Welcome to Shishangeni Private Lodge – Kruger National Park Accommodation

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… Shishangeni Private Game Lodge. Situated on a 15, 000 hectare private concession of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, this legendary wildlife reserve has the deserved reputation for showcasing some of the finest game-viewing on the continent.

Shishangeni comprises of three camps: Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu. Each of the three adding a different experience to our guests. Our camps offer big five game viewing, superior service, excellent cuisine, and the best Kruger National Park accommodation.

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1 Jan - 31 December 2017:
Double: R4697 pp / sharing
Single: R6106


Camp Shawu

1 Jan - 31 December 2017:
Double: R5074 pp / sharing
Single: R6600


Camp Shonga

1 Jan - 31 December 2017:
Double: R4392 pp / sharing
Single: R5710


How to find us

Map and Directions

By Air - Airlink
Fly in to Nelspruit or Skukuza

By Road From The Nearest CBD
• Drive through the town of Komatipoort towards the Crocodile Bridge gate (8km)
• Once inside the Kruger National Park, travel for 4km and cross the Vurhami bridge
• Turn right at the first Shishangeni Lodge sign board onto a gravel road
• Turn right at the second sign board for Shishangeni Lodge (no entry sign)
• Drive for about another 10km. This road will take you straight to the lodge

Please Note:
Guests will be transfered from Shishangeni Private Lodge to the Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu.

Johannesburg - 500km
Maputo - 135km
Nelspruit - 135km


Latitude: -25.389068733408763
Longitude: 31.974669992923737

Camp Shawu
Latitude: -25.30755120427498
Longitude: 31.971997171640396

Camp Shonga
Latitude: -25.35402242652802
Longitude: 31.990199983119965

Flights from Skukuza

Daily flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town to Skukuza Airport. As well as from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Livingstone to Nelspruit and Nelspruit to Vilanculos

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Shishangeni comprises of three Kruger National Park accommodation options; Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu. Each of the three adding a different experience to the guest. The Lodge offers big five game viewing, superior service, excellent cuisine, and the best Kruger National Park accommodation.


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.


The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Best known for the 'Big Five' - Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Take a look at some magnificent images of our three lodges as well as the surrounding wildlife.

What our guests say

Guest Book

  • This is without a doubt, one of the best places I have ever been! The rooms are absolutely beautiful and clean with a personal touch everyday. If you want true African bush and to see animals of every kind…this is the place for you!
    Ashleigh K - South Africa
  • I was here for two nights, considering that you are in the middle of nowhere I think is very good. The room was always clean with a good Air conditioner. Staff were very friendly. Free internet from the lobby area is a plus when you are so far from home.
    Danielvilla - Mexico City
  • The room was wide, well decorated, very clean. The Game drives were well guided, it was easy to find the big five or other interesting animals like cheetah and wild dogs. The staff were the most friendly I ever met (and I've been in more than 100 hotels in the past few years).
    PriBruno - Houston
  • Camp Shawu was fantastic! We were originally only booked to stay for a night, but had to stay for another we enjoyed it so much! Being on the large waterhole enabled us to laze between game drives watching the young hippo frolicking and older ones lolling around in the water, fish eagles fishing, large herds of buffalo come down to drink (close to 500 I think) with elephant, hyena, lion, assortment of buck , zebra, rhino's which was wonderful considering they are near extinction now due to being poached.
    MikeGray - Mauritius
  • Game drives are the highlight of our entire SA trip! The path way walks in clear sky is just an experience of it's own. We loved the cottage at the first sight itself! Very spacious and clean. Full of privacy! The open shower and tub is a unique experience! This place is really amazing to stay relax and enjoy the serene nature. This place is the most memorable place in our trip! Thank you all of you guys for the wonderful service!
    Qrio - Bangalore


No. The lodge is accessible with any vehicle

While we cannot guarantee you will see the BIG 5, the chances are very high

Shishangeni Private Game Lodge has been officially advised by the San Parks committee, that no late entries will be allowed into Shishangeni Private camps after 17h30. All guests need to be through the Main Gates, before the standard closure of 17h30

Contact Us

Shishangeni Private Lodge
T: +27 (0)13 735 3300
F: +27 (0)13 735 3330
E: reservations@shishangeni.com

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