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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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Shamwari was by far the best of four safaris I have participated in. Shamwari places an emphasis... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rosemary D
One of the best things you'll ever do

If you are an animal lover, have an interest in wildlife conservation and you want to go 'behind... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Shamwari was by far the best of four safaris I have participated in. Shamwari places an emphasis on conservation and protecting the animals and the landscape. Our group of six was guided by the best ranger/lguide, David Fraser, of any safari I had, He knew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are an animal lover, have an interest in wildlife conservation and you want to go 'behind the scenes' to experience what goes on in a private reserve then we can't recommend enough the Shamwari Conservation Experience. We stayed at the Proctors lodge and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank xiaoxiao90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were impressed by the staff, accommodation and wildlife on view from the dinning area. The food was of a brilliant standard but alas too much for us. The Game Drives were magical and very considerate to not over-stress the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Fabulous viewings of lions, cheetahs, elephants, white and black rhinos, giraffes, zebras, cape buffalo, warthogs, kudu, nyalas, springbok, impalas, duikers, gemsbok, jackals, tortoises, monkeys, snakes (puff adders!), many different kinds of birds, and more.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chocolateandwine
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We spent three magical nights at Eagles Crag, Shamwari. This exceptional experience is akin to spending three days in paradise. Everything about Eagles Crag, the location, staff, facilities is first class. The rooms are sheer luxury, private, spacious, comfortable each with individual plunge pools. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Just finished a great safari holiday at this lovely reserve, staying at Bayethe Lodge. It’s been a brilliant experience and here are a few things I’ve learned: If you’ve always dreamed of going on safari, you’ll have a fantastic time. If you’re a partner or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank KJC58
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We are arrived to smiles and left with smiles and full of joy. Friendly staff, delicious food and spacious comfortable rooms. We stayed in the suit with it’s own plunge pool, a pillow menu. The toiletries are exotic and like a spa. Our trip had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tinkatinka
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Stayed at Lobengula lodge and had the best holiday we have ever had. My only complaint is we had to come home and we missed being there so much. The game drives were magic. Our ranger SJ was so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maggiechopkins
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This private game preserve is fantastic. Huge land area with all the animals one would want. We saw the big 5 in two days and spent the rest of the time seeing all of the animals in various situations, including a walk to within 40...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CharlesFinley
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this reserve. Worth every penny...and then some. We stayed at Lobengula Lodge which was very secluded and private. Perfect if you are coming with a group and using all the rooms or for a romantic getaway. The staff was outstanding and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sue B
August 1, 2018|
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Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Shamwari Bayethe. 5-Star safari accommodation, expensive and worth every cent.
April 27, 2018|
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Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Good Day, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Long Lee Manor will be undergoing renovations from the 1st of November 2018 to the 1st of December 2019. You can also contact our... More
October 17, 2017|
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Dear Julene, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Unfortunately, Shamwari does not allow private vehicles to traverse on our reserve. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to... More
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Shamwari to Bloukrans (5 Replies)
Hi We're staying at Shamwari Game reserve for 3 nights in September and was wondering if it's fesiable to visit Bloukrans for the Bungy Jump within a day? Any help gratefully received Ahcledge
June 07, 2009|
Response fromlizianp|
Yes it is possible. It is about 160km each way! Not a hard drive.
Peter I
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 week trip - itinerary coming together..... driving times.. (4 Replies)
Hi, We're arriving in Cape Town on Saturday 31st Ocotber (am). Our itinerary is coming together and if anyone could point out any glaring 'mistakes' it would be much appreciated - mainly thinking about underestimating driving times: Saturday 31st October arrive in Cape Town - 4 nights Wednesday 4th November fly to Port Elizabeth and drive to Shamwari Game Reserve - 3 nights Saturday 7th November drive to Plettenburg Bay - 2 nights Monday 9th November drive to Hermanus - 1...More
August 24, 2009|
Response frommacsym|
Pete, it sounds perfect to me!
Brendan F
Manchester, United Kingdom
Shamwari game reserve (1 Replies)
Hi my wife and I are going to Long Lee Manor Shamwari game reserve for 3 nights, we have 6 game drives included mornings and evenings. Can anyone suggest any recommended day time things to do besides chilling out which I'm sure we will at some point find time to do! Many thanks Brendan
October 04, 2017|
Response fromlisasplaces|
Have a look on the Shamwari website, it looks as though there is more do do than at many other reserves with a Rhino Awareness Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and Education centre, aswell as a spa. But it's also good to just relax with the early morning starts. By the time you have finished your breakfast, had lunch and then gone out on drives, there might not be as much down time as you think.