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Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve is one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa coupled with responsible tourism and the most luxurious means of experiencing your African safari adventure.

Situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve is the malaria-free, safari holiday you have been searching for.

Accommodating family, friends or business associates, our facilities, coupled with our spectacular location and passion for the environment, make this an unforgettable destination.

Whether you are looking for an exhilarating outdoor adventure, or relaxing quality time with loved ones, Shamwari Game Reserve has something for you. Our 5-star accommodation, coupled with the exciting safari activities on offer are sure to provide you and your travelling party a holiday experience to remember.

Our game reserve not only boasts 5-star accommodation, green initiatives and animals that roam free but we also offer several experiences to keep you entertained under the beautiful African sky.

Accommodation at Shamwari Game Reserve:
Shamwari Game Reserve incorporates 6 luxury lodges, all of which are 5 star graded. Each one, has its’ own unique energy and essence, designed in harmony with their surroundings, where guests can experience nature in supreme comfort.

Eagles Crag Lodge – Surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs, this lodge boasts elegant ambiance amid nature’s beauty. Each suite, a secluded haven to unwind in sheer comfort.

Lobengula Lodge – An exclusive Villa tucked away in the valley bushveld, ideal for a private tailor-made safari experience.

Bayethe Tented Lodge – Offering the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation, these designer tents are shrouded by rich vegetation providing privacy and seclusion.

Long Lee Manor – Refined elegance from a bygone era, offering colonial style accommodation and overlooking magnificent plains teeming with wildlife.

Riverdene Family Lodge – Warm and welcoming child friendly accommodation, which includes luxury amenities and our ‘Kids on Safari’ programme.

Sarili Family Lodge – Overlooking the Bushman’s River and scenic plains, this lodge offers contemporary comfort, ideally suited to family, groups and friends.

Explorer Camp - This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes guests on a guided walking safari of the surrounding land, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature. Each tent is luxuriously furnished for comfort in the wilderness.
From:
R7525.00 pps

  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Bayethe Tented Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Bayethe Tented Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Eagles Crag Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Eagles Crag Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Shamwari Explorer
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Shamwari Explorer
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Lobengula Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Lobengula Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Long Lee Manor
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Long Lee Manor
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Riverdene Family Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Riverdene Family Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Kids on Safari at Shamwari
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Sarili Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Sarili Lodge
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Game Drives at Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Walking Safaris at Shamwari
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - Relaxation Retreats

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:

Whether you are looking for an exhilarating outdoor adventure, or relaxing quality time with loved ones, Shamwari Game Reserve has something for you. Our 5-star accommodation, coupled with the exciting safari activities on offer are sure to provide you and your travelling party a holiday experience to remember.

Abundance of Activities:
Our game reserve not only boasts 5-star accommodation, green initiatives and animals that roam free but we also offer several experiences to keep you entertained under the beautiful African sky.

Along with the never-ending views of the vast plains, you can enhance your stay even further by partaking in:
- Game viewing - With two game drives per day, morning and evening, you can embark on an intimate guided tour of this pristine land. Survey the areas, witness the birds of prey or spot one of the Big 5 from the comfort and safety of our open game vehicles. Our rangers and guides are passionate about wildlife and knowledgeable in their respective fields of expertise. Expect to take away new insights, an appreciation for Africa, and an unforgettable experience.

- Spa treatments - Many of our lodges boast their own Relaxation Retreats offering personalised treatments to suit your specific needs. Some of the therapies available include massages, body scrubs, healing facials, manicures and waxing. The retreats pamper and allow you to relax amongst the sights and sounds of nature.

- Conservation experiences - Become part of the solution when it comes to nature conservation, by helping to conserve a vanishing way of life. Shamwari Game Reserve is proud to be associated with institutions that strive to promote awareness and provide information and education. There are 3 such facilities available to our guests: The Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.

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