Camp Shonga, a satellite camp of Shishangeni Private Lodge, is a cherished bush retreat in the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains, in a 15,000ha private concession in the illustrious Kruger National Park, representing a majestic, untamed and unadorned Africa.
The emphasis here is on nature without losing luxury and superior service, creating the optimum balance between man and bush by participating in the interdisciplinary methodical study of interactions between individuals, organisms and their environment with a minimal impact on the surrounding ecosystem.
Camp Shonga offers imposing views over the African bushveld from a lounge, indoor and outdoor dining area, splash pool and five individual thatched roof tents accommodating 10 guests, emitting a rustic ambiance and equipped with en-suite ball and claw baths, outside shower, ceiling fans, mini-bar, fireplace and private game-viewing deck with recliner chairs.
Guests participate in selected environmental awareness programmes and share in the vast eco-system knowledge of the field guides, while wildlife and the Big-5 is viewed on morning and afternoon game drives in open vehicles, or from the comfort of the spacious wooden decks. And long afterwards, when the sun left orange and purple streaks on the horizon, enjoy traditional cuisine around a splattering boma fire under the flickering stars.
Camp Shonga is special, a primitive encounter with generator and battery system powered electricity and only two-way radio contact with the main lodge, yet, it’s undeniably a glamorous experience where one finds solitude in the arms of luxury.
Three Cities' lodges in Kruger Park promise only the finest in game reserve accommodation. Camp Shonga is a Kruger Park game lodge offering luxury game lodge accommodation near Kruger Park in Mpumalanga province.
* 5 luxury suites sleeping a maximum of 10 people
* Exclusive Tented Camp
STANDARD ROOM FEATURES
* All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a separate bath & shower
* Rooms have outdoor showers
* Fire place in the room
* Private patio
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
Check In ? 14h00 | Check Out ? 11h00
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Best known for the 'Big Five' - Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino - the Kruger Park is truly the flagship of Africa and South Africa's game reserves.
Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.
The Kruger National Park is a savanna region, with a mixture of trees and grassland. Six permanent rivers flow through the park - the Crocodile, Letaba, Luvuvhu, Olifants, Sabie, and Shingwidzi. Denser subtropical forest occurs along these rivers and provides an important habitat for wildlife. There are no restricting fences between the Private Game Reserves and the Kruger National Park, so exciting wildlife encounters in the open veld are the order of the day, and game viewing here is truly a spectacular experience.
Watch in absolute awe and wonder as a lion stalks its prey, or at a cheetah chasing fleeing antelope at breathtaking speed. You might come across the Park's big and tall, the gigantic and stately Elephant, and gaze at the dizzying height of Africa's tallest creature, the Giraffe.
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