Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve offers luxury tented accommodation within the lush wilderness of Shamwari, a premier safari destination in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Named after a resilient leopardess, Sindile provides a secluded and harmonious escape in the African veld, boasting stunning views of the Bushman’s River and surrounding plains.
Shamwari boasts a diverse array of accommodation options, featuring six lodges and one explorer camp, each offering unique experiences. Whether you seek exclusive serenity, effortless family enjoyment, or a return to nature in a luxury tented camp, Shamwari has something to suit your preferences. Among these options, the luxurious lodge, exclusively for guests aged 16 and above, boasts nine premier tents, each accompanied by a private heated plunge pool, providing the epitome of comfort and relaxation.
Perched atop a hill in the heart of Shamwari, our new lodge exudes grandeur and opulence. With 9 premier tents accommodating two adults in king or twin bed setups, comfort and luxury await. Modern amenities blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, featuring air conditioning, a Nespresso Coffee Machine, international dial telephone, fitted adapters, minibar, hairdryer, and electronic safe. The en-suite bathroom boasts both a bath and shower, with an outdoor shower for a refreshing touch. Your private deck offers a heated plunge pool and pergola-covered lounging area. An indoor fireplace adds to the charm, while a cozy lounge promises relaxation. This lodge epitomizes luxury, meticulously designed for an unforgettable retreat amidst nature’s splendor.
At Shamwari Private Game Reserve, our 5-star luxury accommodation is just the beginning. Join us for thrilling wildlife encounters on our morning and afternoon game drives when animals are most active. Our comfortable, open vehicles offer panoramic views of the reserve, guided by knowledgeable rangers. Bring your binoculars, cameras, and essentials like warm clothing, sunscreen, and a hat. Game drives last around three to four hours and include coffee in the morning and a sunset stop. Unfortunately, children under 4 can’t join.
At Shamwari Private Game Reserve, we’re dedicated to making your stay magical and educational. That’s why we offer the Pro Photo Safari package, a 2-day adventure guided by Iky and Ryan, both with 30+ years of experience and Agfa Wildlife photography awards. They’ll lead you through the reserve, capturing African nature’s wonders. Ryan’s wildlife expertise and hospitality skills complement Iky’s photography knowledge. With this package, you get:
Indulge in a safari spa experience at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, where the wilderness of the Eastern Cape serves as your backdrop. Our spa retreats are designed to revitalize your mind, body, and soul, offering treatments for both men and women. While the wellness retreats are primarily located at specific lodges, arrangements can be made for guests in any of our luxury accommodations.
At Shamwari’s Relaxation Retreats, you’ll find a range of safari spa treatments, along with retail products available for purchase. Rejuvenate your senses in the heart of the wild.
In addition to spectacular game drives, Shamwari Game Reserve also offers professionally guided walking tours. Here, you can gain a true perspective of the flora and fauna indigenous to the region. Your guide can point out animal tracks, dung, hiding spots, rare birds and educate you on the area and its history.
Unfortunately, no children under the age of 16 or adults over the age of 65 (unless provided with a doctor’s certificate of fitness) are permitted on these walks.