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Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge

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Golela Road, Pongola, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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#2 of 11 Specialty lodging in Pongola
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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 Natal where the view from the spectacular setting is particularly breath-taking as you gaze out onto Lake Jozini, the Lebombo Mountains and the Pongola Game Reserves. Privately managed by the Blevin family who have lived in the area for many years, Shayamoya exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Free breakfast
Hiking
Darts
Babysitting
Massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Fishing
Table tennis
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Lake View
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Golela Road, Pongola, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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Zulu Inyala Airport73 kmSee all flights
King Shaka Intl Airport260 kmSee all flights
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tnyawo286899 wrote a review Apr 2022
Jozini, South Africa1 contribution
Shayamoya exceeded our expectations, great staff, great food, great location, great environment, a lot of privacy. We enjoyed the indigenous gardens, the Boma was very peaceful and fun couldn't of asked for better
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Date of stay: April 2022
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877cobus wrote a review Mar 2022
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We Roy d the little things lacking like maintenance to the room. Light switch broken. Lights not working. Windows dirty. Bed matress sagging. Hidden costs on fishing trip Ie rod hier and bait at extra cost when we got a written quote making no mention thereof. Food very pricey
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chudso392666 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Everything about shayamoya is wonderful The chalets are beautiful, staff friendly and helpful and the food was way above anything we expected! You will enjoy every second !! Tiger fishing was a first for us but would definitely go again !
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rsmith180699 wrote a review Feb 2022
Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed in a standard room, although judging by the high spec of everything in it , there would be little need to upgrade. The room itself was certainly spacious enough, erected in the African rondavel style, with a decked viewing platform outside it overlooked the spectacular Phongola river/lake and the Lembomba mountain range. Utterly breathtaking. so much so, that my partner shed a tear on first arriving ! The rooms were spotless, with nice little touches like the kettle always being refilled by housekeeping. Beautiful large bathroom with quality fittings and and wonderful outside shower made our stay feel even more unique. The bar and restaurant have the same fantastic view over the lake and mountains, with a good selection of wines, beers and spirits. The service throughout our stay was excellent, friendly and attentive with nothing being too much trouble. After travelling from Kruger we took advantage of the laundry service at Shayamoya and it was incredibly fast.....and cheap ! Special mention goes to Miriam who was delightful and virtually omnl present during our visit even performing the massage my partner booked (apparently the best she's had)!. We booked a river cruise and the guide., "Lucky" , took us out at 8am, he was extremely knowledgeable, passionate and great fun. His passion for the environment is obvious and infectious, we saw a great deal and I highly recommend it. One last mention should go to the gardening team, the grounds are like a botanical gardens, stunning! So if you are planning to be in the Pongola area then I would heartily recommend Shayamoya.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Lindy Blevin, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Dear Richard Thank you for your lovely review. It fills our souls to hear our efforts are so appreciated. We all love our Shayamoya which we call home. Kind regards Lindy
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msart582704 wrote a review Feb 2022
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We just love our stay at Shayamoya. Staff is amazing. Boat cruises and fishing was great. Our room was clean and the views are to see. The food was home made cooked meals. This is our second stay and i will go back again. Would like to see more of the Shayamoya property!
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mtakal662737 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
The chalets were dirty. Bath mats (which we found when we checked in) and toilets were dirty as well. In one chalet the toilet had a really bad smell. We found jeyes fluid which had been provided, I suppose for the smell. I demanded that the chalets we’d booked be cleaned again. We were not given an entrance code for the gate prior to our arrival. There was no guard at the gate and the area has no cellphone signal so we couldn’t call the lodge. We had to drive past the gate for just over a km to get signal. Only then were we given the entrance code. The car used for the game drive was filthy and very old. Thankfully I’d brought a wet towel to wipe the seats. There was no sanitiser provided. The staff at the lodge and all guests we came across weren’t wearing masks. My family and I were the only ones wearing them. Cold breakfast and the coffee station were self service. Again, no hand sanitiser provided. Clearly COVID is not considered an issue. When I requested room service, I was told I had to collect the food myself from the restaurant because they were short-staffed. I had no choice but to do so. The lodge is not well maintained, The grass is overgrown. There’s a lot I hated about the place. Also, contrary to what was advertised, there was no Wi-Fi in the chalets. At least not in the two we’d booked. I have pictures and videos to prove all the above. On the positive- we enjoyed the game drive despite being transported in a dirty, run down vehicle. We liked the scenic views and saw a lot of animals. The food was really good.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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rbuthe760528 wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent place with attention to details and friendly staff members to top it all. Nestled in beautiful hills of Pongola - the place is Tree spotters dream and very educational for budding botanists. Boma was top class. Tour guides were extremely professional
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Dayna H wrote a review Sep 2021
Grove, Oklahoma4 contributions
My husband and I, after 28 years, finally had our honeymoon and spent several nights at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge. We were completely taken by the lodge, the amazing people and the spectacular views! The Miriam and the ladies in the lodge took such good care of us and the food was excellent and Lucky got us on the fish!! We also had several great game drives with Lucky. Our Chalet was so beautiful with a spectacular view from the mountain top down over Lake Jozini and the outdoor shower was a perfect touch! This amazing place would be worth a return visit!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Lindy Blevin, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge
Responded 22 Sep 2021
Good morning Thank you for your lovely review and for coming to visit our lovely country. It was so exciting receiving guests from the USA again. You came in style via hellicopter too! What a well deserved honeymoon! Warm regards Lindy
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fmutum270160 wrote a review Sep 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Overall fantastic stay. Truly great staff ...welcoming and just the right amount of involved. We went there with our 3 month old and she felt right at home, even developed quite a good sleep routine there which seems to have stuck 😄. Definitely happy to have chosen Shaya moya. Thank you😇🙏🏽
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abrown880563 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ballito, South Africa1 contribution
Andrew and I traveled to Pongola on Tuesday to fetch our new Daschund pup, Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Brown . We decided to enjoy a sleepover beforehand, at Shayamoya Lodge. It’s a fabulous stopover, beautiful lodge with wonderful hospitality, good food , exquisite gardens with an abundance of Aloes and labelled indigenous trees. We also enjoyed a boat cruise down on the dam. This cruise offers amazing game viewing, lots to see. Lindy is a great hostess.
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PRICE RANGE
US$95 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.