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Shamwari Riverdene Lodge

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Shamwari Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 9 luxury suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
The colonial-style, Shamwari Riverdene Lodge with nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility ensures entertainment for the whole family.

At Shamwari Game Reserve the belief is in providing guests with the full African safari experience. In addition to being malaria-free and under the stunning expanse of the South African sky, staying at Riverdene Family Lodge affords you optimal comfort for an unforgettable family safari.

Riverdene Lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is a place where families are always at home and where guests become friends.

Rooms & Suites:

Rooms are fully air-conditioned; all feature television, telephone and small lounge area, en-suite sandstone bathroom and private balconies leading onto the landscaped gardens.

- 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.
- Tea/coffee making facilities.
- Hairdryers.
- Private safe facilities.
- Fitted International adapters.

Food & Wine:

The lounge opens onto an outdoor barbecue area. Meals can also be taken in the spacious dining room or the magnificent stone boma under thatch with a deck overlooking the Bushmans River.

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.


- A truly unique, educational and fun family safari.
- Swimming pool.
- Internet Access.
- Indoor & outdoor dining facilities.
- Beautiful garden to relax in.
- Lapa overlooking Bushmans River for outdoor dining or game viewing.
- Guests can book spa treatments at the Long Lee Manor Spa.
- Personal ranger service - only 6 passengers per vehicle.
- Gift Boutique.
- Perimeter electric fence.


- Two game drives per day (morning and evening).
- Birding Safaris.
- The Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre.
- The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
- The Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.
- Spa treatments.
- Pro photo safari option.
- Kids on Safari programme.

  • Rates from: R 5060.00
  • 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.