Shibula Game Lodge

Shibula Lodge and Bush Spa is a five star accredited lodge in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province. The lodge offers the discerning visitor an African experience in all its untamed magnificence, together with truly superb standards of hospitality.

Voted by Getaway as one of the top 10 most romantic destinations in South Africa, and by Elle and Marie Claire as one of the "Pick of the Best" Bush Lodges.

Shibula Lodge hugs the banks of a scenic river and has magnificent views of the overhanging cliffs, where the antics of the resident baboon troop entertain guests. It is superbly situated close to the best game viewing areas of the 36 000 hectare private Welgevonden Game Reserve.

This malaria-free reserve, where the big five (Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant and Leopard) roam freely, is home to an extraordinary diversity of plant and animal wildlife, as well as more than 350 species of birds.

Guests are assured of exceptional game viewing, including some of the best Rhino sightings on the continent. A large variety of different antelope can be seen too. Rare game species includes Aardvark and Brown Hyena, Eland, Gemsbok, Tsessebe and Bush Pig. Night game drives give the visitor an experience of South African nocturnal wildlife. Recently Hippo and more Cheetah have been introduced to the reserve.