Shamwari Game Reserve

Located in the wild and beautiful Eastern Cape province, the Shamwari Game Reserve was bought by Adrian Gardiner – a successful Port Elizabeth businessman – in early 1990. Adrian spent the next two years acquiring neighbouring land and extending the reserve to an impressive 7000 ha. In 1992, Shamwari Game Reserve officially opened its doors and put in to practice Adrian’s philosophy of conservation alongside tourism. Today, Shamwari Game Reserve comprises over 25 000 ha and over 5000 heads of game, with six distinct lodges, employing over 300 local staff – a remarkable success story.

Shamwari Game Reserve is well stablished Big Five country, and is completely malaria free  – making it a great family destination. Easily accessible from Cape Town, Shamwari makes for a great end or start to a Garden Route itinerary. The six lodges provide ample accommodation options to suit all types of travellers’ profiles and budgets. Honeymooners will love Bayethe,  while families should choose Long Lee – the biggest of the camps with beautiful, rolling green lawns.  Kids are well looked after, with Shamwari’s brand of bush ‘edutainment’. For  families or intimate groups wanting exclusive use , then Sarili Lodge is ideal.


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Eagles Crag Lodge

Secluded in a magnificent valley in Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Eagles Crag Lodge is a masterful joining together of thatch, stone and glass surrounded by craggy cliffs. It’s the ideal location for a discerning traveller looking for a private, tranquil getaway amidst the beauty of the African bush.

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LONG LEE - Pool Bar

Long Lee Manor

Refined and elegant, this Edwardian manor house combines the graciousness of a bygone era, with all the modern comforts required for a truly five star experience. With colonial style accommodation that over looks magnificent plains teaming with wildlife, Long Lee Manor at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a truly luxurious African experience. Known as the flagship of the Eastern Cape-based Shamwari, it overlooks a watering hole, as well as the grassy plains that stretch down to Bushmans River.

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Lobengula Lodge

A wonderfully serene private lodge within the magnificent Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Lobengula Lodge sleeps up to 12 guests. A zen ambience and a tailored safari experience combine with fresh organic produce and an idyllic setting for the ultimate in restoring getaways. Shamwari is renowned for its conservation program and is a 25,000ha (62,000 acres) private game reserve in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, conveniently located at the end of the Garden Route, with superb  year-round game-viewing of all of the Big Five and much more.

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Shamwari Game Reserve, Iky's Photographic

Bayethe Tented Lodge

Get caught up in seduction and luxury in the tented accommodation at Bayethe Tented Lodge, situated in Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Surrounded by rich vegetation and the privacy that comes with the vast African landscape, at Bayethe Lodge you will find seclusion and the warm greeting that comes with Bayethe, which means “I salute you”.

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