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Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges

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N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights at two different lodges within Shamwari (Bayethe and Longlee). We had an absolutely wonderful time - first and foremost, the game viewing was perfect: in our eight drives, we managed to see the Big Five (got lucky with the leopard sighting, doesn't happen all that often) and a lot more wildlife, set in the beautiful landscapes... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me just get straight to the point…astounding !!! My whole experience with the Shamwari Game Reserve was nothing I have ever experienced. We arrived at Bayethe not expecting what laid ahead of us. This lodge was something different from the usual hotels mainly due to the were in sat. The whole area was surrounded by the delightful smell of... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a 3 night break at this magical place and could not find a single fault. Accommodation was great, the safari trips were stunning, staff amazing, spa indulgent and food a real treat. Whenever I have a bad day, I just return to Shamwari in my mind and can't help but smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an upgrade to Eagle's Crag, we could not believe how lucky we were! Stunning accommodation, food and wine the best we have ever known, service and attention to detail were perfect! Every day after game drive, a welcome towel and drink, a surprise bath or flower petals and champagne as it was our honeymoon, complimentary wine tasting each night!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Bayethe for four nights towards the end of July & it was fantastic. We went on 7 game drives and even though the weather was bad for the first and horrendous for the second it was still a great experience. Our ranger was Ryanhard and he is a great guy - knowledgable, enthusiastic and good fun. He... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the above reserve over 3 nights in July and we have to tell anyone wishing to go on a Game Reserve what an unbelievable experience we had. The Eagles Crag Accommodation was top notch with comfortable rooms and outstanding food. But above all the staff made us feel very welcome and attended promptly and politely to all our... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding facilities, food and customer service. Brilliant Rangers with great knowledge, excellent driving skills, a keen eye and great communication between them to share sightings and aid tracking. The wide variety of terrain and the beautiful scenery make any drive breathtaking. There is plenty of game, but some need to be tracked (which is exciting) and of course there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time I have stayed at Long Lee and once at Eagles Crag, have to say that I found long lee a much more enjoyable and relaxed experience with grounds to wander around, very sociable and the staff were extremely attentive, my guide Sarah Moorcroft was fantastic and always asked, right, what are we looking for today,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I must say I have always been sceptical of game reserves in the Eastern Cape and thought game viewing would not be able to match the Greater Kruger area.... well I was wrong. Our sightings of Cheetah, Lion, Elephant, Rhino as well as plenty of plains game was equal to what I have experienced at private lodges in the Greater... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

To start with, I have not (yet?) had a chance to stay at Shamwari. All I was dealing with is to sort out the booking to their Explorer Camp, but this is a nightmare so far. You cannot pay by card on the internet for some reason (OMG, are we not in 21st century???) for this trip, so you can... More 

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Karen P, Manager at Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges, responded to this review

Dear Zsolt B, Thank you for taking the time to write about your booking experience on TripAdvisor. Our aim is for our guests to make a booking as smoothly as possible, and it seems that in this case things went a little of course. I understand that we absorbed the transfer fees sometime before this review was posted on TripAdvisor,... More 

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