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Shishangeni Private Lodge

Southern Kruger Park | south-eastern section, bordering Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east, Kruger National Park 1340, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, comfortable and spacious rooms. Friendly staff eager to accommodate and with genuine smiles and concern for how the guests are doing. We were fortunate to have Dixon as our ranger for the game drives and he made our stay a five star experience. His knowledge and experience, his style in sharing and informing us, his passion and commitment to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a 2 day visit as an add on for our trip to Johannesburg. What a great idea! The lodge and accommodations were pretty good. Food was above average (but for some reason, no fresh fruit despite driving past lots of farms on the way to the lodge!). The best part of the trip were the game drives. Our guide,... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal location for wildlife viewing. Great staff with friendly smiles. Clean and tidy accommodation. Easily accessible via crocodile bridge. Delicious culinary delights. Will definitely go back. Enjoyed every minute .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family experience (2 + 1) in Shishangeni Lodge was truly an awesome experience. Tranquil, almost surreal stay with impalas for company, no disturbance at all from fellow guests etc. Thambokesi is a great host, took care of us like family. Would highly recommend for others. Both Harrold and Promise were great game drive guides, we got to see the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Shishangeni was a big disappointment for my husband and I. We visited as an add-on to our honeymoon and were constantly under-impressed by the attitude of the staff, a total lack of ambiance in the lodge (no fire in the freezing-cold dining room in the middle of winter), and the lack of respect for the park and for the animals.... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Comfortable nice rooms, nice food, very friendly staff, excellent game drives (thank you, Simon, you're TOP!!), all together make it a perfect experience not to be forgotten - for the best reasons! No wifi available... who cares?

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stayed as a couple for 2 days at the shishangeni main camp. 3 meals were included, very generous, and 2 game drives were also included per day. Our driver Dixon was wonderful and showed us all big fives in 2 days. The hotel is wonderful, very clean and peaceful, no mosquito. The bed is amazing and the shower outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Last weekend (15-17 May 2015) me and my hubby we went to Shishangeni Private Lodge to celebrate my birthday as I usually plan it around this time. The lodge was so beautiful and clean, rooms cleaned on daily basis while there. Game drives were included as part of the package, we enjoyed it more with our ranger Promise the only... More 

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Langebaan, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

staff is very friendly and food was very good. best views ever at Camp Shawu! rangers are good and we saw the big 5 by day 2! had the best messages on my private patio overlooking the waterhole while elephants came right up to us! just wish South Africans could get better discount like Europeans get in their countries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Apparently, we found the right time to come to Shishangeni: for two nights we were the basically only guests (there was another local family for one night, but they just joined us for a game drive). My co-worker and I stayed at the main lodge and my bungalow was just perfect: nice spacious room, very comfortable bed, safe in the... More 

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