Product Updates

Newsletter 9 May 2018

It's April and autumn is already in full swing. We would like to congratulate our newly-married director, Anke Paterson (now Anke Reynders) and wish her much love and happiness. We also have some exciting updates including welcoming Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge to our portfolio!

Coming Soon: Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge

African Synergy would like to welcome a new addition to the Simbavati family: Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge. This luxurious lodge offers excellent food, hospitality, and adventure in the scenic wilderness wonderland of the Cederberg Mountains. This stylish ‘away-from-it-all’ experience is within easy reach of Cape Town, set on a 3 000 hectare citrus and grape farm with walking and mountain bike trails from the lodge.
Scheduled to open at the end of the year. For more information, please contact Simbavati reservations at 

VAT Increase

Please find below a quick reference guide detailing which of our properties are absorbing the 1% increase and those who are changing their rates, as per the 1% VAT increase announcement by the South African Government earlier this year: 

1% VAT Increase - Quick Reference Guide 


For the current rate period:

21 Nettleton

Absorbing the 1% increase

Camp Jabulani

Absorbing the 1% increase

Delaire Graff Estate

Absorbing the 1% increase

Fordoun Hotel & Spa

Absorbing the 1% increase

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Increasing their rates from 01 April 2018

Ghost Mountain Inn

Absorbing the 1% increase

La Cotte Farm

Increasing their rates from 01 April 2018

Molori Safari

Increasing their rates from 01 April 2019

Moledi Gorge

Increasing their rates from 01 April 2020

Muluwa Lodge

Absorbing the 1% increase

Mount Camdeboo

Absorbing the 1% increase

Simbavati Safari Lodges

Absorbing the 1% increase

Unique Air

Increasing their rates from 01 April 2018

Please contact for any updated rate requests.

22 New Rooms for Ghost Mountain Inn

22 Stunning new rooms were recently built at Ghost Mountain Inn. Herewith a link to the updated hi-res images and fact sheet for Ghost Mountain Inn. 

For any enquiries, please contact their reservations office at 

La Cotte Farm Launches Orchard Cottages

La Cotte Farm has also recently expanded with 3 new ‘Orchard Cottages’ to their impressive working wine farm offering. The ‘Orchard’ range of accommodation includes 1x 2-bedroom cottage and 2x 1 bedroom cottages; all with en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable lounge area.  

For more information or enquiries, please contact La Cotte reservations at