SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE

Shamwari Game Reserve

Malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve is an outstanding and pioneering Big 5 reserve in the Eastern Cape, highlighting the importance of conservation coupled with responsible tourism. The reserve boasts five eco-systems and covers 25 000 hectares, providing a sanctuary for a wide variety of birds and wildlife.

Shamwari offers a special ‘Kids on Safari’ programme where kids aged 4 and older have a chance of a lifetime to see the Big 5 and go on an educational visit to the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Bayethe Lodge

12 Tents

Bayethe Lodge is an authentic, but luxury, wilderness style lodge, using a mix of stone walls and thatched roofing in the main lodge, which overlooks a waterhole. The 12 luxurious tented suites each have private plunge pools and air-conditioning.

Sarili Lodge

5 Suites

Sarili Lodge is a private African thatch contemporary designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River in the southern section of the reserve, with its own chef, hostesses and field guides. Each suite has a private patio or balcony.

Eagles Crag Lodge

9 Suites

Eagles Crag Lodge is tucked away in a secret gorge, surrounded by forest vegetation, offering privacy and tranquillity. 9 contemporary suites each have an outdoor shower and their own plunge pool, on private viewing decks. Added features of the Lodge include a spa, a cocktail and cigar bar and a maximum of six guests per vehicle.

Riverdene Family Lodge

9 rooms (7 inter-leading)

Riverdene Lodge is a restored settler's lodge reflecting the reserves Pioneer history with elegantly furnished casual lounges, a glorious sunroom and the outdoor barbeque area all invoking a relaxed "home from home" atmosphere, ideal for families with young children.

Villa Lobengula

6 Suites

Villa Lobengula Lodge is an exclusive use lodge with 6 suites, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests, tucked deep in the bush, offering a tranquil escape.

Long Lee Manor

15 Rooms & Suites

Long Lee Manor offers a distinctive Colonial experience in a restored Edwardian Manor house, originally built in 1910, offering two swimming pools and a spa.

Shamwari Explorer Camp

The Shamwari Explorer Camp is a unique 2-night walking experience, ideal for guests looking for an adventurous and authentic option with an ambience of a tented bush camp.