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Villa Lobengula

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Panoramic views of Shamwari GR
- Great game drives with Big Five
- Modern luxury accommodation
- Private swimming and plunge pools

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Overview

Boasting some of the best panoramic views in the area, Villa Lobengula is tucked away deep in the Shamwari bush veld and is designed to resemble a traditional African kraal. For exclusive-use only, which makes it ideal for couples or larger groups of adults, the Villa is surrounded by mountains and valleys, with wildlife literally at its doorstep.

Villa Lobengula is just one of many sister lodges in the Shamwari Game Reserve. Like its sister lodges, it offers incredible opportunities to get close to and explore the surrounding wildlife. The Shamwari area is malaria-free, and has many green initiatives and animals that roam free around it, offering guests a great opportunity to experience the wildlife organically. Game Drives are one of the best ways to explore the surrounding plains. On these, guests can expect to spot elephants, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra, lion, wildebeest, antelope, and hyena, with chance to also see White and Black Rhino, leopard, cheetah, and wild dog. There are also many opportunities for guests to learn more about the area and local conservation efforts at the Rhino Awareness Centre, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and the Born Free Big Cat Rescue Centre, some of an array of resident efforts to prevent poaching and conserve dwindling game populations.

Six suites, each featuring a private patio, indoor and outdoor facilities, and en-suite facilities, constitute Villa Lobengula’s guest accommodation. The main lodge has a rustic atmosphere to it. This, along with its modern amenities, makes it a great spot to experience South African culture in comfort. Featured is an indoor lounge with WiFi, a deck lounge with a fireplace, private swimming and plunge pools, a Relaxation Retreat, and a fitness room. The Villa can be booked exclusively by those travelling with a large group.

This lodge is ideally suited for couples or large groups of adults. Families with children should visit Villa Lobengula’s sister camps, Riverdene Lodge and Sirili Lodge.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 613 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

    MissingJacob Moffat reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks on 09 March 2017

  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
    - Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
    - Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
    - Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
    - Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant

    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

    MissingMark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016

  • Truly another world. The sky was enormous and the summits snow covered. Blue irises, wild herbs and fruit trees flowered on the slopes. Even as I toiled up the dry river bed I gazed in admiration.

    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

    MissingTerence Humphreys reviewing Classic Atlas Valleys & Villages Trek on 16 May 2016

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