Hotel

Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

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24 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 private Shamwari 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. 

The Shamwari 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 Ian Player Rhino Centre, 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
  • Just six luxury suites with private swimming and plunge pools
  • Panoramic views of the mountains and valleys
  • Winner of a sustainable tourism award
  • Head to the lodge's Relaxation Retreat for some pampering

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

Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 23
  • Very Good 1
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 02, 2018

Amazing!!!

Telford

We are almost at the end of our Garden Route Trip...and what an amazing stay here, there’s not many rooms here so book early to avoid disappointment...Nina and her team all make everyone feel welcome...food is great, varied and nicely presented..rooms are clean ,tea and coffee facilities are provided. We stayed for 3 nights 6 Safaris and all meals included... The safaris were amazing!!!! Our ranger was CJ great guy...the animals we saw during our stay:-cheetah,leopard, many elephants, giraffe, warthog,hippo,lions and of course the usual impala springbok etc..we didn,t have our last Safari on the a.m we left there was no need we,d seen everything.. It was early spring when we visited mornings can be cold we were provided with hot water bottles (nice touch) blankets,&ponchos,,,There were even waterproof capes provided should it rain. Whilst staying at Lobengula Lodge we visited the Born Free centre just situated inside the security gates as you enter the property,,there are several lions there and also leopard,,ask your ranger to take you he,ll be more than happy ...the staff at the centre will show you around..visit their newest arrival King..he’s a young male lion arrived early July 2018..Centre is free to visit but donations are welcome and are greatly needed to support the welfare of these beautiful animals...You can also adopt a lion or leopard for 450Rand..you get a gift pack containing a certificate/cuddly lion or leopard, the money helps towards caring for the animal for 12mths.
Apr 02, 2018

Amazing safari experience

We stayed for 3 nights at end of March and loved every moment. We have done quite a few African safaris but this topped them all. Our amazing ranger Patrick was so experienced and talented and went out of his way to give us best possible game drives. We were so close and intimate for many animals. He was also funny and great company. Attention to detail made all the difference- hot water bottles and blanket for chilly morning game drives, coffee stops in morning, sundowner stops in evening with little bar and nibbles, and a fantastic picnic at another shamwari lodge with amazing views and great food. Nina the lodge manager was fun and efficient, nothing was too much trouble for her or indeed any of the staff. Food was delicious and the intimate ambience fantastic. Waitresses were attentive and also very friendly. Lodge was spotless and even the massage was brilliant (thanks chantelle). Keep up the great work lobengula. We will recommend to all our friends. Special thanks to Patrick.
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Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

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.

Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

Room Types

Junior Suite

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

Chief Suite

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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