Project Description


Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa

This sanctuary in the bush hugs the banks of a scenic river, offering magnificent views of the overhanging cliffs. The antics of a resident baboon troop entertain guests. The lodge is situated close to the best game viewing areas of the Welgevonden Game Reserve. The area surrounding the Lodge has the largest concentration of leopard in the reserve, and hippo and cheetah are also often seen close to the lodge.

Voted by Getaway Magazine as “one of the top 10 most romantic destinations in South Africa” Chosen by Elle Magazine as one of the “Pick of the Best Bush Lodges” Chosen by Sarie Magazine as “Elegant in the Bush” Five Star Accredited Lodge by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. AA Quality Assurance: Superior in Game Lodge category.


Luxurious, Unique Suites

Accommodation is offered in eight luxurious suites, each unique from one another. All suites feature a spacious private patio, indoor and outdoor showers, double basins, air conditioning, mini bar and a Victorian bath for the ultimate in relaxation. The Royal Suite is ideal for families, and features an interleading lounge, private pool, and fireplace.

Enjoy the finest of South African Cuisine and Wine

Dining at Shibula Lodge is a festive experience, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining experience includes formal, seated dinners in the main lodge dining room, romantic dinners in the wine cellar upon request, and starlit dinners in the outdoor dining boma. During dinner, guests are entertained by the resident Shibula singers and dancers.
Shibula Lodge’s wine cellar is stocked with an extensive selection of award-winning South African wines, to complement the fresh, South African inspired cuisine prepared by the chef.


Morning and afternoon game drives in an open safari vehicle invite guests to experience the exhilarating Welgevonden reserve.
Once you return to the main lodge, enjoy a refreshing swim in the sparkling swimming pool, or relax in the intimate lounge area, on a wooden deck overlooking the waterhole. Or pamper your senses with a range of treatments and massages offered in the Bush Spa.
When night falls, enjoy the spectacular sight of the African sky unfolding around you. Experienced “Sky Rangers” are available by request, for an excellent stargazing experience.

Family Travel

The lodge welcomes children from the age of 6 years, they will be permitted on regular game drives at the rangers discretion. Younger children should be supervised at all times.



Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa rates are highly competitive and individually calculated. Please contact us for your personal quote.
Our consultants have first- hand experience at Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa and look forward to assisting you with your holiday.