Bayethe Tented Lodge
Bayethe Lodge, situated in Shamwari Game Reserve, offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation.

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.

The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. A further selection of rare and fine wines and imported French champagne is also available. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.

The 9 luxury tents are camouflaged under trees allowing for ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent is air-conditioned and heated and has an en-suite bathroom, shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck.

The 3 premier tents at Bayethe Hills are the ultimate in tented luxury. These tents offer the additional luxuries of a fireplace, satelite TV, plunge pool and hammocks suspended out of the wooden decks.
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Facilities & Services:

  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Conference facilities
  • Wine Tasting
  • Wedding facilities
  • Team Building
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Spa
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool



Early morning and evening game viewing drives in open game viewing vehicles as well as guided nature walks and bird watching are all part of this magnificent experience.

Accommodation at Bayethe
9 luxury thatched tents
Wooden floor, canvas sides, sliding wooden doors and thatch roof.
3 Tents have double beds& 6have twin beds
Private decks and plunge pools
3 tents have indoor shower, 6 tents outdoor shower
Air-conditioning (hot & cold)
Electric blankets
International direct dial telephones
International adaptor plug points
Private safe facilities
Tea/coffee making facilities

Facilities and Services
Indoor dining or outdoor dining on deck, or in the boma
Fireplace in lounge and indoor dining room
Satellite TV in lounge
Separate deck area overlooking waterhole
Gift Boutique
Personal ranger service – only 6 passengers per vehicle
Bayethe Bush Spa overlooking the water hole offers a range of treatments.Guests are also able to enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of their rooms

Bayethe Tented Lodge 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.

Bayethe Tented Lodge 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:

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)

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.

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