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Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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32 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
32 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 30
  • Very Good 2
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 09, 2019

Truly Amazing

I recently stayed at the lodge and spent 4 days there in the reserve. Truly amazing stay. Fantastic staff. Fabulous Ranger SJ. It was cold but I was given hot water bottles and blankets 😀😀. We had a morning with the vet Johan and went to the rehabilitation unit. It’s great money goes to Conservation. Amazing scenery and beautiful animals. The lodge was beautiful. Room stunning. Food amazing and service first class. I miss it and the staff already. I also saw King, the french cub, I helped support his relocation to Bornfree reserve in Shamwari
Apr 24, 2019

Fantastic visit

Our recent stay was a really great experience. Very comfortable accommodation, great food and entertainment. We thoroughly enjoyed the ‘brai’ during our visit. Our abiding memory will be the care and attention we received from all the staff. They are among the nicest people we have ever met. They work together as an efficient team, and are lovely personalities and very genuine people. We would highly recommend a visit.
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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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