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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know what to expect when I decided to go on a Safari. Shumbalala Lodge and their Safari experience was something I will not forget. The lodge has a wonderful staff, great accommodations and outstanding food. The service was the best I have experienced. The tracker and the guide provided an up close experience and had an affinity...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful lodge. When we checked in there was a giraffe standing in front of our room. Incredible. Beautiful, clean and tastefully decorated lodge. Meals were of gourmet classification and wonderfully presented. Saw all five of the big game at a closer distance than I ever expected. Incredibly friendly staff. Would recommend this to anyone and would love to go...

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Liverpool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most fantastic holiday, better than we had ever imagined possible. Wonderful, friendly and knowledgable staff, first class accommodation surrounded by beautiful countryside and unbelievable wildlife. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to return.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My family of 4 (including 3 teenagers) have just returned from Shambalala. Having never been on safari it provided a perfect personal experience - Danie the ranger was so experienced andknowledgeable about all the animals and we saw some awesome sights which we will never forget. The food and service was incredible. The staff were all excellent and nothing was...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If this is your first safari and you are hesitating about Shumbalala, just go ahead and book it. You will not regret it. I was somewhat apprehensive about the experience, if the reserve was fenced or not... it doesn't matter, you will love it. I stayed 2 nights here and 2 nights at the main lodge (thornybush game lodge) and...

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Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Everything about the camp was great. The people were friendly, game drives great and the food was incredible. We didn't know anything about Shumbalala but our travel agent booked us there. I have to say all four us were truly happy with the place. You could sit on your porch watch the animals at the pond all afternoon if you...

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Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our visit to Southern Africa was long awaited. We were so fortunate to have our travel agent select Shumbalala Game Lodge for our safari experience. The facilities at the Lodge were excellent and our every comfort was attended to. The hospitality provided was of the highest standard with the best of food and drink available. We found the staff to...

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I came to south Africa for our 30th wedding anniversary, and stayed at the Shumbalala game lodge for 3 nights at the end of our holiday and it was amazing we had the best time ever it made our holiday could of stayed a week and still of been amazed as every game drive was amazing thanks...

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Luxor
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Shumbalala Game Lodge was my first experience at a game lodge or visiting South Africa for that matter. Shumbalala met or exceeded all my exceptions. The rooms were beautifully appointed complete with outdoor shower. The staff worked hard to meet all our needs including providing delicious meals. A big thanks to Madeleine for locating my wayward suitcase and bringing it...

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Shumbalala lodge for 3 nights. The lodge and the service were more than we hoped for. The staff is wonderful and very attentive! The food was some of the best we have ever had! Our ranger Darreyn and tracker Mike were fantastic! We saw all the big 5 plus so much more! One morning...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It’s a vast, wild place where the lions roam at Shumbalala Game Lodge, deep in the Thornybush GameReserve, one of the country’s great tracts of untamed game-viewing.Set as it is in a dry, singeing savanna of Mopane, Acacias and Umbrella thorns, quartered by easterly-flowing rivers densely shrouded in giant figs, fever trees and phoenix palms, the land is an ancient tapestry of natural wonder.Over-head the Loeries call their sharp warning while horn-bills swoop in an ungainly ballet between trees whilst vultures elevate on thermals portending an electric storm.As you push on through the bush it is the serendipity of nature that amazes most as your vehicle skirts art deco zebra, dozy giraffe, bright eyed bush babies, wildebeest (made, it is said, by the committee of left-over parts) and the rest Africa has to offer.It is even more of an adventure when you stumble upon a leopard lazing in the V of a Jackalberry tree or; a hyena giving you a lazy yellow eye in the gathering dusk; a majestic bull elephant crashing its way through the riverine thicket in search of sweet reeds or; a surprise sunrise encounter with a lion pride on the prowl.This is the world of Shumbalala. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shumbalala Game Lodge

Address: Thornybush Game Reserve | Greater Kruger, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 58,437 - ₹ 76,967 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shumbalala Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Shumbalala Game Hotel Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Shumbalala Game Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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“Any room is good!”
 of 5 bubbles RK_Providence, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are luxurious”
 of 5 bubbles Glenys30, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room three has the best view of the watering hole and river....”
 of 5 bubbles AlexW837, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great views over the Game Park”
 of 5 bubbles 521kevin, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles sbbennett2003, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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