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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014
familybrown176 Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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JHB
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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

Hankk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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KeyChainHospitality, Management at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

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

Mauritius
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed at the main lodge for two nights and then moved to the more private Camp Shamu , situated on a waterhole some 30 minutes from the main lodge for two nights. The lodge is a bit tired and in need of a bit of a revamp. Staff are however very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Boma a... More

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

Thank you for your feedback Mike. We are glad you had such a wonderful time with us, and decided to stay an extra day. P.S - Isn't the water hole at Camp Shawu just great. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had the very unfortunate experience to spend a night in your lodge and be totally ripped off to say the least - R2630 per single for a bed and Double R3600, dinner and breakfast - and no games drives and when requested that this was a rip-off and the rate should be adjusted because no game drives were done... More

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

We are extremely sorry that you experienced these discomforts during your stay at the Lodge, this is not what we are trying to give our valued clients. As far as the rates and the inclusive elements, I would like to clarify the issues raised, the rates are all inclusive, and therefore include - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, plus 2... More

Bangalore, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Game drives are the highlight of our entire SA trip and we were waiting for this part of trip! First about Shishangeni... we stayed in 13th cottage. The path way walks in clear sky is just an experience of it's own. We loved the cottage at the first sight itself! Very spacious and clean. Full of privacy! The open shower... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Shishangeni and had a memorable experience with us. Since you enjoyed the game drives so much, we will be doing walking safaris shortly, so visit again soon. More

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It was our Honeymoon. First time in SA, first Safari, knowing nothing about it or expecting anything... Talking first about the little things that could be improved, - one lady from the desk was very cold and even rude globally and esp. when we needed a hand with a phone call. It's only one person and the rest of the... More

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

We are privileged that you spent your honeymoon with us.. Thank you for your constructive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and especiall the wildlife at Shishangeni. Keychain Hospitality has recently taken over the management of Shishangeni and we will take your comments into serious consideration. We are happy to inform you that the internet wireless has been... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed here at the end of our 2 week tour through South Africa and I could not imagine a better way to end our vacation. The staff was the friendliest we encountered in a country full of friendly people. It's a very short, very easy drive from the Crocodile Bridge gate and a longer, but more interesting drive from... More

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

We are glad to hear that this was the highlight of your trip. Thank you posting the lovely photographs. We hope you can return to Africa, and especially Shishangeni soon. 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shishangeni Private Lodge 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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There is a place in Africa where legends are bornShishangeni comprises of three camps to choose from Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu. Each of the three adding a different experience to the visitor. The Lodge offers big five game viewing, superior service, excellent cuisine, and the best accommodation in Southern Africa. The emphasis of all three of our camps is on nature without losing the luxury and superior service our guests are accustomed to. We are striving to create the optimum balance between people and their environments, while having an absolute minimal impact on the neighbouring habitat. ... more   less 
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