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Zulu Camp

PO Box 423 | Shambala Private Game Reserve, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived at Shambala after spending our first day in South Africa at the Saxon Johannesburg which was fantastic. Shambala is a mesmerising experience from the minute you enter the gates to this amazing place you are treated like royalty. I find it impossible to put into words just how good it is. Sebelo the lodge manager and his team... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Zulu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Robert S There is nothing more satisfying for myself & team, when we get a rave review such as this! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay/experience with us, and we would love to have you again in the near future! Our staff at Zulu Camp always strive to go out of their way to make your... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have stayed at many amazing hotels around the world, but this experience was simply the absolute best. The entire lodge an experience was just flawless. The service was more than exceptional, and all of the staff from the manager, butlers, masseuse, and rangers were amazing. The food and the chef were also to the level of a Michelin starred... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Zulu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Zinof1, We are truly honored to read that your rank Zulu Camp as one of the best hotel experiences you have had, and as a seasoned traveller, we see this as a huge compliment. Thank you for taking the time to review Zulu Camp at Shambala, our own piece of paradise. We are truly delighted to read that you... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The service at Zulu Camp is impeccable. The rooms are immaculate with just the right amount of space, probably the cleanest of any room I've ever stayed in in my entire life. In fact, this is the first place I've stayed in where the rooms and public spaces were nicer than what is shown in the brochures / website! The... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Zulu Camp, responded to this review

Dear TheVastMachine, Thank you for taking the time to review Zulu Camp at Shambala, our own piece of paradise. We are truly delighted to read that you had a wonderful time with us and thank you for such a detailed review for future travelers. Our team up at Zulu Camp love to go out of their way to make your... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had an amazing weekend at Shambala. The Elephant back safari was an experience which I wilI definitely recommend. The elephant handlers and guides were very professional and we felt very safe and in capable hands. The reserve is beautifully located and the rooms are immaculate. Staff were very friendly and saw to our every need. The service was spot... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Zulu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jhb12_12, What an honor to be named your favorite game reserve experience. Thank you for taking the time to review Zulu Camp at Shambala, our own piece of paradise. We are truly delighted to read that you had a wonderful time with us. Our team up at Zulu Camp love to go out of their way to make your... More 

Catalkoy, Turkish Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Unfortunately I did not see the previous review before visiting. Now I can only endorse the comments of Ed75. The description is accurate. This is a wonderful high class setting among natural beauty, with bushveld, plains,rivers and dam. We experienced the safaris and breakfast on a boat on the dam, watching hippos etc. Unfortunately the weather turned bad and we... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Zulu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Cyprusmal, Thank you for taking the time to review Zulu Camp at Shambala, our own piece of paradise. We are truly delighted to read that you had a wonderful time with us. Our team up at Zulu Camp love to go out of their way to make your Shambala journey one you will not soon forget and reading your... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I chose this place for a surprise escape from Johannesburg with my girlfriend. The main criterion was distance: this is the nearest five star game reserve from Joburg and arguably the only one close enough to be reached by car. After a week going through options, it became clear this was the obvious choice unless I was prepared to spend... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Zulu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ed_75, This is truly one of the best reviews we have ever received for Zulu Camp at Shambala and I was excited to share it with my team. To hear that you had a wonderful time with us and to read the detail you put into your review of all the elements of your stay, even more so that... More 

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