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A feast for the senses, a journey for the soul.

Shumbalala Game Lodge has been described by many who have visited it as a feast for the senses and a journey for the soul. A place where the setting was designed by nature, the spirit supplied by the hosts and the comfort derived from the soft linen and fabrics.

Shumbalala Game Lodge represents extraordinary style and taste and accredited by the star grading council with a five star rating. Accommodation and tasteful public areas are home to a maximum of eight special guests.

All bedroom accommodation of the highest standard and space, culminating in the offering of and exclusive twin suited Presidential Suite, complete with private secluded pool, entertainment area, private Lounge and dining areas, warm exclusive open fireplace and unparalleled exclusivity.

A wine cellar fit for Kings and Princes to entertain lavishly are all part of what makes Shumbalala so uniquely special.

Accommodation at Shumbalala Game Lodge
Four luxury suites - each with its own fireplace, picture window bathroom with in - and out - door showers, and private viewing decks have been carefully constructed along the Monwana riverbed to ensure that they are completely secluded from one another.

In addition to the four suites, there is a presidential suite that boasts an extra dining room and lounge. As an added thrill, try the presidential suite`s James-Bond-styled motorised deck pool that reveals itself from beneath the deck with a touch of a button.

One of the Shumbalala`s key attractions is its underground wine cellar in full view of the river. This unique facility is perfect for an intimate dinner for two or can be converted into a small conference room with added atmosphere.

Delightful delicacies are prepared by Shumbalala`s expert chef and these can be taken either in the comfort of your private deck or in more formal surroundings in the candle-lit dining room accompanied by a crackling fire in winter. Open-aired fireside dinners allow guests an opportunity to mingle and share their experiences of the day.

Shumbalala Game Lodge essentials:
- Rated five star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
- Four luxury suites and one presidential suite (Max 8 guests)
- Open air dining area and wine cellar
- Air-conditioned
- En-suite bathroom with outdoor shower
- Children under 12 by arrangement
- The presidential suite consists of two en-suite accommodations

Rooms and Units Available:

Presidential Suite
The spacious double private suites within its own "Villa" with a wrap around deck, private splash pool, lounge and dining area divided by a large open fireplace. Each room comprise of a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, large glass sliding doors and thatch roof
Sleeps 4 Adults

Superior Suite
The spacious private suites each comprise of a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, large glass sliding doors and private wooden viewing decks and thatched roofs. Open fireplaces ideal and picture windows with additional outside showers for the adventurous.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Wedding facilities
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

Upon confirmation of reservation, TC reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee unless the reservation is cancelled within 24 hour of the original confirmation of the reservation. Applicable cancellation fee equivalent to:
60 - 31 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 25% Cancellation fees (Non-refundable deposit to apply)
30 - 00 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 100% Cancellation fees, unless the reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of the original confirmation of the reservation.


From Johannesburg take the N4 to Witbank, bypass Middelburg and then turn left off the N4 to Belfast.

Proceed to Dullstroom & Lydenburg and take the R36 to Ohrigstad and Strijdom Tunnel follwing the R531/R527 to and through Hoedspruit to the T-junction. Turn right to Klaserie.

After 6 km, turn left into Argyle Road and follow Thornybush signboards to Thornybush Game Reserve.

Please Note
Please note an entrance fee is payable at the gate.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM