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Experience absolute luxury in the Eastern Cape bushland at Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and stretching over five of the seven biomes in South Africa, Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a popular and stunning safari getaway. The reserve is one of the leading private conservation initiatives in South Africa and provides travellers with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, including the renowned Big 5. Shamwari offers a range of luxury 5-Star lodging including Eagles Crag, where travellers will experience some of the best mountainous views, Long Lee Manor, a large Edwardian manor house, Bayethe Tented Lodge, for a rustic, yet comfortable safari experience, and the luxurious Founders Lodge, an exclusive and secluded getaway. Shamwari prides itself in looking after the environment and ensuring future generations share the same love for the natural world – this is why the reserve offers family-friendly accommodation at Riverdene Family Lodge and Sarili Lodge.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve Accommodation
Bayethe Tented Lodge promises the romanticism of a tented safari without sacrificing the comfort of modern amenities. Its tented suites serve as the perfect base from which to enjoy a safari in the Eastern Cape wilderness. Whether it’s taking in the views from the lodge’s pool, sampling the gourmet cuisine or just relaxing in one of the lodge’s spacious suites, Bayethe Tented Lodge embodies the warmth of the African greeting after which it was named.
Long Lee Manor
Long Lee Manor offers guests the chance to step back in time courtesy of its antique interiors and perfectly manicured grounds, with modern-chic trimmings. Uninterrupted views of the plains of Shamwari greet guests from wherever they stand on its lawns. Attention has been paid to every detail of Long Lee Manor. From the thread count of its king-size beds to the items on the gourmet menu, a bespoke experience awaits guests from check-in to check-out
Sarili Lodge seamlessly blends the authentic African wild with modern architecture. Boasting plush accommodation and bordering the picturesque Bushmans River, the lodge promises expansive views of the river valley below. It also houses a variety of facilities and amenities to make your stay in the African bush a comfortable one. Expert staff are ready to assist guests with anything they may need, between thrilling game drives and other outdoor activities.
Riverdene Family Lodge
Riverdene Family Lodge promises an unforgettable safari destination for families with children as well as travellers who enjoy a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The lodge looks out over the reserve’s vast plains and boasts various vantage points from which to view them. Its air-conditioned suites promise a comfortable refuge from the African sun. In addition to expert game rangers, a full contingent of lodge staff ensures that guests, both young and old, are well taken care of, wherever they may spend their time at Riverdene Family Lodge.
Eagles Crag Lodge
Eagles Crag Lodge invites guests to return to nature in the most luxurious way. Surrounded by lush greenery and rocky canyons, the lodge offers uninterrupted views of the very best of Shamwari. Its stone-and-glass suites promise to immerse guests in nature, all while treating them to a plethora of facilities. However guests choose to spend time at Eagles Crag, the lodge’s staff will be on hand to cater to all their needs and requests.
Lobengula Lodge offers guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive paradise in the African bush. Families as well as tour groups can book the lodge for an exclusive, private holiday. Modelled after a traditional African kraal, Lobengula promises the sense of centuries old tradition, only with modern amenities. The shaded lodge area ensures that time between safari activities is as comfortable as possible. Dedicated staff will do their utmost to make this a reality.
Sindile Premier Tent
The luxurious campsite, catering to individuals over the age of 16, comprises of nine premier tents and a private heated plunge pool. This magnificent new lodge situated in on hill deep in Shamwari boasts 9 premier tents, each of which can accommodate 2 adults in either king or twin beds.
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