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Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Shamwari Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 9 tented suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Shamwari Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years.

Steeped in pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.

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

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge is a splendid stone walled and thatch roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is a double volume lounge and dining area which spills out onto the deck which is adjacent to the outside boma for traditional fireside dining under the stars.

Rooms & Suites:

The 9 luxury tents of Shamwari Bayethe Lodge are camouflaged under trees allowing for ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent is air-conditioned and heated and has an en-suite bathroom, shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck.

- 9 luxury thatched tents.
- Wooden floor, canvas sides, sliding wooden doors and thatch roof.
- 3 Tents have double beds& 6have twin beds.
- Private decks and plunge pools.
- 3 tents have indoor shower, 6 tents outdoor shower.
- Air-conditioning (hot & cold).
- Electric blankets.
- International direct dial telephones.
- International adaptor plug points.
- Hairdryer.
- Mini-bar.
- Private safe facilities.
- Tea/coffee making facilities.

Food & Wine:

The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. A further selection of rare and fine wines and imported French champagne is also available. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.


- Indoor dining or outdoor dining on deck, or in the boma.
- Fireplace in lounge and indoor dining room.
- Satellite TV in lounge at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge.
- Separate deck area overlooking waterhole.
- Gift Boutique.
- Personal ranger service - only 6 passengers per vehicle.
- Bayethe Bush Spa overlooking the water hole offers a range of treatments. Guests are also able to enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of their rooms


In between game drives your time is filled with relaxing, reading, spa treatments, swimming, enjoying delicious cuisine, a game walk, or a visit to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary.

  • Rates from: R 5400.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Shamwari Rhino Centre

  • Shamwari Rhino Centre
  • Dr Ian Player was a renowned South African conservationist, who was instrumental in saving the white rhino from extinction and was also the founder of one of Shamwari's strategic partners, The Wilderness Foundation, along with numerous other conservation achievements.
  • Shamwari Big Cat Rescue

  • Shamwari Big Cat Rescue
  • In collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres are situated within the Shamwari Reserve reserve. Born Free aim to draw attention to the plight of wild cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world.
  • Shamwari Photo Safari

  • Shamwari Photo Safari
  • A 2-day photographical adventure that is guided by Iky and Ryan of Iky’s Photographic. Iky and Ryan have over 30 years of individual experience in the field of photography, in addition to being awarded an Agfa Wildlife photography award. A must if photography is a passion.
  • Shamwari Children Activities

  • Shamwari Children Activities
  • Shamwari Game Reserve believes in conserving the vanishing wildlife of Africa. Educating children and adults alike on good conservation practices can only result in our planet being a better place. You can also be rest assured that Shamwari is a malaria-free area and is safe for your family.
  • Shamwari Spa Experience

  • Shamwari Spa Experience
  • Escape to Shamwari and enjoy a safari spa experience in the wilds of this "Big 5" Game Reserve. Luxury wellness retreats are based only at certain lodges, but spa and wellness treatments can be arranged for guests staying in any of the other Shamwari based lodges and camps.