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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed in the Presidential Suite at Shumbalala for the last 17 years I still feel it is the best bush lodge I have ever visited. The game viewing is phenominal and we have seen the big 5 in 1 single game drive a few...More

Thank Deidre L
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We highly recommend Shumbalala. We have been to the Madikwe Hills area and although we enjoyed that safari, Shubabala was clearly superior in the amount and variety of animals that we saw. This is a small, boutique Lodge that caters to your individual needs. We...More

Thank Jon6k
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a weekend at Shumbala for a family holiday to celebrate a birthday. Upon arrival we were greeted by all staff and served drinks, we thought the weekend was off to a great start. We had requested no pork and no lamb for the...More

Thank Paige O
Response from SnrMngmnt, General Manager at Shumbalala Game LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Paige O, thank you for your feedback. We always welcome constructive feedback but would like to point out that we were not advised of all the requirements in advance. As we are based out in the bush, deliveries don't happen daily and therefore have...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Everything and EVERYONE at Shumbalala Game Lodge were REALLY fantastic. Bedroom 4 was very accessible, and everything supplied for comfort, peace and quiet. Dining was always such a pleasure too with fresh, beautifully presented meals. Thankyou Sam ( very experienced tracker) was great at lifting...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Spent four nights at Shumbalala Game Lodge last week. Although somewhat skeptical of “over the top” TripAdvisor reviews, Shumbalala is truly as described in these reviews and exceeded all my expectations. First, the safari experience was amazing. We saw all “Big Five” two times over...More

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Free Internet
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US$1 256 - US$1 521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$1 256 - US$1 521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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michellemilash
8 September 2017|
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Response from Joanne D | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the Lodge. We booked with a specialist African Travel company and they organised transfers.
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Mike J
22 January 2017|
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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
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"The Presidential Suite is a great choice when travelling as 2 couples with family or close friends"
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"There are only 4 villas and one presidential suite so if you want more than 2 in a room, you need the..."
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"Sure that all the rooms would be suitable for everyone."
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"All are good. We loved Room 3 with an excellent view of the water hole"
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