Shamwari Game Reserve

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  • River lodge
  • Wildlife
  • Game drive
  • Game drive
  • Playing in the garden
  • Spa
  • Exterior
  • Boma
  • Lobengula lodge
  • Longlee manor
  • Lodge
  • Exterior
  • Description
  • Facilities
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, and 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.

Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realisation of one man’s dream, and the success of many people’s passion. 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.

Shamwari is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. 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.

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 six, 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 Sanctuary’s.

For children on a Safari, this is a truly unique, educational and fun family safari. The colonial-style, Riverdene Lodge with nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility will ensure entertainment for the whole family.

Upon arrival, the children’s co-ordinator will discuss activity options with the family taking the family’s size, children’s ages and the weather into consideration. Child minding facilities are available at an additional cost for children younger than four years as they are too young to join game drives.
  • Type: Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 118
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

3 Reviews on Shamwari Game Reserve

Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic! We will be back.


29 July 2008

The experience was marvellous with the game drives being the focal point of our stay. Our ranger, Darryn, was extremely knowledgeable and was persistent in ensuring we got the best possible chance to view as many of the animals as possible. The accommodation, quality of food and service were excellent. The bedrooms were luxurious. The staff couldn't do enough for you and were very attentive and efficient without being over elaborate. The food was very well prepared and varied. All in all an unbeatable experience.


01 August 2006

Apart from the two Land Rover breakdowns that we endured on our first game drive! (which the staff handled very well), the experience was fantastic. For someone without much time (we only stayed for one night) you get to see a lot of game in just two game drives, from the pride of lions, wild dogs, elephants, giraffes and antelope. We didn't get to see buffalo or the elusive Hippo (despite the great effort of our knowledgable and lovely guide). Would recommend the luxury tented camp for an authentic safari experience.


12 March 2006

Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Long Lee Manor LuxuryX 5
Includes: All Meals & Activities
Long Lee Manor was originally built in 1910 and offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.
 
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Long Lee Manor SuitesX 10
Includes: All Meals & Activities
Long Lee Manor was originally built in 1910 and offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.
 
Long Lee Manor ..
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Riverdene LodgeX 9
Includes: All Meals & Activities
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.
 
Riverdene Lodge
Sleeps 2 Price:
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Sarili Lodge Luxury Courtyard X 2
Includes: All Meals & Activities
With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families. An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.
 
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Sarili Lodge Luxury RiverX 2
Includes: All Meals & Activities
With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families. An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.
 
Sarili Lodge Lu ..
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Sarili Lodge River SuiteX 1
Includes: All Meals & Activities
With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families. An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.
 
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Bayethe Lodge Luxury TentX 9
Includes: All Meals & Activities
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.
 
Bayethe Lodge ..
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Bayethe Lodge Superior TentX 3
Includes: All Meals & Activities
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.
 
Bayethe Lodge ..
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Eagles Crag Junior SuiteX 9
Includes: All Meals & Activities
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.
 
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Shamwari Explorer CampX 3
Includes: All Meals & Activities
Sleep around the fire at night within the comfort of one of three mobile bush tent that sleep a maximum of two people each. The tents include fold-out aluminium stretchers with individual duvets and pillows, one three-tier cupboard, one LED light, one outside hand basin, one hammock and guest amenities which include insect repellent, toilet paper, towels, tissues, sanitary bags as well as shower gel and shampoo. Warm water is available from the morning fire.
Beds Single beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Fireplace
 
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Villa LobengulaX 1
Includes: All Meals & Activities
Villa Lobengula is a beautiful and tranquil sanctuary allowing for holistic therapies, with a steam room, sauna swimming pool, king-size beds, and en-suite bathrooms to be enjoyed.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds King beds
Other Balcony/patio, Internet Connection
TV Satellite TV
 
Villa Lobengula
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Long Lee Manor Luxury x 5

Includes: All Meals and Activities

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

Long Lee Manor Suites x 10

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Long Lee Manor was originally built in 1910 and 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 x 9

Includes: All Meals and Activities

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.

Sarili Lodge Luxury Courtyard x 2

Includes: All Meals and Activities

With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families. An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.

Sarili Lodge Luxury River x 2

Includes: All Meals and Activities

With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families. An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.

Sarili Lodge River Suite x 1

Includes: All Meals and Activities

With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families. An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.

Bayethe Lodge Luxury Tent x 9

Includes: All Meals and Activities

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.

Bayethe Lodge Superior Tent x 3

Includes: All Meals and Activities

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.

Eagles Crag Junior Suite x 9

Includes: All Meals and Activities

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.

Shamwari Explorer Camp x 3

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Sleep around the fire at night within the comfort of one of three mobile bush tent that sleep a maximum of two people each. The tents include fold-out aluminium stretchers with individual duvets and pillows, one three-tier cupboard, one LED light, one outside hand basin, one hammock and guest amenities which include insect repellent, toilet paper, towels, tissues, sanitary bags as well as shower gel and shampoo. Warm water is available from the morning fire.

Features available

Beds Single beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Fireplace

Villa Lobengula x 1

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Villa Lobengula is a beautiful and tranquil sanctuary allowing for holistic therapies, with a steam room, sauna swimming pool, king-size beds, and en-suite bathrooms to be enjoyed.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds King beds
Other Internet Connection, Balcony/patio
TV Satellite TV

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