5.5 hours drive from Johannesburg
Scheduled flights into KMIA (Nelspruit), followed by a road transfer of approximately 2 hours to the Lodge.
5 Luxury tents
ABOUT CAMP SHONGA
Shishangeni Private Game Lodge comprises three different camps, one of which is the gorgeous Camp Shonga. Located in the heart of the world renowned Kruger National Park, this intimate and luxurious bush retreat delivers a unqiue and wonderful bush experience. Five luxury safari tents accommodate a maximum of ten guests at a time, promising the most intimate of bush getaways. Visitors are treated to quality service, prime game viewing and an experience of nature unlike any other. The area is abound with a variety of animals, birds and flora and staying at Camp Shonga means getting a taste of the African wilds in their purest form.
Nestled on the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains, Camp Shonga is an example of being able to connect with nature without having to sacrifice luxury. The camp is dedicated to ensuring that all guests experience an unfiltered Africa in all its glory, and what better way to do this than through thrilling game drives. The experienced guides who lead the safaris are more than happy to share their knowledge of the bush and it’s wildlife with everyone, something that only adds to the already extraordinary game drive experience. After incredible bush encounters, guests can cool off in the sparkling splash pool or laze around in the breezy open lounge area. Evenings are filled with noises of the wild as well as delicious meals and roaring boma fires enjoyed under a starry African sky. Camp Shonga is where the spirit of Africa meets unadulterated luxury.
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
Spacious wooden game viewing deck
Open landrover Big 5 game viewing