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"Shumbalala Game Lodge - Awaken the African Magic"

Shumbalala Game Lodge is a five-star lodge set in the Thornybush Nature Reserve The lodge is surrounded by Umbrella Thorn trees and Mopane trees. Buried in the thicket of these indigenous trees guests are offered an exclusive view into the heart of African Bush life. Shumbalala Lodge offers the best in African Safari.


Accommodation at Shumbalala Lodge includes four superior thatched suites, all of which are complete with:

  • Minibar
  • Fireplaces
  • Air Conditioning
  • Overhead Fans
  • Mini Safe
  • Indoor & Outdoor Showers
  • Private Viewing Decks

The exclusive Presidential Suite includes:

  • Private Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Private Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Overhead Fans
  • Indoor & Outdoor Shower

Thornybush Nature Reserve offers a huge wildlife spotting demand from its guests, which include the Big Five. Over sixty other species such as cheetah, hyena, Zebra, antelope, giraffe, and there are over 280 bird species for the avid watcher.

  • Conference Venue
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Game Drives
  • Child-Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Elephant Interactive Experience
  • Birding
  • Horse Riding
  • Day Tours
  • Golf
  • Wine Tasting
Child Policy
  • All children are welcome at the camp
  • All Children are welcome at Shumbalala.
  • Children 0-12yrs book on special arrangement.
  • Children 2 – 5 yrs are not allowed on game drives.
  • Shumbalala offers childminders at an extra cost.
Specials at Shumbalala Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Shumbalala Game Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, snacks
  • Dawn & dusk safaris in open game vehicles
  • Optional bushveld walks
  • Sundowner drinks on game drives
  • Bar
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • All levies
  • Telephone
  • Laundry
Enquiries at Shumbalala Game Lodge

Please complete this form should you wish to make an enquiry or request a quotation.
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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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