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From R450 PPS

Zingela Safari and River Company

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From R450 PPS

Overview

Zingela is a picturesque tented camp situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the heart of an 8 000 hectare conservation area in KwaZulu-Natal.

We often get asked for a description of the accommodation and have found it easier to say what it is not than what it is! You will not be staying in a chalet, rondavel or tent. Each en-suite design is unique and has been built in unity with its immediate environment. We have used river stone, reed and canvas as materials. Larney Lane is ideal for couples while Hotel & Aloes are more suitable for family groups or friends who know each other. J. camp is an extension of main camp but as it has its own bush kitchen and dining area, it does double up as a Bed & Breakfast or self-catered camp for those who prefer that option. The recently refurbished House On Hill is the original Zingela farmhouse. Perched on a cliff overlooking the river, it is just down stream from J camp. We use it for both those who want catered accommodation as well as for groups who would prefer to self cater and join the main camp for selected meals. We can comfortably host groups of forty and erect extra tents for larger parties. As an example, Zingela has been the venue for weddings and adventure races where we have catered for over a hundred guests. Our permanent campsite situated between Main camp and Jame camp is open all year round while wild camping at Warthog island is best in the dry season.

Features: Separate toilet, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Tea and Coffee Facilities, River views.

Our unique accommodation embraces the outdoors and the building style is the opposite to "match box "units! Local stone, reed, canvas and thatch has been used to create rooms that can provide accommodation forup to sixty guests. Most units are "under the stars" en-suite, have curtains for walls and are unapologetically rustic. Camp sites and fully-kitted "walk in "(as opposed to slither-in!) Safari tents have recently been added to the mix so we are now able to sleep groups of 100 plus.

Zingela is an unusual venue in that you cannot access it by anything other than a high clearance or 4x4 vehicles. The 26km road in is an adventure in itself! We encourage guests to bring their own 4x4s but we are able to do transfers from our meet and greet in Weenen. Do note that this journey takes an hour due to the challenging terrain so tighten your kidney belts and take time to experience this part of Africa.

Activities on offer in winter include abseiling, river floats and fly-fishing. Early morning game walks are always on offer. Do bring your own mountain bike if you are an enthusiast as our bush tracks make interesting off road trails. In summer it's all about white water rafting and kayaking. We make good use of the 20kms of Tugela River that is at our disposal. Zingela is a child-friendly destination and a place where children can find refuge from the sophisticated outside world.

Facilities

    Local Facilities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Children aged between 0 and 2 stay free. Children aged between 3 and 12 pay 50% of the sharing rate.

Dormitory

Sleeps 10

A dormitory with 10 single beds and shared ablutions

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 550   R 550
February 2016       R 550   R 550
March 2016       R 550   R 550
April 2016       R 550   R 550
May 2015       R 550   R 550
June 2015       R 550   R 550
July 2015       R 550   R 550
August 2015       R 550   R 550
September 2015       R 550   R 550
October 2015       R 550   R 550
November 2015       R 550   R 550
December 2015       R 550   R 550

Family Accommodation

Sleeps 3

Double bed or 2 x 3/4 beds, single bed,

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 750   R 750
February 2016       R 750   R 750
March 2016       R 750   R 750
April 2016       R 750   R 750
May 2015       R 750   R 750
June 2015       R 750   R 750
July 2015       R 750   R 750
August 2015       R 750   R 750
September 2015       R 750   R 750
October 2015       R 750   R 750
November 2015       R 750   R 750
December 2015       R 750   R 750

James Self-catered camp

Sleeps 12

James camp consists of 4 en-suite units with communal kitchen. Each room has a double bed and either one or 2 singles for children

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 450   R 450
February 2016       R 450   R 450
March 2016       R 450   R 450
April 2016       R 450   R 450
May 2015       R 450   R 450
June 2015       R 450   R 450
July 2015       R 450   R 450
August 2015       R 450   R 450
September 2015       R 450   R 450
October 2015       R 450   R 450
November 2015       R 450   R 450
December 2015       R 450   R 450

Larney Lane

Sleeps 9

Romantic accommodation with either double or 2 x 3/4 beds, en-suite, tea and coffee station and bar fridge.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 950   R 950
February 2016       R 950   R 950
March 2016       R 950   R 950
April 2016       R 950   R 950
May 2015       R 950   R 950
June 2015       R 950   R 950
July 2015       R 950   R 950
August 2015       R 950   R 950
September 2015       R 950   R 950
October 2015       R 950   R 950
November 2015       R 950   R 950
December 2015       R 950   R 950

Tented accommodation

Sleeps 2

Walk-in Safari Tent Sleeps two. Bedding supplied. Communal ablutions

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 550   R 550
February 2016       R 550   R 550
March 2016       R 550   R 550
April 2016       R 550   R 550
May 2015       R 550   R 550
June 2015       R 550   R 550
July 2015       R 550   R 550
August 2015       R 550   R 550
September 2015       R 550   R 550
October 2015       R 550   R 550
November 2015       R 550   R 550
December 2015       R 550   R 550
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 20 May 2015
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Location

3 Bloukrans St, Weenen, KZN , 3325

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