4-star hunting lodge
Side by Side Safaris – River Lodge ****

Side by Side Safaris' newly established 4-star safari lodge offers superb quality and comfort at affordable prices. As soon as you step into one of the cozy guest rooms you feel right at home. The lodge has a maximum capacity of 10 guests housed in four rooms, each equipped with private toilet and shower. Two of the rooms, furthermore, are equipped with an open fireplace. All rooms have access to a large terrace situated right next to a rocky riverbed with an open spring that attracts a variety of animals that come to drink. In rainy periods, the otherwise dry river bed carries a lot of water but that only enhances the spectacular view of the mountainous landscape typical for the Klipplaat grounds.

The lapa – the central building of the lodge – features an open fireplace and a bar well stocked with wines as well as a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks. Most meals are served in the lapa. When the weather is suitable for it, dinner is served on the terrace – at poolside or in the shade of the thatched roof.

We are pleased to note that Side by Side Safari's River Lodge is already regarded as one of the best 4-star lodges in South Africa.

  

          

DAILY RATE PRICES: 4-STAR LODGE

 

Daily Rate - Hunter:

Per hunting day 1:1: 270 Euro
Per hunting day 2:1: 240 Euro

 

Daily Rate - Non hunting company (observer):

Per day, non hunting company (Observer): 190 Euro

 

Arrival day & departure day:

The half day of arrival and the half day of departure is free of charge at all safaris held in 2018 & 2019. Arrival day and departure day are without hunting.

 

Big game hunting:

In addition to the normal daily rate for hunters, an additional fee of 50 Euro per hunting dag, is required at big game hunting

 

The daily rate price includes:
  • 4-star accommodation and catering
  • All field transport during the hunt
  • All meals, soft drinks and water during your stay
  • Daily laundry and cleaning service
  • All licenses and permits in South Africa
  • 15% VAT on daily rate
  • Field preparation, skinning and salting of trophies will be made by Diana Taxidermy. The included field preparation requires that Diana Taxidermy will do the trophy mounting/taxidermy work.

 

The daily rate price excludes:
  • Airline ticket
  • VIP guide at arrival at Johannesburg international Airport (gun clearance service)
  • Trophy fees according to price list
  • Tips for PH, trackers and lodge staff
  • Mounting and shipment of trophies
  • Dipping & packing of trophies
  • Weapon hire and ammunition (can be purchased)
  • Travel insurances
  • Transfer from and to Port Elizabeth airport (can be purchased)
  • Beer, wine, drinks and alcohol (available for purchase)
  • Activities not specifically mentioned under included
  • Other services not mentioned under included

 

Can be purchased:
  • Sightseeing tours available for the 4-star lodge
  • Beer, wine, drinks and alcohol (can be purchased at the bar)
  • Transfer to and from Port Elizabeth Airport per. person 230 Euro, (return trip)
  • The entire lodge can be reserved for you as a private lodge for 100 Euro per day
  • Night hunting of 2-2½ hours can be purchased at 115 Euro per night hunt. (Trophy fees are not included in the night hunt)
  • Weapon hire and ammunition

 

 

Side by Side Safaris

Overview of accommodation and services offered
with our safari packages at 6-star level and 4-star levels respectively
 
6-star level
4-star level

Hunting

Up to 79 different game species can be hunted
32 game species available for hunting
All hunting is done together with the owners, Flemming and Bjørn Georg Jensen, both experienced licensed professional hunters
Hunting is done with English speaking South African professional hunter
All meals and socialising before and after outings is together with the owner family: Lene, Flemming and Bjørn Jensen, all English and Danish speaking
English speaking South African professional hunter 1:1
1 or 2 night hunts are included in the daily rate
Can be arranged at a charge of 110 € per night
Experienced local tracker participates in all hunts
No
Driven hunts (for Springbuck a.o.) and goose hunting can be arranged
No
No extra charge on daily rate for big game hunting
Can be arranged at a extra charge of 50 € per hunter
per day
Accommodation
Luxury accommodation available for up to 14 guests
Accommodation available for up to 10 guests
Subject to confirmed booking, the whole lodge is reserved for you
Available against a surcharge of 100 € per day
Luxury breakfast every morning comprising a.o.: Selection of seasonal fruit, selected cheeses, homemade game sausages, eggs of your choice, freshly squeezed juices and baked bread fresh from the oven.
Standard breakfast, prepared by local chef
Hot lunch prepared by gourmet chef
Standard lunch, prepared by local chef
Three-course evening menu with specialties such as freshly caught lobster and a variety of venison dishes – all prepared by gourmet chef.
Standard dinner prepared by local chef
Individual accommodation in 80-sqm. luxury cottages with panoramic mountain view
Accommodation in rooms with riverbed view
Meals served together with the best South African and international wines
A selection of South African wines are available for purchase
Free bar/mini bar during stay. Wines, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages according to preferences are made available
Beer, wine and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the bar
Pick-up on arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport and transfer for departure by a member of the owner family – Lene, Flemming or Bjørn Jensen – is standard
Pick-up at Port Elizabeth airport and departure service by English speaking South African professional hunter 
Transfers from Port Elizabeth Airport and return are included in the daily rate
Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport and return is charged at 230 € per person
20-meter long "infinity" swimming pool with spectacular mountain view and view to a pond where the animals come to drink
5-meter long swimming pool with riverbed view
Private terrace
Shared terrace
Open fireplaces in all cottages
Fireplaces in two of the rooms available
TV in all cottages with DVD, Apple TV and Chromecast
Not available
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Private housekeeper
No
Daily laundry service with no extra charge
Available
Daily cleaning and polishing of footwear
Not available
Individual gun safes in all cottages
Shared gun safe
Sightseeing and wellness
Bathtub and shower in luxury bathroom
Shower only
Private outdoor Jacuzzi and shower
No
Wellness services at the lodge available on appointment
Not available
Game viewing and special sightseeing activities offered
Limited sightseeing activities offered (separate charge)
Fly fishing excursions together with a highly rated fly fishing guide is offered
Not available