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Shumbalala Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Reserve

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The Shumbalala Game Lodge is a unique place where the African wild combines effortlessly with the quiet appreciation of guests being waited upon in the true tradition of Africa in their luxurious surroundings.

This exclusive 5* lodge is set under shady African trees lining the seasonal Monwana river in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which comprises of 14,500 hectares of prime game viewing territory, and is home to the Big 5 as well as a variety of other African wildlife.

Sumptuous meals are taken either on the lodge decks positioned to ensure scenic vistas or by candlelight in more formal surroundings in the main dining room accompanied by a crackling fire in winter.

Open air fire-side dinners are an occasion, and an opportunity to share your day's experience with fellow guests.

Good food is complimented by wines of excellence - select your own in the exclusive underground cellar in full view of the water hole.

Accommodation is in 6 luxury suites. All the suites have overhead fans, air-conditioning, open fireplaces, and designer 'picture window' bathroom suites that includes an additional outside shower for the more adventurous and a private viewing deck.

The main lodge area has a game viewing deck and swimming pool, as well as a guest lounge, a curio shop and a library in which to relax between game drives.

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Rates Include

Dawn and dusk shared safari game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles; bushveld walks; all meals; tea/coffee; house wines, local beers and soft drinks; and snacks on game drives; the Thornybush Conservation fee; and the Tourism bed levy are included.

Children Policy

Children under the age of 12 can only be accommodated by special arrangement. Adult rates apply.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve. 

General Information For Guests

Four luxury suites - each with its own fireplace; picture window bathroom with in - and out - door showers; Air-conditioning and private viewing decks.

The suites offer a mini bar, dressing gowns, tea / coffee, hair dryer and Safe.

Wi-Fi is available at an additional cost per device per stay.

The main lodge area offers an an underground wine cellar in full view of the river; a pool area; spa; library and restaurant. Laundry Service is available at the lodge (additional cost).

If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the lodge is a 15 minute drive away from the airstrip.

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