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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We've spent 3 nights in camp Shonga at the end of our honey moon. That was an incredible experience. Lost in the bush, the camp was very peacefull, far away from our busy everyday lifes. Norman, the manager was very welcoming and did everything to make our stay pleasant. He gave us the swetest attention for our last night there...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a tentedcamp, and on our visit we were e only people staying there. The food was excellent. The tents are slightly dated but large and nicely furnished. The staff were all extremely pleasant and helpful. Great service.

1Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We stayed at Camp Shonga in Kruger National Park for three nights this December 2016 and it was an absolutely incredible experience! Having never been on a safari before, we weren't sure what to expect but we were blown away by the incredible game viewing, wonderful lodging, and attentive staff that made this experience one of a kind. **** Game...

1Thank Samir R
Pau, France
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It was a marvelous experience . Everybody was so kind with us . The lodge is beautiful and clean . The food was so good and tasty. Normann was so nice, and Texson, The best ranger in the Kruger. We saw al animals!!! I recommanded this lodge, it's a really experience into the wild. Love this place and the staff....

1Thank camde64
Ballito, South Africa
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...

Thank crestdev
Austin, Texas
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...

1Thank Cookiebaum
Rome, Italy
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...

1Thank AleGio13
Cape Town
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...

5Thank Jonathan B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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...

Thank lindamorton06
Toronto, Canada
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...

Thank Bryan H

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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: RM2,064 - RM2,852 (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
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  • Huge bed (firm but comfy)
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 of 5 bubbles StevieC624, 14 Jul 2013 | Read review
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