Shiwa Ngandu is a grand English style house built on a remote estate by the late Sir Steward Gore-Brown in the 1920’s. Shiwa Ngandu is a local term which means lake of the crocodile. This 42 roomed mansion has a fascinating history that the owners share with their guests.
Accommodation consists of five double en-suite rooms in the main house, offered on a full board basis only. The guest rooms contain original furniture and paintings from the Shiwa collection. Simple farm meals, mainly produced on the estate, are served in style in the formal dining room. Self-catering accommodation is offered at Mpandala House which has four double rooms.
Activities on offer include a tour of the house and estate, boating, fishing and birding on Lake Shiwa, horse riding, local community visits, historical guided tours and river walks. Visitors can also visit the Kapishya Hot Springs about 20km west. Day visitors are welcome to visit the estate.