• Bongani Mountain Lodge

Bongani Mountain Lodge | Kruger Park

Bongani Mountain Lodge borders the southern side of The Kruger National Park and offers luxurious bush accommodation situated near the magnificent Malelane Mountains. Humbly located in the 8,000 hectare Mthetomusha Game Reserve, Bongani Lodge welcomes guests to a world of peace and calm. The game reserve in Mpumalanga is home to the "Big Five", and an entertaining variety of birdlife. The lodge’s location alone inspires travellers from around the world.

This game reserve in Mpumalanga offers the ultimate luxury outdoor living space suitable for families, groups and even individuals. Everyone is invited to indulge in all that is available on offer. During Adventurous game drives and bush walks through the game reserve in Mpumalanga, guests may witness first hand more mammal species than in any other African Game Reserve.

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

Description
1 Apr 2020 to
30 Sept 2020
1 Oct 2020 to
31 Mar 2021
Interleading Rooms (Double/Twin rooms Single R4 805 R5 000
Interleading Rooms (Double/Twin rooms PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Stand Alone Double Rooms Single R4 805 R5 000
Stand Alone Double Rooms PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Stand Alone Twin Rooms Single R4 805 R5 000
Stand Alone Twin Rooms PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Stand Alone with Sleeper Single R4 805 R5 000
Stand Alone with Sleeper PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Suite Single R5 525 R5 750
Suite PPPN sharing R3 690 R3 830
Children under 12 years R1 600 R1 670
Description
1 Apr 2021 to
30 Sept 2021
1 Oct 2021 to
31 Mar 2021
Interleading Rooms (Double/Twin rooms Single R4 805 R5 000
Interleading Rooms (Double/Twin rooms PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Stand Alone Double Rooms Single R4 805 R5 000
Stand Alone Double Rooms PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Stand Alone Twin Rooms Single R4 805 R5 000
Stand Alone Twin Rooms PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Stand Alone with Sleeper Single R4 805 R5 000
Stand Alone with Sleeper PPPN sharing R3 205 R3 330
Suite Single R5 525 R5 750
Suite PPPN sharing R3 690 R3 830
Children under 12 years R1 600 R1 670

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SADC Midweek Mania
Valid until 15 December 2020

Standard Room

R1 500 per person sharing per night
Includes all meals and 2 Game Drives Per day

Single rate charged 50% supplement of the adult sharing rate.
Children under 12 years charged 50% of the adult sharing rate, unless otherwise stated
Rates excludes all other extras not mentioned
South African properties inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change


Re-Opening Special
We are open for Leisure
Valid from 22 Sep -15 Dec 2020 & 6 - 31 January 2021

Standard Room R2 060
Midweek (Sunday – Thursday) R1 500
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes conservation levy of R170 per person per night

  • Rates applicable from 22 Sep 2020 – 31 January 2021 (exclude peak period 15 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021) unless otherwise stated
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change
  • All Government taxes and levies as applicable.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

NB: *Should you book a date and then not be able to travel on these dates as a result of COVID restrictions we will happily postpone your booking to a later date at no additional charge

  


Exclusive Freedom Villa Offer
Valid 15 Jun - 15 Dec 2020 & 06 – 31 January 2021

  • Exclusive use of Freedom Villa
  • R8 640 per night for 4 people
  • Private Boma and lounge area
  • Morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea
  • All meals served in the villa by private butler
  • Private vehicle
  • Excludes Conservation levies @ R 170 per person per night
 
 

SADC YESvember Flash Sale
Valid for bookings from until 23 November 2020
Valid until 15 Dec 2020 Midweek (Sunday - Thursday)
Standard Room  per person sharing per night   R 1 980
Standard Room  per person sharing per night  -  Midweek -  Includes all meals and 2 game drive per day R 1 500
 
Terms & Conditions apply
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adultsharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

Black Friday SADC DEALS
  • Book Dates: 27 – 30 November 2020
  • Travel Dates: 27 November 2020 – 15 December 2021

Excluding:

  • Peak dates / Block out dates: 16 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021
  • Easter: 02 – 05 April 2021
  • Long weekends: 22 March 2021 / 01 May 2021 / 24 September 2021
  • School Holidays: 26 March – 13 April 2021; 25 June – 20 July 2021; 01 – 12 October 2021
Room Type BLACK FRIDAY DEAL
Standard Room  R 2 000
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes conservation levy of R185 per person per night
 
  • Rates applicable for travel until 15 December 2021
  • BLCOK OUT DATES: (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Excluding peak dates: 16 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021;
  • Easter: 02 – 05 April 2021
  • Long weekends: 22 March 2021 / 01 May 2021 / 24 September 2021 School Holidays: 26 March – 13 April 2021; 25 June – 20 July 2021; 01 – 12 October 2021
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night; unless otherwise stated.
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children over 12 are charged as adults. Children under 12 charged @ 50% of the adult sharing rate, unless otherwise stated.
  • South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change


Last Minute Festive Deals:
  • Book dates: until 30 November 2020
  • Travel Dates: 16 December 2020 – 05 January 2021
Standard Room R 2 220 per person sharing per night  

Includes: All Meals and 2 Game Drives Per Day

Excludes:  Conservation levies @ R 185.00 per person per night All other extras
 

FESTIVE SEASON Value ADD:  Children u/12 stay and eat for free when sharing with Adults in Standalone with Sleeper

Rates are valid for travel from 16 December 2020 – 05 January 2021
Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
Children over 12 are charged as adults.
Children under 12 charged @ 50% of the adult sharing rate, unless otherwise stated.

South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change
Subject to change without prior notification Excludes any and all Community / Conservation levies
All Government taxes and levies as applicable. AHA Hotels & Lodges unilaterally reserves the right to automatically, without prior notice, increase the rates accordingly should such Government taxes or levies be amended or should a further tax or levy be introduced during the duration of this Agreement

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Please do not make use of any GPS co-ordinates when accessing Bongani as these co-ordinates take you to an unmanned delivery gate. Please only use the below directions.

  •  From Johannesburg take the N4 towards Nelspruit
  •  Drive straight past Nelspruit towards Malelane/Komatipoort keeping on the N4
  •  About 30km outside Nelspruit you will find an area with fruit vendors to your right- hand side. Take the ‘Matsulu’ turn off to your left.
  •  Approximately 80m after the turn off, take the Bongani Mountain Lodge turn off (paved) to your left. You will pass a dome building on your left and a pre-school on your right.
  •  Keep on this sand road for 7km and you will arrive at the Mthethomusha Game Reserve. You will need to sign in at the security gate.
  •  Drive 1km down to the guest parking & Welcome Centre.
  •  There you will leave your vehicle and be collected by a game vehicle. The drive up to the  lodge is 13km and will take approx 30minutes.

Please contact reception on 013 764 2971 or 079 6846 022 for further information.

Conference Facilities

Our air- conditioned conference venue is fully-equipped for business delegates. This conference venue near the Kruger National Park provides accommodation for up to 60 delegates. The Deck offers panoramic views, ample breakaway areas and is an inspirational and revitalising destination for productive strategy-sessions, team building, bush adventures and board meetings.

Standard Equipment includes
  • Flip Charts and markers
  • Magnetic White Board
  • Data Projector
  • Television
  • Screen
  • Pens & Notepads
Business Services
  • Facsimile
  • Copying
Dining

From the moment you are met for your scenic game-drive up the mountain, you will be delighted with the high level of hospitality, care and personal attention that you will receive. Delicious Pan-African safari dining is enjoyed in the fire-lit, traditional boma (outdoor dining area) or in the spacious Mthethomusha Game Reserve dining room. Bongani Mountain Lodge is also renowned for exceptional bush banqueting. The bar, dining and lounge areas at the game reserve in Mpumalanga offer striking views and are open from 10h00 daily. Safari dining times may vary according to the length of your game drive.

Children

Children over 2 years are welcome at the luxurious accommodation near Kruger National Park, however there are restricted areas. The accommodation offers a viewing deck and pool where no children under the age 16 are allowed due to safety reasons. Management at the bush lodge will not be held responsible for any liabilities or accidents at the pools. No children under the age of 16 are permitted near the conference centre due to conferences taking place. Unfortunately no children under 7 are permitted on the Mthethomusha Game Reserve drives. However, there are exclusive ‘Bumbles ‘Kiddies game safaris available on request to children between the ages of 4 - 6 years. This drive is approximately 1.5 hours long and a parent must be present.

This spectacular game reserve in Mpumalanga offers luxury lodge accommodation designed to bring the beauty of the outdoors into its interiors, with warm terracotta tones and a subtle blend of timber and thatch. This luxurious Mpumalanga accommodation establishment not only treats individual travellers, families and groups to every modern comfort, it features private decks with magnificent 360° views!

INTERLEADING A

This Interleading A chalet has a seating area, electric kettle, tile/marble floor, and also gives you the choice of 2 x Bed options:

  • 1 x Extra Large Double Bed
  • 2 X Single Beds


ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area


INTERLEADING B

This Interleading B chalet has a seating area, electric kettle, tile/marble floor, and also gives you the choice of 2 x Bed options:

  • 1 x Extra Large Double Bed
  • 2 X Single Beds


ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Shower
  • Sleeping Couch


STANDARD ROOM – DOUBLE

These Double Bed Standard Room chalets* each have an en-suite bathroom.

*10 x of these chalets have 1 x Sleeper couch

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Shower


STANDARD ROOM – SLEEPER

The Standard Room chalets have a seating area, an electric kettle, tile/marble floor, and also give you the choice of 2 x Bed options:

2 x Single Beds with 1 x Sleeper couch
1 x Double Bed

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi


STANDARD ROOM – TWIN

9 x Twin Bed Standard Room chalets* are available.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Shower


FREEDOM SUITE

This is one of 2 inter-leading bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and an indoor & outdoor shower, a spacious lounge and a viewing deck. A private vehicle with expert Ranger, exquisite cuisine prepared by a professional chef and fully stocked beverage fridge*

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Minibar
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Shower


FREEDOM VILLA

These 2 x Interleading Rooms have an en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, a spacious lounge, viewing deck, and a fully stocked beverage fridge*.

Your booking includes a private vehicle driven by an expert ranger, as well as exquisite cuisine prepared by a professional chef.

*Stocked on request

ROOM FEATURES:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area

Includes

  • All rates quoted include 15% VAT
  • All rates for South African properties include a 1% South African tourism development levy
  • Per Person All meals and 2 Game Drives Daily Incl. TOMSA 1%

Excludes Conservation Levy: R185 per adult per night, R 85 children 6-11 per child per night. Applicable from 01 November 2020

Bongani Mountain Lodge Rooms:

  • Interleading Rooms (Double/Twin rooms :18
  • Stand Alone Double Rooms: 5
  • Stand Alone Twin Rooms: 5
  • Stand Alone with Sleeper: 10

Stand Alone Rooms: Maximum of 2 adults

Stand Alone with Sleeper: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under age of 12 on sleeper couch

Baby-sitting facilities available at R 240 per hour (maximum 2 children)

Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of R4770 per vehicle per game drive

Third Person Sharing :Not Applicable Rates Include

  • Includes accommodation, dinner, breakfast, lunch per day.
  • 2 Game drives per day.
  • Are based on a standard room type.
  • All Government taxes and levies as applicable. We unilaterally reserves the right to automatically, without prior notice, increase the rates accordingly should such Government taxes or levies be amended or should a further tax or levy be introduced.

Check In | Check Out

  • Check-in time is from 14h00
  • Check-out time is 10h00

Child Policy

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age : Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age : Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults. Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older : Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate
  • Where a child shares with 1 adult the adult sharing rate applies.
  • At Game Lodges, children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated on special children's game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager.
  • Babysitting facilities are offered at R240/ sitter/ hr.
  • There exists an option of a sole use vehicle at R4770 per day to facilitate children under 6 on game drives should the family require this.
  • Children under age of 6 not permitted on game drives.
  • No children under 16 years are permitted at the View Deck. Bongani will not be held responsible for any liabilities or accidents at the pools

Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings a 25% non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of making the reservation. Please note that the reservation is not confirmed until this deposit has been paid in full. We reserve the right to release any accommodation held, where the required deposit has not been paid in full within the stated period.
  • The outstanding balance must be paid in advance, no less than 40 days prior to the scheduled date of arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation.

Important Notes

  • Game drives and bush walks take place on Mthethomusha Game Reserve
  • Bottled water is included on the game drives and bush walks
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed on the bush walks or morning game drives. Alcoholic beverages are allowed on the night drive
  • Transfers
    • Transfer rate is one-way per person; in closed, air-conditioned vehicles
    • Transfers originate and terminate in the Bongani Mountain Lodge reception / car park
    • Other transfers are available, price on request
  • All rates are in South African Rand
  • VAT
  • Transfer and bush walk rates are exempt of VAT
  • Game drives are subject VAT levy of 15%
  • Rates are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control


UPDATED POSTPONEMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY ON BOOKINGS ALREADY IN PLACE

  • Any client with a booking in place between the 28th of February and the 30th of June 2020 may defer/postpone their booking up to June the 30th 2021 with no penalties.
  • Should the dates of the amended booking fall in a season where higher rates should be applicable we will not enforce the higher rates and will accept the booking on the original rate booked. Thus the guest will not be charged any surcharge at all.
  • Standard terms and conditions will apply to any bookings that are cancelled outright and not postponed

Please see below the standard booking terms and conditions:
 
CANCELLATION POLICY  

  • 45 – 30 days prior to arrival 25%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival 80%
  • 14- 1 days prior to arrival  100% 

Cancellations will only be accepted in writing

 

DAY USE ROOMS
Strictly on request and are dependent on availability of room(s) at a rate of 50% off single public tariff and rooms are only available between 11h00 and 17h00. Any rooms required after 17h00 will be treated as a full additional night and the normal contracted rate attached will apply.

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Coservation Fees

Guest Conservation Fees
   SA Citizen & residents
  - ZAR  105 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  52 per Child  per day    
  SADC with passport
  - ZAR  210 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  105 per Child per day
  Internationals
  - ZAR  424 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  212 per Child per day

R210 per vehicle entry fee