Booked as your own private villa in the Shamwari Game Reserve, you can enjoy the Lobengula Lodge. The private lodge experience was designed around a traditional African kraal and offers panoramic views of Shamwari’s beautiful mountains and valleys. The entire lodge is booked exclusively and you will have the whole villa to yourselves, including your own private guide, chef and staff to compliment and to look after your needs.

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is an industrial city on the Eastern Cape that provides a gateway to some fantastic beaches and protected areas. Although focused on industry, there is a fascinating historic center. The protected areas to enjoy for a safari experience from the city include the Addo Elephant National Park and the Shamwari Reserve.

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South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is the world’s leading Safari destination. Here you can enjoy incredible wildlife spectacles exploring game reserves to see the Big 5. Stay at luxury lodges or get close to nature on Explorer Camps in the famous Kruger National Park, Sanbona Reserve or Shamwari Reserve. These reserves contain all Africa’s Big 5 game animals and many others. Take jeep or walking safaris to enjoy the wildlife of this remarkable country.

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Attracting explorers and adventurers for centuries, Africa remains mysterious with incredible wildlife spectacles like the great migration, some of the world’s most untouched tropical forests, a diverse culture, and fascinating flora and fauna. Africa was the cradle of mankind and the diverse and imposing wildlife we grew up with fills this continent of contrasts.

Tour Destinations

The forested areas of Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda hide some of the most magical of all the African wildlife sightings, the forest Gorillas and Chimpanzees. Our cousins have been living in these forests for thousands of years. These can be seen on tours led from eco tourism lodges that take guided expeditions to see the fantastic and majestic animals.

Heading down the continent, South Africa remains a fantastic tourist destination with protected areas like the famous Kruger National Park, Sabona Reserve and Shamwari Reserve. The reserves contains excellent lodges and safari experiences where you can see all of Africa’s Big 5 while enjoying comfortable or luxurious accommodation and walking safaris influenced by early African explorers.

Wildlife & Protected Areas

Africa’s protected areas contain the world’s most diverse mega fauna where you can enjoy seeing Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Rhinos, Hippos, Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

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The exclusive luxury of the Lobengula Lodge in the Shamwari Game Reserve offers 6 suites, which can accommodate 2 adults in either twin or king sized beds.

All 6 suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite, including:

  • 1 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 adjacent to the lodge pool area

Suite Features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic safe
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private patio
  • Fitted international adaptors
  • International dial telephone
  • In and outdoor shower facilities
  • Private mini bar

With a rustic atmosphere, complimented by modern amenities at this luxury lodge in South Africa, you have easy access to:

  • Lounge with satellite TV
  • Deck lounge with fireplace
  • Private swimming and plunge pools
  • Relaxation Retreat
  • Fitness Room
  • Wi-Fi Connection


From Lobengula Lodge, you will head out into the Shamwari Game Reserve to see fantastic animals. Enjoy twice-daily game drives and birding tours to spot some of the Big 5, diverse birdlife, and visit different wildlife sanctuaries. In addition to observing wildlife, learn about the environment from the highly trained and very knowledgeable guides and rangers.

The reserve is associated with various conservation organizations and you can choose to visit various sanctuaries for wildlife, including the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and Born Free Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres.

Rates |

High Season

4 Days / 3 Nights:

  • (Junior Suite)

5 Days / 4 Nights:

  • (Junior Suite)

Peak Season

4 Days / 3 Nights:

  • (Junior Suite)

5 Days / 4 Nights:

  • (Junior Suite)


All rates are invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) per person per night for the Junior Suite.
These rates are based on 2 guests sharing.
Above mentioned rates are inclusive of all meals, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% Vat.
Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year.

Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Villa Lobengula.
Children younger than 4 years are not permitted to join the normal game drives, but a “kiddies drive” can be arranged.
Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
Child minding service is available upon request and can be arranged at an additional cost.


We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out.


Transfers can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
Transfer from/to private landing strips are complimentary, but must be booked prior to arrival.

Provisional Reservations

Not available to reservations between 15 December and 28 February (travelling dates).
Subject to availability; i.e.: should we have limited suites available, only confirmed bookings will be accepted.
Made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be held for a max of 72 hours.
Made 60 - 90 days prior to arrival will be held for a maximum of 7 working days.
Made more than 90 days prior to arrival will be held for a maximum of 14 working days.
Should confirmation not be received by the given date; the booking will be automatically released and can only be re-instated on the basis that the booking is confirmed/guaranteed.
Full names of guests traveling will be required to convert the status from provisional to confirm.


Full pre-payment is required 60 days prior to arrival.
Shamwari Game Reserve reserves the right to release bookings, should payment not be received by the requested date.
Any discrepancies on the confirmation/pro form invoice must be addressed at the time of booking.
All bank charges are for the account of the tour operator and will not be paid by Shamwari Game Reserve.
All payments made by credit card are subject to a 5% transaction fee (based on the total transaction value).


Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgment of cancellation from reservations.
50% of fee if cancellation is less than 60 days prior to arrival
100% of fee if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival

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