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Shishangeni by BON Hotels

Southern Kruger Park south-eastern section, bordering Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east, Kruger National Park 1340 South Africa
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#79 of 181 Speciality lodging in Kruger National Park
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Shishangeni by BON Hotels is easily accessible by air or road and comprises three camps: Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu, each adding a different experience. The emphasis of all three of our camps is on nature without losing the luxury and superior service our guests are accustomed to. Experience magnificent sunsets, all manner of beast and prey at the watering hole, early morning or late afternoon game drives in search of the 'Big 5' with an expert guide, boma fires under an African sky, a pampering at the spa, a splash in the pool, sundowners in the bush and endless photo opportunities…. Dine on traditional cuisine at our restaurant or around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky. Stop in the bush for a coffee break or sundowner drink for an unforgettable bush experience. Shishangeni is legendary when it comes to experiencing unforgettable African safaris that evoke mystery, wonder and above all else, adventure. Our camps offer big five gam
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Free parking
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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English, Afrikaans


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Southern Kruger Park south-eastern section, bordering Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east, Kruger National Park 1340 South Africa
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Johannesburg Intl Airport383 kmSee all flights
Skukuza Airport62 kmSee all flights
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Luis V wrote a review May 2021
Maputo, Mozambique4 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff of Camp Shawu was incredible with us. Totally focused on providing anything we needed and always available. The Camp Ranger that drove us during these days and game drives was amazing - looking for what we wanted to see and only stopping when the task was done.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lance B wrote a review Apr 2021
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Shishangeni Lodge is an awesome place to safari with friends, family, or by yourself. I only stayed in the Lodge and not the other two Camps, so I cannot speak to the quality of those. But being in the National park with less restrictions is an unforgettable experience. The guides, Harold, Solomon, and Simon, were informative and respectful of the wildlife, while always doing their best to get us a good view. They were such great people. Even though we didn’t get to see cheetahs (a group right after us saw them so they are clearly in the area), we had an amazing time throughout. The lodging is very nice and makes you feel a part of the natural surrounding. Housekeeping staff was timely and kept everywhere very clean. The place was very well staffed, with us being assisted with hot towels after the game drives, high tea at 16:30, and drinks at the pool area. They were really on tops of things. The food at the lodge is FANTASTIC, and everything from breakfast to tea to dessert was top of the line. I’m so excited to go back. One of my best travel experiences ever.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Gerhard P wrote a review Apr 2021
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Words can not describe the amazing experience we had while visiting the Shishangeni Lodge. Thank you Ntikeni and your wonderfull staff for looking after our group so well these could od days.Thank you to the head chef And his staff for all the good food and thank you Simon, Harold and Solomon for all the game drives In my opinion the best game drives, friendly staff and excellent accommodation. WELL WORTH VISITING. Thank you again for hosting us and I will definitely return and recommend an visit Shishangeni Lodge
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Ntokozo Bhiya wrote a review Jan 2021
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My family and I went into a Bush escape at Shishangeni Lodge, and I must say from the moment we got there , we were welcomed with warm hearts and cheerful faces. We had an amazing tour guide , by the name of Sfiso Dlamini who was very educational and friendly. He went an extra mile on making sure we see the big five & certainly we did. When we got back from the game drives we were welcomed by lovely staff for dining, Chef Steven’s food was mouth watering and delicious. We enjoyed our stay and our meals . Overall we had a wonder experience. I would gladly recommend this lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Nate R wrote a review Dec 2020
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We stayed last month at the Shishangeni for a 3 day safari and cannot say enough good things about it! Amazing staff that are eager to please. The food was excellent. The accommodations were first class and our safari experience could not have been better. Our guide was attentive to our needs and we were easily able to see the big 5 and a whole lot more. The lodge is located within Kruger but on it's own private area of land. You don't see other groups on your safaris and it's beautifully quiet and serene. I've been on other safaris in Kenya and they don't come close to our experience in Kruger and at Shishangeni. Our room was spacious and immaculate and the had some of the best sleep ever there. When we return we will ALWAYS stay here and would never consider anywhere else. The manager, Chris, was friendly, hospitable, welcoming, and knows how to run a resort in an eco friendly way that still puts customers first. We simply can't say enough good things about the resort and our experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$594 - US$850 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKruger National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shishangeni by BON Hotels
What are some of the property amenities at Shishangeni by BON Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Shishangeni by BON Hotels?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shishangeni by BON Hotels?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shishangeni by BON Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tambarina Guest House & Restaurant, Stoep Cafe Restaurant, and Vonja's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shishangeni by BON Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shishangeni by BON Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.