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Shamwari Villa Lobengula

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Shamwari Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 6 suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Villa Lobengula in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, is a beautiful and tranquil space tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld. It is a place where your soul can rejuvenate and rest in supreme peace and comfort whilst the vibration of authentic Africa dances through your being.

The Villa mirrors a traditional African "kraal" which enclosed by breath-taking views. The sanctuary encompasses a range of holistic therapies to enchant and stimulate the senses. Wildlife activities vary from guided game drives, guided game walks, camping under the stars, picnics, sundowners with scenic views and informal wildlife presentations.

Villa Lobengula endeavors to provide guests with home grown fresh and organic produce - supporting local communities and farmers to ensure sustainable development.

The Villa has focused on utilizing suppliers and guest amenities who uphold green initiatives and who practice responsible and conscious living. Certain decor items in the Villa have been locally made by ladies from the nearby village and going forward to initiate projects whereby these folk can be incorporated.

The sanctuary at the Villa encompasses aspects of Zen. Traditional spa treatments have been spared and authentic Thai massage and reflexology take preference. Yoga therapy is also an option.

Rooms & Suites:

All 6 suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite. King bedded Chief Suite with private plunge pool, lounge and fireplace. 2x Twin/King bedded Junior Suites, each with private plunge pool. 3x Twin/King bedded Junior Suites.

Suite Features include air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer electronic safe, En-suite bathroom, private patio, fitted international adapters, international dial telephone, in and outdoor shower facilities, private mini bar.

Food & Wine:

Lobengula Lodge serves lavish meals either on the main deck, in the dining room beside the fireplace or in the outside boma under the stars. A selection of fine and rare South African wines are available from the cellar.

A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.


- Swimming pool
- Tsala meditation deck
- Yoga studio
- Fitness room
- Sanctuary allowing for holistic therapies, steam room and sauna
- Intimate library collection
- Wine cellar
- Small gift boutique
- WI-Fi
- Main lounge boasting a central media centre
- Perimeter electric fence


- Two game drives per day (morning and evening).
- Birding Safaris.
- The Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre.
- The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
- The Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.
- Spa treatments.
- Pro photo safari option.
- Kids on Safari programme.

  • Rates from: R 58930.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Shamwari Rhino Centre

  • Shamwari Rhino Centre
  • Dr Ian Player was a renowned South African conservationist, who was instrumental in saving the white rhino from extinction and was also the founder of one of Shamwari's strategic partners, The Wilderness Foundation, along with numerous other conservation achievements.
  • Shamwari Big Cat Rescue

  • Shamwari Big Cat Rescue
  • In collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres are situated within the Shamwari Reserve reserve. Born Free aim to draw attention to the plight of wild cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world.
  • Shamwari Photo Safari

  • Shamwari Photo Safari
  • A 2-day photographical adventure that is guided by Iky and Ryan of Iky’s Photographic. Iky and Ryan have over 30 years of individual experience in the field of photography, in addition to being awarded an Agfa Wildlife photography award. A must if photography is a passion.
  • Shamwari Children Activities

  • Shamwari Children Activities
  • Shamwari Game Reserve believes in conserving the vanishing wildlife of Africa. Educating children and adults alike on good conservation practices can only result in our planet being a better place. You can also be rest assured that Shamwari is a malaria-free area and is safe for your family.
  • Shamwari Spa Experience

  • Shamwari Spa Experience
  • Escape to Shamwari and enjoy a safari spa experience in the wilds of this "Big 5" Game Reserve. Luxury wellness retreats are based only at certain lodges, but spa and wellness treatments can be arranged for guests staying in any of the other Shamwari based lodges and camps.