COUNTRY: South Africa
AREA: Zululand and Maputaland
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge is a truly unique 4-star graded lodge in Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa where the view from the spectacular setting is particularly breathtaking as you gaze out onto Lake Jozini, the Lebombo Mountains and the Pongola Game Reserves.
Privately owned and managed by the Blevin family who have lived in the area for many years, Shayamoya exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere. It's an ideal location for avid anglers, game viewing enthusiasts and your latest conference. And it's very child friendly.
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge is located 360 km from Durban and 460km from Johannesburg.
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge offers 2 different types of accommodation:
Bush Chalets: There are 8 standard bush chalets, which are appointed with stylish elegance. You can relax on your private deck and observe the curious behaviour of the scarlet-breasted sunbird or have a visit from our resident Spotted Eagle Owl, Nandi.
Honeymoon Chalets: Enjoy private moments in your own Kingdom of the 2 honeymoon suites where the views is endless. The thatched chalets are built of local wood and stone and blend deliciously into their wild surrounding.
Shayamoya has one chalet that is wheelchair accessible with ramps as access.
Other accommodation features:
Outdoor showers & En-suite bathrooms: Getting even closer to nature, enjoy the experience of taking a steamy outdoor shower under the stars. Each chalet is beautifully finished with attention to detail, such as the custom made basins and brass taps in the bathrooms.
Gardens: Well manicured pathways link the chalets with the central lodge. Marvel at the extra ordinary indigenous gardens hosting over 60 species of aloes. While strolling from the chalets, you may come across duiker, zebra and guinea fowl that roam around the lodge.
Guests gather in the central lodge where they join in the camaraderie and share their happy experiences. Shayamoya offers a fully licensed bar to make your stay pleasantly bubbly.
Refresh with a dip in the swimming pool or cool off under the shade of the gazebo.
The lodge operates on electricity and there is a back-up generator for the odd occasions when we have lightning storm and the electricity supply in the area is cut.
The curio shop is small but contains Shayamoya and African memorabilia.
The Bundu Pot restaurant at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge treats you to sumptuous meals of South African flavourings. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, inviting new and interesting friendships. Traditional braais are held outdoors around the crackling fire and the feeling of true Africa reaches every soul. For special occasssions and by advanced notice, Shayamoya's flexibility allows us to spoil guests with breakfasts served on the river bank or bush dinners enjoyed under the star-studded sky, lit only by candles. Many of our vegetables, herbs and fruit are home grown at our sister farm, Tamboti Ridge, whose diary also supplies us with fresh milk, butter, yoghurt and feta cheese.
Constructed under the deck of the central lodge, is the Lodge's earthy wine cellar offering an interesting selecting of wines. The cellar is a wonderful setting for romantic dinners so if you are planning something special, let us know to reserve this spot for you.
Tiger fishing: Shayamoya's specialty! Tiger fishing is the truly exciting activity, which we offer. These ferocious fighting game fish are rare to South African waters; however they enjoy the sub tropical conditions of the area. Good sizes have been caught in the Pongolapoort Lake where the official record is 8.3kg. There is also a ranch dam, which is stocked with bass as well as tiger fish. The lodge has a good selection of fishing rods, tackle and boats for hire, and fishing expeditions can be chartered.
Game drives: The morning game drive departs between 6am and 7am seasonally. The afternoon game drive departs between 3pm and 4pm. The drives are 3hrs of fantastic bush experience where our rangers enlighten you on all aspects of nature. Game drives take place on the Phongolo Nature Reserve, the neighboring National Reserve, which is the first Reserve to be proclaimed in Africa by Paul Kruger in 1894. The Reserve has an excellent population of wild life from white rhino, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, giraffe to a wide variety of antelope
Boat cruises: The boat cruise takes place up the Pongola River and into the Lake. The boat is flat bottomed with 12 seats and has a canvas cover overhead. The boat cruise is wonderful for bird watching, sighting of hippo, crocodile and where game can be seen at the water's edge, making for an interesting perspective.
Birding: The area is an extremely rich and rewarding birding destination, boasting around 400 species of birds. Shayamoya has a wide variety of exciting birding habitats on offer most of which is typical Zululand Thornveld. Birding is enjoyed either on the game drive, boat cruise where a fascinating variety of water birds are seen from the water, and guided walks with our experienced game rangers.
Rhino tracking: Many guests enjoy stretching their legs where they encounter game and especially the "prehistoric looking" rhino on foot. Guests are also welcome to take an unguided walk on the Shayamoya property - The Idube Trail.
Mountain biking: A fun time! Trails of 18km from exhilarating, adrenalin pumping downhill runs, to gentle peddling in scenic surroundings scattered with plains game. Please bring your own bike.
Entertainment for children: Kids game drives, nature walks, puzzles, building blocks, paints and colouring in sets, along with DVDs.
Other activities and attractions in the area include:
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge is an excellent corporate venue catering for small conferences and tailor made company team buildings. The lodge becomes exclusively yours during that period, allowing for maximum productivity and privacy. Some of the fun activities include fishing competitions, bird identifying competitions, wine tastings and theme evenings.
The restaurant in the central lodge is used as the meeting area, seating 25 delegates in a U shape formation. Shayamoya is equipped with an overhead projector, screen, white board, flip chart and marker pens. There is no extra charge for the equipment.
|Rate||Description||Start Date||End Date|
|ZAR 1070||Standard Chalet, per person per night sharing||1 Nov 2009||31 Oct 2010|
|ZAR 1265||Premium Chalet, per person per night sharing|
Rates include: Dinner, bed and breakfast daily. Please note that rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates exclude: Lodge transfers, activities, personal bar and telephone account, laundry service, curios, gratuities.
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