rates

as seasons change

Forest

Forest Rooms
FROM R2970 / NIGHT

Family

Family Rooms
FROM R2970 / NIGHT
ROOM RATES INCLUDE

Accommodation, all meals, guided canoe trips and guided walks in the Raphia Palm Forest.

ROOM RATES EXCLUDE

4x4 transfers, park fees, Isibindi Foundation levy, drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature, full-day boat trips on the lakes, 4x4 excursions to Kosi Bay Mouth and turtle tracking drives (available 15 Nov - 15 Jan only - not suitable for children under 8 yrs).

PARK FEES & TRANSFERS

01 August 2022 - 31 July 2023

Park Fees Per Stay - Adult & Child 13 yrs+R 72
Park Fees Per Stay - Child 4-12 yrs (children under 3 yrs no charge)R 36
Own 4x4 vehicle (park fees per stay)R 68
Manguzi pick up point to lodge - 1 way (12h00 &16h00)R 80
Manguzi pick up point to lodge - 1 way (late/early transfer)R 220
4x4 Transfer from Thonga Beach Lodge - 1 wayR 570
Road Transfer from King Shaka International Airport - 1 wayR 3 950
Road Transfer from Richard’s Bay - 1 wayR 2 890
Road Transfer From Phinda - 1 wayR 2 980
ISIBINDI FOUNDATION LEVY
(charged per night per person over 13 years)
R 95

ACTIVITIES & EXTRAS

01 August 2022 - 31 July 2023

Kosi Mouth Visit - 4x4 excursion, snorkeling & picnic lunchR 670
Full Day Boat Trip - Kosi Lakes & picnic lunchR 670
Turtle Tracking (15th November to 15th January)
(children 8 yrs & older only)
R 1 270
Childminding per childminder per hour - min. 4 hrsR 110

Booking Guidelines

Room Rates

  • SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: PLUS 30%
  • We have a minimum 2 night stay policy.
  • Kosi Forest Lodge is accessible by 4x4 vehicles only. Twice daily 4x4 transfers are offered at an additional charge from our pickup point in Manguzi to the lodge.
  • Children over 18 cannot share a room with 2 adults due to the size of the extra beds.
  • Babysitters are available and need to be booked 24 hours in advance.

Park Fees & Transfers

  • Park fees charged per person per stay
  • Transfer rates quoted on a one way trip with a minimum charge for 2 persons
  • Kosi Forest Lodge is accessible by 4x4 vehicles only. Twice daily 4x4 transfers are offered at an additional charge from our pick up point in Manguzi to the lodge. Secure parking is available for your vehicle at the pickup point.
  • The pick up times are 12h00 & 16h00 daily.
  • These transfers must be pre-booked with our reservations department. If you require a pickup time outside of the standard transfer times these can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Should a road transfer necessitate that the driver spends a night at the lodge the driver's accommodation at the lodge is not included in the transfer rate.
  • The transfer rates 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 net rates include VAT where applicable.
  • The vehicles are air-conditioned except 4x4 vehicles which are open.
  • Transfer rates exclude park entrance fees.
  • The latest pick up time from Richards Bay is 15h30 - last available 4x4 transfer from Manguzi to the lodge is 18h00 (extra cost).
  • 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.
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t + C's

Booking Terms
& Conditions

We have added special provisions to our booking terms and conditions to make allowance for changes due to COVID-19. Please view our booking terms and conditions for details.

MINIMUM STAY POLICY

  • 2 night minimum stay year round at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Kosi Forest Lodge and Tsowa Safari Island.
  • 3 night minimum stay from 15 December to 15 January at Thonga Beach Lodge.

PAYMENT TERMS

  • In order to confirm your booking, a 50% deposit must be paid within 2 working days of making the booking.
  • By confirming your booking and paying the deposit you also agree to our terms and conditions which then becomes binding.
  • We reserve the right to cancel and release a booking if the 50% deposit is not paid within 2 working days.
  • The balance of the booking is payable at the lodge prior to departure from the lodge together with all sundry and incidental charges incurred at the lodge.
  • Please note that only cash and credit cards are accepted at the lodges. Debit cards are not accepted at the lodges for making payments.
  • We adhere strictly to the cancellation policy as stipulated below due to the fact that we run small lodges in remote locations and cancellations, even of just two people, can have a significant effect on the operations of the lodges.

CANCELLATION POLICY

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR NON COVID-19 REASONS
Applicable to all confirmed reservations, except groups
Cancellations must be received in writing via email to [email protected] Such written cancellation received:

  • More than 60 days prior to the due date of arrival will attract a 10% cancellation fee of the full accommodation charge.
  • 30 -59 days prior to the due date of arrival will attract a 25% cancellation fee of the full accommodation charge.
  • 7 -29 days prior to the due date of arrival will attract a 50% cancellation fee of the full accommodation charge.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the due date of arrival will attract a 90% cancellation fee of the full accommodation charge.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR COVID-19 REASONS
Applicable to all confirmed reservations, except groups
Valid cancellation must be received in writing via email to [email protected] Such written cancellation received:

  • More than 48 hours prior to the due date of arrival will receive 100% refund of the full accommodation charge.
  • Within 48 hours of the due date of arrival will receive 90% refund of the full accommodation charge. The balance of 10% will be held as a credit against future bookings.
  • Should a guest cancel for any of the COVID-19 reasons stipulated below during their stay,they will receive a credit for 50% of the unused nights, to be used against future bookings.
  • If a guest cannot take up their booking due to a COVID-19 reason as stipulated below they may postpone their booking for up to 2 years from date of original travel. The original rate charged will be honored provided the booking falls within the same season. If a booking for a low season period is postponed to a high season period, the guest will be charged the difference between the low season and high season rate as at the time of the initial booking. 3rd party charges e.g. park fees and road transfers will be charged at the rate as at the date of travel.
    Services provided by 3rd parties may be subject to the cancellation policy of the service provider.

ACCEPTED COVID-19 REASONS FOR CANCELLATION
The COVID-19 cancellation policy will apply should a guest or someone in their immediate family:

  • Contract COVID-19.
  • Be prohibited from travelling to our lodges by the relevant government due to COVID-19 regulations.
  • Be advised by a medical practitioner not to travel due to the risk imposed by COVID-19 and pre-existing medical conditions of the guest.
    We reserve the right to request proof of a positive COVID-19 test result and/or any reasonable evidence and supporting documentation
    including medical certificates for any of the abovementioned reasons.

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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure that they have full comprehensive travel, medical and vehicle insurance. It is the guest’s responsibility to
ensure that their insurance covers any cancellation fees that may arise. Isibindi Africa Lodges will not accept responsibiltiy for any losses
incurred.

VAT & LEVIES

Rates include VAT. Rates exclude the Isibindi Foundation levy and park fees.

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