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.
Villa Lobengula is bookable on a sole use bases only, therefore guests will have the whole villa to themselves while their own private guide, chef and staff compliment looks after their personal needs.
Villa Lobengula 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.
Villa Lobengula has focused on utilising suppliers and guest amenities who uphold green initiatives and who practice responsible and conscious living. Villa Lobengula 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.
Facilities at Villa Lobengula
- 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
- Main lounge boasting a central media centre
- Perimeter electric fence
Suite Configuration at Villa Lobengula:
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
- Air conditioning
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Electronic safe
- En-suite bathroom
- Private patio
- Fitted international adaptors
- International dial telephone
- In and outdoor shower facilities
- Private mini bar
Facilities & Services:
- Honeymoon Couples
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Conference facilities
- Wine Tasting
- Wedding facilities
- Team Building
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Curio Shop
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Swimming Pool
Villa Lobengula Activities:
When you visit Shamwari Game Reserve, we would want you to have the 'safari of a lifetime'. We will assign a personal game ranger to your group of 6. Your game ranger and lodge manager will design your daily program with you.
We want you to experience, learn and enjoy the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer. To achieve this goal, we have brought together the best that the area has to offer. There is great game viewing, in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential. Your personal game ranger will provide insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora.
In between game drives your time is filled with relaxing, reading, spa treatments, swimming, enjoying delicious cuisine, a game walk, or a visit to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuarys.
Villa Lobengula Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Shamwari is MALARIA FREE - no tablets/syrup 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.
Health & Climate:
At Shamwari, winter (April-August) temperatures range from 7.1 degrees Celsius (44.8 degrees Fahrenheit) to 19.5 degrees Celsius (61.3 degrees Fahrenheit)
In summer the temperatures range from 18.6 degrees Celsius (65.5 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32.4 degrees Celsius (90.3 degrees Fahrenheit).
Peak rainfall (500-650 mm) occurs in spring and autumn.
Other Accommodation near Villa Lobengula:
Accommodation options within 8km from Villa Lobengula include:
Situated just over 85km from Port Elizabeth on the N2, Kwantu Private Game Reserve is a malaria free resort with 5 star accommodations at Pollards Inn Hotel and the Lodges which is situated in the middle of nature facing a water hole
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Set in the Bushman’s River Gorge, in the heart of the Greater Addo in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Bushman Sands Golf Lodge features an 18-hole Gary Player designed golf course and Luxury Accommodation.
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Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the ultimate luxury for the most discerning of travellers
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