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It’s a vast, wild place where the lions roam at Shumbalala Game Lodge, deep in the Thornybush GameReserve, one of the country’s great tracts of untamed game-viewing.Set as it is in a dry, singeing savanna of Mopane, Acacias and Umbrella thorns, quartered by easterly-flowing rivers densely shrouded in giant figs, fever trees and phoenix palms, the land is an ancient tapestry of natural wonder.Over-head the Loeries call their sharp warning while horn-bills swoop in an ungainly ballet between trees whilst vultures elevate on thermals portending an electric storm.As you push on through the bush it is the serendipity of nature that amazes most as your vehicle skirts art deco zebra, dozy giraffe, bright eyed bush babies, wildebeest (made, it is said, by the committee of left-over parts) and the rest Africa has to offer.It is even more of an adventure when you stumble upon a leopard lazing in the V of a Jackalberry tree or; a hyena giving you a lazy yellow eye in the gathering dusk; a majestic bull elephant crashing its way through the riverine thicket in search of sweet reeds or; a surprise sunrise encounter with a lion pride on the prowl.This is the world of Shumbalala.
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The lodge was beautiful . The rooms had everything you could wish for . The views from our room were amazing just watching the animals approach the water hole was breath taking .
The staff were amazing so welcoming and very knowledgeable about all the...More
We stayed at Shumbalala for 3 nights while visiting Kruger and absolutely loved it! Everything about the lodge and the experience was out of this world!
- The safari drives with our ranger Edward were incredible!!! During our 3 nights that we were there...More
It’s taken awhile to get to this review, as we’re still soaking up our recent vacation experience to South Africa. For the record, I’ve never reviewed accommodations on-line but we felt so strongly about our experience that I had to share. The setting and staff...More
My husband and I had an absolutely magical experience at Shumbalala Lodge. Our room was gorgeous, the staff was so incredibly kind and thoughtful, the food was delicious and the game drives and bush walks were spectacular. We especially enjoyed watching the animals at their...More
This review, long overdue, reflects my lingering strong admiration for the people of this resort. My wife and I were pampered like never before by the most attentive, thoughtful, jovial, adventurous staff imaginable. We were blessed to be with them for three glorious nights, six...More
Response from SnrMngmnt | 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