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Shamwari Game Reserve

Welcome to Shamwari Game Reserve, the ultimate Luxury Big Five African Safari Adventure & Conservation effort coupled with responsible Tourism. Shamwari Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion & Leopard), is Malaria Free & is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

This Reserve has received numerous International Awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company & Game Reserve for many consecutive years.

Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life & is the realisation of one man’s dream, & the success of many people’s passion. Steeped in pioneer history, & dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild & free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal & bird life.

Shamwari is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town & forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

Shamwari Game Reserve wins Africa Travel Awards

2009:
At the 16th World Travel Awards for Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve won the World’s leading conservation company.

2007:
Shamwari has won ‘Africa's Leading Safari & South Africa's Leading Safari' at the 14th annual World Travel Awards Middle East & Africa category.The Middle East & Africa voting campaign reached a total of 167 000 travel professionals worldwide, including more than 110 000 travel agents. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the travel industry's equivalent to the "Oscars", the World Travel Awards may be regarded as the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards programme in the global travel industry today.

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Accommodation

LONG LEE MANOR

Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Game Reserve

Long Lee Manor Accommodation - Shamwari Game Reserve

  • 18 Rooms in total made up of:
  • 13 Luxury rooms; (4 rooms inter leading)
  • 2 additional luxury rooms that can accommodate a family of 4 in each
  • 1 Manor Suite (upstairs with a balcony)
  • 1 Honeymoon Suite (upstairs with a balcony)
  • 1 x Family Suite
  • Rooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning (hot & cold)
  • Satellite T.V in all rooms
  • International direct dial in each room
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in all the rooms
  • Hairdryers

Facilities and Services

  • 2 Swimming pools
  • Child-friendly lodge
  • “Kiddies program” available
  • “Kiddies menu” on request  
  • Perimeter Electric fence
  • Private conference facilities
  • Spa facilities – 2 Treatment/Therapy rooms, Steam Bath, outdoor Jacuzzi 
  • Curio shop
  • Outdoor dining under the Pepper Tree
  • Original 1916 Barn, with conferencing and outdoor dining facilities
  • Personal ranger service – only 6 per vehicle
  • Safe-keeping facilities in all rooms
Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Game Reserve Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Game Reserve
Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Game Reserve Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Game Reserve


RIVERDENE

Riverdene - Shamwari Game Reserve

Riverdene Accommodation - Shamwari Game Reserve

  • Restored settler lodge with 9 luxury suites, all with own individual patio
  • 1 x disabled-friendly room
  • Air-conditioning (hot & cold), ceiling fan
  • Satellite T.V. in all rooms
  • International direct dial in all rooms
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryers
  • Safe-keeping facilities in all rooms
  • Fitted International adaptors

Riverdene - Shamwari Game Reserve

Facilities and Services

  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor & outdoor dining facilities
  • Beautiful garden to relax in
  • Lapa overlooking Bushmans River for outdoor dining or game viewing
  • Guests can book spa treatments – done at the Long Lee Manor Spa.
  • Personal ranger service – only 6 pax in vehicle
  • Small curio shop/souvenirs available
  • Perimeter electric fence
Riverdene - Shamwari Game Reserve Riverdene - Shamwari Game Reserve
Riverdene - Shamwari Game Reserve Riverdene - Shamwari Game Reserve

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BAYETHE TENTED CAMP   (9 Tents)

Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve

Bayethe Tented Camp Accommodation - Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Luxurious lodge with 9 luxury thatched tents  
  • 3 Tents are double & 6 Twins
  •  Private decks and plunge pools 
  • Air-conditioning (hot & cold)
  • Electric blankets
  • International direct dial telephones
  • International adaptor plug points in all rooms
  • His and her basin
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe-keeping facilities in all rooms
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in room

BAYETHE HILLS    (3 Premier Tents)

  • Situated 100m from Bayethe Reception
  • 2 Tents are double & 1 Twin
  • Wooden floor, canvas sides, aluminum sliding doors, thatch roof.
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire places
  • Heated plunge pools
  • Private decks
  • Safe-keeping facilities in all rooms
  • Mini bars in all rooms
  • Satellite TV & DSTV
  • Hair dryers
  • Inside bath, outside shower
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • International dial direct telephones
Facilities and Services
  • Indoor dining or outdoor dining on deck, or in the boma
  • Fireplace in lounge and indoor dining room
  • Satellite TV in lounge
  • Separate deck area overlooking waterhole
  • Curio Shop
  • Same day laundry services
  • Private ranger – only 6 pax per vehicle
  • 3 tents have indoor shower, 6 tents outdoor shower
  • Spa facilities available at Lobengula or Eagles Crag (15 minute drive)
Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve
Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve
Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve
VILLA LOBENGULA

Villa Lobengula - Shamwari Game Reserve

Villa Lobengula Accommodation - Shamwari Game Reserve

  • 6 Spacious, individually decorated African thatch suites with private verandas overlooking African bushveld.
  • 1 x Premier Suite with private pool, 5 x Luxury Suites, 2 with private pools.
  • Satellite T.V. in all rooms
  • Indoor & Outdoor showers
  • International direct dial in all rooms
  • Air-conditioning in all rooms, ceiling fans,
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryers
  • Safe-keeping facilities in all rooms
  • Mini-bars in all rooms

Facilities and Services

  • Spa : 2 Treatment Room, Steam Room, Sauna
  • Swimming pool with sunken cocktail bar
  • Curio shop
  • Small Fitness Centre
  • Wine cellar
  • Boma / Dining Room / Deck
  • Personal ranger service – only 6 pax per vehicle
  • Perimeter electric fence
EAGLES CRAG

Eagles Crag - Shamwari Game Reserve

Eagles Crag Accommodation - Shamwari Game Reserve
  • The lodge boasts an authentic African Experience, secretly hidden in a gorge, filled with temperate forest vegetation and looking out onto a cliff-face and dry riverbed.
  • 9 Detached luxury suites
  • Bar/Cigar Lounge with fireplace with glass fold-away walls leading onto deck
  • Plunge pools on private decks, which are accessed through large fold-away walls
  • Raised wooden decks between all rooms and public areas
  • Air-conditioning (hot & cold),ceiling fans
  • International direct dial telephones
  • Indoor & outdoor shower facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in room
  • Private safes
  • Bird spotting scope in all rooms
  • Internet access
  • Hairdryers
  • Fitted International adaptors
SHAMWARI EXPLORER CAMP

Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve
This unique walking experience is ideal for guests looking for an adventurous & authentic option offering the ambience of a tented bush camp of old Safari lore. The camp is located on a plateau set amongst the only basalt & granite extrusions on Shamwari. A truly magical setting awaits!!

This is a flexible experience for guests to explore Shamwari Game Reserve as we believe that the rigidity of travel needs to be simplified by going back to basics. This explorer camp reflects the original safari of being on foot & sleeping around the fire at night within the comfort of a bush tent.

Guests will enjoy walks through the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve, whereby their guide will enhance their experience with birding, cultural history & other natural history of the area, along with ample opportunity of some Big 5 encounters.

Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve Shamwari Explorer Camp - Shamwari Game Reserve

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Facilities and Services
  • Spa with 2 Treatment Rooms, Hydro Bath, Sauna and Steam Bath
  • Curio shop
  • Library/meeting room
  • Dining Room on upper level with fireplace and fold-away glass walls out onto the balcony. Outdoor dinners in boma or on lower level deck with fold-away glass walls leading out onto the balcony.
  • Large lounge with fire place and large outdoor deck upstairs
  • Big screen television in Cigar room
  • Birders paradise

Activities at all Lodges
Summer Program (October – April)

  • Early Morning Game Drive before breakfast
  • Afternoon/evening game drive
  • Guided walks on request

Winter Program (May – September)

  • Morning Game Drive after breakfast
  • Afternoon/evening Game Drive
  • Guided Walks on request

General Notes:

  • Shamwari Game Reserve is 25 000 hectares.
  • Shamwari Game Reserve has a private air strip situated adjacent to Long Lee Manor. Guests will be transported to the various lodges.
  • Runway details: Elevation 695ft - 1200m in length, width 20m; surface – grass compacted. Caution: animals.  Co-ordinates 33 27 42 South, 26 03 13 East.
  • Born Free Foundation. This is a sanctuary for African cats eg. Lion and Leopard and serves as the environmental educational centre. All guests have access to the Born Free Foundation at no extra charge.  There is a centre in the north close to Lobengula, Eagles Crag, and Bayethe and in the south close to Bushmans River Lodge, Riverdene and Long Lee.
  • Bushman Sands Golf Club in Alicedale.  18 hole Gary Player design course.
  • 30 minutes drive from Long Lee, Riverdene and Bushmans River Lodge.
  • 20 minutes drive from Bayethe and Eagles Crag.
  • 10 minutes drive from Lobengula Lodge
  • The child policy at Shamwari Game Reserve is as follows;
    • Children under the age of 12 years are only accepted at Long Lee Manor.
    • No children under the age of 16 years are allowed at Eagles Crag and Lobengula. 
    • Children (maximum 2) can only share with parents in the family suite or in the luxury/inter leading rooms, subject to availability
    •  Adults/Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
    • Children under the age of 12 years are accommodated by prior arrangement only.
    • 0 – 2 Year old children to share with parents at no extra charge, but are not permitted to join the game drives.
    • 3 – 6 Year old children may share a room with the parents and will be charged 25% of the normal rate, which includes meals, accommodation, but are not permitted to join the game drives.
    • 7 – 11 Year old children either sharing a room with their parents or in a separate room will be charged 50% of the normal rate, which includes meals, accommodation and game drives.
    • Children from 12 years old will require a separate room at the normal rate

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