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    Shumbalala Game Lodge

    Thornybush Game Reserve | Greater Kruger, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent95%
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    “wine cellar” (19 reviews)
    “watering hole” (26 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed June 22, 2015

    This is an exceptional bush lodge with exceptional food, accommodation and service. However most impressive of all were the Ranger and Tracker. We saw some unbelievable sightings. While this lodge is expensive by South African standards - by world standards it very well priced for...More

    Thank johnmills2015
    Reviewed June 17, 2015

    We came to Shambalala after traveling in Namibia for 15 days and traveling quite a bit during that time. We were happy to arrive at a place where we could stay for more than one night and we were not disappointed. While the lodge is...More

    1  Thank Vicki M
    Reviewed June 4, 2015

    After along off road drive which is very doable by car we finally arrived at Shumbalala where we were unexpectedly upgraded to the Presidential Suite which was an extremely pleasant surprise; it's vast and as one might expect superbly appointed with a beautiful living room...More

    1  Thank JJN29
    Reviewed May 22, 2015

    This was an amazing experience. All the staff were wonderful. Mark was great at finding the animals we had on our wish to see list. The food and service was fantastic. Madeleine was the perfect host. An experience we will never forget.

    Thank when7576
    Reviewed April 20, 2015

    This was our first Safari and the final stop on our honeymoon where moving through South Africa. We had the most incredible time, we stayed for 4 nights, 4 days and saw all of the big 5 at least twice. Our Ranger was Roux and...More

    Thank Timmy B
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
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    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • $1,057 - $1,341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Thornybush Private Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Shumbalala Game Hotel Thornybush Private Game Reserve ,
    • Shumbalala Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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    Room & Suite (33)
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    Bathroom (8)
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    michellemilash
    September 8, 2017|
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    Response from ThabaniMyeza | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, they do using an external service provider. Transfers are pretty much standard in that part of the world. Since Shumbalala is very remote, they drive you on a game vehicle to a central spot and then you jump into a... More
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    January 22, 2017|
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    Response from FCHMngmnt | Property representative |
    Rates include all meals, two game drives per day, a game walk in the middle of the day, all meals and drinks during game drive. Extras for your account will be drinks at the lodge and other extras such as laundry, etc
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    "There are only 4 suites and 1 presidential suite, so any room will be luxurious"
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    "Stay at the lodge and not the main hotel, the service is much more personal"
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    "If you can afford it have the presidential suite but if not all 4 lodges are wonderful"
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    "There are only four villas plus the presidential suite. I really don't think that it would matter where..."
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