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Nelson Mandela Villa, Shambala Private Game Reserve

Hotel Name
Shambala Private Game Reserve

Booking contact

27 112 926 000

Vaalwater, South Africa

A historically significant suite, the Nelson Mandela Villa at Shambala Private Game Reserve was built for the former president and anti-apartheid activist by the reserve’s owner, Douw Steyn. Mandela spent many years at Shambala (which means ‘place of peace’ in Sanskrit) and wrote his memoirs at the villa; the desk he used is still there. The enormous five-bedroom villa has a dining room seating 14 guests, living room, two lounges, two studies, a business center, boardroom (Mandela held many important meetings here) and a striking indoor/outdoor swimming pool. The villa is also home to an exceptional collection of artworks, as well as carefully considered details — the intricate beadwork found on the lampshades and curtains was threaded and stitched by women from local communities.

From $5,700 per night. Contact, +27 112 926 000,


CompanyShambala Private Game Reserve
LocationVaalwater, South Africa
Price Value ($)5,700
Number of bedroomsSeven bedrooms
Features - in suiteArt collection
Business facilities
Dining room
Wellness facilities
Luxury and privacy optionsPacking/unpacking service
Size of master bedKing (152 × 198cm)
Number of bathroomsFour bathrooms
Exclusive Guest servicesPrivate chef
Outside spaceUnspecified
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