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VVilla Lobengula is situated on one of the largest malaria free Big 5 private game reserve’s in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve, which is regarded as ‘The Pride of the Eastern Cape’, and forms part of the world renowned Shamwari Group. Located along the Bushman’s River between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Shamwari forms a natural extension of the world famous Garden Route. 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. We endeavour to provide our guests with home grown fresh and organic produce. Our mission is to support our local communities and farmers to ensure sustainable development between Lobengula and the community arises. 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. The Villa includes six luxury Suites with magnificent landscaped views overlooking the wide range of safari vegetation. A magnificent deck overlooks the Bushmans River, heated swimming pool, lounge with fireplace and satellite television, in and outdoor dining facilities, a business desk and Wi-Fi connection. All 6 suites can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults per suite - 1 King bedded Chief Suite with private plunge pool, lounge and fireplace, 2 Twin/King bedded Junior Suites, each with private plunge pool and 3 Twin/King bedded Junior Suites. While staying at the Villa, guest can enjoy everything that Shamwari Game Reserve has to offer, such as sunrise and sunset game drives which lasts up to 3 hours, star gazing and the relaxation retreats, bush walks, and the option to take part in their very own game ranger training program. Shamwari is also home to South Africa’s most experienced wildlife teams with a working Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which includes a visit to the Animal Hospital to see the facilities and view any current patients and the animal bomas to view any larger patients. Passionate and committed to the conservation of our planet and wildlife, the Shamwari Group is partnered with The Born Free Foundation and the Wilderness Foundation. The only Born Free Rescue Centre in the country is based at Shamwari Game Reserve, as well as the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre. Shamwari also offers a unique ‘kids on safari’ programme which ensures there is something for everyone to learn and to experience.