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Bergamo, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the most stunning lodge with a breath taking view. Friendly staff who make you feel as part of a big family. Laughter is always around.Excellent Management. Great food and drinks.. Great place for bird watchers with the best view ever of the spotted eagle owl Nandy. Clean and kosy challets with the unforgettable outside shower. Game can be seen while... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On a journey back home to Durban via Pongola, our friend who was ultimately our trip organiser decided to stop over at Shayamoya as part of the scenic trip home- at first we were going to just have a drink at the restaurant/bar and move on but we were all so taken by the incredibly view of Jozini Dam from... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked in here at the last minute for two nights on recommendation. The cabins were perhaps a little tight on space but very well done and comfortable. The level of service was impressive. All the staff were friendly and welcoming, when you went up for dinner there was always someone there to greet you and host you. In our... More 

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Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Margie Many thanks for your review. We love what we do here at Shayamoya and the main thing is that our guests are happy and well cared for in this most amazing setting. And don't forget Nandi, the special owl who also welcomes our guests to the chalets or along the pathways! Regards Lindy More 

Stellenbosch
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed at Shayamoya during October which was still a very dry month for most parts of the country. Although the bush was very dry, the lodge was still lovely. We stayed in chalet 2 which has a stunning view over the valley and we were fortunate to have the owl Nandi visit us regularly. The outdoor shower is great... More 

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Thank Madniek
Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your feedback. Nandi is certainly a special attraction and keeps everyone entertained. The guides are aware of your comment about the fishing so thank you for bringing that to our attention. We look forward to your next holiday at Shayamoya! Kind regards Lindy More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was initially unsure as to what to expect not having heard of this hidden gem before, but was very impressed to say the least with the location overlooking the valley and the lake truly magnificent reminiscent of the views of the Zambezi valley in Zimbabwe! The abundant wildlife is really good to see the most amazing sightings of certain... More 

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Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for such a true review which totally sums up the Shayamoya experience. I couldn't have described the magnificent view better! We look forward to your next stay. Regards Lindy More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect, but very pleasantly surprised by the level of facilities, including wifi. Cabins were great, beds comfortable, shower hot... Even though t is an enclosed outdoor shower. Loved dinner and that we were sat around a fire pit to beep us warm. Great breakfast. Very friendly and he Paul team. We also had a good game... More 

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Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tony Thank you for lovely review on our special gem. I am so happy you enjoyed your time with us at Shayamoya and look forward to your return visit. Regards Lindy More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Staff friendly, owner hands on, loved the food and our stay - beautifull stay over will go again. Nice restaurant. Kids friendly, we felt our holiday started here. Also loved their breakfast. Lovely setting.

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Lindy B, Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Colette Many thanks for your review. We truly value all our guests comments and we are delighted you enjoyed you stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you again! Regards Lindy More 

Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a stunning place to stay over, very clean and neat. Extremely friendly staff. Quiet, peaceful and very tranquil. Chalets beautiful. My only suggestion could be to limit the choices on the dinner menu and let there rather be a choice of 2 or 3 dishes and not frozen meals. But overall food is still very good.

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Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wilna Many thanks for your lovely review. While I would love to limit our menu, we have a rather diverse market and guests who stay with us for a long time exploring the area thus the wider choice on the menu. We aim to please though on all aspects! Regards Lindy More 

Ballito, South Africa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

What a calm feeling goes over you when you enter this place. Such friendly people working there. The Food is so goooood.....!!!! Specially the Oxtail mmmmmm. It's very peaceful, bed so comfortable and love the outdoor shower. Sunrise amazing over the Lubombo mountains from outside room. Definitely go back.....

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Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Corrie Many thanks for your wonderful review on our special Shayamoya! Delighted you enjoyed the Oxtail and all we offer. This view is a delight each day! Looking forward to your next visit. Regards Lindy More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2016

A fantastic stay that surpassed the out of Africa experience we were looking for. From the warm welcome to the accommodation, food and activities the team were excellent. Special thanks to Bev, Maxwell, Dudi and the rest of the team who catered for our every need. can't wait to return.

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Lindy B, General Manager at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your review. It makes my heart sing to hear your wonderful words that mean that what we do at Shayamoya is truly appreciated and we have the formula perfect. We can't wait to see you again! Regards Lindy More 

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Additional Information about Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge

Address: P.O Box 784, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: RM442 - RM696 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“all standard chalets are stunning, so go for the standard one”
 of 5 bubbles _gracy_thomas, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is available in the main Lounge/dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles margiew890, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Chalet 2 is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Madniek, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Eastern facing Chalets are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles AYB87, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“10 cabins all with lake view, anyone will be great”
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