Accommodating a maximum of just 12 guests, this authentic safari which lodge sits tucked away in the bush, is the perfect African retreat.
Peace, seclusion and little more than the sounds of the African bush await you at this newly-refurbished and once-private lodge. Although not an adults-only property, Lobengula’s small size, intimate atmosphere and out-of-the-way setting make it an unrivalled haven for couples, and in particular honeymooners. You’ll truly be in for a classical African experience and feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to the golden age of safaris. Think thatched buildings, a colonial-yet-cosy vibe and levels of service are exactly what you would expect from such a small and exclusive hideaway.
Game drives are included each morning and evening of your stay, giving you the opportunity to spot the Big 5 or visit the nearby Born Free big cat sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centre and rhino awareness centre. Back at the resort there’s a wonderful wooden deck overlooking the surrounding bush, a small swimming pool, comfortable lounges – both inside and out – and a relaxation retreat, all of which combine to leave you with an overwhelming feeling of inner peace.
There are only 6 suites so there’ll never be more than 10 fellow guests at the lodge with you. There are five Junior Suites, three of which are located by the lodge’s pool and two that have their own plunge pool on the private terrace. The ultimate in safari lodge-luxury is the Chief Suite, a beautifully decorated space with a separate lounge and a plunge pool on the terrace.
In a secluded spot in the north of the Shamwari Game Reserve
Good to know
Lobengula Lodge welcomes guests over 12 years old.
• Enjoy the morning and evening games drives in the reserve • Visit the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries • Spot local bird species such as secretary birds and booted eagles.
*Denotes local charge