Shumbalala Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge

The Shumbalala Game Lodge camp is a unique place where the African wild is spoiled only by the quiet appreciation of guests being waited upon in the true tradition of Africa in their luxurious surroundings



It's a vast, wild place where the lions roam at Shumbalala Game Lodge, deep in the Thornybush Game Reserve, one of the country's great tracts of untamed game-viewing. Set as it is in a dry, singeing savanna of Mopane, Acacias and Umbrella thorns, quartered by easterly-flowing rivers densely shrouded in giant figs, fever trees and phoenix palms, the land is an ancient tapestry of natural wonder.


The Lodge

The Shumbalala Game Lodge camp is a unique place where the African wild is spoiled only by the quiet appreciation of guests being waited upon in the true tradition of Africa in their luxurious surroundings. There is an immediate sense of tranquility, opulence and space complimented by the camp's custom designed buildings with it's African décor, high thatched roofs and attention to the finest detail.


The Suites

Set under shady African trees lining the seasonal Monwana River, Shumbalala Game Lodge comprise of a select number of superior suites with privacy and luxurious comfort in mind. To ensure absolute exclusivity and privacy, the lodge prides itself in giving personalized attention to a select number of guests at a time. The spacious private suites each comprise of a bedroom and lounge, en-suite bathroom, large glass sliding doors and private viewing decks with a view over the ever active water hole. Natural colours, wooden decks and thatched roofs compliment the bushveld surroundings.

Standard amenities include overhead fans and air-conditioning providing welcome relief from the bushveld climate. Open fireplaces for the cooler winters, and designer "picture window" bathroom suites provides for an atmosphere that is Africa and romance at once. Features like the additional secluded outside showers cater for the more adventurous!

Comfortable beds with embroided percale cotton linen with lush duvets and choice of pillows is romantically draped by mosquito netting. Relax in the lounge or on your private viewing deck, read a book or just soak up the tranquility, smells and sounds of the bush that surround you!



Presidential Suite

In addition to the Superior Suites our Presidential Suite is a true haven of opulence and space offering unexpected luxury and exclusivity in the African bush. The Presidential Suite, a total of 225sqm includes two full en-suite bedrooms, a private dining room, private lounge, fireplace, wrap around private deck with outside dining facilities, a private boma and private plunge pool. The understated décor is African modern while the expansive wooden decking around the suite provides a perfect platform from which to experience the spectacularly wild african game and bush.

If you prefer, meals can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own suite either in the private dining room next to the fireplace or outside next to a roaring open boma fire during the hot summer evenings



In addition to the game viewing activities guests have time to relax and enjoy the surroundings on the game viewing decks overlooking the water hole frequented by game. There are two welcoming lounges inviting you to sit back and enjoy the pampering. Spend lazy afternoons at the pool, reading in our private library with a selection of wildlife books, select a prized African gift in our curio shop, bird watching or just relax in the comfort of your suite.


Dinner is a sumptuous affair prepared by our in-house chef catering for your specific preferences. Dependant on the weather, meals are served at a variety of locations for your enjoyment. Enjoy brunch on the verandah overlooking the riverbed, high tea on the viewing deck overlooking the water hole; enjoy the open air boma with fireplace at night time where dinner is also served. In addition there is an elegant dining room for the cooler evenings with it's inviting lounge and fireplace. Enjoy your interaction with other guests at this time sharing the experiences of a different kind. A romantic dinner in our specially designed cellar with a view over the water hole is not to be missed during your stay. It boasts an impressive selection of local and foreign wines for your enjoyment.

For those who need to stay in touch with the outside world the lodge has a complimentary internet station as well as complimentary wi-fi access throughout the lounges and library areas as well as cellphone coverage (3G enabled) throughout the camp.




Your knowledgeable and experienced ranger conducts professional early morning and later afternoon / evening game drives in an informative and relaxed fashion. Fully equipped custom built game viewing vehicles offer all the comfort and luxury for our guests. Your qualified ranger will be happy to share all their knowledge of the bush - from the prized big five (leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino) to the smaller game, plants, trees, insects and more.

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Accommodation Available at Shumbalala Game Lodge

  • 6 opulent suites of which two are part of the Presidential Suite
Shumbalala Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Currency Quoted: ZAR - South African Rands
Rate: FROM 6,700.00 Per person per night Sharing
Includes: All meals, house drinks and two reserve activities per day
Valid: 31/10/2016
* Prices are subject to change
* Contact us for special winter rates & for children’s rates