We have received notification of various updates and renovation projects.
Ellerman House (Cape Town, South Africa) has advised that the development of new residential houses to the below-right of the property is not visible from the terraces and is scheduled for 06 January 2020 until 15 December 2021. While the guests will not see the construction site, there may be a chance of hearing construction from time to time. Ellerman House endeavours to keep guest disruption to an absolute minimum during this process. Ellerman House will be closed for the following period, 4 May 2020 until 06 June 2020.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge (Garden Route, South Africa) Bush Safaris does not include lion or elephant viewings. Lion and elephant viewings can be included as an additional cost.
Sarili Private Game Lodge (Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape) will be sold on an exclusive-use basis only as of 01 June 2020.
Lobengula Lodge (Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape) will closed for the months of May 2020 and June 2020 for a soft refurbishment. The refurbishment will include new interiors, new room floors as well as a new look in the main lodge areas.
Hillsnek Safari Camp (Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape) will be joining the Amakhala portfolio as of 01 March 2020.
Umsisi House (White River, South Africa) will be closed for the period 08 May 2020 until 29 May 2020 as well as 02 September 2020 until 15 September 2020 for their annual closures.
Mount Sheba (Mpumalanga, South Africa) has been sold and will no longer form part of Forever Resorts SA as of 10 March 2020. Confirmed bookings will not be affected.
Sun City (North West, South Africa) has advised the following closure dates for the swimming pools of the Sun City properties as well as the closure dates for the Valley of the Waves:
Resort 2020 – Pool Closures
- Sun City Cascades 25 July 2020 – 24 Aug 2020
- Vacation Club the Aviary 6 May 2020 – 06 June 2020
- Vacation Club the Reserve 7 June 2020 – 30 June 2020
- The Palace of the Lost City 19 June 2020 – 27 July 2020
- Soho Hotel 21 May 2020 – 11 June 2020
- Sun City Cabanas 04 May 2020 – 24 June 2020
- The Valley of Waves 8 July 2020 – 6 Aug 2020
Please note that the Chimp & Zee Rope Adventure will also be closed while the Valley of the Waves is closed.
Airlink (Southern Africa) has been awarded traffic rights on the Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Victoria Falls Route to provide additional flights. A commencement date is yet to be announced.