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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 Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended a recent fortnight's trip to South Africa with two nights at Shamwari Game Reserve. We were lucky enough to be upgraded from Sarili Lodge to Eagles Crag. The lodge is right in the middle of the Reserve so (for example) within ten minutes drive from the front door we encountered a pride of lions, and by the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stay over in December and it was hot such a great place to stay accommodation was 5star and the food was top class the game drive was great at sun set and sun rise and the service is top class I recommend it to all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shamwari has always been on our "to-do-list". And at last we could give legs to this dream. Well, every minute from booking to arrival to departure was exquisite! We stayed at Long Lee Manor and was transported back into the Edwardian era of plush opulence. We were treated in the most special ways! The game drives always had surprises in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have just spent three nights at Eagle Crag and all the exceptional things people say about the accommodation standard, it's staff and the game drives are true. An experience of a lifetime and highy recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fabulous ++++ Return visit was brilliant and already planning next. In Riverdene you are treated like one of the family - the friendly, happy atmosphere makes for a great holiday. There are 9 rooms which promotes interaction between guests. The drives are fun and very educational. We just sat and watched three lions stalking for about 40 minutes - Ntobeko... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Shamwari game reserve has 25,000 hectors of land with wildlife to explore. Our stay was at the Long Lee Manor known for it stunning sunrise. The manor is very luxurious and the staff makes very effort to make the stay very comfortable. The service is exceptionally good along with amazingly good food. The treatment is definitely fit for royalty along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed at Eagles Crag for four nights to start our honeymoon, and it was absolutely incredible. When we arrived there was a bottle of champagne on ice waiting for us, as well as a bath decked with flowers - gorgeous. Due to an internal flight delay we had been travelling for over 24 hours by the time we reached... More 

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