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Shamwari Game Reserve
from R3,750 Per person sharing/Per night
Located in South Africa, Eastern Cape
Shamwari Game Reserve is home to five of South Africa’s seven ecological biomes and is blessed with both summer and winter rainfall, making it one of the richest wildlife areas in Africa. Shamwari is also one of the largest private game reserves in the region, and is a natural extension to the famous Garden Route tour along South Africa’s beautiful coastline. This award winning private game reserve is a malaria-free safari destination, promising to provide the very best in Big 5 game viewing as well luxury 5 star safari lodge accommodation to suit every need.
SAFARI EXPERIENCE at Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve spans across a massive 25 000 hectares of perfect African wilderness, and is home to the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – as well as a great number of other African game. With spectacular vistas over the African landscape and close-up viewing of African wildlife, Shamwari game drives promise the safari experience of a lifetime, presenting guests with the opportunity for unparalleled photographic safaris. Read more
Wildlife Conservation & Social Upliftment
In partnership with Open Africa for sustainable tourism
Shamwari Game Reserve was itself born out of a drive to restore the land to its original glory. The Eastern Cape is a naturally rich area with extremely high biodiversity, however human development has left the province void of most indigenous wildlife. With the recent trend emphasising the ethical and aesthetic importance of conservation, people of the Eastern Cape have in the last few decades begun to actively restore the landscape – eradicating alien vegetation, restoring natural water systems and repopulating conservation areas with indigenous game.
Shamwari Game Reserve is a proud forerunner in the effort to heal the landscape. The basis of Shamwari’s management philosophy is centred on sustainable development of the reserve; ecological management and growth of the region; and sustainable socio-economic development within the regions eco-tourism industry. Among its greatest achievements are two Big Cat Sanctuaries established at Shamwari in partnership with the Born Free Foundation. Here wild African cats are rehabilitated after being held captive in impoverished conditions. Read more
ACCOMMODATION at Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve is home to six world-class safari lodge camps, all of which are 5-star graded. Not only will guests experience the safari of a lifetime, they will also be treated to luxury accommodation, and choice from such a wide selection of safari camps means that there is something to suit everyone. Shamwari is a great family safari destination and children are welcome, with those under 11 years enjoying 50% off the adult rate, while children 3 years and under are accommodated at no extra cost.
Afro-chic classic safari lodge overlooking popular waterhole. The lodge is characterised by a traditional stone and thatch camp coupled with tented safari suites overlooking a waterhole. The lounge and dining areas spill onto the wooden viewing deck. The traditional boma is popular for outdoor dining.Read more
Ultimate luxury safari accommodation with nine premier suites. Designed for privacy and tranquillity, the lodge is located in a magnificent valley and overlooks the surrounding cliffs, and riverbed below. Each of the suites have a private viewing deck and pool, accessed from wall-to-wall glass sliding doors.Read more
Refined elegant manor including opulent honeymoon suite. Built originally in 1910, the Edwardian Manor house has been restored to offer guests a luxurious safari experience. The premises overlook a nearby waterhole and vast African plains leading down to the Bushman’s River. A combination of elegant rooms and suites ensures accommodation to suite every need. The honeymoon suite offers breathtaking balcony views.Read more
Restored frontier home perfect for families. The lodge has been restored to offer a distinctly colonial experience with strong overtones of contemporary African textures, colours and designs. The luxury safari accommodation includes nine rooms, spacious living areas, and specialised children’s facilities.Read more
Great river location exclusively for groups and families. The theme of this safari lodge accommodation is a stylish blend of colonial farm-style living, fresh colours combined with the rich textures and materials of Africa. With an environmentally conscious design this thatched villa overlooks the river and provides a tranquil, relaxing and rejuvinating place to stay.Read more
Tranquil luxury villa with six luxury suites. Bookable for sole use only. The recently refurbished villa is set in dense bush and surrounded by rollings hills. There is one chief suite with a large lounge, fireplace and private pool; and five luxury suites, two of which have private plunge pools.Read more