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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very good trip rangers and staff very professional and knowledgeable. Rooms with good view over the velt. The whole operation is very well run and would recommend this a must experience if you are in the area. Saw big 5 and game was amazing

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Calgary, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The game drives were amazing and we got to see The Big 5. We were very spoiled and I don't think another safari will compare! The hotel was amazing, and the staff were very attentive. Really enjoyable stay, would absolutely recommend to anyone thinking of going.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic experience at this hotel, great way to finish our 10 days in SA. Safaries were very well organized, service impeccable, very good food and a great ranger. The reason I took one star: -Showers were moldy and not well maintained. -We waited 10 min for help with our luggage and nobody arrived I believe the other... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. Luxurious accommodation and treatment at Eagles Crag. Game drives were amazing; we saw all the Big 5 and more. Our ranger Frans was superb. All the staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Great service. Food and wine of high quality and large and frequent quantities! Expensive but worth every penny/rand (!). You just need to remember it gets... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a charming set of tents within the game reserve. each one is huge with double bedroom, bathroom and extra room, with plunge pool on the private deck overlooking the game reserve. only downside - the shower is outside. there is a central area where meals are served and collections made for the game drives. service and food was... More 

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St Vincent les Forts, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Longlee Manor in a beautiful, luxurious suite for the last 4 days of a South African holiday and these days were the absolute highlight of the trip. As we drove into the estate a lion and 3 lionesses strolled by a few yards away in search of dinner - amazing, and a preview of what was to... More 

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

We stayed at Long Lee in February for which I have already completed a review of the wonderful experiences we had there However on our day of leaving my wife inadvertently left her jewellery bag in the dresser drawer. It was not for a couple of days we realised and made contact with Shamwari. They instantly located us on our... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor! We are glad the parcel containing your jewellery arrived safe & sound. We are thrilled that you made great memories during your stay with us at Shamwari Game Reserve that will last for many years to come...or until your return to one of... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Safari at Eagles Crag was utterly utterly fantastic! This was the finalé of our honeymoon trip and we had three wonderful nights at Shamwari. The luxury was unparalleled and we were made to feel so extremely welcome and special and that was just whilst in the lodge! Frans was our ranger and we were so lucky to have him. His... More 

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was the best part of our three week trip to South Africa. Shamwari came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed.Apart from the fantastic stay at Eagles Crag our ranger Bethuel was exceptional.His knowledge and experience were all part of the success of the three days.The staff at EC were lovely and we loved the personal service.... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Son and partner (they were married whilst we were there - a complete surprise) their children aged 10 and 4 and myself - the Granny -. stayed at the Riverdene Lodge. Everything was perfect. They really look after children here and our Ranger Ntobeko was so good with all of us - and knew so much - a splendid guide.... More 

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