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A warm greeting awaits from the friendly Shumbalala team who are on hand to personally welcome you to their special family-owned lodge in Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, bordering Kruger Park. Set under a canopy of trees on the banks of the seasonal Monwana River, the thatched spacious lodge and deck overlook the riverbed and waterhole frequented by game. A small number of guests ensures exclusivity and privacy. Spacious chalets all have a private viewing deck, overhead fans, air-conditioning, open fireplaces and a picture window bathroom with outside shower. The two-bedroomed Presidential Suite offers a dining room, lounge and private pool.
Watch wildlife from the decks, spend lazy days at the pool, birdwatch, read in the library or choose a gift from the curio shop. Excellent cuisine and open-air fireside dinners are an occasion. Select a fine wine from the unique underground cellar overlooking the riverbed and waterhole. Morning and afternoon game drives with qualified and experienced rangers. The Big Five, as well as cheetah, smaller game and birds of prey are encountered, affording guests the opportunity to experience abundant game from up close. Guided bush walks are also encouraged for the more adventurous. Close encounters of a different kind are experiences that will linger in your memory long after your visit to Shumbalala.
5-Star Lodge | Children by arrangement | Wi-Fi | Road and Air Transfers
Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.
From Johannesburg, a scenic five hour drive through picturesque Dullstroom over the Escarpment into the Lowveld. Eastbound out of Johannesburg take the N4 to Witbank, bypass Middelburg and then turn left off the N4 to Belfast - proceed to Dullstroom and Lydenburg - R36 to Ohrigstad and Strijdom Tunnel - R531/R527 to and through Hoedspruit to junction. Turn right, Klaserie direction. After 6 km, turn left into Argyle Road and follow Thornybush signboards to Thornybush Game Reserve.
South African Express Airways provide daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (Eastgate airport). Please contact your local agent to confirm availability and flight times. Transfers between the reserve and Eastgate airport are booked by Thornybush for which there is an extra charge.