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Shumbalala Game Lodge

A luxury game lodge nestled in the heart of Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park
The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.
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Shumbalala Game Lodge is nestled in the heart of Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park
Situated on the banks of the seasonal Monwana river the camp is an unexpected oasis of luxury and comfort in the unforgiving heat of the African bushveld.

Shumbalala Game Lodge only has 4 Superior Suites and a Presidential Suite. To ensure absolute exclusivity and privacy, the lodge prides itself in giving personalized attention to only a few guests at a time.
The spacious private suites each comprise of a bedroom and lounge, en-suite bathroom, large glass sliding doors and private viewing decks with a view over the ever-active water hole. Natural colours, wooden decks and thatched roofs compliment the bushveld surroundings.
Standard amenities include overhead fans and air-conditioning providing welcome relief from the bushveld climate. Open fireplaces for the cooler winters, and designer "picture window" bathroom suites provides for an atmosphere that is Africa and romance at once. Features like the additional secluded outside showers cater for the more adventurous!

Dinner is a sumptuous affair prepared by our in-house chef catering for your specific preferences. Depending on the weather, meals are served at a variety of locations for your enjoyment. Enjoy brunch on the veranda overlooking the riverbed, high tea on the viewing deck overlooking the water hole and dinner in the open air boma with its roaring fireplace. In addition there is an elegant dining room for the cooler evenings with its inviting lounge and fireplace.

Knowledgeable and experienced rangers conduct professional early morning and later afternoon / evening game drives in an informative and relaxed fashion. Fully equipped custom built game viewing vehicles offer all the comfort and luxury for guests. Their qualified rangers will be happy to share all their knowledge of the bush - from the prized big five (leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino) to the smaller game, plants, trees, insects and more. Following brunch guests are welcome to enjoy the relaxing facilities at the camp but for the more adventurous informative bush walks are offered. This is one of the best ways to experience detail of the bush that would not be possible by vehicle.
    All meals
    Tea, Coffee, bottled water
    Two daily game drives
    Optional bush walks
    Sundowner drinks on game drive

This five-star Lodge represents extraordinary style and taste. Accommodation is of the highest standard with spacious suites all featuring a fireplace. Bathrooms offer a bath as well as an indoor and outdoor shower. Unwind on your private viewing deck and take in the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Should you opt not go for a walk after brunch, you then have time to rest or relax at the pool, browse the curio shop, visit the library or sit on your private or the lodge deck enjoying the sounds and smells unique to the African bushveld. You are most likely to encounter wild animals browsing the camp grounds or a herd of elephants at the water hole directly in front of the lodge. This is also a unique time for bird lovers to indulge their passion in the abundance of the species found.



per person per night sharing. Valid 31 July 2024.

Standard Rate


per person per night sharing.

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