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RockFig Safari Lodge

The architect and interior designer of RockFig Safari Lodge were inspired by the Timbavati setting of this luxury South African safari lodge to create a relaxed ambience with indoor and outdoor guest spaces that segue into each other, and enable both communal and private moments suffused with an authentic bush feel.

Suites
RockFig Safari Lodge features just six chalet-type suites, making it ideal for exclusive-use bookings for families or groups of friends. The sense of place comes through strongly, with the colour palette in each room inspired by the purple and green hues of local birds and plants. Although guests are always conscious of where they are, no stone is left unturned in the quest for comfort and luxury, with each suite featuring both indoor and outdoor showers, a private verandah ideal for romantic candlelit dinners, a minibar and a bath. Specially commissioned watercolour paintings add notes of cool beauty, and – as with every space in the lodge – the aim is always to delight the guests who’ll stay here. There’s a thoughtfulness to the decor, with the emphasis being on the guest experience – but also an unmissable sense that it’s the natural beauty of the Timbavati bushveld that’s the true hero.

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

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019 Rates
Per Adult Sharing per night  R10 800
Per Single Traveller per night *  (see note below on supplements)  R10 800
Exclusive use R77 760
01 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020 Rates
Per Adult Sharing per night  R11 250
Per Single Traveller per night*  (see note below on supplements)  R11 250
Exclusive use R121 500


*The first two single rooms in one reservation are not subject to single supplements, however each additional single room will incur a supplemental charge of 50%

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Stay for 4 and only pay for 3

Valid from 01 February – 30 June 2019

RockFig Safari Lodge features just six suites, making it ideal for exclusive-use bookings for families or groups of friends.
Standard rates and Terms & Conditions apply. Applicable for new bookings

SADC SPECIAL
Only R5 000 ppspn
Valid from 01 February – 30 June 2019

RockFig Safari Lodge features just six suites, making it ideal for exclusive-use
bookings for families or groups of friends.

Set in the heart of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the famous
Kruger National Park, RockFig Safari Lodge is well situated for forays into the
African wilds. Game drives let you cover some ground in the comfort of a
vehicle, while walking safaris put you right on the ground, exploring the area

under your own steam.

Conditions

Standard Terms & Conditions apply.
Applicable for all new bookings only.
Cannot be combined with any other offers.
All standard includes will be applicable unless otherwise specified on the attached.

Offer excludes all drinks.
No Single Supplement applicable.

Proof of SA Residence will be required for all travellers.
 
Honeymoon Offer
Bride pays 50% less per night.
Terms & Conditions
Valid from 01 November 2018 – 31 December 2019
For travel within 6 months of wedding date
RockFig Safari Lodge features just six suites, making it ideal for intimate getaways
Standard rates and Terms & Conditions apply. Applicable for all new bookings.
A wedding certificate will need to be provided for the offer to apply.

Honeymoon Offer
25% off for the honeymoon couple
RockFig Safari Lodge features just six suites, making it ideal for intimate getaways

Terms & Conditions
Valid from 01 January – 31 December 2020,
For travel within 6 months of wedding date
A wedding certificate will need to be provided for the offer to apply.
Standard rates and Terms & Conditions apply.

Stay for 4 and only pay for 3

Set in the heart of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the famous 
Kruger National Park, RockFig Safari Lodge is well situated for forays into the African wilds. 
Game drives let you cover some ground in the comfort of a vehicle, while walking safaris put you right on the ground, exploring the area under your own steam.

Terms & Conditions
Valid from 01 July – 31 December 2019 and 01 January - 31 December 2020.
Standard Terms & Conditions apply.
Applicable for new bookings

SADC SPECIAL
 
Only R6 000 ppspn

Terms & Conditions
Valid from 01 July - 20 December 2019
Standard Terms & Conditions apply.
Book and travel within 30 days.
Applicable for all new bookings only.
Cannot be combined with any other offers.
Offer includes selected drinks.
No Single Supplement applicable.
Proof of SA Residence will be required for all travellers.

 

Set in the heart of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, RockFig Safari Lodge is well situated for forays into the African wilds. Game drives let you cover some ground in the comfort of a vehicle, while walking safaris put you right on the ground, exploring the area under your own steam.
Whatever you prefer (and we suggest you try both), these exciting activities – and their inevitable wildlife sightings – are sure to get your blood pumping. They’ll also work up an appetite, which you can satiate with the feasts you’ll find at the bush breakfasts and dinners, as well as safari-style meals back at this luxury South African safari lodge. 


Out on safari
Game drives rank among the quintessential Timbavati experiences, and the guides and trackers at RockFig Safari Lodge pride themselves on providing incredible, safe but close wildlife encounters. Timbavati is Big Five country, and as many of the RockFig trackers hail from the area they’re able to put all their local knowledge to work to ensure the best possible viewing opportunities. Of course being out on safari isn’t just about big game; it’s also a chance to appreciate the beauty of Timbavati while traversing it, and while stopping to enjoy a morning coffee or a sundowner in an especially scenic spot.


Timbavati on foot
Guided walking safaris from RockFig Safari Lodge are a wonderful way to experience Timbavati on foot. Bring your walking shoes; the guides and trackers have everything else that’s required, not least their knowledge of spoor and plants (and a rifle to ensure your safety). Spending time on the details of the ecosystem can be immensely rewarding, and surprising. Learn how every living creature, no matter how small, has its part to play in this intricate, interlinked web of life – complex enough to make a Swiss watch mechanism look like a child’s toy, and absorbing enough to make you forget to check the time.



Lodge dining
Meals at RockFig Safari Lodge let you experience the tastes of Timbavati. With so many styles of dining on offer, from informal to the bushveld equivalent of silver service, and the plentiful venues throughout the lodge in which to enjoy them, no two meals are the same. If you’re sharing your Timbavati experiences with your significant other, opt for private dining on your verandah; if you’ve brought your kids along, let them watch their dinner being prepared from the kitchen counter. Alternatively, join your guide and fellow safari connoisseurs at our long table and share stories long into the evening.

Bush dining
Bush dining takes RockFig Safari Lodge mealtime moments and transplants them into the wild. The element of surprise only adds to the experience – don’t expect us to give the game away; we’re busy hanging lanterns, or spreading snowy white linen on a table under the spreading branches of a mighty Timbavati tree. Naturally, everything tastes better al fresco, whether it’s a cheeky morning Mimosa from the bush bar or a piece of venison cooked just so over the coals. The combination of starlight, lantern light and firelight adds to the magic of bush dinners, as do the not-so-distant animal calls.

A stay at RockFig Safari Lodge
Timbavati experiences at RockFig Safari Lodge needn’t be merely a flight of fancy – they’re just a short actual flight and transfer from Johannesburg. From the moment you land in Hoedspruit, your every whim is taken care of and you’ll only need to lift a finger to take another great wildlife picture. Each day at RockFig effortlessly blends excitement, relaxation and indulgence, and is tailored to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. From the customised minibar to the morning coffee, the post-game drive warm towels and warmer smiles, and the chance to spend time just being, it’s a stay you’ll want to repeat.


We Offer

  • PRIVACY Only eight guests
  • EXCLUSIVITY Maximum four guests per vehicle
  • SERIOUS SAFARI 30 000 acres of wilderness adjoining the iconic Kruger National Park
  • SAFETY Fenced perimeter
  • SERVICE Boutique and individually tailored
  • SOLO BENEFITS No single supplements for the first two single rooms in a booking

Safari Experience

  • Morning and afternoon/evening game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Sundowners
  • Bush dining, including breakfasts, picnics and dinners
  • Private dining

Children and Families

  • All ages welcome
  • Guaranteed private guide and vehicle

 

The Lodge The Suites
Rooms 6 Aircon Yes
Guests 8 Fans Yes
Children Yes Mosquito nets Yes
Disabled access No Bath Yes
Swimming Pool Yes Indoor shower Yes
Gym No Outdoor showev Yes
Spa treatments On request Hairdryer Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Mini bar Yes
Electricity 220v In-room safe Yes
Credit cards accepted Yes Extra bed On Request
Perimeter fence Yes Private pools No
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Room comms Radio
    Laundry Included


Getting There


By air, direct

  • Scheduled charters by Federal Air to Rockfig Safari Lodge’s airstrip, five minutes from the lodge

By air, via Hoedspruit

  • Multiple daily flights between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit Airport
  • Daily direct flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport

By road

  • 45-minute drive from Hoedspruit
  • 5.5 hour drive from Johannesburg

Weather

Dry season (May–September)

  Temperatures in the cooler winter months range from 9–24 °C and there is almost no rain. Pre-dawn game drives are crisp and require warm clothing

Green season (October–April)

  Higher summer temperatures range from 20–40 °C. Rainfall tends to be short and sharp, with exciting electric storms in the afternoon and early evening

Malaria

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is a malaria area

By Air

  • Scheduled charters by Federal Air to Rockfig Safari Lodge’s airstrip, five minutes from the lodge
  • Multiple daily flights between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit Airport Daily direct flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport

Driving (Approximately 5.5 Hours)

  • Proceed on the N12 East  (Johannesburg) or N4 East (Pretoria) in the direction of Witbank/Emalaheni.
  • Continue towards Belfast/eMakhazeni on the N4.
  • At the Belfast/eMakhazeni sign, turn left leaving the N4 and pass through the town.
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn right on the R540 and proceed towards Dullstroom, 36km away.
  • Pass through Dullstroom towards Lydenburg/Mashishing, 57km further on.
  • At Lydenburg/Mashishing, the R540 becomes the R36. Continue on the R36 for 52km towards Orighstad.
  • Pass through Orighstad on the R36 and continue towards the Abel Erasmus Pass.
  • Proceed through the JG Strydom tunnel towards Hoedspruit.
  • Pass through Hoedspruit. At the 4th stop, turn right on the R40 towards Klaserie. Follow this road for 7–8km and turn left onto the Eastgate Airport/Timbavati Road.
  • Continue for 500m to an access-control gate (no charge).
  • Continue for 18km to the Timbavati/Klaserie Control Gate (entrance fee per vehicle is charged here).
  • Travel along a tar (sand sealed) road for 13.5km.
  • Turn right at the signpost that reads ‘Tanda Tula Bush Camp, Umlani Bush Camp, RockFig Safari Lodge’.
  • After 30m follow the RockFig Safari Lodge signs for about 800m until you reach camp.

GPS Coordinates

  • DMS: 24°18’ 22.8” S 31°17’ 18.0” E
  • DDM: 24° 18.38′ S 31° 17.30′ E
  • DD: -24.306333, 31.288333

Indoor Guest Areas

Spending time in Timbavati is always a nourishing experience, and this is reflected in the layout of the indoor guest areas at RockFig Safari Lodge, just as much as in the menus with their emphasis on locally grown ingredients. The open-plan kitchen is a favourite with younger guests, who love to sit at the counter and watch their meals being prepared, while it’s hard to resist the pull of the fireplace in the lounge on a winter’s evening. Subtle touches of opulence are throughout, including the dreamy chandelier that hangs over the impressive, 4m-long table, which is perfect for shared meals and safari stories. Many of the pieces of furniture in the lodge were commissioned from local artisans, while the colours take inspiration from the Rockfig tree and the area’s lovely lichen-spotted rocks.

Outdoor Guest Areas

A second, long dining table can be found outside, where you can feel the energy flowing in from the surrounding bush … a vibrancy which in turn is reciprocated by the warmth and hospitality of the RockFig Safari Lodge staff. The undoubted outdoor centrepiece is the comfortable covered lounge with its arresting views, although the pool deck, overlooking the waterhole, is just as inviting. A dip into the pool perfectly symbolises the feeling of being immersed in the rhythms of Timbavati, while its surrounding loungers are responsible for a perfectly relaxed afternoon, perhaps punctuated by pizza from the outdoor oven. The boma area becomes the focal point on starry nights, as the crackles of the firewood compete with the cackles of hyaenas and the hushed, happy whispers of guests. Stepping outside at RockFig brings you even closer to the bush, without ever feeling that you’ve left the comforts of your new home-from-home behind.

RockFig Safari Lodge is the perfect bush destination for families with children of all ages, or for groups of friends. RockFig Safari Lodge is wholeheartedly yours and we will strive to enhance both your experience and appreciation of this piece of heaven.
Charming and homely best describes this beautifully secluded, colonial African style camp. RockFig Safari Lodge offers ample space for the utmost in relaxation.
A fully equipped kitchen invites a warm and social atmosphere which adjoins the dining area. An open boma allows guests to enjoy the experience of sitting around a campfire under African skies where groups socialise in a relaxed atmosphere.
For those warm African days, guests may relax at the rock pool while keeping watch over the nearby waterhole, frequented by thirsty elephants, buffalo and giraffes.

SWIMMING POOL

  •   Outdoor with view
  •   Deck chairs
  •   Towels supplied
  •   Kiddies play area

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exceptional Bush dining experiences;Open Boma 30 000 acres of wilderness adjoining the iconic Kruger National ParkIntimate wildlife encounters;Gorgeous views of Timbavati River;

FACILITIES
GENERAL

  • Swimming Pool Spa Treatments Wi-Fi Gym Facilities Credit Card Facilities Malaria Free Boutique

ROOMS

LUXURY SUITE



Available: 6 Chalet -Type Suites
Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults
Check-in: From 14:00 PM
Check-out: To 11:00 AM

FEATURES

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Mosquito Net
  • Bath
  • Indoor Shower
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar
  • In-room Safe
  • Private Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

OUR PRICES INCLUDE

  •  Accommodation in luxury suites
  •  All meals, local drinks and laundry
  •  Daily safari activities in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  •  Transfers to and from the lodge’s private airstrip

OUR PRICES EXCLUDE

  •  Gift shop or other personal purchases
  •  Premium-brand drinks, such as imported Champagnes, beers and wines as well as certain spirits
  •  Spa treatments
  •  Community visits and day trips outside of Timbavati
  •  Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Safari Vehicles

  •  Open safari vehicles are shared between guests, with a maximum of four guests per vehicle
  •  Families and groups of four or more will be allocated an exclusive-use vehicle

Single Travellers

  • The first two single rooms in one reservation are not subject to single  supplements, however each additional single room will incur a supplemental  charge of 50%

ROOM SHARING AND CHILDREN
Children of any age are welcome, subject to the following room-sharing options and rates:

Available child Sharing options Child Rate Child Rate
One child 0–5 years sharing with one or two adults Free of charge
One child 6–16 years sharing with one or two adults 50% of adult rate
Children 6–16 years in own room (maximum three children per room) 1st child: full adult rate
2nd child: 50% of adult rate
3rd child: 50% of adult rate


TERMS & CONDITIONS

  •  Rooms can accommodate three guests in the configurations of two adults and one child, one adult and two children or three children
  •  Provisional reservations will be held for a maximum of seven days, after which a non-refundable deposit of 20% will be required for confirmation
  •  Payment balance will be due 60 days prior to travel, year round; bookings with 60 days or less to travel require full payment upon confirmation
  •  Cancellations made with more than 60 days to travel forfeit the 20% deposit, while cancellations made with 60 days or less to travel forfeit the full payment
  •  The full invoiced amount of all deposits and payments (including VAT) should clear in our account; kindly ensure all bank charges come off your account
  •  All rates are quoted in South African rand and are subject to change without notice 

Check in 13h00 Check out 10h00

Transfers to/from Eastgate airport
R800 per person one way (minimum 2 guests)

Pilot/Guide Accommodation 
R3,000 per person per night (excl conservation levy)

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Conservation Levy

  • Fly in & Transfers R300 Per Person and Per Vehicle R160 per entry
  • Self drive R300 Per Person , Per Vehicle/Aircraft R160 per entry
  • Entry and exit to the reserves, via self-drive, will need to happen through the same gate.
  • Timbavati Conservation levy R 368 per person per day,
  • R184 per child under 12 years old per day
  • R 160 per vehicle

2020

1. Conservation levy - R400 per person per night 
2. Conservation levy - R200 per child per night (under 12)
3. Self Catering Camps - R100 per person per night (Adults and Children)
4. The conservation levy as quoted is VAT Inclusive.