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Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge

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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Experience how the breeze cools you as it blows gently off the great lake up the ridge or join us for one of our speciality Tiger Fishing excursions where the thrill of fighting one of these rare ferocious game fish is simply invigorating. A truly unique bush lodge in Northern KwaZulu...
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Golela Road, Pongola, Pongola 3170, South Africa
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72,5 km to Zulu Inyala Airport
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wanted to take the family to a pristine (4 Star Advertised) location. Very disappointed. Photos on Website does not match reality. Dirty accommodation with feces in cupboards. Needs attention. Surrounding nature made up for the shortcomings at the lodge.

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Response from Lindy B, Owner at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Dear Andre Thank you for your review. I have sent you an email privately so that you can expand on the areas that you would consider needs attention. We are always grateful for guests feedback. With regards Lindy

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived there on our way from Kruger to St Lucia and only stayed 1 night (which we regreted). As we entered the lodge we thought we were in the wrong place as it was amazingly beautiful and big. We inmediatly book the boat cruise....More

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Response from Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game LodgeResponded 19 October 2017

Good morning Guest Many thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. I am so happy to hear you loved your time with us and that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you soon for a longer visit. Warm regards Lindy

Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful and quiet location with a nice host. we had a great experience. the service was fine, good and fresh food. we came few hours earlier to enjoy the great view from the deck. unfortunately we stayed just one night.

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Response from Lindy B, Owner at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Franz Many thanks for your review which is much appreciated. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Shayamoya. Kind regards Lindy

Reviewed 24 May 2018

We loved our room. We arrived at night and what a surprise when we woke up in the morning and stepped out onto the veranda. The view was absolutely incredible. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and overall it was...More

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Response from Lindy B, Owner at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game LodgeResponded 29 May 2018

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. It must have been a wonderful surprise, especially now in Winter with all the aloes flowering. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit, next time add on a boat cruise on...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stayed for two days in order to do a spot of Tiger fishing on Jozini Dam. That was in itself a great experience and ran very smoothly from the personalised booking procedure with the guide over dinner the previous night through to the boat...More

Thank Zotsha
Response from Lindy B, Owner at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game LodgeResponded 23 May 2018

Dear Zotsha Thank you for your review. The Shayamoya team, we are a family and we love what we do. I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves so much. The aloes are starting to bloom now...the Winter gardens are something to see. Kind regards Lindy

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
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Price range
US$98 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$98 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Hayley K
30 November 2017|
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Response from Lindy B | Property representative |
Hi Hayley, sorry for delay in my reply. I prefer March or April when the water has had time to filter some more after the rains (which hopefully we will have lots of). It is tough fishing in discoloured water. Hope that... More
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Magersfontein
18 June 2015|
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Response from LindyBlevin | Property representative |
Hi there! October is a brilliant month! The tiger fish come on the bight about mid August as the water warms up after Winter, September is also a brilliant month but a little unpredictable with regards to cold fronts, so... More
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"We had chalets 7 & 8, both had great views."
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"Rooms all offer great views and those close to reception are disabled accessible"
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"Villa one is air-condtioned"
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"Our chalet (number 3) had a view to the lake"
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