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3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Shishangeni Lodge, Mpanamana Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Camp Shonga in June 2014 and had the most traumatic experience on our return from an evening game drive. See our comments below: Firstly, I believe that the Shishangeni Lodge has a good safety record. We were booked into Camp Shonga for 4 nights, we slept there for 2 and the incident happened on the 3rd night... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Camp Shonga is one of two camps of Shishangeni Lodge located in a 15,000 ha private concession within Kruger National Park (one of the largest if not the largest private concession I believe). That it is a private concession is a very important consideration. A very limited number of guests get to enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing all to themselves. This... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed at Camp Shonga, Shishangeni Lodge in September 2013. I really have mixed reviews about this one. Some of the staff were absolutely excellent! Some of the staff were not so... our guide the first night arrived drunk and drove at break-neck speed. Upon our return he was taken aside by another guest and told not to arrive the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Camp Shonga is the place to go for animal sightings while eating your meals or relaxing in your rooms. Located right on a lake that is a water source for animals in both the wet and dry seasons, you are sure to enjoy the location. The lake is filled with hippos which are fun to watch, but if you are... More

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Fletcher, North Carolina, United States
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Camp Shonga was a secluded oasis! With only one other couple in camp, we were able to enjoy semi-private game drives with our AMAZING guide Sifiso (I think my boyfriend had a man-crush on him haha) and romantic dinners on the patio under the stars. Prepare to gain weight as the delicious meals (the crocodile carpaccio and kudu steak were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We got engaged here in oct 2010. What a 3 night stay it was.... Every member of staff we loved. Every game drive was fantastic... like viewing rhino grazing a few hundred meters away and readjusting the focus on the binocs, oh hang on, a white tail flicking in the grass in front, a leopard! The night we got engaged... More

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Perth, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed one night at this Camp. Some friends of ours had stayed at Camp Shawu and raved about it.. Not wanting to do exactly what they did, we selected Camp Shonga, over that camp and the lodge. On our morning drive, we were fortunate enough to go pass Camp Shawu and see the differences between the 2 Camps.. Camp... More

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Durbans South Africa
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We recently stayed at Camp Shonga for our honeymoon.( 25 Sept- 28 Sept 2012). We really feel that we need to thank everyone at the Camp for making sure that our stay was stunning! Everything from the service, the staff, the food, our tented lodge – was just fantastic. A big compliment must be paid to our guide, Sofiso who... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My wife, daughter and myself spent 3 wonderful days at Shonga mid-August. Not only did the management make a plan for us to have our daughter at this warm and friendly tented camp, but they then went out of their way to arrange that a friend of mine from Moz could come to Shishangeni to join us for lunch one... More

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I visited Camp Shonga with my daughter and some other friends. The visit was all that I imagined and more. The tents are set up beautifully. The food is never ending. The tour guide (Sofiso) was engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. The staff was accommodating and flexible, and always made me feel safe. Yes, there are flies and bugs, but you... More

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Address: Shishangeni Lodge, Mpanamana Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Camp Shonga 3*
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Camp Shonga is situated in a 15 000ha private concession in the south-eastern section of the Kruger National Park. The borders of the Kruger Park reserve concession area are the perennial Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east. ... more   less 
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