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Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa

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Site 26 Welgevonden Game Reserve, Vaalwater 530, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place! Most friendly Staff - great service ! rangers are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. We learnt so much about the bush and outdoors. Felt very safe even though chalets are not fenced. Great getaway!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife (a South African) and I stayed recently. We had high expectations, especially as my wife had heard great things from professionals (lawyers) who had stayed there in the past. We just stayed 3 days in another lodge in the same preserve, Nedile. So we had a lot to compare. Nedile was up to date, food, drives, service, excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Great lodge..realy good diner and the park is so big you do not get a "zoo" feeling. The ranger knew what he was talking about and took the time to track a lion. Unfortunately 4 lions have died about a week ago..but many elephants, rhino's, zebra's and other wildlife to be found. We had an amazing time and i would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I have seen my share of safari lodges in Southern Africa, but this one is standing out for the service. The rooms are excellent with indoor and outdoor showers, private pool or jacuzzi. The meals are good and we even had an braai. The service in the restaurant is superb and the wine cellar is not bad at all. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stayed with them for 3 nights. Our ranger was very nice and had a lot of knowledge, that way we learned something new every game drive. The Lodge doesn't have any Wifi and no Cell Signal, which for us was very convenient, as we wanted to relax for a couple of days. The room was nice and as clean... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Such friendly people in a fantastic place! Beautiful room, clean and romantic. Safari like it's meant to be. Ranger was the best; he found all the animals and then contacted other rangers to come and join us to watch the animals so everyone can enjoy looking at this wonderful creatures. Name of this ranger: Nelson!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

After much planning I finally arrived at Shibula in early October. It was everything I had hoped. The lodge is beautiful, comfortable and is located on a private game reserve. The staff very quickly went from waiters, hosts, guides, managers to friends. My room was private, comfortable and had everything I needed for my week long stay. Every morning started... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

What an experience ! Very nice game reserve. Super personal service. Great food. Clean rooms with all luxury. Top service.We even booked an extra night...Thanks Darryl , Desre and Laurie for this great experience. We will definitely come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A beautiful property to relax and view game. Very good and knowledgeable rangers, esp Larrie Erasmus. Old world charm interiors that need some updating as its looking rather tired. The game in the reserve was also rather low in stock. Otherwise good.

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Wow, that was fantastic the team at Shibula could not do enough for us. The food was 6 star and as we stayed mid week we got a great deal. Larrie the guide was amazing and he was exceptional at sharing his knowledge with us and has a great sense of humour. I highly recommend Shibula Lodge.

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