Shumbalala Game Lodge is an unexpected oasis of luxury and comfort in the unforgiving heat of the African bushveld.
Nestled in the heart of the 14,000 hectares Thornybush Reserve bordering the Kurger National Park lies Shumbalala Game Lodge which is situated on the banks of the seasonal Monwana river. The Lodge is managed by a team with a friendly yet professional approach to their guests, also overseen by the family themselves. After having the privilege to acquire Shumbalala Game Lodge as a close knit family some years ago the owners rebuilt the original lodge to cater for discerning travelers in true luxury whilst keeping in line with timeless Africa.
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 personalised 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.
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 225 square meters 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.
Following brunch guests are welcome to enjoy the relaxing facilities at the camp but for the more adventurous informative bush walks are offered. This is one of the best ways to experience detail of the bush that would not be possible by vehicle. These walks are conducted by your knowledgeable and experienced ranger accompanied by his tracker – both there to ensure the walks are done professionally and safely.
Wildlife Photography, Birding and Special Interests
For the birding and photography enthusiasts the reserve has plenty to offer and game are encountered at close range. Rangers are trained to consider your special interests during game drives and walks. In addition their knowledge of the finer things within the eco-system, bush and plants as well as astronomy offers an insight into more than just the extraordinary wildlife.
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