Bayethe Lodge - Shamwari Game Reserve

The ultimate authentic, but luxury, tented African safari adventure. Bayethe Lodge is a splendid stone-walled and thatch roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is an impressive vaulted ceiling in the 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. Bayethe Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation.

The 12 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, satellite TV, plunge pool and hammocks suspended out of the wooden decks. Game drives are offered daily in the early morning and late afternoon. Game drives are a maximum of 6 people per vehicle (unless a larger family group who want to be together.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape is home to Africa’s 'Big 5' (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), and is malaria free. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges on this private game reserve. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience.

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.