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Shamwari Game Reserve Highlights

Shamwari Game Reserve is one of the world's leading wildlife conservation and safari destinations situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape along the beautiful Garden Route. It offers guests the ultimate wildlife and safari experience.

Shamwari is about protecting a pristine wildlife area steeped in history where a multitude of game once roamed the area freely. Guests can choose between 6 magnificent safari lodges on this private game reserve.

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Safari Lodges within Shamwari Game Reserve

Bayethe Lodge

Bayethe Tented Lodge is situated in the Shamwari Game Reserve along the beautiful Garden Route in the Eastern Cape. Bayethe Lodge offers exclusive and luxurious tented safari accommodation in an area famous for the Big 5.

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Riverdene Lodge

Riverdene Lodge is situated in the Shamwari Game Reserve along the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape. Riverdene Lodge is a family orientated lodge with supervised playrooms, green lawns and plenty of space for families and children to unwind.

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Eagles Crag Lodge

Eagles Crag Lodge is situated in the Shamwari Game Reserve along the famous Garden Route in the Eastern Cape; nestled in a valley, it provides the ultimate luxury for the discerning traveller who is looking for a private and peaceful retreat.

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Lobengula Lodge

Shamwari Lobengula Lodge is situated in the Shamwari Game Reserve along the famous Garden Route in the Eastern Cape. Lobengula Lodge offers guests a traditional African safari experience in an award-winning reserve teeming with game.

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Bushmans River Lodge

Bushman’s River Lodge is situated in the Shamwari Game Reserve along the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape. It is a Victorian homestead that offers an intimate safari experience with true South African hospitality.

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Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor is situated in the Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Long Lee Manor is situated along the Bushman’s River and was originally built in 1910. It is steeped in Settler history and offers guests a Colonial experience in a prime game area.

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Sarili Lodge

Sarili Lodge is situated in the southern region of the Shamwari Game Reserve. The lodge offers a traditional bush experience combined with a colonial feel. Sarili is a friendly, family-orientated safari lodge offering magnificent views and fantastic game viewing.

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Bayethe Lodge means “I salute you”, and emcompasses the African warmth of this tented paradise. The refined tents are shrouded by the rich vegetation, providing privacy and a feeling of seclusion.

Eagles Crag Lodge offers exclusive glass and stone suites, which provide expansive views of the surrounding rock faces where the eagles soar. Each suite is a secluded haven in which to unwind in sheer comfort.

Bushmans River Lodge guests have their own chef and personal game rangers, adding to the exclusivity of your visit to Bushman's River.

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Shamwari Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities

Shamwari Private Game Reserve consists of 25 000 hectares and features five eco-systems, hence enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life. The reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and is malaria free.

Shamwari has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. It is situated in verdant bush along the Bushman's River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

Guests can also expect to see giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, black and white rhinoceros, hippopotamus, kudu, springbok, bushbuck, grey duiker, black wildebeest, gemsbok and zebra and if they are lucky enough they might spot cheetah, brown hyena, the elusive leopard as well as wild

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Just like the spots on a leopard's back, each of our tailor-made itineraries is unique. Every journey has a personality, carefully designed to match the desires and expectations our clients bring to the table. Every element is taken into consideration to stitch together a personalised safari experience, grown from seed and cultivated to embody the perfect adventure. Our tailored itineraries are your safari dreams, defined.