• 5 Luxury Spacious Suites
  • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

In Thornybush Reserve’s northern region, lies Shumbalala Game Lodge. The location of the lodge offers magnificent views of the Monwana River. The lodge is at near proximity to the Kruger National Park. Guests need to take the stone and sand pathway to reach the lodge.

Due to the small-scale structure of the lodge, guests are able to have an exclusive and private stay. Although the lodge itself does not offer the facilities of a spa, guests are free to avail the spa facilities at Thornybush Game Lodge.

The lodge’s interiors are constructed of thatch, stone and timber. The lounge offers leather armchairs and cozy sofas, where guests are free to read or watch television. The lodge’s elegant dining room is where guests can have their food. If they prefer, they can take their food onto the veranda. A commodious brick deck has a fire pit, so guests can have the time of their life when sightseeing.

The lodge also has a swimming pool where guests can have a refreshing swim in the clear and sparkling water. The wine cellar of the lodge offers a wide range of vintages that guests can drink with their meals. All of the guests’ meals are inclusive of their accommodation charges.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Located in the Thornybush Game Reserve;
  • Private and exclusive safari experience;
  • Spectacular views;
  • Luxurious safari suites;
  • Exceptional game viewing;
  • Dine on delicious cuisine next to the open fireside.

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Meals on request
  • Lounge
  • View deck
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Private Vehicle
  • Eco Friendly
  • Laundry Service
  • Secure parking

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Superior Suite
Shumbalala Game Lodge

Available: 4 Suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 12:00 PM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service
  • More

    FROM R9324

    TO R9324

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Presidential Suite
    Shumbalala Game Lodge

    Available: 1 Suite

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 12:00 PM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service
  • More

    FROM R11236

    TO R11236

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    This premier lodge offers guests on their African safari holiday a range of activities which they can enjoy. Look forward to delicious meals prepared by expert chefs. The cuisine is complimented by excellent wines. Guests can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the formal dining area or sit next to an open fire under the African sky.

    No African safari holiday would be complete without an exciting game drive in the African bush. The game drives are available early morning and afternoon and an experienced ranger and tracker will accompany guests. Spot the Big Five and smaller game and birds.

    Relax next to the swimming pool or spot game from your own private viewing deck. The more adventurous will enjoy a bushwalk through the African veld. Learn more about the surrounding nature and animals while experiencing game viewing up close.

    • Game Drives
    • Game Viewing
    • Swimming
    • Stargazing
    • Boma Dinners
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Walks
    • Wildlife Photography

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 JAN – 31 DEC 2018Superior SuitePer person per night sharing From R9324
    01 JAN – 31 DEC 2018Presidential SuitePer person per night sharing From R11236

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 JAN – 31 DEC 2018Superior SuitePer person per night sharing From R9324
    01 JAN – 31 DEC 2018Presidential SuitePer person per night sharing From R11236

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • 2 game drives daily
    • Teas and coffees
    • 14% VAT
    • Local beer and soft drinks
    • House wine
    • Bushveld walks

    Reviews

    Based on 277 Reviews

    Kruger National Park

    “Great Lodge, Great Food, Great Experience!”

    What a great lodge with lovely staff. We visited this lodge earlier this month and had a great time. Thanks to our amazing guide Darryn we saw 4 of the big five on our first drive only missing out on the Lion. On our 2nd day we found the Lion and as a bonus got to see Hyena, Cheetah, Wild dogs and even the extrmely rare Black Rhino.

    The food at the lodge was amazing and we enjoyed every meal including the snacks before and on the game drive. A definite must try is the special bush coffee

    This lodge is a definite must visit!!!

    ~ Call_Me_Manks ~ Johannesburg, South Africa
    Kruger National Park

    “No better way to celebrate a special birthday”

    Thank you to the super fabulous team at Shumbalala for the most amazing birthday celebration ! It was absolutely prefect and all I dreamed of. From the incredible game sightings each day (Darren and Sam you are stars) to the warmth and dedicated service from Danielle and the team at the lodge, everything was magical. We thoroughly enjoyed all the extra touches and appreciate all you did to ensure that we did not lack for anything. Seasoned bushwhackers and newbies alike had the experience of a lifetime.We will return !

    ~ Lorraine ~ Singapore
    Kruger National Park

    “This is a 6 Star Experience”

    This was our second time at Shumbalala and yet again words cannot describe our three nights’ stay. From the minute we arrived absolutely everything was perfect. The staff were amazing, the food exceptional and creative – thank you, Danielle. Darren our ranger and Sam our tracker made our bush experience very memorable (especially our leopard, wild dog and cheetah sightings) and of course Madelaine and Edward who were always there to make our experience one to never forget. We can’t wait to plan our next visit.

    ~ sandlerhome ~ Sydney, Australia
    Kruger National Park

    “Extraordinary experience!”

    We stayed at Shumbulala Game Lodge in August 2017. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left every detail was extraordinary. The decor was regal, the staff the best we have ever had, and the food exceeded 5-star quality. Then there is safari – Darryn was exceptional. His love for the land and the animals was contagious and his ability to track superb. He and the rest of the staff, Madelaine, Danielle, and Sheila, truly felt like family by the time we left. We will never forget our stay at Shumbulala. If you want the best in every aspect from accommodations, to food, to safari, and the staff there is no better place to stay – fit for a king and queen!

    ~ Rebecca G ~ Breckenridge, Colorado

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