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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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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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42 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

poole
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Spent 2 nights with family at the end of February and stayed at Sirili Lodge. Views from the deck were magnificent with plenty of sightings of Elephants, Kudu etc. The room was ok but more attention to cleanliness needed, the showers in all our rooms were sticky! The noisy air conditioning needs looking at as on a very hot night... More 

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

Dear Peter C, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor regarding your stay at Shamwari Game Reserve. We were sorry to read about the negative experience you had during your stay with us at Sarili Villa. Your concerns have been investigated, as we had already received notification from the lady that invited you, and the rest of the party... More 

Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Thank you to Ranger Jacques, we had a fabulous time, 3 days with fabulous games, ever under the rain ....he is realy great, full of enthusiasm, and also very funny with a good sense of humour, the bungalows are comfortable, not luxurious, the food is not very good, and much too 'fussy' for such a place, Lovely location for the... More 

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Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had two luxury rooms for three nights at the Long Lee Manor on Shamwari Game Reserve. The rooms were very spacious and clean with fantastic view of the reserve from our bedrooms. All the meals were included and the food was very good. We especially liked the BBQ nights as it's held outdoors with a big fire place in... More 

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