Shumbalala Lodge

Found in the heart of the private Big 5 Thornybush Reserve, and on the banks of the Monwana River, Shumbalala Game Lodge offers luxurious rooms, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The lodge possesses 4 superior, air-conditioned suites and one presidential, 2-bedroom suite. 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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Review of Shumbalala Lodge


We could not have better things to say about Shumbalala Lodge. The camp staff were the absolute best, so kind and very accommodating. The food was out of this world!

08/01/2020 Read full trip review

Review of Shumbalala Lodge

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…

06/10/2019 Read full trip review

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