Villa Lobengula - Shamwari Game Reserve

Villa Lobengula is an exclusive use villa with 6 suites, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests, tucked deep in the bush, offering an exclusive and tranquil escape. The Villa is styled as a traditional African “kraal”, with spectacular views.

The six spacious suites sleep a maximum of two adults per suite. The king-bedded Chief Suite includes a private plunge pool, lounge and fireplace while two of the Junior Suites boast private plunge pools. All suites feature en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, satellite television, hairdryers, minibars, tea and coffee facilities and private patios.

Wildlife activities vary from guided game drives, guided game walks, camping under the stars, picnics, sundowners with scenic views and informal wildlife presentations. In keeping with the Zen-like style the lodge features a Tsala meditation deck, a yoga studio, fitness room, sanctuary for holistic therapies, steam room and sauna and here authentic Thai massage and reflexology take preference over traditional spa treatments. Other facilities include a main lounge with a central media centre, intimate library, wine cellar, outdoor boma and deck, swimming pool, small gift boutique and WiFi. Wherever possible they use home grown and organic produce as part of their mission to support local communities and farmers.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), and is malaria free. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges on this private game reserve. Game drives are a maximum of 6 people per vehicle (unless a larger family group who want to be together.

Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realisation of one man’s dream, and the success of many people’s passion.