Villa Lobengula is a beautiful and tranquil space tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld. It is a place where your soul can rejuvenate and rest in supreme peace and comfort whilst the vibration of authentic Africa dances through your being.
The Villa mirrors a traditional African “kraal” which is enclosed by breath-taking views. The sanctuary encompasses a range of holistic therapies to enchant and stimulate the senses. Wildlife activities vary from guided game drives, guided game walks, camping under the stars, picnics, sundowners with scenic views and informal wildlife presentations.
The Villa has focused on utilising suppliers and guest amenities who uphold green initiatives and who practice responsible and conscious living. The Villa also supports community development programs where possible. Certain decor items in the Villa have been locally made by ladies from the nearby village and going forward to initiate projects whereby these folk can be incorporated.
Guided Game Walks
Guided Nature Walks
DIRECTIONS TO VILA LOBENGULA LODGE
From Port Elizabeth
Follow the N2 on the Grahamstown road for 65kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign on to gravel (R342) for 7 kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign.
(R32) turn left at Paterson (R342), follow the road for 11kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign.
Follow the N2 towards Port Elizabeth for 58kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign (R342) for 7kms, and right at the Shamwari sign.
ADDRESS: R342, South Africa
Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth until you reach the N2 / N10 cross over. Follow the N10 to Paterson/Cradock bypassing Paterson. Travel for 11 km from Paterson until you reach the Alicedale turn-off. Turn right at the Lobengula Lodge sign board and travel for a further 12 km on a gravel road. Turn right at the Shamwari Gate and follow the sign boards to Lobengula Lodge.
GPS CO-ORDINATES: E 26˚ 06’ 28.4” S 33˚ 21’ 31.7”
Shamwari is the crown jewel of private game reserves situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, the birth place of Nelson Mandela. This privately owned 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain has received numerous international awards.
Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. Stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.
Shamwari is a place where guests can exist in harmony with nature, however fleeting the moment, where wildlife freely roam the landscape under the relentless African sun. Shamwari incorporates five lodges, one villa and one explorer camp; each one unique with its own essence. Lodges are designed in harmony with their surroundings.
Conserving a vanishing way of life