Shiwa Ng'andu Manor House -
Sir Stewart’s eldest daughter Lorna and her
husband John Harvey took over and ran the ailing estate in 1955
until their untimely death in 1992. Lack of funding and difficult
country economics saw Shiwa fall almost beyond repair until 1999
when Sir Stewart’s eldest grandson, Charlie his wife Jo and
two children Tom & Emma took it over and lovingly restored the
farm and house to original grandeur. Today, the house, the library
, estate and incredible archives are open for guests to visit.
Shiwa has four comfortable en-suite guest rooms, furnished with
most of the original pieces from Gore Browne’s era creating
a feeling of by gone times. Simple hardwood fittings with unique
paintings and photographs decorate the walls and each one provides
a story and memory to be recounted to inquisitive guests during
afternoon tea or sundowners on the lake shore.
Meal times are an opportunity to sample the delicious
farm produce and sit at the original dining room table that Shiwa
Manor House Gore-Browne frequented in full dress whilst entertaining
various dignitaries, from Zambian President’s, European Royalty
and friends from around the world. At Shiwa House you are guaranteed
a warm welcome from the Harvey’s who pride themselves on imparting
their knowledge of history and stories surrounding Shiwa and Zambia.