Guests per Safari Vehicle
Your journey begins in the most extraordinary setting you could imagine. Combining the best experiences of a private safari lodge with the charm of the camp, your journey will be unique and unforgettable.
Zulu Camp is built in traditional Zulu style with streams from the nearby river running through the camp. Your adventure starts as you stand on the deck overlooking the river that is home to many animal species. The sound of birdcalls echo across the water, and in the late afternoon you might hear the plaintive call of the fish eagle as the hippos return to wallow in the river.
In Africa we love telling stories of our experiences and sharing our knowledge of the African bush, of adventures and unforgettable animal encounters, our customs and our heritage. We are passionate about Africa and we share that passion with our guests.
When you embark on an African safari you will soon discover that it is a life-changing adventure where our story becomes a part of your own.
The remarkable setting of the camp reflects your stay of luxurious comfort. Your journey will be a holistic experience, ideal for quiet contemplation. Here you are free to spend your time as you wish. It is within this beautiful setting that one has a chance to reflect and gain a true understanding of the connection we have with our environment. We have created a place with heart and soul that will inspire our guests to take home a lasting memory of the world they have visited.
At Zulu Camp the unhurried atmosphere, combined with the natural beauty of the surroundings, creates a romantic backdrop for an idyllic bush retreat.
Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve offers you the extraordinary experience of staying in traditional honeycomb-shaped chalets in the heart of the bushveld. From early morning until dusk the air is filled with echoing birdcalls, highlighting the uniqueness of being part of the natural bush surroundings.
Each chalet is decorated in elegant Afro-French Provincial style, with a double bed dressed in the finest linens, French armoire, and full-length mirror, with direct dial satellite phone. The luxurious bathroom with bath and shower leads out to a refreshing outdoor shower on the private deck overlooking the surrounding bushveld.
Your personal Butler is on hand to turn down your room in the evening and to assist you at all times.
The Shambala Spa is a unique, intimate wellness retreat situated in a secluded bush clearing along the riverside. A warm welcome awaits you at the Spa, with individualised Spa treatments for relaxing, revitalising and rejuvenating the senses.
Each unique therapy is created using pure, natural ingredients, aromas and textures to enhance a holistic sense of wellbeing. After your revitalising Spa time you can sit back and relax on the Spa deck and bask in the warmth of the African sun. Enjoy a light refreshment while taking in the views of the river and the surrounding bush, with the sound of the water adding a magical theme. This is the most unforgettable Spa experience in a truly amazing bush setting.
Shambala Private Game Reserve covers almost 10,000 hectares under the watchful guardianship of the picturesque, malaria-free Waterberg mountains, and the magnificent African bushveld is home to a wide variety of remarkable flora and fauna.
Whether you discover it in the bush, the mountains or the silence; whether you feel it in the air or see it in the magnificent, proud wildlife of this land, your own paradise is here, deep within the heart and soul of Shambala.
A gentle drive through shallow waters forms a spectacular natural entrance to the paradise where peace, tranquillity and harmony are part of everyday life. There is an overwhelming awareness of being an intrinsic part of nature, surrounded by the sound of birdcalls and a vast expanse of bushveld that is home to many and varied wildlife species.
Shambala aims to maintain an ideal ecosystem throughout the wider reserve area, and to achieve a harmonious and ecologically sound environment. We are actively involved in wildlife conservation and a comprehensive anti-rhino poaching programme.
In addition to the Big Five, Shambala Private Game Reserve is home to the endangered sable antelope, black impala, tsessebe, and black rhino, as well as disease-free buffalo. The population of each species is carefully monitored to maintain a combination that not only ensures unique game viewing, but also creates a natural and beneficial balance between species.
7 Luxury Chalets
1 Superior Chalet
At an additional cost:
In the interests of safety, children’s participation in activities is at the discretion of the guide
OR Tambo International Airport
2 hours, 30 minutes from Johannesburg
Zulu Camp Shambala Game Reserv, Shambala Private Game Reserve, Vaalwater, South Africa