uShaka Lodge

A beautiful 7 room lodge with a stunning lounge and dining area, pool, spa and tropical gardens, all of which are reserved **for the fortunate few who stay in uShaka Lodge. This is the owners’ former residence and has varying room sizes and designs. Your adventure starts in the living area, with a magnificent shark tank extending from one end to the other and with three of the coolest Colobus monkeys watching you from the other side! From the minute you walk in the door you will be transported to deepest Africa – every part of uShaka is decorated in a truly African lodge theme and features fine carvings, artworks and artefacts from throughout Africa. The indoor and outdoor entertaining areas are only metres from the edge of Lake Burley Griffin and have magnificent views across the lake to Black Mountain. uShaka is the Zulu word for shark, but also refers to Shaka Zulu who was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu kingdom and a stay here combines the magnificence of Africa and the wonders of the ocean.

** Please note, uShaka Lodge is for the exclusive use of those guests staying in uShaka Lodge rooms, however, guests staying in JB and GTH are welcome to relax in the lodge lounge area after the morning tour, until the 11am checkout. When Jamala is at capacity, uShaka guests will have pre dinner drinks in the Rainforest Cave, and dine upstairs with the sharks. Frequently asked  questions

Virtual Tour Jamala Reception

Virtual Tour uShaka lounge

Virtual Tour pool area 

uShaka Lodge – Wild Encounter Room 1

A terrace and garden are outside your room and as there are no wild animals there, we take you into the zoo in the morning to visit the cheetahs, where you have a special hands-on meeting with the fastest animal on earth!* Go into their enclosure to meet these unrestrained big cats! This is the only room in all of Jamala Wildlife Lodge where this is included! The Cheetah Room is situated adjacent to the lodge lounge area and has a spa bath and separate shower. Additional bedding utilises a roll away bed

 

*Up to 2 adult guests can meet the cheetah. Please note that because animals natures and reactions can change, no guarantee can be given that we can introduce you to the cheetah. In the rare event that this meeting cannot happen, we will take you to one or more personal meetings with other animals after discussing options with you.

 

 Floorplan

No of rooms: 1 | Maximum adults per room: 3 | Maximum total guests per room: 3

 

uShaka Lodge  – Reef Room

The only room at Jamala that features a large viewing window looking directly into a 5 metre deep ocean aquarium!  The Maori Wrasse and Flowery Cod and their friends will spend as much time checking you out as you do watching them. Pop over to the other window and see if you can spot the hyenas. This room is situated in a private corner adjacent to the uShaka lounge room and offers the best of both worlds! Additional bedding utilises a roll away bed.

 

Floorplan

No of rooms: 1 | Maximum adults per room: 3 | Maximum total guests per room: 3

 

uShaka Lodge – Wild Encounter Room 2

This room is a short stroll from the main lounge, down a flight of stairs, with views of the Molonglo River. There are no animals outside your room, but in the morning we take you into the zoo to visit the meerkats*, where you have a special hands-on meeting with these incredibly cute animals. This is the only room in all of Jamala Wildlife Lodge where this is included! The room also has a private terrace and its split level design features a lounge area that can comfortably accommodate 2 children.  Additional bedding utilises a double pull out sofa bed.

*Encounter is for 2 people. Minimum age for the Meerkat Encounter is 12 years. Please note that because animals natures and reactions can change, no guarantee can be given that we can introduce you to the meerkats. In the rare event that this meeting cannot happen, we will take you to one or more personal meetings with other animals after discussing options with you.

 

Floorplan

No of rooms: 1 | Maximum adults per room: 3 | Maximum total guests per room: 4 

Ushaka Lodge – Lemur Rooms

The Lemur Rooms overlook the Molonglo River and one looks towards Scrivener Dam and Black Mountain and the other overlooks the lion enclosures. They have a large viewing window looking directly into the lemur enclosure where you can watch this fascinating troop play!

The Lemur Rooms are able to cater for guests with disabilities

 

Virtual Tour   Floorplan

No of rooms: 2 | Maximum adults per room: 2 | Maximum total guests per room: 2

 

uShaka Lodge – Wild Encounter Suite

A terrace and garden are outside your room and as there are no wild animals there, we take you into the zoo in the morning to visit the hyenas*. After meeting them up close, you will understand why this misunderstood animal is regarded as one of the most fascinating of all. The Hyena Suite is part of the main Lodge and features 2 rooms both with sitting areas and 1 bathroom, which has a spa bath and separate shower. It is perfect for larger families or two couples, as the 5th and 6th guest stay free! Bedding consists of 2 x King Size beds and 2 sofa beds. This is a split level suite with bedroom 2 down a small flight of 3 stairs.

*Please note that because animals natures and reactions can change, no guarantee can be given that we can introduce you to the hyena. In the rare event that this meeting cannot happen, we will take you to one or more personal meetings with other animals after discussing options with you.

 

Floorplan

No of rooms: 1 | Maximum adults per room: 4 | Maximum total guests per room: 6

uShaka Lodge – Shark Grand Suite

The Shark Grand Suite is up a flight of stairs and has its own private floor in uShaka Lodge. Rather than animals outside your room, you have a terrace that sits above the shark tank! Guests will be taken onto the terrace and will have a private feeding of these majestic creatures. The suite features 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms (the main bathroom also has an indulgent spa bath). Both rooms feature sitting areas along with king beds and the bed in the 2nd room also splits to become 2 single beds. Additional bedding in the 2nd room utilises single pull out sofa beds. It is ideal for large families or 2 couples. The 5th and 6th guests stay free of charge.

Floorplan

No of rooms: 1 | Maximum adults per room: 4 | Maximum total guests per room: 6