Shumbalala Game Lodge

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Positioned in a landscape comprising of savanna thicket, mopane and umbrella thorn trees, Shumbalala Game Lodge is a five-star exclusive lodge that is perfect for small groups or families.


  • Shumbalala Game Lodge offers unique exclusive safari experiences in both open land cruisers, and on foot.
  • In addition to the standard fare of safari activities, Shumbalala offers a host of optional activities which can be arranged at a nominal fee. These include hot air balloon safaris, boat cruise on the Blyde Canyon, panorama route, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center, and the Hlokomela Community Project.

You should know

  • Children of all ages welcome, however by prior arrangement / request.
  • Children must be accommodated in the Presidential Suite.
  • Children 6 years and over, are permitted on game drives at Managements discretion.

The details

Located in the private Thornybush Game Reserve which borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Shumbalala lodge prides itself on offering its guests an unforgettable safari experience and exceptional service.

Each room at Shumbalala features an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, a comfortable lounge area, overhead fan, air conditioning, fireplace, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, bathrobes, in-room safe, hairdryer and viewing decks. 

The 75 square meter private Superior Suites each feature a bedroom and lounge area with fireplace, en-suite bathroom, large glass sliding doors and private viewing deck with a view over the bushveld and/or active waterhole. The use of natural colors, wooden decks, and thatched roofs blend seemingly with the bushveld surroundings.

The exclusive Presidential Suite features two bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower facilities, a comfortable lounge and dining room, air-conditioning, overhead fans, and a wrap-around deck complete with a splash pool and braai (barbeque). Both bedrooms face the Monwana riverbed and the suite offers spectacular views of the lodge's waterhole. If you are traveling with kids under 12 years then you will be required to book this suite.

Shumbalala Game Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a safari getaway.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, All Meals, Two Daily Game Drives, Bush Walks, Hot Beverages, Water, Select Local Drinks & House Wines and WiFi 
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 4 Pay 3
Last minute SPECIAL
Winter Special: Superior Suite R10, 252 per person sharing - Valid for travel May & June 2023 and 1 November - 15 December 2023
Honeymoon SPECIAL
Honeymoon in the Bush One member of the bridal party will receive a 50% discount on their accommodation
$ 750 USD
$ 570 USD
$ 750 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We include travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.
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