We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Hotel amenities
Shishangeni Private Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013
Ashleigh K JHB
Share an Experience

137 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    66
    44
    15
    7
    5
See reviews for
30
70
4
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (137)
  • Mar-May only
    (18)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (41)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (42)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (36)
All months
There are newer reviews for Shishangeni Private Lodge
See the most recent reviews
JHB
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Paris, France
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Austin, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
20 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

we were lodged in a private lodge with a quaint name ,Shishangeni , within the game reserve , near the crocodile bridge.The overall decor is reminiscent of the British colonial style hunting lodges. There are about 22 cottages with their own passages leading to them. Almost all are similar, of the suite type with a large bedroom with a huge... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
KeyChainHospitality, Management at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful and accurate description of Shishangeni, and for posting the photographs. We hope to see you return soon. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

124 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (123)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (33)
Viewed
Room/suite (39)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question