Shumbalala Lodge is an exclusive safari lodge set in the shade of trees lining the Monwana seasonal dry riverbed.
Accommodation consists of four luxury suites, each equipped with an open fireplace, picture window bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, and private viewing decks carefully constructed to ensure that they are completely secluded from one another.
In addition to the four suites, there is a presidential suite that has an extra dining room, lounge and a private boma styled deck with plunge pool.
Shumbalala Lodge offers exclusive safari experiences in both open Land Rovers, and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the ‘Big Five’, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees.
Game drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which vary depending on the season but typically take place in the early morning and late afternoon. Where safe to do so, guests may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor.
Guests are also offered bush walks to suit their interests and fitness levels, and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker. Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region and to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.