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Shimungwe HERO

Shimungwe Lodge

Discover Shimungwe Lodge

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 maximize 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.

Special offer: Book for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights. This offer is valid until 30 December 2024, excluding Easter, August, October and 15 December 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Expert View

  • 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
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Each suite has a large veranda overlooking the waterhole or dam to maximize your enjoyment of the birds, animals, and views."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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  • Flights and transfers included
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Start your unique journey


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.

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Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke itinerary.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

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