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Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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28 Reviews
Guide Price £2,209 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights full board in the Chief Suite (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A tranquil oasis in the Shamwari bushveld

Nestled in the peaceful surroundings of the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Lobengula Lodge offers you an exceptional safari experience.

With just six suites in this remote spot, the lodge is a truly exclusive hideaway where you'll enjoy an intimate stay with exceptional service. Rustic thatched buildings and authentic African features combine with luxurious comforts to create the perfect base from which to explore and make the most of Shamwari's superb game viewing. Add in sumptuous al fresco meals on the wooden deck; secluded terraces and plunge pools; and an outdoor pool, and you'll really feel at one with nature. 

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa's best-known and most innovative wildlife conservation areas and has had its 25th anniversary marked by achieving the acclaimed Fair Trade Tourism certification. In addition to offering an awe-inspiring safari experience, the reserve incorporates, the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and its own wildlife rehabilitation centre, making it a dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts. 

  • Exceptional Big Five Game viewing in a malaria-free location
  • An intimate lodge of just six luxury suites
  • Panoramic views of the mountains and valleys
  • Post game drive head to the lodge's Relaxation Retreat complete with sauna

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 6 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

  • National park
  • Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
28 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 26
  • Very Good 2
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 08, 2019

Nice warm atmosphere and good rooms

Hamburg, Germany

The Lodge in the middle of the bush has nice rooms. The rooms are big and with an own terrace and a view in the garden. A pool is as well around. The food was very good. We received breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. For each Meal you have the possibility to choose from the menu additional to a buffet. The food was very good and tasty. The team was so friendly. Never had it before. They take care of the guests a lot. And always with a smile. The Game Drives in Shamwari are great. Very good educated rangers show you the wild animals We made the Big Five in 2 days.
Dec 08, 2018

Wonderful stay at Lobengula Lodge

Weston, Connecticut

My family just returned from a 2 week trip to South Africa, which ended with a wonderful 3 night stay at Lobengula Lodge at the Shamwari Game Reserve. We were met at the door by Nina and some of her staff. We felt welcomed from the minute we arrived to the minute we left Lobengula. Both of our rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Our rooms did not have the private plunge pools - but that didn't matter at all, because the large pool was great. The food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to cater to my daughter's food allergies. It was clear to me that her safety was important to them and she had many food choices at every meal. The service at meals was very friendly and extremely attentive. Patrick was our ranger and he was amazing. He has been at Shamwari for almost 10 years, and his extensive knowledge of the reserve and the animals was spot on. He gave insightful information about the animal behavior that we witnessed and was happy to answer our endless amount of questions. Every one of our game drives was different and memorable. Nina, the lodge manager, went out of her way to ensure a perfect stay for us. Thank you Nina and staff for an amazing stay at Lobengula. Lynn, John, Emma and Gillian
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Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Cool off in the outdoor swimming pool after a thrilling day of game viewing.

Tsala Meditation Deck

Experience a range of holistic therapies to stimulate your body and senses.

Fitness Room & Yoga Studio

Stay in shape whilst on your trip with use of the onsite fitness centre and yoga studio.

The Sanctuary

Unwind with some holistic therapies and relax in the steam room and sauna.

Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Room Types

Junior Suite Poolside

Junior Suites offer twin or king beds along with many other lodge amenities including inside/outside showers. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Junior Suite with Plunge Pool

Suites are the same as the Junior Suite with the addition of a private plunge pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Junior Suite with Private Plunge Pool and Indoor Fireplace

The Chief Suite provides you with a few extra special luxuries during your stay, including a king-sized bed, private plunge pool and lounge with fireplace. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

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