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Whitsundays
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely loved our experience, our guide was full of information with a great sense of humor which kept the teenagers rapped and in the moment. I was lucky enough to visit Shamwari when it first started 22 years ago and love what it has become. The lack of poaching due to the position amongst farmed land and the fact that... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Bayethe Lodge - it was beautiful, top class but you still had had the feeling of being on safari - outside shower thatched roofed accommodation Our ranger was the best - Vugo and made sure we saw the Big 5 The staff were friendly and could not do enough for us. I really recommend Shamwari

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Eagles Crag for 5 days in August, just before the lodge moved to the summer pattern of drives. This meant that we had a slightly later start in the morning but also that we valued the blankets and hot water bottles provided. it's clear that Eagles Crag is a luxury end property and the lodge does not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my brother have just returned home after a 4 night stay at eagles cragg lodge....we loved every minute! The lodge and room were beautiful and we felt really at home. All the staff were welcoming and friendly and did everything they could to make our stay perfect. You got a hot towel and drink after every drive and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Eagles Crag lodge for 4 nights and the whole experience was just amazing. The room was beautiful, clean and the thatched roof added so much character. The lodge and the restaurants were perfect but best was the people. Our Ranger 'Mino' was friendly, very attentive to our needs and always willing to go out of his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 7 nights here and what a fab. Week. On arrival we were met by smiling faces offering lovely warm cloths and cold sparkling drinks. Our 'cabin' was beautiful. Thatched with small pool in a deck, inside and outside showers, a roll top bath, twin basins and a giant bed, encompassed by Mozzie netting. The morning call comes at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place located right next to a river so plenty of wildlife about. The tents are very luxurious even providing electric blankets for those cold evenings & each one has its own plunge pool. Was also a small present each night on the bed. The food was very good though did find afternoon tea came quite soon after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Bayethe Lodge in Shamwari Game Reserve. Don't let the word "tent" scare you away. This is NOT camping. Our tent with a king bed also had a full bathtub, double sinks and an outdoor shower. The plunge pool was inviting but it was way too cold to use it. The game... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Bayethe Lodge in Shamwari for 3 days and 6 game drives. The tents are beautiful and luxurious with decks to sit on and admire the scenery. Game drives are wonderful and our Ranger Alistair was very knowledgeable, and always asked if there was anything in particular we wanted to see or if there were any bird watchers or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit in two years. It remained an excellent experience which I cannot praise enough. The good condition of the rooms and other facilities had been maintained at the previous high levels. The staff were all excellent - helpful and friendly. The guides co-operate but the wildlife go as they please. The also seem to limit the... More 

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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: $599 - $1,078 (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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