Gondwana Lodge | Sanbona Reserve

The Ideal Setting for a Family Safari Getaway.

With views of the magnificent Anysberg Mountains and overlooking the Bellair Dam, Gondwana Family Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for family, friends and groups.

This spacious thatched Lodge offers guests a sense of modern comfort with a touch of bush authenticity. Interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas and a child-friendly pool cater for guests of all ages plus the Kids on Safari programme offers educational and recreational wildlife experiences. A Relaxation Retreat with an extensive menu of therapies and treatments, including a steam room offers a serene ending to a fun-filled day.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

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Long Stay Discount

Validity:  
  1st April 2019- 30th September 2019,  1st April 2020- 30th April 2020,  1 st April 2020- 30th September 2020 &  1 st April 2021- 30th April 2021   

excluding  
18th - 23rd April 2019,  10th - 13rd April 2020 , 10th - 13th April 2020 & 2 nd - 5 th April 2021

Receive 10% discount when booking 3 consecutive nights at any luxury lodge


Sole Use Offer

Validity:  
 1st April 2019- 30th September 2019,  1st April 2020- 30th April 2020, 1 st April 2020- 30th September 2020 & 1 st April 2021- 30th April 2021
excluding
  18th - 23rd April 201910th - 13rd April 2020, 10th - 13th April 2020 & 2 nd - 5 th April 2021

Book sole use (all rooms) of any luxury lodge for 2 nights and receive 1 room free of charge.

 

Each room can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 1 child, subject to availability of rooms with sleeper couches. Four pairs of rooms at Gondwana Family Lodge are inter-leading.
There are several options of rooms available at Gondwana Family Lodge:

Six suites on the ground floor with private deck
  • 6 Luxury Suites that can be configured as King or Twin bedded Luxury Suites
Six suites upstairs with private balcony/viewing deck
  • 6 Luxury Suites that can be configured as King or Twin bedded Luxury Suites (2 with sleeper couches)

Each of these options have several features, such as:
  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • Private mini bar
  • Private deck or balcony
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • International dial telephone
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, free standing bath, and twin basins 

In addition to luxury accommodation, guests can also enjoy the manyfacilities available at Gondwana Family Lodge, namely:
  • Open-air dining boma
  • Outdoor pool with shallow area
  • Children’s playroom with television
  • Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels
  • Gift boutique
  • Relaxation Retreat with steam room
  • Outdoor play area for children
  • WiFi
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve offers a host of exciting outdoor adventures that are fit for the whole family to enjoy.
Kids Outdoor Activities
  • Interpretive trail through the garden of Gondwana learning about animals that occur on the reserve as well as tracks, important plants etc
  • Visit the sites where the San people left their legacy on the rock faces at Sanbona, where the ranger will interpret the scene so that the children can create their own ‘rock’ art
  • Sanbona Activity Book is educational and fun, teaching children about the wildlife at Sanbona and at the same time encouraging children to get involved in the game drives, often requiring the ranger’s assistance to answer some of the questions
  • Children can partake in various social, sporting and art activities such as bead making, clay making activities, face painting, star gazing

Kids Indoor Activities
  • Scrap books, paper, scissors, glue crayons, pencils & paints
  • Puzzles of varying sizes and difficulties covering a broad age range
  • Documentary DVD’s on various conservation topics and animals, animated movies
  • A selection of entertaining and educational children’s books
  • A selection of fun board games
Special Notes
  • Children younger than 4 years are not permitted on game drives
  • Child minding is done by lodge staff and can be arranged with reservation prior to arrival at an additional cost
  • All swimming activities must be supervised by parents at all times
  • All children activities are age and weather dependent
Conferences & Incentives

Get away from it all and give your team the chance to focus on business strategy and development without being interrupted, in a truly relaxed and inspiring environment. An entire team-building experience can be tailored to suit your individual requirements, from star gazing, understanding conservation and retracing the steps of the San people, to tracking cheetah and getting a glimpse of the white lions that call Sanbona their home.

RATES OVERVIEW
Please note that Sanbona is a private game reserve and booking in advance is essential. Sanbona does not offer day trips.

We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year. A minimum 2 night stay restriction is applicable over the festive period during Peak season.

All rates & offers are subject to availability at time of booking.

All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on “per person per night” basis. No other levies apply.

Adults travelling:
  • Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one room/suite/tent. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will, therefore, require their own room/suite/tent at the applicable rates.
  • Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one room/suite/tent. Not applicable when an adult is sharing a room/suite/tent with a child/children.
  • Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults.
  • Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, guided wilderness walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 15% VAT (all other beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure).
  • Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris
  • Persons under the age of 14 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
Children travelling:
  • Applicable to Gondwana Family Lodge only.
  • Child rates are applicable to children from 4 years up to and including 11 years; irrespective of whether children are sharing with adults or staying in their own room/suite (single or sharing).
  • 0 to 3-year-olds are accommodated at no additional cost, on a sharing basis only with adults.
  • Above mentioned rates are inclusive of the “Kids on Safari” program, breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 15% Vat (all other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure).
  • Persons under the age of 4 years are not permitted on game drives.
Children Policy
  • This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old.
  • Persons under the age of 4 years are not permitted on any game drives.
  • Persons under the age of 14 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
  • Children are accommodated at Gondwana Family Lodge only.
  • From 0 – 3 Year old
  • are accommodated at no additional cost
  • may share with adults, depending on the availability of cots and/or rooms with a sleeper couch
  • are not permitted on game drives
  • From 4 – 11 Year old
  • are accommodated at 50% (half) of the adult sharing rate
  • may share with adults, depending on the availability of rooms with a sleeper couch
  • are permitted on game drives
  • Sleeper couches can accommodate a maximum of one child.
  • Cots can accommodate a maximum of one child.
  • Rooms can accommodate a maximum of one cot and one sleeper couch only.
  • Rooms accommodating children sharing with parents contain one sleeper couch per room.
  • Complimentary child minding is available during game drive hours in our kiddies play center.
  • Additional child minding service are available upon request and can be arranged at an additional cost.
Insurance
  • We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out.
Special Catering/ Outsourced Meals
  • Please note that the outsourcing of any certified meals (i.e. Kosher or Halaal) will incur an additional surcharge per person per day.
Cancellation Policy

Peak Season (01 December 2019 - 31 March 2020 &01 December 2020 - 31 March 2021)
• Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgment of cancellation from reservations.
• 50% of fee if cancellation is less than 60 days prior to arrival.
• 100% of fee if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival.

General
  • Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgment of cancellation from reservations.
  • A fee of 25% of the booking value will be charged if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • A fee of 50% of the booking value will be charged if cancellation is less than 15 days prior to arrival.
  • A fee of 100% of the booking value will be charged f cancellation is less than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • All reservations must be cancelled through/ via the original booking channel; failure to do so will result in full payment being required.

Minimum Stay Festive Season (21 December 2019- 10 January 2020 &18 December 2020 – 3 January 2021 )
  • A minimum of a two-night stay will be applied to all bookings over the festive period
  • Any remaining available inventory will become available for sale 90 days’ prior for one night reservations
Payment
  • Full pre-payment is required 60 days prior to arrival.
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve reserves the right to release bookings, should payment not be received by the requested date.
  • Any discrepancies on the confirmation/pro forma invoice must be addressed at the time of booking, otherwise the invoice amount will be applied and will be due and payable regardless.
Transfers / Gate Times
  • Transfers to and from the reserve can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
  • Terms and Conditions relating to Road transfers apply, and are available on request/as addendum to this document
  • All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
  • A complimentary transfer from the welcoming lounge, located 15 kilometers into Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, to the different lodges is available on request and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance;
please contact reservations in order to book these
o arriving guests are picked up from the welcoming lounge at 12h30 or 16h00 (guests arriving on the later transfer will not be able to join the afternoon game drive);
o departing guests are picked up from their lodge to be back at the welcoming lounge by 12h30.

Welcome Lounge
Sanbona offers a Welcoming Lounge 15km from the main gate. A complimentary transfer from the welcoming lounge to the different lodges is available on request and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.

There is secure parking available for vehicles at the Welcoming Lounge. Guests enjoy a refreshment while they wait for transfer to their respective lodges.

Arriving Guests Deoarting Guests
Pick up time Lodge Time of
arrival
Lodge Departure
Time
Arrival at Welcoming
Lounge
12h30 Gondwana Lodge 13h30 Gondwana Lodge 12h20-
11h35
12h15
16h00 Gondwana Lodge 17h00 N/A N/A N/A

Please Note: All times are estimated and subject to road conditions and vehicle types

Check in & Check out Times
For guests self-driving to Sanbona, check in is at 14h00 on day of arrival and check out is at 11h00 on day of departure.

What do I need to Pack?
  • Sun block
  • Hat/cap
  • Walking boots
  • Comfortable and casual clothing
  • Warm tops for game drives
  • Camera (300 – 600mm lenses for good photographs)
  • Medication for allergies and chronic conditions

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