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Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa
- A tranquil lodge tucked away in the depths of the bush
- Totally surrounded by panoramic views of the valleys below
- The sanctuary at the villa has won awards for its facilities
Facilities includeAir conditioning WI-FI Air conditioning Swimming pool Relaxation retreat Electronic safes Main lounge
- Game Drives
- Guided Game Walks
- Pro Photo Safaris
- Relaxation Retreats
- Animal Rehabilitation Centre
- The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre
- Born Free Foundation, Animal Rescue & Education Centre
Seasons in South Africa
About Villa Lobengula
Villa Lobengula is an exclusive villa hidden in the valley bushveld. The villa mirrors a traditional African 'kraal' which is enclosed by breath-taking views. The sanctuary encompasses a range of holistic therapies to enchant and stimulate the senses.
Here you will be provided with home grown, organic produce. They aim to support the local communities and farmers to ensure sustainable development between Lobengula and the community constantly develops.
The villa has focused on utilising suppliers and guest amenities who uphold green initiatives and who practice responsible and conscious living. The villa also supports community development programs where possible. Certain decorative items in the villa have been made by ladies from the nearby village and going forward there is a drive 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.
Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. Stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.
Shamwari is a place where guests can exist in harmony with nature, however fleeting the moment, where wildlife freely roam the landscape under the relentless African sun. Shamwari incorporates five lodges, one villa and one explorer camp; each one unique with its own essence. Lodges are designed in harmony with their surroundings where guests can experience nature in sublime comfort.
How to get there
We will assist with all necessary internal transfers.
Port Elizabeth Airport is the nearest airport with daily flights to international airports
Port Elizabeth Airport is a 45-60 minute drive from Shamwari Game Reserve
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Villa Lobengula is open all year round.
April/May through to August is winter and September through to April/May is summer.
Shamwari Game Reserve is in a malaria free zone.
Guests may enter and exit the game reserve at any time however we do suggest that guests arrive in time for lunch on their day of arrival so they do not miss out on any game drives during their stay.
Travelling with children
Shamwari Game Reserve welcomes children of all ages.
Children over the age of 4 may join game drives, however, a 'kiddies drive' can be arranged.
Children over the age of 16 are permitted on walking safaris.
Child minding servies are available upon request (at an additional cost).
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- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.