Riverdene Family Lodge - Shamwari Game Reserve

Riverdene Family 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, with extensive views over the open wildlife plains. Riverdene is ideal for families with young children.

Riverdene Family Lodge has nine luxury rooms, seven of which are inter-leading. The homely and spacious rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with a separate shower, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, television with select satellite channels, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and private patios.

The main lodge includes indoor and outdoor dining facilities, lounge and bar area, a boma for fireside evenings that overlooks the Bushmans River, rim-flow swimming pool with a shallow area for children, a supervised play room and jungle gym, a boutique gift shop and business desk with internet access. With a focus on families, Riverdene offers elegant comfort and many additional activities to entertain children of all ages. A stay at Riverdene Lodge includes game drives twice daily in the early mornings and late afternoons and guided safari walks (no children under 16 on the guided walks). 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.