Since 2013, the Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation has been closed off to the general public as a sign of respect for its former owner. The property has been considered a private home since 2001, and it was built for Mandela by Douw Steyn, a close friend of his. In 2001, it opened its doors as a retreat and acted as a haven of wellness and relaxation where the President could receive various guests.
Now, the center is available for rent for families and other small groups that are visiting Shambala. Primary amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a formal sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor deck, a lounge area, a luxurious presidential suite, a boardroom, a spacious living area, a private dining area and five lavish bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
The interior design features neutral tones and materials, tribal elements and feminine art that adorn the walls.