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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Cape Town & Winelands Accommodation - Shamwari Private Game Reserve - Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Cape Town & Winelands
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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Situated only 72 kms from Port Elizabeth on the banks of the Bushman's River, Shamwari forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. Apart from the 'Big 5 experience, its major wildlife attraction is the rare Black Rhino and the variety of antelope that can be viewed.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve Accommodation

Shamwari's luxury accommodation is made up of 7 separate lodges comprising of Long Lee Manor an Edwardian Manor house with 2 swimming pools and a Spa accommodating 38 guests in 15 elegant suites. The luxurious Eagles Crag offers privacy with 9 superior en-suite rooms all with private decks and plunge pools. Riverdene Lodge has 9 interconnecting rooms ideal for families, all have private balconies leading onto landscaped gardens with swimming pool. Bushman's River Lodge a beautifully restored small Victorian homestead with 4 deluxe guestrooms, and Lobengula a truly traditional African Experience with 5 luxury rooms. Bayethe Tented Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation, each of the 9 luxury tented suites is air-conditioned with en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower and private plunge pool with view deck. The new Sarili Lodge offers 4 luxurious rooms and 1 suite overlooking Bushmans River, perfect for families or small parties.


As well as offering morning and evening game drives and guided bush walks, Shamwari is home to the world famous 'Born Free Foundation' promoting the conservation of species while maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the welfare of animals. Shamwari offers a special “Kids on Safari” programme where kids aged 4 and older have a chance of a lifetime to view the Big 5, visit the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

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