Rates 2020 | 2021

Full Board Rates

Valid from 15th October 2020 - 31st December 2021

Room Type

Single

Sharing

River Lodge 

Suites

R 19, 500.00

R 15, 600.00

Honeymoon Suite

R 21, 375.00

R 17, 100.00

The Royal Suite 

(4 sleeper)

-

R 17, 100.00

The Royal Suite Exclusive use

R 75, 500.00

Exclusive Use - Entire Lodge (12 guests) 

R 176, 500.00

Booking Terms + Conditions

Full Board Rates Include:

  • 15% VAT

  • Luxury Accommodation of choice

  • All meals, teas, coffees, local drinks

  • Twice daily game drives on the BIG 5 Thornybush Nature Reserve

  • Optional bush walk

  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the lodge

General Policies

  • Rates are quoted on a per person sharing basis

  • Strictly no pets allowed

  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas

  • Check in: from 1pm

  • Check out: Between 10am - 11am

General Exclusions

  • Premium bar purchases

  • Massage + spa activities

  • Mandatory Thornybush Game Reserve conservation fee of:

2020 - R445.00 per person per stay

2021 - R490.00 per person per stay

  • Airport transfers

  • Extra activities

  • Gratuities

  • Anything else not specified as included

  • Confirmed bookings due to stay from the 15th October 2020 until travel bans have been lifted can be postponed without fees until 15th December 2021

  • Postponed bookings are not subject to rate increases or admin fees.

  • Payment policy will fall in line as per the below payment policy for new dates.

  • This only applies to bookings made and confirmed before the 26th March 2020.

  • Should international travel bans be placed in the future, we will release a new postponement policy due to Covid-19 only.

Covid-19 Postponement Policy

Booking Procedures:

  • Provisional bookings made 30 days or more prior to travel will be held without deposit for between 7-14 days.

  • Provisional bookings made within 30 days of travel will be held without deposit for between 4-7 days.

  • Khaya Ndlovu reserves the right to release provisional bookings adhering to this time frame. 

  • All confirmation of bookings need to be made in writing to reservations@khayandlovu.co.za

  • On confirmation of the booking you will be issued with a proforma invoice. 

  • Follow deposit policy as outlined next.

Cancellation Policy: 

  • Cancellations are only accepted in writing to info@thornybushriverlodge.co.za

  • If cancelled 30+ days prior to arrival = 20% cancellation fee (non-refundable)

  • If cancelled between 15 - 30 days prior to arrival = 50% cancellation fee

  • If cancelled within 14 days of arrival | no-shows = 100% cancellation fee. 

Cancellation Policy for Groups (8 guests +)

  • Cancellations are only accepted in writing to info@thornybushriverlodge.co.za

  • If cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival = 30% cancellation fee (non-refundable)

  • If cancelled between 30 - 60 days prior to arrival = 75% cancellation fee

  • If cancelled within 30 days of arrival | No-shows = 100% cancellation fee. 

Special Note: 

Child Policy:

  • Children between the ages of 0-7 are only accepted if the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis and children under 12 share with their parents. 

  • Children between the ages of 8-13 are only accepted if either The Royal Suite or the entire lodge is booked exclusively and share with their parents. 

  • Children who are 14+ pay 100% of the adult per person sharing rate

Payment Policy:

  • Invoices will be made out in South African Rands (ZAR) and include 15% VAT.

  • A 20% non-refundable deposit is required on confirmation of the booking if the booking is made 30+ days prior to arrival date. 

  • The 80% balance amount of the booking is due strictly 30 days prior to travel.

  • If the booking is made within 30 days of the arrival date 100% of the value of the invoice is due to confirm.

  • For group bookings (8 guests +) a non-refundable deposit of 30% is required on confirmation, and the balance strictly 60 days prior to arrival. 

  • We accept Visa, Mastercard and bank transfers.

  • Credit card payments are accepted through the Paybridge portal and are required to be completed by the client.  

Special Note

Thornybush River Lodge reserves the right, depending on the circumstances to offer a credit note for future travel in certain cancellation situations. This will be managed on a case by case basis.

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