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Shishangeni Private Lodge

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed January 13, 2017

I would really like to warn travellers not to waste their time and money at Shishangeni Lodge! For the money there are so many much better lodges that will treat you with care and respect. Our experience was terrible and they really have shown no signs of caring to rectify anything either during our stay or since! The Kruger is...

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Milano
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

The lodge is located inside the Kruger park, close to the boarder with Mozambique. The guys working there are all very friendly and always eager to help. We really had a blast: our room was beautifully furnished and very spacious, a plus was the outdoor shower. The meals were all very good: sometimes buffet, some others a la cart, food...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We couldn't have asked for a better safari experience for my wife & I as adults and for my 9 year old son. The lodge is amazing, our room was incredible and backed onto the park so that we could watch the animals even while relaxing or showering, the food was fantastic and our game ranger, Nfondo (hope I spelt...

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Milano, Italia
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Focal point: if you come to this lodge in a private concession of Kruger park, of course, the main interest is not focused on reaching the best hotel comfort, but by this lodge you would expect a small step more in my opinion: 1) The furniture in the bathroom are rather in bad conditions and the poufs at the bottom...

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Bollnäs
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I was here with a group last year and this time as well. The service and experience is excellent and the raiders/guides that take you on your game drives are really proffesional and give you the experience of your life! The water in the pool looked dirty but I think the dry period had given them some problems with the...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed October 16, 2016

What a great place! Everyone has his/her own villa. The shower is on the outside, but that didn't matter. It's very private except for an occasional impala or monkey that wanders by. The meals are held in the main lodge and are buffet. The rooms are air conditioned, but not the main lodge.

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Lennox Head, Australia
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We spent 2 nights there, and were really happy with what we found......excellent staff, food, and facilities....well worth the money..The game drives are excellent, and drinks an added bonus! The guide we had was NORDICK....If you go there, you MUST ask for him as a guide...he has a great sense of humour, and is extremely knowledgable...

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The staff was available and helpful. The location inside Kruger National Park is a plus. Our game driver was friendly and knowledgeable. There was a variety of food choices and it was all delicious. We met several couples on honeymoon there, though we were not!

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Game Lodge within Kruger National Park in South Africa. The rooms/bungalows/chalets were roomy, clean, well functioning, with nice decor. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The game drivers were friendly and knowledgeable. The other guests were fun to meet and chat with. The ambience was terrific.

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Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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Amenities

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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $627 - $760 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles S8596JOmarcosm, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Depending if you like walking, some are are fair distance away from the restaurant, but the further the distance the more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles jennymR3680UZ, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“as for a room far from the lodge overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 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!!”
 of 5 bubbles PG2478, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
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