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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an unbelievable stay here at Shamwari, our first safari, and most definitely not our last! The hospitality was impeccable and 5 star all the way. The rooms were very very nice although could use a bit of an update- stunning though nonetheless. We had Meno as a guide for 2 drives and Tim for the rest of our... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing time at Shamwari! The lodge staff is friendly and courteous and the game rangers knowledgeable. Our ranger felt like family once we got to know him! :-) The service is top notch. The food excellent and generous! The rooms are spacious and very comfortable! Five star luxury at its best! Game drives are excellent! This is... More 

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Great Britain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent game reserve with knowledgeable game Rangers and kind, caring hospitable staff. Shikle, our game ranger was astute, picked up tracking & animal signs making the drive exciting and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in Riverdene lodge with our four children aged 9-13. The accommodation (rooms) are fantastic. Interconnecting and well equipped however they lack atmosphere, I felt the rooms could be in any Sheraton hotel, not very "African". The same with the dining facilities, felt conference style, lights were not dimmed at dinner, no music, fireplace in... More 

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Dear Ms Chami, Thank you for your recent TripAdvisor review of Shamwari Game Reserve. I apologise that I did not respond to your first review of Shamwari via our online guest questionnaire as it came back to me as incomplete thus it would have been difficult for me to respond. We appreciate your constructive comments with regards to the interior... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Stayed At the Bayethe Lodge in July 2016 for five nights, Its a luxury tented camp and when I say luxury it is an understatement the accommodation in each tent is Fabulous big bed/ luxury furniture a massive bathroom with a veranda and plunge pool over looking the river. and the main lodge/lounge is very big and luxurious with... More 

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

We spent 5 days in Shamwari at the end of July and couldn't fault it. We were staying at Eagle's Crag which was wonderful. We were greeted at the door and given a welcome drink before being shown to our rooms. The rooms were beautiful, open plan with a four poster bed, which was very comfy, mini bar and big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually went in sept 2012 Safari was fabulous As soon as we arrived we were out on safari. So exciting racing over bumpy terrain when our lovely guide Nofias had spotted animals in the distance. Nofias was superb, humorous and very knowledgable. The views were outstanding, we went late September, their spring. Very cold, wrap up well. The accommodation, food... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Long Lee Manor for two weeks with our two teenagers, all of us feel that it was the best holiday we ever had. When leaving we felt we had left friends behind, the people that work at Long Lee Manor are exceptional. They cannot do enough for you, the people are warm, friendly, their hospitality is wonderful. Rozanne,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exelant experience ❤️❤️ The service and the facilities overextended .. All family members enjoyed the safari and food ... The staff very kind ... Luxery accommodation with private pool .. Never forget this trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were a group of 16 people (extended family) 4 of us stayed at eagle grade and the rest of the group where in lobengula lodge (where i stayed) it was an amazing experiance and the staff was great. Laurna and Nena where responsible for the staff they greeted us with cold/hot drinks when er reached and every time we... More 

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  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A mere 75 km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Shamwari is the crown jewel of private game reserves situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, the birth place of Nelson Mandela. This privately owned 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain has received numerous international awards. Shamwari is an exploration of nature with close encounters of free roaming wildlife and the coveted big five with a choice of unique lodges, an exclusive private villa and the adventurous Explorer Camp. Luxury accommodation is offered in 7 different game lodges on Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a game lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience. EAGLES CRAG LODGE - Exclusivity, privacy and serenity for the most discerning of travelersBAYETHE TENTED LODGE - The ultimate in luxury tented accommodationSARILI LODGE - A colonial and bush experience. Perfect for families or small partiesLONG LEE MANOR - Refined elegance from a bygone era. RIVERDENE FAMILY LODGE - Colonial Africa in an elegantly restored CHILD FRIENDLY frontier home. VILLA LOBENGULA - Villa Lobengula is a beautiful and tranquil space tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld. Booked on an exclusive use basis only. EXPLORER CAMP - Camping & walking experience among the Big 5 on the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve ON SAFARI - Game drives can last up to 3 hours each and are conducted twice a day in open vehicles / Guided walks / Star gazing RELAX - Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreats which are situated at Eagles Crag, Lobengula Lodge, Bayethe Lodge and Long Lee Manor ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges

Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: $642 - $1,090 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 56
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