Shumbalala Lodge

Found in the heart of the Thornybush Reserve, and on the banks of the Monwana River, Shumbalala Game Lodge is a subtle blend of comfort and luxury. With friendly staff and beautiful surroundings this is a property built for relaxation.

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The lodge possesses 4 superior suites and one presidential suite. All rooms include air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, safe, fireplace, and en-suite bathrooms. The presidential suite also has a plunge pool, butler's kitchen and a private boma with a fireplace outside. The lodge itself provides a variety of features including WiFi, library, pool and a delightful underground wine cellar with a window looking out at the scenery surrounding the lodge, the perfect place for a meal.

Getting There

Access by air from the Hoedspruit Airport which is approximately a 30 minute drive from the lodge. The drive time to Thornybush Game Lodge by road from Johannesburg is approximately 6-7 hours.


Twice daily game drives and educational bush walks.

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Lauren Scotney

We think this might be our favourite place in the world! We weren't sure what to expect as neither of us had been on safari before, but the Lodge had such a lovely feeling to it, helped greatly by the lovely staff who work there and the authentic, unfussy but very comfortable atmosphere. The food was outstanding, unfussy and just really authentic, home-made and delicious. Edward was our guide and…

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Max Needle

Shumbalala was a special place. We were treated like royalty and received amazing service due to the small number of guests. The ranger and tracker were also incredible and warm.

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