Shambala Zulu Camp South Africa

Shambala Zulu Lodge is owned by the same family that has the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg.

Lodge Zulu Camp


Shambala is a Tibetan word meaning “peace on earth”. The Camp is built in Zulu Style- undaluting thatched huts. Huts that are very specious and comfortable with tall ceilings, and beautiful bathrooms. Attention to detail, down to crisp linen sheets, is delightful. It is a small place – 9 chalets. It welcomes a lot of heads of states and security is top notch. We can helicopter from Johannesburg or take a two and half hour drive up into the Waterberg Mountains- north of Johannesburg. A Malaria free zone, Shambala las 12,000 acres of private game reserve.
I found the staff to be completely warm and welcoming. My butler, Norman, anticipated every wish. I never had to repeat a request. Always there with a smile. The food was outstanding, by chef Tshepo. Probably the most inventive, beautifully presented and just great tasting meals I have ever experienced on Safari. I will dream about his homemade bread. Teamed with his wife, Elizabeth, the manager, the operation of the camp spins like a top.

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One thought on “Shambala Zulu Camp South Africa

  1. Dear Cathy,

    Wow. This place is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your trips with all of us. As an armchair tourist I have to say, I love your choices of destinations. Cathy, you are definitely living my dream!

    By the way, it was so nice to see you at your Mom’s house. Also, I haven’t yet been able to restore the dolls that had enormous splits in their heads, or eyes that are broken, But I have been able to bring your Toni back to life a bit. She’s waiting for me to find some period socks to complete her. I will send some photos to you when I can figure out your proper email.

    Cheers and Happy Trails! Linda McMullen DePascale

    Sent from my iPhone

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