- Some of the finest Game Viewing on the continent.
- Exclusive Luxury tented camp available 20 min away on the same concession.
- Private decks overlooking the Mpanamana Dam, allow guests a privileged view of game gathering to drink.
- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadYes
- Camp FencedYes
- Child PolicyChildren of all ages are welcome
- PoolYes - at the main area only
- SPATreatment Room
- Cellphone SignalYes
- Malaria AreaYes (Low Risk Area)
LocationCrocodile Bridge, Private Concession Kruger National Park
5.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. Scheduled flights into KMIA (Nelspruit), followed by a road transfer of approximately 2 hours to the lodge.
22 Luxury Chalets
Inter-leading rooms for families are available on request.
Rates & Special Offers
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- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SA/SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
- Kruger National Park gate fees must be settled directly at the gate on entry into the park and are subject to change:
- South African Residents – Adult: ZAR 105 per adult per day & ZAR 50 per child per day.
- SADC Residents – Adult: ZAR 200 per adult per day & ZAR 100 per child per day.
- International Residents – Adult: ZAR 400 per adult per day & ZAR 200 per child per day.
- Kruger National Park gate entry times are as follows:
- Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec – 05h30 – 18h30
- Mar & Oct 05h30 – 18h00
- Apr, Aug & Sep 06h00 – 18h00
- May, Jun, Jul 06h00 – 17h30
- Please ensure that you enter the park at least 1 hour prior to the gate closing.
- All visitors who are 18 years and older, must produce a positive identity document for scanning in order to gain access to the Kruger National Park:
- SA Residents must produce their SA ID document or Driver’s License.
- Non- SA Residents must produce their passports.
- *Please request rates for single accommodation from your BushBreaks consultant.
- Children under the age of 16 years are welcome at Shishangeni Main Lodge.
- Children 0 – 5 years will stay free of charge when sharing with parents – (1 child sharing per bedroom with 2 adults, subject to the availability of rooms).
- Where bedrooms cannot accommodate children sharing with adults, 2 rooms need to be booked in which case the single rate will apply to children’s room.
- Children 6 – 11 years will pay less 50% of the per person adult sharing rates when sharing with 2 adults.
- Children 12 years and older will be charged the full adult rate.
- Please note children under the age of 6 years will not be permitted on game drives.
- Children aged 6 – 11 years are permitted on game drives at the sole discretion of management.
About Shishangeni Private Lodge
One of Kruger National Park’s private concessions, this legendary wildlife reserve has the reputation for showcasing some of the best game-viewing on the continent. Vivid storytelling by the local community include rituals that are still enacted today – be enchanted by the traditional Shishangeni Legend!
Situated on a 15,000 ha private concession in the south-eastern section of the world-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa, the borders of this pristine area are the perennial Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east.
22 individual chalets accommodating 44 guests, all luxuriously appointed with a private game-viewing deck as well as fireplace, outdoor shower and sitting area. Inter-leading rooms for families are available upon request.
Enjoy morning and late afternoon game drives searching for the “Big 5” under the expert guidance of a personalised guide.
About The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many international tourists. Each year more than half a million visitors are registered.
The National Park was opened in 1898 at the instigation of then-president Paul Kruger. After hunters had considerably decimated the originally rich game stock, all the land between the Sabie and the Crocodile Rivers was put under the protection of Nature Conservation to ensure the survival of the remaining animals. Only as recently as 1961 was the extended Kruger Park fenced in.
The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River , which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20,000 sq km.
A web of roads of 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 km of them being tarred. For the visitor there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned. Within the park boundaries, travel is only allowed between sunrise and sunset. After dark one has to stay in one of the fenced restcamps.
The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season. Then the grass is low and bushes and trees don’t have leaves, so that one can have an unobstructed view. Because it virtually doesn’t rain in winter, the animals come to the waterholes to drink in the mornings and evenings and can easily be watched from the car.
- Take the N12/N4 highway to Nelspruit.
- Follow the N4 Route from Nelspruit to Mozambique for 105 km. Then turn left off the N4 onto the R571 route towards Komatipoort town 2 km away. Pass through Komatipoort and continue for 8 km towards Crocodile Bridge gate on the R571. Go through the Crocodile Bridge gate into the Kruger National Park. Drive for about 5km, you will pass over a low bridge, directly after the bridge, you will see signs directing you to Shishangeni Private Lodge. You will park your car at Shishangeni Lodge and be transferred to Camp Shawu Lodge/Camp Shonga Lodge.
- Take the R 538 to Nelspruit
- Follow the N4 Route from Nelspruit to Mozambique for 105 km. then turn left off the N4 onto the R571 route towards Komatipoort town 2 km away. Pass through Komatipoort and continue for 8 km towards Crocodile Bridge gate on the R571. Go through the Crocodile Bridge gate into the Kruger National Park. Drive for about 5km, you will pass over a low bridge, directly after the bridge, you will see signs directing you to Shishangeni Private Lodge.
- Take the R 40 to Nelspruit Follow the N4 Route from Nelspruit to Mozambique for 105 km. then turn left off the N4 onto the R571 route towards Komatipoort town 2 km away. Pass through Komatipoort and continue for 8 km towards Crocodile Bridge gate on the R571. Go through the Crocodile Bridge gate into the Kruger National Park. Drive for about 5km, you will pass over a low bridge, directly after the bridge, you will see signs directing you to Shishangeni Private Lodge.