  • The vehicles are air-conditioned except 4x4 vehicles which are open
  • Rates exclude Park entrance fees
  • The latest pick up time from Richards Bay is 15h30 - last available 4x4 Transfer at Coastal Cashews is 18h00 (extra cost)
  • These transfers are not exclusive - guests from our other lodges may join the transfer
  • All transfers need to be booked three days prior to travelling
  • All rates quoted are subject to change, without prior notice. Our standard cancellation policy applies to transfers
  • No late 4x4 transfers out from Thonga Beach Lodge to Coastal Cashews pick up point permitted on day of departure

ACTIVITIES & EXTRAS

THONGA BEACH LODGE ACTIVITIES & EXTRASMAY 2019 - JUL 2019AUG 2019 - APR 2020MAY 2020 - JUL 2020AUG 2020 - APR 2021
SCUBA Diving Equipment *R 645R 695R 695R 730
SCUBA Diving Equipment **R 585R 635R 635R 670
Bubble MakerR 955R1 040R1 040R1 100
Discover scuba dive course (deep sea dive)R 2 120R 2 290R 2 290R 2 400
Discover scuba dive course (pool only)R 1 010R 1 090R 1 090R 1 150
Refresher courseR 755R 820R 820R 860
Open water courseR 7 370R 7 960R 7 960R 8 350
Scuba diverR 6 255R 6 730R 6 730R 7 000
Full equipment hire (charged per dayR 595R 645R 645R 680
Partial gear hire per itemR 85R 90R 90R 95
Open ocean experience (includes mask/snorkel, fins & wetsuit)R 665R 725R 725R 760
Turtle tracking (November to end February)n/aR 725n/aR 760
Babysitting per babysitter p.hr - min. 4 hrs (confirm 24hrs prior)R 70R 80R 80R 90
Light lunch on day of arrivalR90 - R180R100 - R190R100 - R190R110 - R200
Packed Lunch *Children 12 years & younger half priceR 90R 100R 100R 105

PLEASE NOTE

  • All marine activities are tide and weather dependent. Gear hire is per day and is charged for tank, weight belt, BC, regulator, wetsuit, mask/snorkel & fins i.e. up to 7 items
  • * 1st dive (does not include any equipment or tank or weight belt)
  • ** 2nd dive and all dives thereafter (does not include any equipment or tank or weight belt)

BOOKING GUIDELINES

  • Included are accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, snorkeling, forest walks, kayaking, sundowner excursion, Tsonga cultural tour and turtle tracking walks (seasonal)
  • Excluded are 4×4 transfers, park fees, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, open ocean experience, SCUBA and turtle tracking drives (seasonal)
  • Children over 18 cannot share a room with 2 adults due to size of extra beds
  • Babysitters are available. 24 hours notice required
  • * At scheduled pickup times (12pm and 3pm) per person return minimum 2 people
  • ** For late/early arrival – 1 way minimum 2 people
  • Dives do not include any equipment or tank or weight belt

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All bookings at all lodges over the Christmas holiday period must be for a minimum of 2 nights (15 December – 15 January) except for Thonga Beach Lodge which is a minimum of 3 nights. Tariffs include a SA tourism levy and are inclusive of VAT.

Provisional Bookings

  • Provisional bookings made more than 3 months in advance, will be held for 7 days and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
  • Provisional bookings made less than 3 months in advance, will only be held for 48 hours and then automatically released, unless otherwise authorised
  • Should the above release times not be suitable, please feel free to contact us for alternate arrangements
  • All bookings must be confirmed in writing

 

Confirmed Bookings

  • We run small lodges in remote areas and cancellations, even of just two people, can greatly affect the operation of the lodge. Therefore we require full payment prior to guests arrival and strict adherence to our cancellation policy
  • Please ensure that guests have adequate travel insurance to cover any cancellations or changes in travel arrangements

 

FIT Reservations

  • We require written confirmation accepting our terms and conditions
  • Full pre-payment is required 30 (thirty) days prior to clients date of arrival, unless alternative arrangements have been made
  • We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this payment timeously
  • For package bookings we require 25% payment on confirmation and the balance 30 (thirty) days prior to travel

 

Cancellation Policy (Applicable to all confirmed reservations, except groups)

  • We require written confirmation for all cancellations (e-mail or facsimile)
  • Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
  • All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure

 

Group Bookings & Isibindi Package Bookings

  • The word ”group” applies to 8 or more full paying guests
  • The Isibindi Package Booking means a booking for 1 or more persons staying for 5 or more nights at a selection of the Isibindi Africa Lodges
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a group reservation or Isibindi Package
  • Full Pre-payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
  • We reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive this deposit timeously

 

Cancellation Policy for Groups & Friends for Free February Special

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on all confirmed group bookings
  • Cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 75% of the full accommodation charge
  • Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 90% of the full accommodation charge
  • All guests shall settle their extras account in full prior to departure

 

Bank Charges

  • All bank deposits are to be received free of any bank charges or commissions
  • All credit card payments by agents for accommodation will have a 3% surcharge, except AMEX & DINERS which have a 5% surcharge
  • Please note that only cash or credit cards are accepted at the lodges – strictly no debit cards!

 

Travel Insurance
It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance to cover themselves in the event of having to cover cancelled bookings.

VAT & Levies
Rates include VAT and SA Tourism Levy.

 

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