Lobengula Lodge - Shamwari Game Reserve

Accommodation in Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Star Rating:4

Shamwari private game reserve covers 25 000 hectares (61 000 acres) and is malaria free. It is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth (45 minutes drive outside the city) and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

Lobengula Lodge, is a truly traditional African experience. Tucked deep in the valley bushveld, this thatched ethnically decorated lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway.

Lobengula Lodge serves lavish meals either on the main deck or in the outside boma. A selection of fine South African wines from its cellar and well-trained staff ensure a high quality of service and satisfaction.

After a game drive guests can relax, swim or enjoy a drink at the pool bar. The magnificent wooden deck overlooking the dense African bush is beautifully appointed for meals or mystical African storytelling in front of the fireplace. Guests are also invited to pamper themselves in the spa or workout in the gym.

Room Description at :

Accommodation at Lobengula Lodge includes five luxury rooms which are all en-suite, with air-conditioning and heating, whilst the Chief suite boasts a large private lounge with fireplace and pool.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, all meals, game drives, local alcoholic beverages, Tourism Levy and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Telephone, laundry, Wellness Centre treatments, shop purchases or gratuities.


Extra information

Satellite T.V. in all rooms
Open air dining
Swimming pool with sunken cocktail bar
International direct dial in all rooms
Curio Shop
Steam Room / Gym
Wine Cellar
Bush lapa for dining under stars

Climate:  Seasons are the opposite to the Northern Hemisphere. Summer months range from mid-September till late-April. In the Eastern Cape of South Africa our winters are mild - they are nothing close to a European or North American winter. During May to August days are moderate with cool evenings and early mornings. The sun intensity is strong in South Africa and we recommend sun block throughout the year, even if travelling in our winter. In summer, a hat and sunglasses is strongly recommended.

Children:  Regret no children under the age of 16 at Lobengula Lodge

What to pack:  Shamwari is MALARIA FREE - no tablets needed
Walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, sun protection cream, Cameras and binoculars
Warm clothing - anoraks/jerseys for Land Rover trips at all times
Light clothing and swimming costumes for summer

A minimum of two nights must be booked in high season