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Ballito, South Africa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Firstly there are no aircons and is very very hot. Then we had no hot water so could not bath or shower - weather changed and got very cold Our friends had no water whatsoever in their tent. Food was not wonderful especially dinner. Staff not very professional . I really don't know how this lodge gets a 4 star... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful lodge! Spending the night in the middle of beautiful nature, completely disconnected from the world (there is no wifi), was an extraordinary experience. The food is just amazing- be ready to eat a lot of very good food, but a lot lot lot and the safaries are amazing. You have to wake up early; at 5:30 but... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Camp Shonga and found it great. The wooden tent-rooms are comfortable - if you consider that you are in the middle of the wilderness - well-furnished, with a king-size bed and a great view in front of you. Every "tent" has its own terrace where you can relax and enjoy the sun between one game... More 

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Cape Town
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Unfortunately the experience at Shishangeni was not at all good for the following reasons: 1. The lodge we were meant to booked in at (Camp Shawu) apparently burnt down the previous week. Without any prior notification to us, either directly or via yourselves, we were simply told upon arrival that we would be accommodated at Camp Shonga. The manager at... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

This lodge is spectacular for the simple reason that you are disconnected from the rest of society during your stay, and you feel truly at one with nature. The lodge boasts 5 tented rooms, each en suite. A guard must escort you from the main reception to your room as this lodge is completely unfenced from the Kruger. The lodge... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I was extremely disappointed with the experience. It was unkept, it had no electricity past 10 pm (they don't tell you about this), no wifi, toilet seat and you have to pay for every drink: water, soft drinks etc. The funny thing is that it is very expensive to stay here which makes me wonder where the money goes. Such... More 

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La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

After having done a fantastic game lodge in another private reserve, we though the one could be the top to finish our trip in south africa. This was NOT ! At first we had to stay in camp shonga for 2 nights. When we arrived there, the tents were dirty and impossible to close properly and globally the camp is... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2015

We arrived at night and couldn't see much but the boardwalks. We did have a wonderful dinner and the food continued to be excellent. When we saw the camp, the next day, we realized that it was, indeed, a camp of 5 permanent tents isolated in the bush. We were able to see elephants grazing about half a kilometer aways,... More 

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Thank Robin R
Torino, Italia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Fantastic place for truly live the Kruger experience! Rooms, staff (Norman, you're the guy) breakfast with zebras and lunch with elephants. The ranger (Texan) who drove us troughout the 4 game drives we had was simply the best. No words to describe what he made us feel during these two days together. Strongly reccomended

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed at Camp Shonga in June 2014 and had the most traumatic experience on our return from an evening game drive. See our comments below: Firstly, I believe that the Shishangeni Lodge has a good safety record. We were booked into Camp Shonga for 4 nights, we slept there for 2 and the incident happened on the 3rd night... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Camp Shonga is situated in a 15 000ha private concession in the south-eastern section of the Kruger National Park. The borders of the Kruger Park reserve concession area are the perennial Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Shonga

Address: Shishangeni Lodge, Mpanamana Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $666 - $756 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Camp Shonga 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for Room 1 or 2. Others are further from the main area and feel like a long walk in the dark.”
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 of 5 bubbles 420robinr, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Hut 1 is closest to the main "house" where meals are eaten. Hut 5 is the furthest away. If you don't want to walk too far then go for huts 1 or 2.”
 of 5 bubbles RKLSuva, 6 May 2014 | Read review
“Only 5 tents. 1 is the closest to the lodge. 1 might get a bit of noise from the main lodge. 5 is a bit of a walk.”
 of 5 bubbles 1972BushBaby, 3 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room closest to the lake's edge if you want prime animal viewing from the deck of your room.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelbuggie1983, 28 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Pick rooms 3, 4, or 5 to avoid noise from the staff in the main lodge.”
  • Private Deck
  • Amazing outdoor shower
  • Bathtub
  • Huge bed (firm but comfy)
  • Living area/tub
 of 5 bubbles StevieC624, 14 Jul 2013 | Read review
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