Shumbalala Lodge

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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.

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.

How to get to Shumbalala Lodge

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.

Activities at Shumbalala Lodge

Twice daily game drives and educational bush walks.

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Shumbalala Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews 5 View more reviews
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Dr Keith Warrington

5

saw the big 5 plus more and more than once; excellent rangers and trackers; comprehensively cared for at the lodge which was definitely 5 star

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Anonymous

5

Again beautiful accommodation ,great service and great food and great attention

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Mrs Susanne Fuerst

5

Fantastic. Food and accomodations were amazing. Beautiful setting. The towels were a slightly worn, and after daily housekeeping there were dead bugs in the shower. But we could overlook a couple insignificant things being in the bushveld. Dinner was delightful. Our guide and tracker were amazing...we had a lot of fun there and wish we could have had another day there.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Shumbalala Lodge

All South Africa Itineraries
Winelands

Classic Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger Explorer

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $3,750 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Thornybush Nature Reserve
Safari Rhino

Kruger and Dubai Luxury Escape Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $2,870 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Locations
Thornybush Nature Reserve, Dubai, Panorama Route
Cable Car

Cape Town, Panorama Route and Safari Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $3,820 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Panorama Route
Micro lighting, Livingstone - Photo by Wilderness Safaris

Livingstone, Kruger Safari and Mauritius Holiday

Days
15
Cost Per Person
From $5,170 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius
South Africa
Locations
Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Thornybush Nature Reserve