Shumbalala Game Lodge is a luxury 5 star lodge, which has been described by many as a feast for the senses and a journey for the soul.

Situated in the Private Thornybush Game Reserve, this luxury lodge offers the intimacy of a small lodge together with world class cuisine and game viewing

Children under 12 years old by arrangement only

Why stay at Shumbalala Game Lodge ?

  • Small and intimate lodge with just 5 suites in total [ max of 8 guests ]
  • Presidential Suite comprising of two en-suite accommodation
  • An underground wine cellar with a full view of the river
  • Superlative game viewing
  • Personal attention
  • Perfect for small groups or families travelling with the option of exclusivity of the lodge

This Lodge represents extraordinary style and taste and accredited by the star grading council with a five star rating. Accommodation and tasteful public areas are home to a maximum of eight special guests.

All bedroom accommodation of the highest standard and space, culminating in the offering of and exclusive twin suited Presidential Suite, complete with private secluded pool, entertainment area, private Lounge and dining areas, warm exclusive open fireplace and unparalleled exclusivity.


Four luxury suites – each with its own fireplace, picture window bathroom with in – and out – door showers, and private viewing decks have been carefully constructed along the Monwana riverbed to ensure that they are completely secluded from one another.

In addition to the four suites, there is a presidential suite that boasts an extra dining room and lounge. As an added thrill, try the presidential suite’s James-Bond-styled motorised deck pool that reveals itself from beneath the deck with a touch of a button.

One of the Shumbalala’s key attractions is its underground wine cellar in full view of the river. This unique facility is perfect for an intimate dinner for two or can be converted into a small conference room with added atmosphere.

Delightful delicacies are prepared by Shumbalala’s expert chef and these can be taken either in the comfort of your private deck or in more formal surroundings in the candle-lit dining room accompanied by a crackling fire in winter. Open-aired fireside dinners allow guests an opportunity to mingle and share their experiences of the day.