Shambala Private Game Reserve

PARADISE ON EARTH IN THE WATERBERG

Have the experience of a lifetime at Shambala Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

‘Shambala’ is a Tibetan word, meaning ‘Paradise on Earth’. Whether you discover it in the bush, the mountains, or the silence; whether you feel it in the air or see it in the magnificent, proud wildlife of this land, your own paradise is here, deep within the heart and soul of Shambala.

A gentle drive through shallow waters forms a spectacular natural entrance to the paradise where peace, tranquillity, and harmony are part of everyday life. There is an overwhelming awareness of being an intrinsic part of nature, surrounded by the sound of birdcalls and a vast expanse of bushveld that is home to many and varied wildlife species.

Shambala Private Game Reserve covers almost 10 000 hectares under the watchful guardianship of the picturesque, malaria-free Waterberg mountains, and the magnificent African bushveld is home to a wide variety of remarkable flora and fauna.

Whether you discover it in the bush, the mountains or the silence; whether you feel it in the air or see it in the magnificent, proud wildlife of this land, your own paradise is here, deep within the heart and soul of Shambala. A gentle drive through shallow waters forms a spectacular natural entrance to the paradise where peace, tranquillity and harmony are part of everyday life. There is an overwhelming awareness of being an intrinsic part of nature, surrounded by the sound of birdcalls and a vast expanse of bushveld that is home to many and varied wildlife species.

Shambala Private Game Reserve is home to a variety of remarkable flora and fauna including The Big Five. Our safari and bushveld experiences offer intimate, breathtakingly close encounters with our magnificent African wildlife.

The Shambala Spa is a unique, intimate wellness retreat situated in a secluded bush clearing along the riverside. A warm welcome awaits you at the Spa, with individualised Spa treatments for relaxing, revitalizing, and rejuvenating the senses.

Zulu Camp is built in traditional Zulu style with streams from the nearby river running through the camp. Your adventure starts as you stand on the deck overlooking the river that is home to many animal species. The sound of birdcalls echo across the water, and in the late afternoon, you might hear the plaintive call of the fish eagle as the hippos return to wallow in the river.

The remarkable setting of the camp reflects your stay of luxurious comfort. Your journey will be a holistic experience, ideal for quiet contemplation. Here you are free to spend your time as you wish. It is within this beautiful setting that one has a chance to reflect and gain a true understanding of the connection we have with our environment.

We have created a place with heart and soul that will inspire our guests to take home a lasting memory of the world they have visited.

The Nelson Mandela Villa offers spacious and elegant accommodation within Shambala Private Game Reserve.

This home is truly a piece of paradise, humbly displaying an understated luxury and reflecting the rich roots of tribal design. The interior is cool, with neutral tones and fabrics, always true to the tradition that was its inspiration. Enter through the masterfully carved front door, and walk through the quietly elegant, spacious living rooms to the comfortable bedrooms, always aware of the African influence.

The exclusivity and privacy of this special piece of paradise are unique and unsurpassed.

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