A sustainable Big 5 safari lodge set against a beautiful Drakensberg backdrop

Settled against the backdrop of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains is a safari getaway offering the wild sights and splendours of Shiduli Private Game Reserve. The reserve covers a 9.000 ha of varied and beautiful landscape that is home to a plethora of animals, such as the Big 5 as well as plenty of birds. Guests can go on an early morning or late afternoon game drive and then unwind in the lodge’s world-class Thera Naka Spa. Shiduli Private Game Lodge is involved in outreach programs aimed at uplifting surrounding local communities. The lodge is also close to the renowned Kruger National Park and Hoedspruit, where travellers book a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari.

Stay Location


Best time to go to Kruger Central

Like the rest of the park, Kruger Central enjoys rainy summers and dry winters. During the summer months (November to February), the area is lush with greenery and a spoil of baby animals, which makes it a fantastic time of year for a photographic safari. The winter months (May to August) allow for easily spotting animals, due to vegetation thinning out and water sources being scarce.


Luxury Suite

Shiduli Lodge offers guests the choice between 14 Luxury Suites. Each spacious room is decorated to mirror the colours of the surrounding sunkissed wilderness and fitted with either a double or 2 twin beds and an en-suite bathroom.

Luxury Room Interleading

The 10 Luxury Interleading Rooms offer a relaxing stay after a busy morning spotting game, with a setup ideal for families. The rooms each include either a double or 2 twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with earthy tones.

Royal Suite

The exquisite Royal Suite offers the ultimate honeymoon getaway. This secluded suite has a private deck and plunge pool, making it the perfect spot for romantic sundowners. The spacious room includes a fitted double bed and luxurious en-suite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower.

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