Shumbalala Game Lodge
Shumbalala is a haven of sophisticated style and unexpected luxury in the midst of lion country, close to the Kruger National Park.
This family-run lodge welcomes you into a warm and relaxed atmosphere enriched only by the professional service of dedicated hospitality staff, and field guides. It boasts a modern design under high thatched roofs which lends an undeniable African charm to the ambience of every space.
Meals are served as you like them, on the veranda overlooking the riverbed, around the fire in an open boma, or in the elegant dining room. The wine cellar, with a view over the waterhole, is the ultimate venue for a romantic dinner for two.
At Shumbalala, your daily routine entails twice-daily game drives blended with ample opportunity to relax in the lush surroundings of this unique space. Tranquillity and reflection are the order of the day as you soak up your surrounds while overlooking tranquil bushveld scenes or laze around the pool.
For the full experience, guests can engage in sightseeing excursions along the magnificent Panorama route, enjoy the Blyde Canyon boat cruise in the 3rd largest green canyon in the world, or participate in outings to visit local villages and nearby wildlife rehabilitation centres.
The truly adventurous simply must experience a helicopter flip with a picnic on top of Mariepskop mountain – part of the Drakensberg Mountain range, or a hot air balloon safari to witness the light of dawn rippling over the Drakensberg escarpment.
Shumbalala offers two plush lounges, a bar, a large patio, a look-out deck and a rim-flow swimming pool for guests’ enjoyment, and the exclusivity that comes with just five rooms, each with its own splash pool, comprising two different accommodation options.