Shiduli Game Lodge Highlights
- Lush gardens
- Wildlife and birdlife
- Family getaway
- Exceptional value for money
- Game Drive
- Professional guides
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Karongwe Reserve
- Lodge size; 25 Rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
A “home away from home” experience awaits you at Shiduli Lodge, the perfect family getaway with safari experiences for all ages. Set against the backdrop of the grandiose Drakensberg Mountain Range, the warm and welcoming staff at Shiduli will ensure this is a safari experience to remember.
Step into the relaxed atmosphere of the lush indigenous gardens and allow the grace and elegance of the lodge to wrap you in warmth and comfort; from the relaxing lounge area to the thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African art.
This family-friendly lodge offers not only a wildlife safari but an opportunity to experience the heartbeat of the African people.
Traversing over 9000 hectares of supreme and diverse vegetation, with its three perennial rivers and huge Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Shiduli is home to the Big 5, as well as a wealth of other smaller creatures and bird species.
Located in the Limpopo Province, Karongwe Private Game Reserve overlooks the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range. Nestled between 4 rivers, it is a sanctuary for wildlife which provides exceptional habitats for a diverse array of flora, fauna and prolific birdlife. The Makhutswi River runs through the reserve creating a unique biosphere; an untamed and tranquil Eden, rich in wildlife and timeless beauty.
The 21000 acres of land, gives way to the viewing of the sought after Big 5, in particular, the lush environment is one of the best locations to spot the most elusive, Leopard. With inspirational game drives and walking safaris, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is the perfect getaway for a safari and only 45 minutes for the Kruger National Park.
Rooms and Suites
Featuring 24 suites and a secluded Royal Suite, Shiduli Lodge offers the perfect venue for leaving the urban constraints and enjoying the backdrop of the African bush.
All 24 air-conditioned suites feature en-suite bathrooms in rich African tones; 19 of which have shower only and 5 with bath only. The suites can be made up to be either double or twin rooms. Several suites inter-lead, making them perfect for families.
Tucked away a short distance from the main lodge is the Royal Suite, offering unsurpassed luxury and privacy with its own private deck and splash pool. The en-suite bathroom features both shower and bath, as well as an outside shower.
All beds have mosquito nets and rooms are equipped with tea/coffee stations, oil heaters, a safe and hairdryers. 220 V. International Adaptors are also supplied in the drawer of the dressing table.
Cuisine and Wine
The award-winning chef at Shiduli Lodge takes great pride in delivering outstanding meals in a Pan African Cuisine style. Each meal is prepared down to the finest detail to ensure that the local ingredients are highlighted.
Meals are taken in the thatched dining area, out on the deck or in the traditional boma (weather permitting).
To complement any meal, there is a selection of fine South African wines, imported beers, as well as an extensive selection of spirits and soft drinks.
The lush gardens that surround the main lodge area are abundant with birdlife and can be enjoyed from the lounge and seating spaces available. These areas have internet connectivity as well as housing the bar and overlooking the enormous sparkling pool.
Weddings are catered for at Shiduli Lodge - romance provided in abundance. A real bush wedding experience, under the canopy of “Fig Tree”, beautiful, shady, indigenous trees bordering the Makhutsi River.
State of the art conference facilities (including an auditorium), seating 40 delegates, offers team-building experiences that will educate and inspire.
Same day limited laundry service available at additional cost.
WiFi is available for the convenience of all guests, but there is limited cell phone reception.
With over 9000 hectares of the supreme African bush to traverse, the twice-daily game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles with qualified and knowledgeable guides. Each vehicle also has a local Shangaan tracker, who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and offer up opportunities to teach some of the traditional ways of the region.
The Karongwe Reserve is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a variety of other diverse wildlife and over 365 different birds. Game drives allow for many photographic opportunities; from the views of the Lowveld from a “kopje” amid the lush vegetation to the huge variety of trees and flora.
Morning game drives commence after coffee/tea and rusks, as the sun rises and wildlife begins to move about to start their day. The afternoon game drive heads out after afternoon tea and will return as the sunsets and the nocturnal animals make their way out for the evening. Guests will be able to enjoy a sundowner while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.
On request and subject to availability of guides, guests have the opportunity to go on foot for a bushwalk. This is one of the best ways to experience the bushveld; get close to the smaller aspects of nature and truly feel the wonderment of the African bush.
Families with children in tow are most welcome. facilities and activities include; Interleading rooms, Little Paw Centre with a children's program, childminding and babysitting are available at additional costs.
Please note; children under 6 years are not permitted on any game activity unless approved by the Lodge Management onsite.
The Little Paws Centre for Children is full of fun interactive activities for the younger safari-goers. Activities include; hair braiding, face painting, tracker 101 course, cookie baking, clay making tracks, bubbles, board games, goodie bags and children's veggie garden.
Spa and Wellness
Thera Naka Spa at Karongwe Reserve offers massages, facials, body exfoliation, body wrap, hand and foot ritual/treatments. Treatments on offer are subject to availability and can only be booked on arrival at the lodge.
Thera Naka is a uniquely South African product, rich in natural healing and soothing properties, presenting the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.
Rates from R4 000.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals, teas, coffees and snacks
- Dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers
- Tourism levy, Reserve Entrance fee and Rhino Levy
- Any transfers from Southern boom gate
- Any Transfers
- Beverages, bar accounts and minibar
- Optional bushwalk
- Curio shop purchases
- Spa Treatments