Thornybush Shumbalala Lodge (Thornybush Game Reserve) South Africa
Shumbalala Game Lodge is situated in the heart of the Thornybush Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park, approximately 50km (30miles) from Hoedspruit.
Nestled under magnificent trees on the bank of the perennial Monwana River and over looking an active water hole lie four suites and one Presidential suite with plunge pool.
Each of the suites has an overhead fan, air conditioning, open fireplaces, glass fronts and private viewing decks. The designed 'picture window' bathrooms in the Superior suites include both indoor and outdoor showers and were designed with romance in mind. These large, two-bedroomed suites include private plunge pools and fireside facilities.
Accommodating a maximum of eight guests, exclusivity and personalized service are hall marks of this intimate camp. Soft leather couches, warm fireside evenings in winter, and walk-in underground wine cellar compliment the informal atmosphere.
Shumbalala accommodations also include the following: • Pool. • Conference facility and curio shop. • Elevated viewing decks and cantilever deck for superior suite. • Open air dining area and wine cellar. • Air-conditioned rooms. • En-suite bathrooms with outdoor shower facility.
Savor sumptuous cuisine prepared by Shumbalala's well-trained chef - taken either from the lodge's decks positioned to ensure scenic vistas across the river or in more formal surroundings in the candle-lit dining room accompanied by a cracking fire in winter. Open-air fireside dinners are an occasion and opportunity to share your experiences with others.
Spend the lazy afternoons at the pool, reading in the camp's private library, shopping in the African curio shop, bird watching, or taking a siesta in your suite. Shumbalala is the ultimate in luxury and service from arrival to departure.
Activities / Wildlife
Your qualified and experienced ranger and tracker are ever present - accompanying you on early morning and afternoon/evening game drive safaris in specially modified bush vehicles offering the comfort of individual bucket seating. Bush walks for the adventurous are a fascinating experience, as you discover the wonderful design of nature and each individual creature in the bush. Morning coffee and evening sundowners are enjoyed in the open veldt, often in close range of wildlife.
Game viewing at Shumbalala is of a high standard and compares with the best in the world. Guest can expect to see lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and other general game on game drives. "Close encounters of a different kind" are typical at Shumbalala and they will linger in your memory long after your departure. Leopard, considered by many to be the most prized of sightings, are regularly encountered.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$800 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.