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A secret hideaway, tucked between forest, grassland and ocean – Litle Gugs offers a different Maputaland experience, and the chance to explore this area at your own pace. With just four rooms – and compelling views of every part of the geography – Little Gugs is intended to feel more like your own coastal home away from home.

If you’ve always wanted your own tropical retreat, then you’ve just found it. Only a short stroll across the grassy dunes from Gugulesizwe Camp, Little Gugs is run completely separately to ensure privacy and exclusivity.

Your seclusion is entirely optional – the forests, dunes and grasslands teem with life, and are yours to experience whenever you wish it. Or you could simply relax in the main area with its superbly equipped kitchen and breath-taking sunset deck

The shaded braai spot is perfect for balmy coastal evenings beneath the date palms, as the stars come out and your day is touched by tropical magic.

Facilities

Rooms

Similar to our Medium room the Large room, designed to be comfortable whilst capturing the feel of camping. The concrete plinth floor, the canvas and shade cloth wall and the tin roof will give you the feeling of sleeping outside with the peaceful noise that surrounds you whilst keeping you warm and comfortable. There is a pergola and small wooden deck to instil peace and serenity in the early mornings.

Soaps by Cake of Soap

Beds by Restonic

Coffee by Bean There

Towels by Mungo

Geyser by Rocket Donkey

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Amenities
  • En suite bathroom.
  • 2x ¾ Restonic Mattress which can convert into a single emperor.
  • Rocket Donkey Boiler Shower.
  • Linen by Mungo.
  • Soaps by Cake of soap.
  • Crips towels, bed sheets, toilet paper and pillows (laundered every 4 days or at new guest arrival). 
  • Outdoor showers.
  • USB charging ports (2x per room).
  • Hairdryers on request. 
  • Shared swimming pool. 
  • Floor standing fan.
  • Fire extinguisher and first aid kit.
  • Beach essentials –snorkeling  equipment, umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels.
Included

Included in the nightly rate

  • All accommodation on a shared basis;
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (excludes drinks except tea and instant coffee. We try our best to focus on conservation and provide sustainable, plant-based organic meals. Guests are welcome to bring their own meat for our chef to cook).
  • Use of safe and secure parking (4×4’s in camp and 2×4’s at our safe Manguzi parking lot, in town).
  • Service of the camp by lodge guides, housekeeping staff, bartenders, hosts and chefs.
  • Access to walks around camp.
  • Access to our outdoor film screen.
  • The applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT).
Excluded

Excluded from the nightly rate

  • All drinks;
  • Excursions and transfers;
  • Park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions;
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance;
  • Staff gratuities;
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.
FYI

FYI

  • Check-in time is 12h00 – if the room is available on arrival then an early check in will be allowed at no additional cost. Check-out time is 10h00;
  • If an early check-in or late check-out needs to be guaranteed prior to arrival, then the full nightly rate for the night before or after must be paid in order to secure this space;
  • Please ensure that you are aware of our booking conditions. Taking this journey with us implies your acceptance of these conditions.
  • Prior to confirming the booking, each guest must take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of their trip.
  • Due to the remote area in which we operate, it is vital that all guests are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. We will not be held responsible for any guest travelling without insurance.
  • The relevant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections.
  • Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for any such eventuality.
  • The lodge is situated in a low risk malaria area. Please consult a medical practitioner, pharmacist or travel clinic to establish what precautions will be required.

The Extra Large Room is our take on a beachside villa. While not turning its back on the aesthetic of the “back to nature” style of all our other rooms, the inter-leading lounge and outdoor showers capture the essence of the tropical relaxation which Little Gugs is all about. The ¾ bed in the main room can convert into an emperor bed and the futon couch in the lounge can convert from a couch into a queen mattress suitable for children.

Soaps by Cake of Soap

Beds by Restonic

Coffee by Bean There

Towels by Mungo

Futons by Futon Dreams

Geyser by Rocket Donkey

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Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
  • Lounge
  • 2x ¾ Restonic Mattress which can convert into a single emperor
  • Rocket Donkey Boiler Shower
  • Futon sleeper couch
  • Linen by Mungo
  • Soaps by Cake of soap
  • Crips towels, bed sheets, toilet paper and pillows (laundered every 4 days or new guest arrival) 
  • USB charging ports (2x per room)
  • Hairdryers on request 
  • Shared swimming pool 
  • Floor standing fan
  • Fire extinguisher and first aid kit
  • Beach essentials – snorkelling equipment, umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels
  • Sunset lounge
Rates

Low: R950

High: 1100

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Included

Included in the nightly rate

  • All accommodation on a shared basis;
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (excludes drinks except tea and instant coffee. We try our best to focus on conservation and provide sustainable, plant-based organic meals. Guests are welcome to bring their own meat for our chef to cook).
  • Use of safe and secure parking (4x4s in camp and 2x4s at our safe Manguzi parking lot in town).
  • Service of the camp by lodge guides, housekeeping staff, bartenders, hosts and chefs.
  • Access to walks around camp.
  • Access to our outdoor film screen.
  • Private dining available on request in the sunset lounge.
  • The applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT).
Excluded

Excluded from the nightly rate

  • All drinks;
  • Excursions and transfers;
  • Park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions;
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance;
  • Staff gratuities;
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.
FYI

FYI

  • Check-in time is 12h00 – if the room is available on arrival then an early check in will be allowed at no additional cost. Check-out time is 10h00;
  • If an early check-in or late check-out needs to be guaranteed prior to arrival, then the full nightly rate for the night before or after must be paid in order to secure this space;
  • Please ensure that you are aware of our booking conditions. Taking this journey with us implies your acceptance of these conditions.
  • Prior to confirming the booking, each guest must take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of their trip.
  • Due to the remote area in which we operate, it is vital that all guests are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. We will not be held responsible for any guest travelling without insurance.
  • The relevant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections.
  • Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for any such eventuality.
  • The lodge is situated in a low risk malaria area. Please consult a medical practitioner, pharmacist or travel clinic to establish what precautions will be required.

Included in the nightly rate

  • All accommodation on a shared basis;
  • Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff;
  • The applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT).
  • Light breakfast, lunch and dinner (excludes drinks except tea and coffee. We try our best to focus on conservation and preferably provide sustainable, plant-based organic meals. Guests are welcome to bring their own meat for our chef to cook);

Dining

Informed by the “Omnivores Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, we keep tight control on our supply line. We only serve food from places we have visited to attain an ethical and organic kitchen. We offer three meals a day, with menus reflecting our organic, plant-based approach to cuisine.

Activities

The beauty of Maputaland is that you can do as much here as you wish – or as little. Relax on the beach, stroll through the trees in search of brilliant butterflies and birds, or head to Lake Sibaya, the largest freshwater lake in Southern Africa.

Depending on the seasons, watch prehistoric loggerhead and leatherback turtles dig their nests in the sand, and humpback whales migrate along the coast.

For a fully immersive experience, take the plunge and enjoy some of the world’s best snorkelling with qualified, experienced instructors. The flourishing reefs are home to amazingly diverse macro life, not to mention octopus, eels and nudibranchs.

Back on dry land, spend time with our neighbours at the KwaMpukane community centre and learn more about the culture of the people and the stories and traditions that pass its’ magic on to the next generation. Or simply watch Citizen Kane at our beautiful outdoor cinema situated under the stars and next to the cicadas.

Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure of a fulfilling and enriching time.

Informed largely by Michael Pollans “omnivores dilemma” we keep a tight control on our supply line. we only serve food from places we have visited so as to ensure as close to a totally organic kitchen as the modern world can offer. we offer three meals a day, with menus reflecting our organic, plant-based approach to cuisine.

cocktails in camp.

LITTLE GUGS 2022 RATES

RATES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT SHARING (PPPNS)*
(* children aged 2-14 years and staying in the family room pay R650 pppn)

Season

Low

17 January 2022 to 17 March 2022

5 May 2022 to 31 July 2022

1 October 2022 to 30 November 2022

Large Room

R1 650

(Single rate: R1 900)

XL Room

R2 000

(Single rate: R2 250)

Self Catered

R10 400

Whole camp exclusive use; maximum 8 adults sharing

Excludes festive period & Easter

Season

High

1 January 2022 to 16 January 2022

18 March 2022 to 4 May 2022

1 August 2022 to 30 September 2022

8 December 2022 to 16 January 2023

XL Room

R1 950

(Single rate: R2 350

Large Room

R2 300

(Single rate: R2 760)

Self Catered

R12 800

Whole camp exclusive use; maximum 8 adults sharing

Excludes festive period & Easter

Excluded from the nightly rate

  • All drinks;
  • Excursions and transfers;
  • Park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions;
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance;
  • Staff gratuities;
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.

Please note:

  • Check-in time is 12h00 – if the room is available on arrival then an early check in will be allowed at no additional cost. Check-out time is 10h00;
  • If an early check-in or late check-out needs to be guaranteed prior to arrival, then the full nightly rate for the night before or after must be paid in order to secure this space;
  • Please ensure that you are aware of our booking conditions. Taking this journey with us implies your acceptance of these conditions.
  • Prior to confirming the booking, each guest must take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of their trip.
  • Due to the remote area in which we operate, it is vital that all guests are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. We will not be held responsible for any guest travelling without insurance.
  • The relvant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections.
  • The relevant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections.
  • Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for any such eventuality.
  • The lodge is situated in a low risk malaria area. Please consult a medical practitioner, pharmacist or travel clinic to establish what precautions will be required.

Book your stay today!

Book your stay today!

Contact us

  reservations@bigskies.travel

    +27 (0) 84 220 6114

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