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Shishangeni Private Lodge

3.0 of 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Camp Shawu recently and found that there were many things that required maintenance attention. The cushions outside were sun bleached and threadbare. The tent material inside could not be secured so the wind would cause the wood weights to knock against the wood walls. This is unacceptable considering the price they charge. The staff were friendly and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I have traveled all over the world .. South Africa and especially the Shishangeni Lodge, Camp Shawu was amazing and one of our best experiences. No need to ever go on a game drive, the animals came right to the watering hole! We probably could have seen the big 5 right there! The food was very good... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Together with my wife and two of my children (aged 7 and 4), I stayed at Shishangeni for 2 nights recently. We all enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly, especially John who welcomed us at the lodge and Phillip our game ranger. I experienced their friendliness as completely sincere. The rooms were comfortable and large. The staff put two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed at Shishangeni for 2 nights - it was the experience of a lifetime. From the moment we arrived the staff were there to assist. They were friendly, efficient and the ranger (Simon) who was our ranger for all 4 safari drives, was unbelievable. He was extremely knowledgable, passionate about the wildlife, had funny anecdotes to tell, kept us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The game drives were absolutely fabulous with a 5 star expert guide (Simon). The accommodation was great and the experience of an early morning (05:00) outside shower at 6 degrees C will stay with me forever. However, I expected a more holistic 4 star experience from a 4 star rated lodge in such a fantastic environment. What the lodge presented... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have made two visits to the Lodges including Shonga and Shawu. Whilst all are in the most stunning locations I cannot believe how tired and lacking in African Bush feel they are - Shawu in particular. . Could I overlook this - actually no because the rates charged are very high. I wish to applaud Richard the Manager who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Before my trip, I had heard a lot of good things about Shishangeni. Well every single word was true! This is without a doubt, one of the best places I have ever been! The rooms are absolutely beautiful and clean with a personal touch everyday, whether it be a chocolate on your pillow or a bedtime story waiting on your... More 

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KeyChainHospitality, Marketing Company at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you had such a wonderful time Ashleigh. We look forward to your next visit More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed at Shishangeni for three nights in October 2013. We had five people (two adults, three kids). This was our first trip to Shishangeni, but we have been to six other South African safari lodges in the last year. First, the area that the lodge is in is really terrific. It is a private concession within Kruger (you drive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I was here for two nice, considering that you are in the middle of nowhere I think is very good, Pros: The buffet (dinner and lunch) is OK. The room always clean, also have a good Air conditioner. Staff is very friendly, Free internet from the lobby area, that is a plus when you are so far from home.. Cons:... More 

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KeyChainHospitality, Management at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice comment and for posting some great photos. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Shishangeni. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The room was wide, well decorated, very clean (I mean towels and bed linen were impeccable). The breakfast, lunch and dinner were simple, complete and tasty. It was also good that they provided something to eat before the games, that means before the breakfast and in the afternoon. The games were well guided, and as all the drivers had communication... More 

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Thank you for your positive comments about Shishangeni. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that you found our staff so friendly. More 

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Address: Southern Kruger Park | south-eastern section, bordering Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east, Kruger National Park 1340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
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Hotel Class:3 star — Shishangeni Private Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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