Shumbalala by far was the highlight of our trip to South Africa! The lodge is lovely and special attention is paid to each and every guest. They know your name the same day you arrive and make you feel like family! Our experience was an amazing one and one which we will never forget! Michelle, Anel, our fabulous and creative chef "Lynne" (she really is amazing), Palance and Weihan were just so wonderful! Thanks to all of you for the trip of a lifetime! We will never forget your hospitality and the great fun we experienced! We highly recommend this venue for Big 5 Game viewing, Fabulous & Personal Dining Experience, Superb Accommodations and just such a lovely and well managed Luxury Game Lodge!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It’s a vast, wild place where the lions roam at Shumbalala Game Lodge, deep in the Thornybush GameReserve, 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.Over-head the Loeries call their sharp warning while horn-bills swoop in an ungainly ballet between trees whilst vultures elevate on thermals portending an electric storm.As you push on through the bush it is the serendipity of nature that amazes most as your vehicle skirts art deco zebra, dozy giraffe, bright eyed bush babies, wildebeest (made, it is said, by the committee of left-over parts) and the rest Africa has to offer.It is even more of an adventure when you stumble upon a leopard lazing in the V of a Jackalberry tree or; a hyena giving you a lazy yellow eye in the gathering dusk; a majestic bull elephant crashing its way through the riverine thicket in search of sweet reeds or; a surprise sunrise encounter with a lion pride on the prowl.This is the world of Shumbalala. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shumbalala Game Hotel Thornybush Private Game Reserve
- Shumbalala Game Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa