Thornybush Shumbalala Lodge (Thornybush Game Reserve)
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
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
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
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.