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TOP RATED SHANDON LODGE IS THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF BEST GUEST HOUSES IN NELSPRUIT MBOMBELA. WELCOME TO OUR PLACE OF THE RISING SUN…

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Shandon Lodge is one of the jewels in the crown of guesthouses in Nelspruit. Intimate and situated in the picturesque Lowveld in Mpumalanga Province, the picturesque lodge and B&B in Nelspruit offers a gateway for visitors to a host of attractions, including the Kruger National Park, Nelspruit Botanical Gardens, Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Institute South Africa, the Queen Rose Hiking Trail and Chimp Eden Sanctuary. Located on the fringe of Nelspruit, with outstanding views across the Crocodile River Gorge, as a Nelspruit accommodation or Nelspruit Lodge option, Shandon Lodge also offers quick and convenient access to shopping centers and the central business district so if you have things to do in Nelspruit, this lodge is perfectly situated.

The family owned Shandon Lodge has established itself as the epitome of warmth and hospitality in the Lowveld over the last 25 years. Under the management of owners Antonette & Henry Cawood, guests are assured of commitment to quality in all respects, and a unique home-away-from-home experience. The establishment boasts various awards from Afristay and Booking.com, but also holds the claim of being the first guest house in Nelspruit as of 1992, opening its doors to the public in 1993.

The French styled guest house resembles a small European village, where guests are met with tasteful finishing’s and a mix of old world class, modern hospitality and comfort. Business and leisure travellers alike are struck by the tranquil settling and immaculate gardens, frequently returning to stay when visiting the town again. The decorative climbing vines cascading up the walls and trellis of the guest house add to the air of tranquility.

Shandon Lodge offers 10 luxurious rooms spread across the property, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, offering privacy and convenience. The guest house is spilt level, with various rooms enjoying their own quaint private garden and others with spectacular scenic views of the Crocodile River Gorge. These are all designed to ensure a comfortable stay for all guests, from the discerning businessman to small and large families. Rooms are furnished and decorated with old world French class, with amenities of a modern hotel.

The outside covered deck, provides visitors with the opportunity to take in the peaceful views or prepare for business meetings. The deck has been developed to accommodate various guests at the same time, but still granting the guest his or her own privacy. At Shandon Lodge there are braai facilities, along with an outside seating area for entertaining and enjoying a variety of fine wines, ciders and beers. Adjacent to the deck area is a large open-air swimming pool, which has been beautifully mosaicked – perfect for enjoying those warm Lowveld summer days.

The dining room is that of sophistication and elegance. The food at Shandon Lodge has risen to that of acclaimed status, with various past guests expressing how impressed they were with the food provided. Shandon Lodge also boasts an impressive wine cellar with a wide variety of select wines for the wine connoisseur in all of us to enjoy with their dinner. Read more on our Nelspruit Accommodation Travel Blog.

Shandon Lodge is a captivating guest house that has been designed to provide the personal attention to detail that guests expect and deserve. That same attention to detail is the reason why this unique guest house, in the heart of the Lowveld, has stood the test of time.

Whether you are travelling to our small town on business or if you are vising on holiday, when you choose Nelspruit as your destination, you can look forward to an intriguing experience.

Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga. But that was not always the case. Originally, Nelspruit was a farming community.

Named after the Nel Brothers, who would bring their cattle to the warm Lowveld during the cold winter months, Nelspruit was once the smallest town in the area, a place where travellers would stop only to stock up on a few essentials before passing through to their actual destination.

By the end of the 19th Century, things began to pick up in the town, as the Netherlands-South African Railway Company decided to build what would be called the Eastern Railway. For the first time, Nelspruit started becoming a powerful trade point, what with it being half way between Johannesburg and the port in Mozambique.

This meant new business opportunities began to flourish and people started viewing the town as more than just a place to stop off. Nelspruit was starting its new life as a business hub and once gold was found in the area, there was no stopping the growth.

Today, Nelspruit is home to a little over 110 000 people. Those who choose Nelspruit as their home, just as those who choose to have a holiday here, often do so because they have a close connection to nature. A lot of the surrounding areas are still quite wild and with private game reserves and the Kruger National Park being less than an hour away, it is easy to see why the area is so enchanting.

Nelspruit becomes Mbombela

Although most living and working in the town don’t give much thought to the name, Nelspruit was rebranded not all that long ago.

When looking for Nelspruit accommodation you might well end up viewing a page that displays Mbombela accommodation, and wonder if you are in the right town. That is because, despite some public disapproval, the town was renamed in 2014.

Even though Nelspruit is now Mbombela, most people still call the town by its old name simply because the name is deeply ingrained in the people. And although businesses and entrepreneurs were concerned that the town might drop out of memory, given its new name, business has carried on as usual.

Where business and tourism meet

Nelspruit has the distinct honour of being one of the few towns in South Africa that is both a bustling business destination as well as a tourist hotspot. Its unique location, close to the bush and all the wonders of Africa’s wildlife while also close to historical towns, makes Nelspruit the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a one of a kind holiday.

It is true to say that most people who come to Nelspruit, on holiday that is, aren’t exactly hoping to only see Nelspruit. This is because on its own, Nelspruit doesn’t really have enough to keep you entertained. But it is a great starting point, because when staying in the town, all sorts of fantastic attractions are just a stone’s throw away.

Top Attractions

When staying at our Nelspruit guesthouse, there is so much to see and do both in and around the town.

Whether it is a delightful bushveld hike, or an afternoon spent exploring an old town or village, most of the best nearby attractions, like these 3 popular places, are no more than a 30 minute drive away.

  • Kaapsehoop

With its bohemian vibe and its real village feel, guests travelling to the mountain settlement of Kaapsehoop rarely leave it without at least a small part of themselves being left behind. The mountain is the perfect place for a walk.

  • Tomjachu Bush Retreat

This establishment is a family-owned nature reserve found in the Crocodile Valley Conservancy. It is the closest place to have the safari experience, although without the bigger wildlife like elephants and lion.

  • Barberton

The centre of one of South Africa’s legendary gold rushes, Barberton is also a must-visit. The town still clings onto its heritage and pays tribute to the past with historical walks and numerous museums, many of which are free to enter.

For the business traveller, there are loads of opportunities to grab hold of. With its position on the Maputo Corridor, the town is constantly seeing new businesses and new great ideas come to life. These emerging small businesses are always looking for investors and if you are a business person, you might just find the next big thing in our small town.

Given the fact that Shandon Lodge is nestled in the heart of Nelspruit, guests who stay with us can quite easily make the most of their time in our town, and they will easily be able to navigate their way around. Should you be looking for things to do in our area, or should you need a certain facility for business purposes, you can ask our friendly staff for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) about Guest Houses Nelspruit:

What guest houses in Nelspruit have nice views?

At Shandon Lodge Guest House many of the rooms have a view of the beautiful Lowveld mountains. Shandon Lodge Guest House also has a lovely pool lounge and entertainment/seating area with comfortable patio furniture overlooking the spectacular Nelspruit view.

How much does it cost to stay in a guest house in Nelspruit?

The average price for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150.

Which guest houses in Nelspruit offer an especially good breakfast?

There are many B&Bs offering breakfast in Nelspruit, but the best by far in Shandon Lodge Guest House with choices between an English or Continental breakfast with fruit salad and cereals for self-serve options.

Which guest houses in Nelspruit are good for couples?

We know for a fact that couples love staying at Shandon Lodge Guest House. Shandon is one of the few Nelspruit lodges and resorts that make guests feel warm and romantic upon arrival. The English garden and view over Nelspruit creates a truly unique romantic atmosphere.

What are the best guest houses in Nelspruit close to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport?

By far one of the best B&Bs near Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is Shandon Lodge Guest House only 29km away and situated in a peaceful neighbourhood filled with lush gardens. Although many other Lodges in Nelspruit Mpumalanga may be closer to KMI, the uniqueness of Shandon Lodge is what sets it apart.

How much would a guest house in Nelspruit cost for tonight?

The average Nelspruit lodge prices for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150. If you would like to make a booking for tonight, please see our Nelspruit lodge contact details on the “Contact” Page.

How much is a guest house in Nelspruit for this weekend?

All Nelspruit lodges and Hotels vary in price, but the average price for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) about our bed and breakfast Nelspruit / B&B Nelspruit:

What are the best B&Bs in Nelspruit near Mbombela Stadium?

There are many great B&Bs near Mbombela Stadium. Shandon Lodge Guest House is about 12km away and situated in a lovely neighbourhood.

Which B&Bs in Nelspruit are good for families?

Families would enjoy staying at Shandon Lodge Guest House. Shandon’s Luxury Family Rooms enable families to enjoy the Lowveld view and swimming pool for the summer.

How much would a B&B in Nelspruit cost tonight?

The average cost for one person to stay at Shandon Lodge Guest House for one night including breakfast is R1150.

What B&Bs in Nelspruit have nice views?

At Shandon Lodge Guest House many of the rooms have a view of the beautiful Lowveld mountains. Shandon Lodge Guest House also has a lovely pool lounge and entertainment/seating area with comfortable patio furniture overlooking the spectacular Nelspruit view.

Which B&Bs in Nelspruit offer great breakfasts?

There are many B&Bs offering breakfast in Nelspruit, but the best by far in Shandon Lodge Guest House with choices between an English or Continental breakfast with fruit salad and cereals for self-serve options.

How much is a B&B in Nelspruit for this weekend?

The average price for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150.

How much does it cost to stay at a B&B in Nelspruit?

Nelspruit guest lodges vary in prices, but the average price for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150.

What are some of the best B&Bs for stays in Nelspruit?

One of the most popular B&Bs to stay in Nelspruit is Shandon Lodge Guest House because of its lush gardens, huge swimming pull and view over the Lowveld mountains.

Which B&Bs in Nelspruit are good for couples?

Couples love staying at Shandon Lodge Guest House. The English garden and view over Nelspruit creates a romantic atmosphere.

What are the best B&Bs in Nelspruit near Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport?

By far one of the best B&Bs near Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is Shandon Lodge Guest House only 29km away and situated in a peaceful neighbourhood filled with lush gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) about affordable luxury guest houses in Nelspruit

What guest houses in Nelspruit have nice views?

At Shandon Lodge Guest House many of the rooms have a view of the beautiful Lowveld mountains. Shandon Lodge Guest House also has a lovely pool lounge and entertainment/seating area with comfortable patio furniture overlooking the Nelspruit view.

Which guest houses in Nelspruit are good for families?

Families would enjoy staying at Shandon Lodge Guest House. Shandon’s Luxury Family Rooms enable families to enjoy the Lowveld view and swimming pool for the summer.

How much does it cost to stay in a guest house in Nelspruit?

The average price for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150.

Which guest houses in Nelspruit offer an especially good breakfast?

There are many B&Bs offering breakfast in Nelspruit, but the best by far in Shandon Lodge Guest House with choices between an English or Continental breakfast with fruit salad and cereals for self-serve options. Some say that Shandon Nelspruit Lodge Mpumalanga makes one of the best guest house breakfasts in town.

Which guest houses in Nelspruit are good for couples?

Couples love staying at Shandon Lodge Guest House. The English garden and view over Nelspruit creates a romantic atmosphere. Head over to our “Gallery” page and see our romantic Nelspruit lodge pictures for yourself.

What are the best guest houses in Nelspruit close to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport?

By far one of the best B&Bs near Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is Shandon Lodge Guest House only 29km away and situated in a peaceful neighbourhood filled with lush gardens. If you need our Nelspruit Lodge directions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

How much would a guest house in Nelspruit cost for tonight?

The average price for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150. If you would like to make a booking for tonight, please check availability via our Nelspruit lodge contact numbers which can be found on our “Contact” page.

How much is a guest house in Nelspruit for this weekend?

Nelspruit accommodation lodges vary in price, although the average price for one person to spend the night at Shandon Lodge Guest House breakfast included in R1150. We suggest when booking with lodges in Nelspruit, that you make sure via their Nelspruit lodge reviews that previous guests enjoyed their stay.

Our conveniently located Guest House in Nelspruit is situated:

  • 6 km from Mediclinic Nelspruit, Westend Spar & Arkansus Spur

  • 3 km from Steiltes Mall

  • 8 km from I’langa Mall

  • 12 km from Riverside Mall and Emnotweni Casino and Mpumalanga Provincial Government

  • 20 km from White River

  • 10 km from the Lowveld Botanic Gardens

  • 66 km from the Kruger National Park Malelane Gate

This owner managed lodge, offers an award winning 4 star guest house experience accommodating both business travellers and tourists visiting the city of Nelspruit, or newly named Mbombela, in the heart of the Lowveld. Situated in suburbia Ext 11 Nelspruit, Shandon Lodge Guest House provides close proximity to the CBD city centre, and convenient accessibility to malls(like Westend Shopping Centre, Steiltes Shopping Centre, I’langa Mall, Riverside Mall) and hospitals(Nelspruit Medi-Clinic or Busamed Lowveld Private Hospital).

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The Shandon Lodge Guest House is perfectly located for day trips to the Lowveld Panorama, the Queen Rose Hiking Trail and a short drive from the world renowned Kruger National Park. The Lowveld Botanical Gardens are located only a few minutes drive away. Shandon Lodge Guest House is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens boasting a large central swimming pool area extending onto a luxurious covered deck providing stunning mountainous views of the Crocodile River Gorge.

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This owner managed lodge, offers an award winning 4 star guest house experience accommodating both business travelers and tourists visiting the city of Nelspruit, or newly named Mbombela, in the heart of the Lowveld. Situated in suburbia Ext 11 Nelspruit, Shandon Lodge Guest House provides close proximity to the CBD city centre, and convenient accessibility to malls(like Westend Shopping Centre, Steiltes Shopping Centre, I’langa Mall, Riverside Mall) and hospitals(Nelspruit Medi-Clinic or Busamed Lowveld Private Hospital). The Shandon Lodge Guest House is perfectly located for day trips to the Lowveld Panorama and the world renowned Kruger National Park.

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Shandon Lodge is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens boasting a large central swimming pool area extending onto a luxurious covered deck providing stunning mountainous views of the Crocodile River Gorge. A perfectly shaded spot to relax, prepare business reports or meet with guests for sundowners after a long day of exploring or business meetings. Our accommodation offers 11 luxury en-suite bedrooms of varying sizes, with Standard/Luxury or Superior/Luxury accommodation options. All rooms have private access making it easy to come and go as you please. Complimentary Wi-Fi and secure off street parking are provided.

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A PERFECTLY SHADED SPOT TO RELAX, PREPARE BUSINESS REPORTS OR MEET WITH GUESTS FOR SUNDOWNERS AFTER A LONG DAY OF EXPLORING OR BUSINESS MEETINGS.

Our Nelspruit accommodation offers 11 luxury en-suite bedrooms of varying sizes, with Standard/Luxury or Superior/Luxury accommodation options. All rooms have private access making it easy to come and go as you please. Complimentary Wi-Fi and secure off street parking are provided.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY

Tony and Jane make you feel so welcome and relaxed, the food was incredible, so many extra little touches such as complimentary port and chocolates, attention to detail, will definitely stay again, thank you

“A WONDERFUL HOMELY PLACE TO STAY”
Kellie B, Australia

We stayed there for 1 night but it was too short. There is a beautiful lounge area near the pool in the garden where you can sit and relax during the night. Excellent host Jane is and she makes sure that everyting is perfect to the detail.

“EXCELLENT STAY IN NELSPRUIT”
Mrs H Leidschendam, The Netherlands

Beautiful lodge, clean, comfortable and luxurious rooms. The breakfasts were superb and Natasha was a true professional. Loved the personal touch and the way we were made to feel at home. We are definitely coming back.

“EXCELLENT LODGE”
Mr & Mrs Aldina M, Johannesburg

We stayed at the Shandon for one night. The room was absolutely fabulous. The attention to detail was really impressive and the food was fantastic. Natasha made us feel at home and was a great host! I would recommend this place to anybody.

“ATTENTION TO DETAIL”
Mike Baotou

Tony and Jane make you feel so welcome and relaxed, the food was incredible, so many extra little touches such as complimentary port and chocolates, attention to detail, will definitely stay again, thank you

“A WONDERFUL HOMELY PLACE TO STAY”
Kellie B, Australia

We stayed there for 1 night but it was too short. There is a beautiful lounge area near the pool in the garden where you can sit and relax during the night. Excellent host Jane is and she makes sure that everyting is perfect to the detail.

“EXCELLENT STAY IN NELSPRUIT”
Mrs H Leidschendam, The Netherlands

Beautiful lodge, clean, comfortable and luxurious rooms. The breakfasts were superb and Natasha was a true professional. Loved the personal touch and the way we were made to feel at home. We are definitely coming back.

“EXCELLENT LODGE”
Mr & Mrs Aldina M, Johannesburg

We stayed at the Shandon for one night. The room was absolutely fabulous. The attention to detail was really impressive and the food was fantastic. Natasha made us feel at home and was a great host! I would recommend this place to anybody.

“ATTENTION TO DETAIL”
Mike Baotou

Tony and Jane make you feel so welcome and relaxed, the food was incredible, so many extra little touches such as complimentary port and chocolates, attention to detail, will definitely stay again, thank you

“A WONDERFUL HOMELY PLACE TO STAY”
Kellie B, Australia

Beautiful lodge, clean, comfortable and luxurious rooms. The breakfasts were superb and Natasha was a true professional. Loved the personal touch and the way we were made to feel at home. We are definitely coming back.

“EXCELLENT LODGE”
Mr & Mrs Aldina M, Johannesburg

We stayed there for 1 night but it was too short. There is a beautiful lounge area near the pool in the garden where you can sit and relax during the night. Excellent host Jane is and she makes sure that everyting is perfect to the detail.

“EXCELLENT STAY IN NELSPRUIT”
Mrs H Leidschendam, The Netherlands

We stayed at the Shandon for one night. The room was absolutely fabulous. The attention to detail was really impressive and the food was fantastic. Natasha made us feel at home and was a great host! I would recommend this place to anybody.

“ATTENTION TO DETAIL”
Mike Baotou

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