6-star hunting lodge
Side by Side Safaris – Mountain Lodge ******

Side by Side Safaris exclusive 6-star safari lodge is located centrally in our own Klipplaat grounds, some three hours by car from Port Elizabeth International airport. The lodge is situated up high on a rocky slope with a magnificent view over the surrounding landscape. In the distance, the mountains of the Karoo desert can be seen. It is here, that our driven hunts for springbok are staged. Immediately below the lodge there is a large pond where a variety of antelopes, monkeys and birds come to drink. The pond is water filled all year round, a fact that contributes to maintaining a rich population of game animals in the area.

The actual lodge buildings are designed in a modern, luxurious interpretation of a traditional African village. The roofs of the buildings are made of a thick reed thatch, which gives the huts an individual visual appearance. The thatch also provides a perfect shelter against the sun on hot days. The power supply at the lodge comes from our own highly efficient solar panel that generates enough power to run both minibars, refrigerators, freezers and other electrical equipment. The lodge also has its own supply of clean fresh water drawn from a deep well situated in a nearby valley.

 

Guests at our safari lodge are accommodated in individual huts that offer all the comfort you expect from a luxury lodge. Each hut features a fireplace open on two sides. The sleeping section offers "king size" beds and a wardrobe incorporating a built-in gun safe. The en-suite bathroom features a large shower and an elevated bathtub with a view to the landscape outside. All huts have a well-stocked minibar and free WiFi throughout the lodge area.

From each hut there is direct access to a private terrace with an outdoor shower and a Jacuzzi. Meals are served in the main lounge – the lapa. The lapa has a large open fireplace and a cozy bar stocked with a broad selection of fine wines in addition to a variety of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Outside the lapa there is a large terrace and a 20-meter long so-called "infinity" swimming pool, built right at the cliff's edge. The lodge also features a spectacular "flying" BBQ area – a steel balcony that literally protrudes into open air from the vertical cliff side.

 

  

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DAILY RATE PRICES: 6-STAR LODGE

 

Daily Rate - Hunter:

Per hunting day 1:1: 670 Euro
Per hunting day 2:1: 620 Euro

 

Daily Rate - Non hunting company (observer):

Per day, non hunting company (observer): 440 Euro

 

Arrival day & departure day:

Arrival day and departure day are settled as a half observer day. This means that both hunters and observers will be charged a daily rate of 220 Euro per person for the day of arrival and also a daily rate of 220 Euro per person for the day of departure. Arrival day and departure day is without any hunting. 

 

Big game hunting:

There is no extra daily rate charge for big game hunting

 

The daily rate price includes:
  • Transfer from and to Port Elizabeth airport
  • At confirmed booking, the entire lodge will be reserved only for you.
  • 1-2 night hunts are included during your stay (trophy fees not included)
  • All field transport during the hunt
  • Tracker
  • 6-star luxury accommodation and catering
  • All meals, drinks and free bar/minibar
  • 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 tickets
  • 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
  • Travel insurances
  • Wellness treatments
  • Activities not specifically mentioned under included
  • Other services not mentioned under included

 

Can be purchased:
  • Sightseeing tours available for the 6-star lodge, can be purchased
  • Weapon hire and ammunition
  • VIP guide at arrival at Johannesburg international Airport (gun clearance service)
  • Wellness treatments

 

 

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