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Kruger Park, South Africa

Shumbalala Game Lodge is ideally situated within the Thornybush Game Reserve. This Greater Kruger Park lodge is situated under shady trees on the banks of the seasonal Monwana River. Enjoy delicious meals next to an open fireplace or in the main dining room.

Join an exciting early morning game drive to spot the Big Five and a diverse range of additional African wildlife and bird species. The more adventurous can look forward to guided bushwalks. Take a refreshing dip into the sparkling pool in between safari activities. Indulge in high tea in the afternoons before you embark on a sunset game drive. Enjoy drinks and snacks in the bush as you watch the African sky's colours change before your eyes. Upon returning to this Thornybush lodge you will be greeted with a welcoming sherry.

Additional Activities

  • Elephant back safaris - A truly unforgettable experience where you will soon discover that the elephants enjoy the ride as much as you do! You will be comfortably seated on the elephant's back behind an experienced elephant handler directing the elephant as required.
  • Hot air balloon flights - A flight in a hot air balloon over the big game areas and with its unique beauty of the African wilderness is a truly rare experience.
  • Golf - A short hour's drive away towards Phalaborwa, you will find the championship Hans Merensky Golf Estate. Excitement is the spice of life where hippos yawn while the crocodile's lazy gaze follows the ball's flight.
  • Horse riding safaris - beginners, intermediate and advanced riders are welcome! The horse trails are conducted on the scenic Moholoholo Mountain View Game Reserve bordering the Blyde River Canyon. The Reserve boasts a variety of game including eland, giraffe, kudu, wildebeest, klipspringer, warthog, impala, hippo, nyala and duiker.
  • Hoedspruit cheetah project - A video presentation is followed by the opportunity to view cheetah, including the beautiful King Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Ground Hornbills and many other rare species. The tour also enables one to view the specialized breeding and rehabilitation camps for the Barbary Lion and Rhino. The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours.
  • Moholoholo - Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre at Moholoholo contributes to the conservation and rehabilitations of endangered or injured species and with this also facilitates a number of successful breeding programs.
  • Blyde River Canyon- Enjoy a guided informative boat cruise and view the 3rd largest Canyon in the world. The magnificent Blyde River Canyon is 1000 meter deep and 30 kilometers long. Learn about the age of times, birds and trees or spot the crocodiles and hippos while enjoying the beautiful escarpment that rears 1900m above the Lowveld.


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 is a true haven of opulence and space offering unexpected luxury and exclusivity in the African bush 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.

  • Accommodation
  • Three daily meals
  • Coffee/teas
  • Game drives/bush walks
  • Local drinks during game drive.