Set under shady African trees lining the seasonal Monwana River, Shumbalala Game Lodge comprise of a select number of superior suites with privacy and luxurious comfort in mind.
To ensure absolute exclusivity and privacy, the lodge prides itself in giving personalized attention to a select number of guests at a time.
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!
Enjoy the unspoilt nature and African bushveld with it's dramatic vistas in the comfort and luxury of your superior suite
Your knowledgeable and experienced ranger conducts professional early morning and later afternoon / evening game drives in an informative and relaxed fashion. Fully equipped custom built game viewing vehicles offer all the comfort and luxury for our guests. Your qualified ranger will be happy to share all their knowledge of the bush - from the prized big five (leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino) to the smaller game, plants, trees, insects and more.
Two game drives are conducted at the best suited times of the day to maximize the number of sightings. An early morning game drive start directly after morning coffee at approximately 5h30 in the morning (and a half an hour later in the winter). The excitement and rush of the adventure is interrupted by a stop over in the open bush for tea or coffee with a light snack - often with a view over nearby game. The adventure continues and you return back to camp at around 9:30 am to freshen up before brunch.
Following afternoon high tea the afternoon game drives start at approximately 16h00 (and half and hour earlier in the winter) and continues into the night. The game drives are again interrupted by a stop-over in the bush for sundowners watching the splendour of the African sun setting over the mountains. The game viewing at night offers the opportunity to view the nocturnal animals including the possibility of lions out on the prowl.
You return after dark to be welcomed with a sherry at the lodge at around 7:30 pm to freshen up for the evening's events.
Generally game drives return 3-4 hours after departure.
Whilst there is an emphasis on showing our guests the renowned big five, our rangers realize the importance of all fauna & flora and is dedicated to ensuring your utmost enjoyment of all aspects of the bush.
Amongst many other expect sightings at close range of abundant game including but not limited to Leopard, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Zebra, Impala, Giraffe, Hippo, Waterbuck, Nyala, Warthogs, Eland, Baboons, Monkeys, Kudu, Hayena, Blue Wildebeest, various smaller game, birds of prey, smaller birds and nocturnal animals.
Following brunch guests are welcome to enjoy the relaxing facilities at the camp but for the more adventurous informative bush walks are offered. This is one of the best ways to experience detail of the bush that would not be possible by vehicle.
These walks are conducted by your knowledgeable and experienced ranger accompanied by his tracker – both there to ensure the walks are done professionally and safely.