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Shamwari Game Reserve
Welcome to Shamwari Game Reserve, the ultimate luxury big five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years.

Luxury Safari Accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges on this private game reserve. Steeped in pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.

Accommodation at Shamwari Game Reserve:
Luxury accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges at Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience.

Eagles Crag Lodge
Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the ultimate luxury for the most discerning of travellers. Each of the superior rooms has been built to maximize the privacy of the guest in the most tranquil of settings.

Villa Lobengula
Lobengula Lodge is a truly classical African experience. Tucked away deep in the valley bushveld, this ethnically decorated thatched lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway.

Long Lee Manor
Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.

Riverdene Lodge (child friendly)
The colonial-style, Riverdene Lodge with inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility ensures entertainment for the whole family.

Bayethe Tented Lodge
Bayethe is a splendid stone walled and thatch roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is a double volume lounge and dining area which spills out onto the deck which is adjacent to the outside boma for traditional fireside dining under the stars.

Sarili Lodge (child friendly)
With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families - a private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains.

Kids on Safari
Kids on Safari is a truly unique, educational and fun family safari programme at Shamwari Game Reserve.

Upon arrival, the children’s coordinator (Riverdene Lodge) or lodge manager (Sarili Lodge) will discuss activity options with the family taking the family’s size, children’s ages and the weather into consideration
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  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Bushmans River Lodge
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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Disabled
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Limited Room Service
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Cots available
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • Playground


Shamwari Game Reserve Activities:

When you visit Shamwari Game Reserve, we would want you to have the 'safari of a lifetime'. We will assign a personal game ranger to your group of 6. Your game ranger and lodge manager will design your daily program with you.

We want you to experience, learn and enjoy the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer. To achieve this goal, we have brought together the best that the area has to offer. There is great game viewing, in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential. Your personal game ranger will provide insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora.

In between game drives your time is filled with relaxing, reading, spa treatments, swimming, enjoying delicious cuisine, a game walk, or a visit to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuarys.

Shamwari Game Reserve Map:

Clothing & Accessories:

Shamwari is MALARIA FREE - no tablets/syrup needed.
Walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, sun protection cream.
Cameras and binoculars.
Warm clothing - anoraks/jerseys for Land Rover trips at all times.
Light clothing and swimming costumes for summer.

Health & Climate:

Known to some as sunny South Africa, the country has a warm to hot climate, making it one of the best year-round destinations in the world.

Most provinces enjoy a summer rainfall with occasional afternoon thunderstorms, which are spectacular to see.

At Shamwari, winter (April-August) temperatures range from 7.1 degrees Celsius (44.8 degrees Fahrenheit) to 19.5 degrees Celsius (61.3 degrees Fahrenheit) and in summer the temperatures range from 18.6 degrees Celsius (65.5 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32.4 degrees Celsius (90.3 degrees Fahrenheit). Peak rainfall (500-650 mm) occurs in spring and autumn.

Other Accommodation near Shamwari Game Reserve:

Accommodation options within 8km from Shamwari Game Reserve include:


Riverdene Lodge

Riverdene Lodge

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The colonial-style, Riverdene Lodge with nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility ensures entertainment for the whole family.


From: R5060.00
per person sharing
Quatermain's 1920's Safari Camp

Quatermain's 1920's Safari Camp

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Quatermain's 1920's Safaris Camp is a beautiful, intimate and rustic, 3 star graded, tented camp situated on the stunning Amakhala Game Reserve in the Port Elizabeth area. Our mission is to offer our guests a safari with a difference.


From: R2240.00
per person sharing
Eagles Crag

Eagles Crag

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Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the ultimate luxury for the most discerning of travellers


From: R6070.00
per person sharing
Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor

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Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.


From: R4725.00
per person sharing
Bayethe Tented Lodge

Bayethe Tented Lodge

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Bayethe is a splendid stone walled and thatch roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole.


From: R5400.00
per person sharing