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    There is a place in Africa where legends are born, a place where the people love to enchant you with stories and rituals of the traditional Shishangeni Legend – this is that place…

    4-Star Shishangeni by BON Hotels is easily accessible by air or road and comprises three camps: Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu, each adding a different experience. The emphasis of all three of our camps is on nature without losing the luxury and superior service our guests are accustomed to.

    Experience magnificent sunsets, all manner of beast and prey at the watering hole, early morning or late afternoon game drives in search of the ‘Big 5’ with an expert guide, boma fires under an African sky, a pampering at the spa, a splash in the pool, sundowners in the bush and endless photo opportunities….

    Dine on traditional cuisine at our restaurant or around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky. Stop in the bush for a coffee break or sundowner drink for an unforgettable bush experience.

    Shishangeni is legendary when it comes to experiencing unforgettable African safaris that evoke mystery, wonder and above all else, adventure. 

    Our camps offer big five game viewing, superior service, excellent cuisine, and accommodation to rival any in Southern Africa.  We are striving to create the optimum balance between people and their environment, whilst having a minimal impact on the surrounding habitat.

    The Shishangeni Spa

    Guests staying at any one of our three camps can book a range of relaxation massages. The lodges have a team of therapists from the Shishangeni Spa that offer treatments including Aromatherapy Massages, Indian Head Massages and Foot Massages. The treatments can be done in the privacy of one’s bedroom or on the room balconies.

    Take a splash

    Take a dip in the main swimming pool or cool off in between safari activites in splash pools at each of the three camps.

    The Big 5

    Enjoy early morning or late afternoon game drives in search of the ‘Big 5’ with an expert guide.   The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa and is best known for the ‘Big Five’ – imagine taking in a magnificent sunset whilst you capture the moment of a pride of lions stalking their prey or possibly watching a buffalo or elephant strolling to a water hole. The rhino, with its extraordinary horns and bad temper or the leopard with its remarkable speed and skill to hunt.

    Bird watching

    With such a variety of species of birds this truly is a bird watching haven.  The Kruger National Park is home to more than 500 species of birds, Many of which are migratory birds like the African Hoepoe.  This is also the home of the Giant Eagle Owl, the largest of all the Owls.  Birds to spot include Kingfishers, Storks, Shrikes, Weavers, Herons, Eagles, Vultures, Kites and many more.

    Fitness centre

    Yep, there’s a gym, so there is no excuse to skip training. Our gym is equipped with basic machinery to get your endorphins going.

    Other facilities

    • Library
    • Baby sitting service
    • Gift Shop

    Shishangeni Private Lodge ★★★★

    Shishangeni Private Lodge has 22 individual chalets accommodating 44 guests, with inter-leading rooms for families and mini bar available upon request.

    The central facility consists of a private game-viewing deck, charming lounge area, gym, spa and both indoor and outdoor dining areas.

    Enjoy early morning or late afternoon game drives in search of the ‘Big 5’ with an expert guide. Afterwards, return to camp to share your stories while you dine on traditional cuisine around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky.

    All rooms include: 

    • Balcony with a spacious wooden deck, perfect for game-viewing
    • Bath
    • Outside Shower
    • Bathrobe
    • Airconditioning
    • Tea/coffee making facilities

    Camp Shawu ★★★★

    The Camp can accommodate 10 guests in 5 spacious rooms overlooking the Mpanamana dam. The large verandah is the perfect spot from which to watch the game come down to drink. The central facility consists of a charming lounge area including a both indoor and outdoor dining areas.

    Camp Shawu named after the most famous of the African elephants, the Magnificent Seven. ‘Shawu bull’ roamed the valley here for sixty years. With the longest tusks ever recorded in South Africa, Shawu commanded instinctive respect and admiration from all who gazed upon him. Those lucky enough to have encountered this awe-inspiring bull say he took your breath away. Camp Shawu aims to do the same.

    With authentic buffalo dung walls, Camp Shawu captures the spirit of the ‘real Africa’ described by famous explorers of colonial times.

    All rooms include:

    • Balcony with a spacious wooden deck, perfect for game-viewing
    • Recliner Chairs And Umbrella
    • Charming Lounge Area
    • Fireplace
    • Ball And Claw Baths
    • Outside Shower
    • Bathrobe
    • Ceiling fan
    • Tea/coffee making facilities

     

    Camp Shonga ★★★★

    Camp Shonga is a small intimate bush retreat built in the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains, offering views over the African bushveld. The central facility consists of a charming lounge area including a library and both indoor and outdoor dining area.

    The Camp can accommodate 10 guests in 5 individual tents. Shonga allows you to experience the real Africa – majestic, unfiltered and unadorned.

    All rooms include:

    • Balcony with a spacious wooden deck, perfect for game-viewing
    • Recliner Chairs And Umbrella
    • Fireplace
    • Ball And Claw Baths
    • Outside Shower
    • Bathrobe
    • Standing fan
    • Tea/coffee making facilities

     

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