About Us



The Crocodile River forms the southern border of South Africa’s oldest and most famous National Park. At sunrise, white-bellied sunbirds join the dawn chorus as migrant kingfishers dart for prey. As the day warms up, crocodiles bask and hippos wallow with an eye out for the Big Five, and myriad other species of wildlife, that come to drink.

The river meanders westwards and as it nears the Mozambique border, it forms a peninsula that juts right into Kruger. Once part of a farm, this unique promontory is soon to become an incomparable retreat named after the surrounding hills that were once roamed by one of the Kruger’s biggest tuskers, the friendly giant Shawu.

In close proximity to Malelane and Komatipoort towns, Shawu’s Hills Wildlife Estate has been sensitively designed. The modern architectural aesthetic is perfectly suited to the bushveld setting, structurally complementing the environment, its textures and forms. In the lodges and cabins, timber ceilings and screeded floors will be bounded by floor-to-ceiling glass which opens to large private verandas and an infinity pool that mirrors the riverine vistas beyond.

Choose whether you want to own your own piece of this paradise or part-own. Approved plans include 93 full-title stands, 20 fractional lodges, 75 – 100 timeshare units and one commercial lodge. Each and every one enjoying river frontage, and each having access to the landscaped recreation area with its restaurants and sports offering.

There are a number of activities nearby including, of course, game-drives in Kruger and the surrounding private reserves. Sports lovers can catch the Pumas or TS Galaxy games at the Mbombela Stadium, or enjoy a round of golf at Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club and the world-famous Leopard Creek course. The Sudwala Caves are a short drive away, as is the Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

Malelane is well supplied with supermarkets, and has a brand new hospital under construction, while Komatipoort offers a gateway to Mozambique.

But we think that once you’ve experienced Shawu’s Hills for yourself, you’ll never want to leave.

It is simply, serenity reimagined.



“Real freedom lies in wilderness.” – Charles Lindbergh

Shawu’s Hills is a place apart. A sanctuary, a beautiful window onto an untamed world. Looking across the Crocodile River to the guarded wilds of the Kruger brings a peace that only those who know and love the bush have experienced. We know just how precious it is.

With this in mind, we have put together a team of experts who are as committed as we are to this precious land and the exciting undertaking ahead.

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Home to the celebrated Big Five, as well as an impressive 336 species of flora, 49 species of fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals, The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s oldest and most diverse safari destination.

For nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for a bit of tranquillity, this well-maintained, 19,623 km2 wilderness is a slice of paradise. Besides the breathtaking fauna and flora, visitors will enjoy discovering the San rock paintings, museums and archaeological sites that tell the ancient history of this unique slice of the African continent.

It is said that those who visit Kruger leave forever changed by the experience and yearn to return.



Marula Sunrise Lodge is a five-star 10-sleeper lodge in Mjejane Game Reserve with every convenience you could wish for. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River with private access to the Kruger National Park and neighbouring private game reserves, it’s the ideal destination for a regular escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can own your slice of Marula Sunrise Lodge on a fractional ownership basis – limited shares available.

Located in the southern Kruger National Park conservation area, Simbini Lifestyle Estate boasts 24 stands that combine architectural opulence and the ultimate in technology with the beauty of its natural surroundings. With a host of activities on offer, easy access to amenities and excellent security, Simbini Lifestyle Estate is perfect for those who want to combine luxury living with easy access to the untamed wild.