Location: Eastern Cape
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Shamwari Game Reserve is just a one hour's drive north of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Province, situated on the picturesque Garden Route of South Africa. It is one of the largest private concessions and conservation initiatives in Southern Africa. A stunning private reserve that is teeming with wildlife, guests will enjoy spectacular viewing of the Big Five.
Sarili family lodge, Shamwari

Sarili family lodge, Shamwari

About Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve is a brilliant option if you are travelling from Cape Town in the scenic Garden Route area of South Africa. A luxurious, child friendly, 5-star safari without the worry of malaria is the perfect wilderness retreat, just outside of Port Elizabeth.

Shamwari's luxurious accommodation

Shamwari’s luxurious accommodation

Accommodation at Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve boasts seven 5-Star luxury lodges all with their own original design and an ultimate spa experience:

  • Eagles Crag Lodge is nestled in a valley, surrounded by steep rocky cliffs  each suite of glass and stone has a wrap around timber deck with its own private plunge pool.
  • Villa Lobengula is tucked away in a beautiful region of the valley bushveld and designed in the form of a traditional African “kraal” encapsulated by magnificent views and boats six private suites ideal for families or groups of friends.  Villa Lobengula has its own fresh and organic produce grown on the property and all cuisine is freshly prepared by the in-house chefs.
  • Long Lee Manor echoes the past with a colonial flavor styled accommodation, beautiful gardens, pools, ponds, terraces and verandas.
  • Riverdene Lodge has a relaxed easy going atmosphere and is ideal for families. Riverdene Lodge also has an amazing “Kid’s on Safari” programme for the younger children, who will also visit the Animal Rehabilitation and Born Free Centres.
  • Bayethe Tented Lodge “By-ye-ti” meaning “I salute you”, is the warm African greeting that welcomes you to this luxury tented lodge each tent with a private deck and plunge pool.
  • Sarili Lodge is named after a Xhosa Chief who ruled the area in the late 1800’s.  Sarili has five bedrooms overlooking the Bushman’s River and is ideal for families and groups.
  • Shamwari Explorer Camp:  Walking experience through the bush and sleeping under the stars at night in a luxury tented bush camp with delicious meals prepared by staff and with highly trained armed rangers with you for the entire experience.
Sarili exteriors

The magnificent view at Shamwari


Attractions at Shamwari Game Reserve

  • Walks through scenic Shamwari Game Reserve with a qualified ranger
  • Game drives twice a day
  • Boma (alfresco) dinners
  • Kid’s on Safari programme
Shamwari Wildlife

Shamwari leopard

Guests travelling via the Cape may be interested in Greatest Africa’s private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Shamwari Wildlife

Shamwari – a safari of a lifetime