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Ballito, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are amazing but service nonexistant. When we arrived - no one to meet us or even welcome us at Reception , we were just ignored. Breakfast and lunch good but dinners terrible - salads left over from the dinner and all meat raw. When ever we asked for a manager - he was not on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is superb and the rooms are spacious and above expectation with a huge bed covered by mosquito net and outdoor private shower. The view from the bed , bath and shower gave us an expansive view of the bush land and the animals and birds passing through.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, and on arrival all staff were very friendly. Our guide was Dixon and he was very knowledgable and nice. The rooms are well designed, but they are a bit tired. Our bathroom had a broken window (out of the socket) which let insects inside and my partner was bitten by a spider during the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is like paradise. The food is excellent and the sfari experience was outsrtanding. Our ranger -Norwick- is a total genius, we saw all the animals, even those we thoght were impossible. We really got value for our money.

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Rehovot, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family group (with members ranging in age from 6 to 70+) arrived here mid-afternoon, and went on our first 3-hour game drive about half an hour later, after being provided iced coffee and snacks. The game drive was great, with a very knowledgeable ranger as guide, who also served as tracker (they don't use separate trackers here), and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We stayed for two nights and were accommodated in the smaller lodge which is about 20 minutes drive from the main lodge. There were four individual villas overlooking a watering hole where there were lots and lots of hippos. Each villa has one room with a screened off toilet area, bed, sitting area and inside bath. There is an outside... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The Shishangeni Lodge is a hidden treasure not to be missed for anyone seeking a total game drive experience coupled with traditional yet modern amenity. The staff members are hospitable, helpful and professional. There are 3 meals provided everyday, 1 tea/coffee session before afternoon game drive and an outdoor tea/ coffee break in between each game drive in the wilderness.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This was the very first time we had stayed at a Lodge within a national park and our first impressions were "wow". Rooms were very large and were accessed by an elevated wooden walkway from the main reception building. Depending on your room number, the walk could take 3-4 minutes but if you are lucky (as we were), you could... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The rooms in the lodge were excellent and the staff extremely accommodating and assisted us with a difficult menu requirement for one young guest. The game drives were as good as any that we have been on and we saw all. In general well run lodge however I think that management needs some further training for a lodge of this... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Shishangeni private lodge has provided us with a customized experience. Game drives before sunrise and at dawn provide you with the best opportunity to see the big five and more. The lodge is located close to the Kruger southern border crocodile river, which is another guarantee animals flock together, especially during dry season. Added advantage is that it is close... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $493 - $627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shishangeni Private Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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