RATES

RATES OVERVIEW
2024 RATES

RATES OVERVIEW

HillsNek Safari Camp rates are quoted per person sharing per night in South African Rands.

Please enquire directly with our reservations offices for rates current to your accommodation enquiry:

Email: res@hillsnek.com or centralres@amakhala.co.za
Tel: +27 82 946 2734 or +27 (0) 41 450 5658

Rates per person sharing per night begin at R6,080 season dependent.

Rate Includes
  • Classic En-Suite Tented Accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas, coffees and refreshments on game drives
  • Safari activities, twice daily
  • WI-FI
  • Transfers to and from the camp from the Amakhala Conservation Centre
Rate excludes
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Conservation levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal travel insurance

CONSERVATION LEVY

Amakhala Game Reserve continues to provide an excellent example of how communities can convert agricultural land for conservation purposes while promoting a viable tourism economy. Protecting the rhinos is a key factor in the ongoing success and sustainability of this initiative. We ask all our guests to contribute to the Conservation Levy, which goes towards the protection measures established to counter the ever-present threat of criminal rhino poaching and to provide education for our future conservationists.

Rates exclude Conservation and Community Levy (Per person per night):
Oct 23 – Aug 24: Adults: R210 | 3-11yrs: R105 | 0-2yrs: no charge
Sept 24 – Aug 25: Adults: R210 | 3-11yrs: R105 | 0-2yrs: no charge

2024 rATES

High Season
11 Jan 24 – 30 Apr 24

Low Season
1 May 24 – 31 Aug 24

High Season
1 Sep 24 – 19 Dec 24

Peak Season
20 Dec 24 – 10 Jan 25

Classic Safari Tent
Per Adult

R7610

R6080

R9130

R10 440

Rate Includes
  • Classic En-Suite Tented Accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas, coffees and refreshments on game drives
  • Safari activities, twice daily
  • WI-FI
  • Transfers to and from the camp from the Amakhala Conservation Centre
Rate excludes
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Conservation levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal travel insurance
Booking Terms & Conditions

Rate Terms:

  • Rates are subject to quarterly rate reviews
  • A three-month notice period will be provided if any of these quarterly adjustments are implemented
  • Any confirmed bookings in the system will be honoured at the lesser rate should the rate adjustment be higher 

Provisional Bookings:

  • Provisional bookings will be held 7 days, after which there will be a release of the space, unless an extension is requested
  • Provisional bookings made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be held for 48 hours, after which there will be a release of the space
  • Should we receive a confirmed booking enquiry for the same dates, we will give you 72 hours’ notice to confirm or an automatic release will be made 

Payment:

  • Our rates are quoted and payable in ZAR (South African Rands)
  • Rates are quoted inclusive of 15% VAT
  • Direct transfers into our bank account are the preferred method of payment
  • All payments to be made in full and free of any bank charges
  • A 5% surcharge (on the total invoice) will be levied on all payments made via credit card
  • Cash, Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted at the lodge
  • No Amex or Diners cards are accepted

Deposit Policy: 

  • A 50% deposit is required within 7 days of confirming the reservation
  • HillsNek reserves the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive the deposit within 7 days
  • The balance of payment is required 90 days prior to arrival
  • Reservations made within 90 days of travel must be paid in full immediately
    Payments can be made by direct deposit into the following bank account:
    Account Name: HillsNek Safaris )Pty Ltd
    Bank: First National Bank
    Branch Code: 210115
    Account Number: 62057947362
    Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
    Please use your last name and date of arrival as reference. Please send the proof of payment to res@hillsnek.com

 Cancellation Policy:               

  • We advise that all travellers purchase travel insurance that provides full cancellation cover
  • Cancellation or part cancellation (reduction in number of rooms or nights), of a confirmed reservation, including changing of dates of travel, will result in a cancellation fee of 10% in the invoice total if cancelled 9 months or more before arrival
  • Cancellation or part cancellation (reduction in the number of rooms or nights) of a confirmed reservation, including changing the dates of travel, will result in a cancellation fee of 20% of the invoice total if cancelled less than 9 months before arrival
  • 100% cancellation fee will be applicable for a booking cancelled within 90 days prior to arrival
  • HillsNek reserves the right to cancel reservations should full payment not be received within 90 days prior to arrival

Travel Insurance:               

  • Please ensure that you have taken out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover cancellation fees should you have to cancel your trip in any event 

Single Room Policy:               

  • A guest occupying a safari tent on their own, will be levied a supplement of an educational 50% of the per person sharing rate from date of arrival. During peak season, the full room rate applies.
Child Policy & Rates
  • Children 9 years and older are welcome
  • Children 9 – 11 years sharing a tent with two parents, pay 50% of the adult rate
  • Children 12 and older sharing a tent with two parents, pay full adult rate
  • Children 12 and older in their own tent, pay full adult rate
  • If the entire camp is booked by one group/family, children of all ages are welcome. Game drive will however be tailored at the discretion of the guide
Need to Know

Arrival/Departure:

  • Guests should arrive at HillsNek Safaris car park between 13h00 – 13h30 for the scheduled transfer to the lodge
  • Departure time from the lodge is scheduled for 11h00
  • Early arrivals and late departures need to be pre-arranged and could attract an additional fee

What To Pack:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun hat, sunglasses and sun block
  • Cameras & binoculars
  • Light, neutral clothing and bathing suit
  • Warm clothing is essential in winter (May – September)

Non-Smoking Policy:

  • In the interest of health and safety, the lodge observes a strict non-smoking policy. Smoking is not allowed in the tents, main lodge or on game drives. It is only permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas at the main lodge, and during drinks breaks on game drives.

Malaria:

  • As we are in a non-malarial area, anti-malaria precautions are not needed.
Road Transfers
  • Transfers to/from Port Elizabeth airport are available on a request basis. Cost is dependent on the pick-up point and the number of guests.
  • Please contact reservations for a quote.