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Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa

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Site 26 Welgevonden Game Reserve, Vaalwater 530 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Suites
Spa
Laundry Service
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

The lodge itself was very nice, clean, and the housekeeper and cook wonderful. But the safari cars are in really poor state. The first car we had broke down in the bush whilst we were doing our game drive on Sunday morning , and we...More

Thank catherineOuagadougou
Reviewed 24 April 2016

In October last year (2015) I visited this lodge with my wife and daughter of 9 years old. As my wife had already been to this amazing lodge in this very nice game reserve, she decided to share this with us. For both me and...More

1  Thank RogerSnow
Reviewed 20 April 2016

After coming across an online discounted deal, we were thrilled to be visiting Welgevonden Private Game Reserve for the first time. Shibula's setting is one of the prettiest I have ever seen, with magnificent views from the main dining deck of a rocky outcrop and...More

1  Thank Barry K
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Visited this place in January 2014. It was really nice and beautiful. The staff was amazing! The food was good and the service was terrific! This safari location was spot on. Our guide new everything about every animal, even the bugs. We saw everything from...More

1  Thank Linnea K
Response from Shibula L, General Manager at Shibula Lodge & Bush SpaResponded 30 March 2016

Dear Linnea K Thank you for your kind words and compliments, it is always wonderful to hear that guests have thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Shibula after purchasing a fabulous discounted deal online and visited the Welgevonden Game Reserve for the first time. After having experienced a number of game lodges, our Shibula stay was a mixed experience. Our experience of the game drives and the game...More

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Description
Shibula Lodge & Spa offers the discerning visitor a luxurious taste of wild Africa. Situated in the malaria free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, a mere 2.5 hours' self-drive from More Johannesburg. Look forward to an encounter with an lion on the hunt, a cheetah on the plains, a rhino calf with its mother or a herd of elephant during a game drive with experienced rangers.Return to the luxury of peace, experience nature in the comfort of each of Shibula's eight luxurious en-suite rooms. Equipped with telephone, air-conditioning, full bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, own patio and an outside shower. The Suite option of outside jacuzzi,private pool or inside spa bath caters for your preferential choice.Sooth the stresses of daily life with the sophisticated pampering of our Bush Spa, feast on fresh delights and experience Africa in all its untamed magnificence with our starlit boma dinners.Our superbly decorated main lodge boasts a reading corner and an elegant lounge and dining area. A sprawling deck with magnificent views leads one to the swimming pool overlooking the surrounding bush.Daily guided safaris on an open safari vehicle in the 36 000ha Reserve, afford guests the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of Africa's untamed and most majestic creatures, as well as the magnificent plant life which abounds in this region of the country. The reserve is well stocked with lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, rhino, elephant, zebra, giraffe and many other mammals, birds and trees. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Spa
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Babysitting
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Minibar
Non-Smoking Hotel
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Location
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
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Traveller (71)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (4)
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"Make sure the they have a truly professional guide on duty when you book - and also that their cars have..."
catherineOuagadougou
25 Sep 2018
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"Choose a room with a jacuzzi or private pool"
Hurwi1
9 Feb 2016
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"Romantic rooms"
MariaRoelofsen1977
10 Nov 2015
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"All rooms are great and offer great privacy."
Jasjhol
10 Oct 2015
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