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Once In A Lifetime Experiences

Shambala Private Game Reserve is home to a variety of remarkable flora and fauna including The Big Five. Our safari and Bushveld experiences offer intimate, breathtakingly close encounters with our magnificent African wildlife.

Game Drives

Our experienced rangers will take you into the reserve to see wildlife in their natural surroundings first hand.

Bush Picnics
Bush Picnics

Enjoy an unforgettable picnic experience in the African bushveld, sittingback and enjoy a feast prepared specially for you by our Chefs.

Guided Bushwalk
Guided Bushwalk

A walking safari is the ideal opportunity to experience the African bush in a way that most people have never dreamed of.

Sunset Cruises
Sunset Cruises

The perfect way to end the day is with a cruise on the 30 hectare Douw Steyn Dam, home to herds of hippos as well as crocodiles and indigenous fish.


When you experience star-gazing in the wide expansive skies of South Africa you will be treated to a magical display of stars beyond your wildest imagination.


Drop in a lure and see what bounty the day will bring, enjoy fishing in calm waters or in the river streams on the reserve.

Best time to go on safari

A year round destination

Shambala Private Game Reserve is ideally situated in the malaria free Waterberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province and is a year round destination.

Winter The winter months from April to October are traditionally considered the best time for game viewing as the grass is shorter and there is less foliage on the trees.

Summer During the summer months the Bush is green and lush and the game reserve comes to life with abundant young animals.

Discover more of Shambala

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.

Luxury Chalet


Select from one of our luxurious chalets at Zulu Camp or the Nelson Mandela Villa.