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Shishangeni Private Lodge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 2 (good) nights at Lower Sabie Camp we decided to spoil ourselves with our last night in a luxury private lodge. We drove to the main camp where we were then transported to camp shawu (which was more exclusive!) The ranger ignored us, preferring to talk to his colleague in the passenger seat and drove fairly quickly past a...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are experienced Kruger visitors and on our way back from Mozambique we decided to do a stopover at Kruger national park. We tried to book one of the lodges we knew but due to the late booking the options were limited. We stayed at Shishangeni (Shonga tented camp) for 1 night. The tent was great, great experience to stay...

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I found the whole camp like idea really great, you get to be really inmerse in the bush. Also beeing at Kruger you get too see lots of animals during game drives. The place is very nice and confortable, and the service is great. Very good quality food. We were in some private reserves and Camp Shonga, and the experience...

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Reviewed March 12, 2017

We stayed at Camp Shawu. It is a very exclusive camp with only a few lodges build at the banks of a lake. We saw many hippos direct from our room/private terrace. At morning the was an elefant coming along. It was amazing. Our room was large and comfortabel. Also the bed. There was a fireplace to heat in winter....

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Gravatai, RS
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

The lodge is very well located and comfortable and the staff is absolutely fantastic, always very kind and ready to help in all our needs. The Rangers, our guides on the Safari were all very experienced and this made us feel very safe and allowed us enjoy the beauty of the contact with nature and the beautiful animals.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Absolutely everyone working at shawu was accommodating and friendly. They were somehow able to anticipate my needs before I did. The whole experience felt like 50% meditation retreat 50% luxury experience. The food was delicious and they were able to accommodate my dad's dietary restrictions really well. The game drives were magic and just the bush in general is a...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed February 8, 2017

A 2 night trip was arranged as part of a special trip with our Swiss friends who were visiting South Africa and requested to stay in an up market private Game Lodge for a few nights after our 3 night self-catering visit to the Lower Sabie Camp In the Kruger Park. After doing some research and consulting Trip Advisor on...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Great huge room, indoor and outdoor showers, can sit outside on the deck and watch the monkeys, giraffes and other animals. Disappointed with the game drives I think due to lack of rain, not many animals around. But overall a great experience. The reception staff made a few mistakes with a number of people's accounts!!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed January 23, 2017

The safari was excellent and our tourguide Simon was a 10 star guide! He did everything he could to give us an amazing experience of a lifetime. The sevice of the hotel was not very good, they rushed all meals and served a 3 course meal in 55 minutes! Many of the staff spoke very poor or english and it...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Truly disappointed with Camp Shawu. I have stayed before (3 times) at Shishangeni lodge. This time I chose Camp Sawu to have a different experience. And everything was very much below my expectations. One is hoping to be better instaled then in Shishangeni lodge, due to price being higher than Shonga or Shishangeni lodge. Due to weak finishing of construction,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There is a place in Africa where legends are bornShishangeni comprises of three camps to choose from Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu. Each of the three adding a different experience to the visitor. The Lodge offers big five game viewing, superior service, excellent cuisine, and the best accommodation in Southern Africa. The emphasis of all three of our camps is on nature without losing the luxury and superior service our guests are accustomed to. We are striving to create the optimum balance between people and their environments, while having an absolute minimal impact on the neighbouring habitat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shishangeni Private Lodge

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: $606 - $731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shishangeni Private Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Charge your staff early, because they cut off power at 10pm.”
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“Depending if you like walking, some are are fair distance away from the restaurant, but the further the distance the more privacy.”
jennymR3680UZ, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“as for a room far from the lodge overlooking the river”
joniw990, Jan 13, 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room close to main lodge as room 14-22 is quite far away. I stayed in 22, furthest away and it was 370 m walk, 5-10 min”
Duvan77, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“You probably only need to stay 2-3 nights to get the full package here.....Room 7 is the best location!!”
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