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Paradise on earth
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.
Stay at Shambala
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.
“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!"
The Shambala spa
Discover ultimate relaxation and and rejuvenation during your stay. The Shambala Spa is a unique, intimate wellness retreat situated in a secluded Bush clearing along the riverside.
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Game drives, guided bush walks, sunset cruises and so much more.
Guests are taken on game drives in a shared game viewing vehicle. Our experienced rangers will take you into the...
The perfect way to end the day is with a cruise on the 30 hectare Douw Steyn Dam.
A walking safari is the ideal opportunity to experience the African bush in a way that most people have never...
Bush picnics at Shambala are romantic and unforgettable, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush.
When you experience star-gazing in the wide expansive skies of South Africa you will be treated to a magical display...
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Your own paradise is here, deep within the heart and soul of Shambala.