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.
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$ 880 USD
$ 880 USD
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 are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.
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What our guests say about Pascal

July 2, 2024
Pascal is fantastic to work with
Pascal is fantastic to work with. He understands all the ins and outs of planning a trip, and he is both patient and focused. He gives advice when needed, and he's ultra helpful. He is also fun and personable -- which is essential as an intro into a special vacation
July 2, 2024
Pascal worked we Me to provide options…
Pascal worked we Me to provide options to a family trip to South Africa. Just looking through the internet can be overwhelming, so as an expert, He provided his advice and found two camps that look fabulous and fit our dates of travel.
Michele Nesbitt
July 2, 2024
Pascal is fantastic!!
Pascal made it incredibly smooth for us to plan our first safari holiday. We're beyond excited to celebrate our anniversary next May at a luxury safari lodge in South Africa combined with a trip to Cape Town!! We really valued his knowledge of the accommodation and region and facilities and advised what would be the best itinerary for us. Can't wait for our trip - we're sure it'll be unforgettable!
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Jul 19, 2024
Nicole has been incredible with her…
Nicole has been incredible with her responses and even communicating with us after hours. A 5-star level of customer service 👍👍
Fabio Comana
Jul 19, 2024
Nicole is fantastic
Nicole is fantastic
Fabio Comana
Jul 18, 2024
Anja did everything we asked of her in…
Anja did everything we asked of her in a very personal and professional manner, If my circumstances change in the near future I will not hesitate to get in touch with her again.
Mr Paul Rolt
Jul 18, 2024
I want to thank safari
I want to thank safari. com and special mention to Leigh Ann! This is the second time she has organized travel for me, and she does it simply gorgeous.
Jul 17, 2024
We were in contact with them…
We were in contact with them immediately and they replied all our doubts. Leigh-Ann was very clear with explanations about how to reach the Lodge and what is included. Also, the payment process is simple and gave us the possibility to make half payment as we were sharing a room
Jul 17, 2024
Simply the most helpful agent I have…
Simply the most helpful agent I have dealt with. Shann goes way beyond what you would expect to make sure you have the holiday you are really looking for. We will definitely use again. Thank you
Jul 17, 2024
The lady that assisted me with this…
The lady that assisted me with this booking was very professional and helpful. Made the process painless
James Daniels
Jul 17, 2024
Great and friendly service
Mel offered exceptional and friendly service and really went out of her way to meet an extensive wish list. She is a true ambassador for the Safari brand, and I look forward to collaborating with Safari for future travel.
Jacqui L
Jul 16, 2024
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Great experience booking with Dolan. Just got back from our trip and had the the absolute best time. Everything was seamless and perfect.
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