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Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

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23 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
23 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 22
  • Very Good 1
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

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.
Mar 01, 2018

Wow, wow, wow!

From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The staff were incredibly professional, yet genuinely friendly and welcoming. We were situated in Suite 2 with our own private pool which was thoroughly enjoyed. The small personal touches were especially appreciated and made us feel at home. A special shout out to Patrick, our assigned game ranger, who went above and beyond to assure that we got the most out of our short stay. The hospitality student Annerique (hope we got her name right!) was especially helpful. Let her stay! Nina the lodge manager was also a wonderful host working behind the scenes ensuring everything ran smoothly and everyone was well taken care of. The food was also amazing. When we think of kingklip we will always reference you! Keep up the good work. Highly recommended!
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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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