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In The Heart of The Bushveld

Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve offers you the extraordinary experience of staying in traditional honeycomb-shaped chalets in the heart of the Bushveld. From early morning until dusk the air is filled with echoing bird calls, highlighting the uniqueness of being part of the natural bush surroundings.

Zulu Camp accommodation

Our luxury chalets

Sleeps 2 80m2

At Zulu Camp the unhurried atmosphere, combined with the natural beauty of the surroundings, creates a romantic backdrop for an idyllic Bush retreat. Whether you discover it in the bush, the Mountains or the silence; whether you feel it in the air or see it in the magnificent, proud wildlife of this land, your own paradise is here, deep within the heart and soul of Shambala.

Luxury Chalet

chalet Details & amenities

Each of our chalets is decorated in elegant Afro-French Provincial style, with a double bed dressed in the finest linens, French armoire and full-length mirror, with direct dial satellite phone. The luxurious bathroom with bath and shower leads out to a refreshing outdoor shower on the private deck overlooking the surrounding Bushveld. Your personal Butler is on hand to turn down your room in the evening and to assist you at all times.

  • Luxurious en-suite bath and shower accommodation, with outside shower.
  • Daytime and spot-lit night game drives and Bush walks accompanied by an experienced guide.
  • One sundowner boat cruise on the Douw Steyn Dam per stay.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in your stay, as well as all soft drinks and South African wines, local spirits and liqueurs.
Annete Nel

“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!”

Annete Nel

7 Clifton

"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."

7 Clifton

Fili V

"From the gate guard 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."

Fili V

New Zealand Patriot

"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!"

New Zealand Patriot

Superior Chalet
Zulu Camp

Superior Chalets

Spacious chalet set in private location overlooking nearby river.

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Your own paradise is here, deep within the heart and soul of Shambala.

About us

Have the experience of a lifetime at Shambala Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

our location

An idyllic safari retreat set in the picturesque Waterberg mountains.


Game drives, guided bush walks, sunset cruises and so much more.