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Villa (Nelson Mandela 1 Pres Suite & 5 Rooms)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 12 Max

Luxury Chalet, 1 King Bed, View (Thached Chalet, Outdoor Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Chalet

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Amenities

Property Features

Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve features a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Dining options at the lodge include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the lodge's bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This luxury lodge also offers spa services, a library, and a terrace. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A total renovation of this property was completed in May 2014.

Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve has designated areas for smoking.

  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Express check-in
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Number of poolside bars - 1
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 2010
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free valet parking
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Free reception
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Wheelchair accessible – no
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Concierge services
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Total number of rooms - 9
  • Television in common areas
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Wedding services
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room Amenities

Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature free minibar items and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. This Vaalwater lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Premium bedding
  • Second bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Free WiFi
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Individually decorated
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar (stocked, free items)
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Number of bedrooms - 1
  • Number of bathrooms - 1

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food & Drink

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Restaurant and Bar - This poolside bar specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open 24 hours.

Al Fresco all day dinning - This poolside brasserie specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Spa Services

Shambala Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 14
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Nearby Activities

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Game drive on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Safari on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Game viewing on site

Hotel Policies

Payment types

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 4125 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning

Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are available

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Masks are compulsory at the property

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Contactless food service / room service is available

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Reservation is not required for facilities onsite

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Contactless check-out is not available

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Mobile key entry is not available

Gloves are available to guests

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is not available

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Service animals not allowed

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service

Debit cards

Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Children and extra beds

  • Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 11 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets or service animals allowed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children 11 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

Hotel Names

  • Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve Lodge
  • Zulu Camp Lodge
  • Zulu Camp Lodge Vaalwater
  • Zulu Camp Vaalwater
  • Zulu Camp Vaalwater, Waterberg, South Africa
  • Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve Vaalwater
  • Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve Lodge Vaalwater

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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