Shimungwe Lodge, situated in the private Thornybush Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger, is ideal for unforgettable family gatherings or couples’ escapes and lends itself well to exclusive-use bookings. Its location alongside the dry Timbavati River places you in a prime position for exciting interactions with some of Southern Africa’s most incredible wildlife species.
The 4 semi-detached suites are positioned to maximise comfortable interactions between small groups of family and friends, without infringing on privacy. Each suite features air-conditioning, en-suite facilities, a private deck with views over the bush, and a wonderful open-air shower. Your day includes a morning and evening game drive, culminating in an evening meal around the campfire or al fresco with a view. In between, there’s plenty of time to enjoy moments of reflection and relaxation in the comfortable dining and relaxation areas or at the crystal-clear swimming pool.
- Perfectly suited to exclusive use bookings
- Waterhole at the lodge for armchair safaris
- Luxurious, yet laid-back, family-friendly lodge
- Excellent Big 5 game viewing
At a glance
- 4 Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- Full Board
"Each suite has a large veranda overlooking the waterhole or dam to maximise your enjoyment of the birds, animals, and views."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
Take a journey through Shimungwe Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
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The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card wh…Read full review
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The trip was just what we wanted for our honeymoon, a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure!Read full review