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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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were supposed to stay at Camp Shongu but were upgraded to Camp Shawu (with watering hole). It was brilliant. 4 units only (with electric fence), basically a wooden frame with thatch roof and mosquito netting and canvas for walls. Wooden floors, leather seats and couches, a bath tub in each unit, outdoor shower, toilet. The hippo's kept on making... More 

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Harare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful service, excellent accommodation,delicious food,fantastic safari - although it was green season an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep and in close up.Excellent value, cannot recommend more highly.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed at the main lodge and were treated like VIPs. The staff went out of their way and our Ranger Victor was the best. Food was good and the bola unbelievable. Rooms were clean and offered spectacular views. Wifi is slow but we did not mind as we were on Holliday. The General Manager was always around to ensure... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My Wife and I spent two days at the lodge while we went on safari. The safaris totaled 4 and were led by a very competent and knowledgeable guide, the lodge however, was something of a disappointment. The room that was allocated to us was a detached cottage quite large in size connected to the main lodge by a boardwalk... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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