Recipe: Shumbalala Game Lodge’s Famous Homemade Rusks

Posted on Thu January 25, 2024.

At Shumbalala Game Lodge, we're passionate about creating experiences that embody the authentic spirit and essence of our surroundings. A quintessential part of this experience is the delight of indulging in our famous homemade rusks, a traditional South African treat that brings a sense of homeliness and comfort with every bite.

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The Seasonal Symphony: Migratory Birds in South Africa's Summer at Shumbalala Game Lodge

Posted on Thu November 9, 2023.

As the Lowveld warms and the days extend, birdwatchers are in for a real treat. With the seasonal shift, a diverse array of migratory birds make their way here, joining the extensive variety of species that call South Africa home. Of the 850 species gracing our skies, about 100 are migrants, attracted by the abundant food, warmer temperatures, and favourable breeding conditions our summer offers.

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Unplugging in Luxury: The Health Benefits of a Safari

Posted on Mon October 9, 2023.

In today's fast-paced world, juggling work, family, and personal time often leaves us with a lingering sense of stress and anxiety. The constant hustle, though celebrated by many, has left our mental well-being on the sidelines. But what if the antidote to our modern malaise doesn't come in a pill or a promotion, but in the whispering winds through the trees and feeling the earth beneath our feet? Nature, it turns out, is one of the most underutilised health boosters, with science-backed benefits that range from reduced stress to improved physical health. And the most enriching way to immerse oneself in nature's embrace? A rejuvenating safari.

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Revealing the Hidden Language of the Bush

Posted on Wed September 27, 2023.

When you set off on a safari with Shumbalala Game Lodge in the heart of Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, you enter a realm where every sight and sound tells a story. You might wonder how our skilled guides and trackers seem to magically reveal incredible wildlife - it isn't down to sheer luck! It's a nuanced art form - a dialogue with nature that we are excited to share with you.

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Celebrating Women’s Month at Shumbalala Game Lodge

Posted on Mon August 21, 2023.

As Women’s Month is celebrated across South Africa, we at Shumbalala Game Lodge are overflowing with gratitude for the phenomenal women in our team. Whether they are ensuring our guests' comfort, whipping up culinary delights in the kitchen, or making our guests feel right at home in the bush, their roles are pivotal. When you get to know these remarkable women you learn that their life stories are full of perseverance, selfless kindness, and service to others. Despite the challenges they’ve faced, they’re still dancing optimistically through life, serving with a smile.

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