SHAMWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve is an outstanding and pioneering Big 5 game reserve in the Eastern Cape, highlighting the importance of conservation coupled with responsible tourism. The reserve, one of the largest in South Africa, boasts five eco-systems, 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 Tented 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 luxurious tented suites each have a private plunge pool, perfect for honeymooners.

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. River view rooms each have a balcony with view, 2 courtyard rooms have a terrace and garden, perfect for children.

Eagles Crag Lodge is tucked away in a gorge, surrounded by forest vegetation, offering privacy and tranquillity. 9 contemporary junior suites each have an outdoor shower and their own private viewing deck with plunge pool. Added features of the lodge include a spa, elevated viewing deck and boma area.

Riverdene Family Lodge is a restored settler's lodge, the ideal lodge for families with young children. Riverdene offers light & airy interleading rooms - 3 pairs interleading, and 3 rooms which interlead in a row; plus an outdoor activity area with zip line, climbing walls and other facilities to entertain the children.

Lobengula Lodge is tucked away in the depths of the bush, offering a tranquil escape. Boasting stylish interiors with African touches, there are 3 pool view rooms and 3 suites with private decking areas and plunge pools.

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.

Explorer Camp is a unique 2-night walking trail (October to April), ideal for guests looking for an adventurous & authentic option, with an ambience of a simple tented bush camp.

EASTERN CAPE ITINERARIES FEATURING SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE

Africa Collection founder and director Chris Fortescue

Chris

Africa Collection travel expert Emma Matthews

Emma

Africa Collection founder and director James Westrip

James

Africa Collection travel expert Chania Hemsley-Smith

Chania

Africa Collection travel expert Lee-Anne Westrip

Lee-Anne

Africa Collection travel expert Rebecca Aylett

Rebecca

Africa Collection travel expert Laura Beard

Laura

Africa Collection travel expert Kirsty Richardson

Kirsty

Africa Collection travel expert Martin Bamford

Martin

Africa Collection travel expert Molly Williams

Molly

Africa Collection travel expert Wendy Baker-Gourley

Wendy

Africa Collection travel expert Alex Westrip

Alex

Africa Collection travel expert Liesl Huisman

Liesl

Africa Collection travel expert Annie Radford

Annie

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