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Situated on 10,000 hectares in the Limpopo Province, a mere 2½ hour drive or 45 minute helicopter ride from Johannesburg, Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve is set under the watchful guardianship of the picturesque, malaria-free Waterberg Mountains, and the magnificent African Bushveld is home to a variety of remarkable flora and fauna including The Big Five.
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Select from one of our luxurious chalets at Zulu Camp, or the Nelson Mandela Villa which offers six elegant suites and can be booked in its entirety.
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“Fantastic experience at Shambala! This is a bucket list type of a place! We loved the fine attention to detail and the sightings were amazing. A big thank you to our Game Ranger Shaun who was skilled, professional and on top of everything. Thank you for also keeping us alive during a Lion encounter. Our stay was extremely memorable!”
"We’ve been lucky enough to enjoy many excellent safaris around the world in the last 30 years but our recent experience at the Zulu Camp, Shambala must rate as one of the best. There is always an element of luck but in all four of our drives we were treated to some magical interactions with the wildlife. The staff perfect, the food excellent and whilst the gorgeous Zulu huts will be undergoing some renovations in the next few months they were still thoroughly charming and comfortable. Thank you especially to Shaun, Brendan and Abram. We will be back and look forward to a fully working telescope to enjoy the night sky."
"From the gate guard Simon..to the lodge manager Rhomello, our private butler Thabang..chef Dayne(thank you for the extra couple of pounds)..and the most fantastic Monnique, thank you all for making our engagement weekend unforgettable..even the game put their best foot forward..lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffe and just for good measure a cheetah kill...Monnique thanks for all the trouble with the extra flowers romantic rose pebble dinner.your always friendly and comforting gestures when i was nervous for asking the big question....guys this place is a must do for everyone."
"By far the best part of our stay were the game drives. Our driver and guide Jacques did an outstanding job and we tip our hat to him. He really knows what he is talking about, is enthusiastic and answered all our questions. Shambala is owned by the same group that owns the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg. See our review of the Saxon. As I mentioned in my Saxon review, everyone at Shambala is at the top of their game. We give 4.5 stars. My wife’s only slight complaint was no wifi. I loved being off the grid. We hope to return someday!"