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Shishangeni Private Lodge

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Together with my wife and two of my children (aged 7 and 4), I stayed at Shishangeni for 2 nights recently. We all enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly, especially John who welcomed us at the lodge and Phillip our game ranger. I experienced their friendliness as completely sincere. The rooms were comfortable and large. The staff put two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed at Shishangeni for 2 nights - it was the experience of a lifetime. From the moment we arrived the staff were there to assist. They were friendly, efficient and the ranger (Simon) who was our ranger for all 4 safari drives, was unbelievable. He was extremely knowledgable, passionate about the wildlife, had funny anecdotes to tell, kept us... More 

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Nelspruit
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The game drives were absolutely fabulous with a 5 star expert guide (Simon). The accommodation was great and the experience of an early morning (05:00) outside shower at 6 degrees C will stay with me forever. However, I expected a more holistic 4 star experience from a 4 star rated lodge in such a fantastic environment. What the lodge presented... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have made two visits to the Lodges including Shonga and Shawu. Whilst all are in the most stunning locations I cannot believe how tired and lacking in African Bush feel they are - Shawu in particular. . Could I overlook this - actually no because the rates charged are very high. I wish to applaud Richard the Manager who... More 

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JHB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Before my trip, I had heard a lot of good things about Shishangeni. Well every single word was true! This is without a doubt, one of the best places I have ever been! The rooms are absolutely beautiful and clean with a personal touch everyday, whether it be a chocolate on your pillow or a bedtime story waiting on your... More 

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KeyChainHospitality, Marketing Company at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you had such a wonderful time Ashleigh. We look forward to your next visit More 

Hankk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed at Shishangeni for three nights in October 2013. We had five people (two adults, three kids). This was our first trip to Shishangeni, but we have been to six other South African safari lodges in the last year. First, the area that the lodge is in is really terrific. It is a private concession within Kruger (you drive... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I was here for two nice, considering that you are in the middle of nowhere I think is very good, Pros: The buffet (dinner and lunch) is OK. The room always clean, also have a good Air conditioner. Staff is very friendly, Free internet from the lobby area, that is a plus when you are so far from home.. Cons:... More 

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KeyChainHospitality, Management at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice comment and for posting some great photos. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Shishangeni. More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The room was wide, well decorated, very clean (I mean towels and bed linen were impeccable). The breakfast, lunch and dinner were simple, complete and tasty. It was also good that they provided something to eat before the games, that means before the breakfast and in the afternoon. The games were well guided, and as all the drivers had communication... More 

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KeyChainHospitality, Management at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about Shishangeni. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that you found our staff so friendly. More 

Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed at the main lodge for two nights and then moved to the more private Camp Shamu , situated on a waterhole some 30 minutes from the main lodge for two nights. The lodge is a bit tired and in need of a bit of a revamp. Staff are however very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Boma a... More 

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KeyChainHospitality, Marketing Company at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Mike. We are glad you had such a wonderful time with us, and decided to stay an extra day. P.S - Isn't the water hole at Camp Shawu just great. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had the very unfortunate experience to spend a night in your lodge and be totally ripped off to say the least - R2630 per single for a bed and Double R3600, dinner and breakfast - and no games drives and when requested that this was a rip-off and the rate should be adjusted because no game drives were done... More 

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KeyChainHospitality, Management at Shishangeni Private Lodge, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry that you experienced these discomforts during your stay at the Lodge, this is not what we are trying to give our valued clients. As far as the rates and the inclusive elements, I would like to clarify the issues raised, the rates are all inclusive, and therefore include - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, plus 2... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • 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
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $522 - $649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shishangeni Private Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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