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Situated in verdant bush along the Bushman's River, halfway between Port Elizabeth (45 minutes drive outside the city) and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

Welcome to Shamwari with over 49000 acres of pristine wildlife reserve situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Shamwari has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for over a decade.

Shamwari Game Reserve


Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Long Lee Manor
From ZAR 4725.00 pp
Long Lee Manor is a reminder of an era of gracious living, the flagship lodge within Shamwari. The Manor originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience offering 38 guests lodging in 15 elegant rooms and 3 luxury suites.

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge
From ZAR 5400.00 pp
Shamwari Bayethe Lodge is a splendid stone walled and thatch roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. The 9 luxury tents are camouflaged under trees allowing for ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts.

Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge

Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge
From ZAR 6075.00 pp
Shamwari Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the ultimate luxury for the most discerning of travelers. Each of the nine superior rooms has been built to maximize the privacy of the guest in the most tranquil of settings.

Shamwari Sarili Lodge

Shamwari Sarili Lodge
From ZAR 4725.00 pp
Sarili Lodge boasts amazing views of the Bushman’s River and the grassy plains of the surrounding Shamwari Reserve all the while offering up exciting, luxury safari accommodation that’s suitable for the whole family. 5-star luxury family travel.

Shamwari Riverdene Lodge

Shamwari Riverdene Lodge
From ZAR 5060.00 pp
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.

Shamwari Villa Lobengula

Shamwari Villa Lobengula
From ZAR 58930.00 pp
Villa Lobengula is a beautiful and tranquil space tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld, the Villa mirrors a traditional African "kraal" which enclosed by breath-taking views. All 6 suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite.

Shamwari Walking Safari

Shamwari Walking Safari
From ZAR 3490.00 pp
During the summer months here in South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve offers up a tented bush camp that is linked with a 2 night walking trail. This safari experience is a must for those wanting to get back to the basics of a African safari. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

  • 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.