Shishangeni Private Lodge is situated on a 15,000 hectare private concession in the south-eastern section of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
The location of the lodge offers guests an opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that Africa has to offer. Guests can view the big game from open vehicles, coming close to the 'Big 5' - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard - as well as wild dog and cheetah.
Some of the drives will be on the lodge's own concession, where your guide will have the opportunity to drive offroad to get you unbelievably close to the wildlife, but others may be in the Kruger Park itself, where your ranger will be restricted to remaining on the road network at all times.
With over 300 bird species, the reserve is a birdwatcher's paradise.
The walking trails in and around Shishangeni are guided by an experienced game ranger with an extensive knowledge of the Greater Kruger Park area, wildlife, birds and of course the indigenous vegetation.
There is a swimming pool for guests to relax around in between game drives, and a gymnasium.
After a thrilling evening game drive, dine on traditional cuisine around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky.
Luxury and comfort in the bush is ultimately the best escape from the stresses of the world.
The 22 individual chalets are all luxuriously appointed with a private game-viewing deck as well as mini bar, fireplace, outdoor shower and sitting area.
Inter-leading rooms for families are available upon request.
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All meals and 2 daily shared game activities are included. PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park Concession Fee is NOT included - this is currently R83 per person per stay - subject to change.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 6 years are not allowed on game drives and only those over 12 years are permitted on game walks.
Directions For Drivers
From Nelspruit: Take the N4 to Malelane, and travel for approximately another 40 km until the left turn into Komatipoort. Drive through Komatipoort towards the Crocodile Bridge Gate which is approximately 8 km.
There is a Kruger National Park Concession Fee payable in cash at the entrance gate - this is currently R76 per person per stay - subject to change.
Once inside the Kruger National Park, travel for 4 km and cross the Vurhami bridge. Turn right at the first Shishangeni Lodge sign onto a gravel road. Turn right at the second sign board for Shishangeni Lodge. There is a no entry sign for general public. Drive for approximately 10 km. This road will take you directly to the lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.
January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30
The lodge is located approximately 14 km from the gate, so you should allow at least 30 minutes to drive through the Park to reach the lodge.
Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.
General Information For Guests
Lodge facilities include Game viewing deck; Splash pool; Indoor and outdoor dining area and a Spa.
Rooms are en-suite with outdoor showers, bathrobes and air conditioning in all rooms.
Please note that all guests entering the Kruger National Park must produce a valid form of identification (passports for international visitors) at their entry gate with their accommodation reservation vouchers.