SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE

Stretching over 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). This malaria-free reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. It is the ultimate luxury big five African safari adventure and conservation effort, coupled with responsible tourism. 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.

THE LODGES
Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges on this private game reserve - choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience. Each lodge 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 ambience amid nature’s beauty. Each suite, a secluded haven to unwind in sheer comfort.

Villa Lobengula – 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.

Shamwari Explorer Camp - This once-in-a-lifetime experience (seasonal) takes guests on a guided walking safari, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature. Each tent is luxuriously furnished for comfort in the wilderness.

LEISURE & ACTIVITIES
Game viewing drives are available for morning and evening trips, as this is when the animals are most active. The vehicles are open and comfortable, and give you a panoramic view of the area. You’ll be guided by a trained game rangers who’ll take you and your party through the reserve, encountering many animals along the way.

In collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres are situated within the reserve, with the aim of drawing attention to the plight of wild cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world, and can be visited during your stay.

Shamwari spa treatments are the ideal way to unwind. The luxury wellness retreats are based at certain lodges, but treatments can be arranged for guests staying in any of the lodges. When you book your stay with your little ones, the 'Kids on Safari' programme will keep them entertained and also teach them the importance of nature conservation. At Riverdene Lodge there is a designated children’s coordinator who plans various social, sporting, arts and cultural activities for them.

EASTERN CAPE ITINERARIES FEATURING SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE

Africa Collection founder and director Chris Fortescue

Chris

Africa Collection travel expert Shelley Phillips

Shelley

Africa Collection founder and director James Westrip

James

Africa Collection travel expert Chania Hemsley-Smith

Chania

Africa Collection travel expert Lee-Anne Carnell

Lee-Anne

Africa Collection travel expert Rebecca Aylett

Rebecca

Africa Collection travel expert Laura Turley

Laura

Africa Collection travel expert Kirsty Anscomb

Kirsty

Africa Collection travel expert Storm Napier

Storm

Africa Collection travel expert Molly Williams

Molly

Africa Collection travel expert Wendy Baker-Gourley

Wendy

Africa Collection travel expert Katie Horton

Katie

Africa Collection travel expert Stacey Brothers

Stacey

Africa Collection travel expert Natasha Rautenbach

Natasha

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