Villa Lobengula - Shamwari Game Reserve

Accommodation in Shamwari Private Game Reserve


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Villa Lobengula

Mother Earth gives the canvas – we paint the picture.

Villa Lobengula 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 is 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.

We endeavour to provide our guests with home grown fresh and organic produce. Our mission is to support our local communities and farmers to ensure sustainable development between Lobengula and the community arises.

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 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.

The villa presents just six private suites and a Relaxation Retreat and is an ideal sanctuary for families or groups in search of privacy and tranquility. 

Flexible tailor-made wildlife activities include guided game drives and guided walks allowing for an authentic guest safari experience.  

Shamwari Game Reserve

Pride of the Eastern Cape


Situated a mere 75km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Shamwari Game Reserve is the award-winning pinnacle of private game reserves in Southern Africa, covering over 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain.

This malaria free landscape offers magnificent encounters with free roaming wildlife including the coveted Big 5 and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

The variety of 5 star lodges offer signature experiences as each lodge is designed in harmony with its natural environment.

Conserving a vanishing way of life

Room Description at :

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

Suite Features
• Air conditioning
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Hairdryer
• Electronic safe
• En-suite bathroom
• Private patio
• Fitted international adaptors
• International dial telephone
• In and outdoor shower facilities
• Private mini bar

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

- All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) for the whole villa per night. 

- These rates are based on a maximum of 12 guests sharing all six rooms at Villa Lobengula. 

- Above mentioned rates are inclusive of all meals, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% Vat. 

- Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris. 

- All rates are subject to change without prior notice. 

- We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year.

Children Policy 
- Children of all ages are welcome at Villa Lobengula. 
- Children younger than 4 years are not permitted to join the normal game drives, but a “kiddies drive” can be arranged. 
- Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris. 
- Child minding service is available upon request and can be arranged at an additional cost.

**Long Stay Discount:
Receive 10% discount when booking 3 consecutive nights at Villa Lobengula
Valid: 11 Jan 2014 – 19 Dec 2014

 

Extra information

Lodge Facilities
•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

Guest Activities


Game Drives
Interactive game drives, lasting up to 3 hours, take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. You are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and you are asked to share any particular interests with your ranger who will try to incorporate these into your game drive. On game drives guests will enjoy a sundowner drink at sunset and coffee/tea at sunrise. No persons under the age of 4 years are permitted to join game drives.

Guided Game Walks
Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the game walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as game walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

Guided Nature Walks
Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of tracking, bird, insect, plant and animal dropping identification. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the nature walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as nature walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

Relaxation Retreats
Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreats which are situated at Eagles Crag, Bayethe Lodge and Long Lee Manor. Treatments can be booked prior to arrival with reservations. Kindly visit our website for the latest list of treatments available.

Animal Rehabilitation Centre / Animal Hospital
The Shamwari rehabilitation centre is amongst the best in Southern Africa and is fully registered to provide veterinary care to young, abandoned, orphaned or injured animals. On arrival you will be met by a member of this caring team who will show you the facilities and explain what it is that they do. During the recovery phase; “patients” are kept in custom built bomas. Provided there are patients in care, an opportunity to meet them should arise during your visit. The animal rehabilitation centre operates on donations only; therefore no entrance fee is requested, but a monetary donation will be much appreciated.