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‘a Home with the Earth, People, Conservation & Wildlife @ Heart’
All our package rates are per person per night sharing and include VAT and Tourism Levy. The rates are valid from 1 June to 31 December 2019. Sable Sands encourages guests to bring their own reusable water bottles/flasks.
STO rates available upon request. Rates subject to change without notice.
We work with 2 Safari Seasons: High -also called Dry Season- and Green: High Season from 1 April to 1 November Green Season from 1 November to 1 April.
Bed, meals, coffees, teas, snacks, local drinks, 1* or 2** safari activities per day. The rate also includes a contribution to the projects in which we involve ourselves ( Sable Sands is a Home with the Earth People, Conservation & Wildlife @ Heart).
Excluding for All Packages: National Parks Entry Fees (current daily rates: INTL $20 SADC $15 ZIM $5)to be paid directly @ the park. Please note that the guide will decide the safari planning and wildlife tracking according to his best ability: from times to duration to routes; some safaris will be on private concessions and others through these concessions and into the National Park.
Guests are advised to bring entrance fees for every day just in case it is needed.
The eleven ‘classic/original/forest’ rooms were built in 1989, nestled in the teak forest, near the tree house and swimming pool in 1991 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip stayed there. Two of the eleven forest rooms are on the foto below:
The five modern rooms ‘Vlei Rooms’ which were added later overlook the waterhole and are directly situated at the ‘Dete Vlei’: see the foto below
All the rooms are traditional Zimbabwean round rural homes called ‘rondavels’, built from brick with big thatch roofs and have en-suite bathrooms.foto above: a standard double room, Kingsize bed. Click here for an enquiry
Foto above: twin bedded room. ** For a different configuration/family room we can set up a double and single or 3 single beds as triple or even 1 double and 2 singles. We do not have interleaving rooms but with pleasure we can add any extra bed.
Sable Sands is child friendly but has no electric fence. Therefore we ask the parents to guard their children at all times and to respect our lovely sounds of nature! Parents encouraged to involve them in conservation, nature and wildlife and the Sable Sandsteam is very happy to make this a unique experience for everyone.The manager/guide will take young children on safaris at their discretion- the Lodge will not compromise safety and/or guest experiences.
Child rates: 3 to 7: $40, 7 to 12: 40% of parent rate, 12 to 17: 60% of parent rate. Own room: 12 to 17: 75% of parent rate, 17 and above: 100%
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Single supplement $50 p/night but it is waived for 1 room per reservation of several rooms.
Cancellation Policy: If for any reason a booking is cancelled/amended to a lesser number of rooms/pax, a cancellation fee is payable by the client. Time periods are measured from 18.00 hrs on the arrival day of the guests. Cancellations are only accepted if notification comes in writing per email. Refunds are by default given in credit note, unless requested otherwise:
90 – 45 days before arrival 25%
44 – 30 days before arrival 50%
29 – 0 days before arrival 100%
Wholesome, Home Cooked meals, prepared by Foodies & Co The owners Marleen and Brian are both from a food background.
Brian previously worked in boutique hotels, outstanding lodges and event catering and Marleen owned a very popular French restaurant in Utrecht, The Netherlands which you had to book months in advance. Needless to say, food is a passion of theirs.The delicious and freshly prepared meals at Sable Sands are a contributing factor to their consistently high reviews.
“We are a ‘Food Loving Home’, Vegan Friendly, and very passionate about cooking”Where possible the local gardens supply the fresh herbs and produce, however,
due to the distance from the other suppliers (2.5 hours away) it is a good idea
to pre book any dietary wishes, so the chefs can prepare their special menu for you. Don’t be shy, Marleen eats a whole foods plant based diet herself!
Power & Electricity
Sable Sands is an ‘off grid’ lodge and makes use of the sun, fire, gas and a generator, hence there are only a few hours of electrical power (enough to charge your cameras) with limited use at night.
Gym & Swimming Pool
There is a swimming pool on site and a nice little private gym. Enjoy!
Weather and network permitting limited WiFi may be available, however, it is encouraged that guests immerse themselves in the sounds and sights of the bush instead.
A combination of Swedish, deep tissue, sports and trigger point therapy massages using various aromatherapy oils to cater for individual needs. It is advisable to book massages in advance the sevrice is availability-dependant:
30 mins $30
60 mins $50.
Guide/Pilot/Tour Leader/Translator rate: Guides and tour leaders are accommodated in bathroom ‘en-suite’ guide tents @ $70 p/night incl. meals. If possible they will be upgraded to a guest room with pleasure. Space permitting, guides are welcome to join their clients’ safaris free of charge.
All transfer times between 12.30-2PM from the PDC Centre -unless by prior arrangement. Return transfer from Painted Dog Conservation Centre/Hwange Safari Lodge free of charge up to 4 pax, 5 and above $10 pp. Return road transfer to Mabale village/Hwange National Park Main Camp @ 10 pp return.
Method of PaymentUnfortunately we do not offer credit card facilities yet, therefore we kindly ask you to settle your extra’s in USD $ cash upon departure.Unfortunately we don’t have creditcard facilities. Prepayments details for the accommodation packages:
Bank: Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe
Account number: 1043515