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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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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 

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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
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 

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

Paris, France
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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 

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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 

Austin, Texas
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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 

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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 

pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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 

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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 

San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The safe in our room was opened by someone from the hotel staff using the hotel's master key, and in excess of $1000 was stolen from the safe. Obviously we complained to the hotel management, but nothing was done in response to our complaint and we have heard nothing at all from the property owners in regards to the theft.... More 

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

We sincerely apologize for your unfortunate incident at Shishangeni. An investigation has been opened and we will let you know the outcome of the findings. Please note that Keychain Hospitality has recently taken over the management of Shishangeni and have recently employed a new General Manager. We take incidents like this very seriously and assure you this incident will be... More 

Campinas, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very comfortable room, not meant for 3 but it worked out fine. Taking a hot shower outside under a fantastic stary African sky is fantastic! And getting up at 5 isn't easy but the drives are great. Did indeed see the Big 5 in a two day stay. Food is very good, but one should get to the meals early... 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 that you managed to spot the Big 5. Thank you for your constructive comments. Keychain Hospitality has recently taken over the management of Shishangeni and will be sure to take your comments into consideration. 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*
Number of rooms: 22
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