Shibula Lodge & Spa


The gracious Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa is located in the malaria-free game reserve Welgevonden Private Nature Reserve in the Northern Province of South Africa. Shibula Lodge is set at only two and a half hours’ driving time from Johannesburg.


Explore an amazing landscape of rough, rocky terrain and wide-open grass plains. Shibula Lodge & Spa nestles amidst unspoilt wilderness housing abundant and diverse wildlife: It is an elegant luxury lodge with a special flair.


During construction, great read more » care was taken to keep the impact on the natural surroundings as low as possible. As a result, a luxury resort with a unique ambiance of naturalness was created.


Spend exciting days in the wilderness tracking big game and the legendary Big Five. Returning to your comfortable accommodation at night, you might enjoy pampering yourself with massages and baths at the Shibula’s Bush Spa.


The Shibula Lodge offers guests an exotic and luxurious accommodation and a South African experience that is greatly enhanced by the superb and personal service. An unforgettable holiday set in the heart of nature awaits you!


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The Shibula Lodge offers its distinguished guests seven highly luxurious suites and chalets, which are different in size and style.


Comfortable wilderness lodging may be experienced at the two individual read more » chalets with one Jacuzzi or the two double chalets with a separate bedroom and adjacent lounge, accommodating four to six guests.


The perfect choice for couples, the Honeymoon Suite features a spa-bathroom and a private lounge. Alternatively, you may choose a luxurious suite with private lounge and Jacuzzi.


Highlight of the lodge is the Shibula Royal Suite: The fine unit includes two very luxurious bedrooms and a private lounge with its own fireplace. A large swimming pool is located at the centre of the Shibula Suite, which accommodates four to six people.


All of the units offer en-suite bathrooms. Decorated in a graceful Victorian style, each bathroom features two showers, one indoors and one open-air, as well as a bathtub. A television, mini-bar and ventilator form part of the facilities.


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Set out for the bush to track the legendary Big Five. The Shibula Lodge offers classic open jeep game drives, of course, accompanied by a professional guide, who ensures absolute security and plenty of read more » sightings.


A safari at the Welgevonden Reserve is completely different to a zoo. Experience lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo from up close and in their natural habitat. Wild and unpredictable - but romantically beautiful – the real Africa!


The Shibula’s Bush Spa offers serene tranquillity and relaxation. Kick back, unwind and treat yourself to a professional massage in the pristine wilderness setting!


Besides full body massages, the spa also offers facial massages and foot reflexology as well as many others. The Bush Spa would not be complete without its inviting swimming pools and Jacuzzis.


Moreover, the Shibula Lodge sports a modern fitness centre and a swimming pool for doing some easy laps or relaxing by the water’s edge in a sun-lounger, enjoying the African sun.


Those guests who appreciate a good book may stop by the Shibula’s library to pick up a read to be devoured in the shade beneath the soaring trees with a cool drink in hand!


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