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Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges

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N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000 South Africa
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Shamwari Game Reserve
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Shamwari Game Reserve is one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa coupled with responsible tourism and the most luxurious means of experiencing your African safari adventure. Situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve is the malaria-free, safari holiday you’ve been searching for. Accommodating family, friends or business associates, our facilities, coupled with our spectacular location and passion for the environment, make this an unforgettable destination. Shamwari Game Reserve incorporates 6 luxury lodges, all of which are 5 star graded. Each one has its’ own unique energy and essence, designed in harmony with their surroundings, where guests can experience nature in supreme comfort.
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N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000 South Africa
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Roam794350 wrote a review Nov 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived outside of Long Lee Manor we were continually amazed by the outstanding service provided by this landmark establishment. This was in spite of the special rates that have been implemented to make it more affordable to locals. One would have thought they may have cut the odd cost but no ways. The cuisine and well priced beverages,indigenous and manicured gardens,spotless accommodation and pool area and beaming staff. Our ranger Jean took us on one of my best drives in a park in South Africa to date. Complimentary drinks and snacks at sunset was the perfect ending. Also saw a striped pole cat and an owl eating a bird which were lifers for me! And their Covid precautions were right up there. Well done to to hospitality manager Theo and his staff.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hennie Albertse | Travel Boutique wrote a review Nov 2020
Suider Paarl, South Africa1 contribution
The Malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has all the 'bells and whistles' of a 5-Star Reserve; but what really sets them apart is their 6-Star Service! I was fortunate to have visited Shamwari last week with my entire family of 15 where every need from the youngest (5-year-old) to the oldest (76-year-old) were perfectly met. Their "Kids on Safari" concept was brilliant. The Game Rangers, Mino and Abel were top class and their knowledge entertained young and old. We saw incredible wildlife. The chefs went the extra mile to meet our specific dietary needs. Long-Lee Manor where we stayed, was excellent! The entire experience was life-changing!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Kevjc90 wrote a review May 2020
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom8 contributions
During my trip to South Africa we stayed at Shamwari for 3 nights and I wish it was so much longer !! We stayed at Riverdene Lodge which was beautiful the pool area looked out over the Savannah and plains were you could see the animals, if you didn't want to squint your eyes in the sunlight you could walk to the end of the cottages and on the right had side about 200m away over the perimeter fence there was a watering hole which was a must see every morning with new visitors each day. Every game drive we saw something new which was great for the little checklist that you got in the room - i think i managed to get to see all the mammals except the elusive brown hyena and maybe a few hares or so but everything else was AMAZING !! I am a massive fan of nature programmes and a big supporter of conservation and seeing the animals was heaven on earth for me ! i could not have asked for a better experience. One evening we went out to see the lions and their cubs and on route back down our guide Karien who was fabulous ! A testement to the lodge ! said lets go look for the elephants which were very far in the distance we caught up with them and as the passed by us we decided to drive round the bushes to where they were heading... what a treat over 20 elephants of all ages were there we sat for about 30 minutes while the sun disappeared and it was the most humbling experience ever ! The rooms were large and spacious, the food was fabulous and the staff were excellent. I would also highly recommend a visit to the born free centre This is a place i will never forget and definitely will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Claire Radloff, Other at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Kevjc90, Thank you for your review. We’re thrilled to hear that you had an amazing stay at Riverdene and that you had such a memorable experience from the management team to the game viewing. We sincerely hope to see you return to Shamwari Private Game Reserve in future! Best Regards, The Shamwari Team
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MrandMrsM2010 wrote a review Apr 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom57 contributions55 helpful votes
I travelled here with my mother. This place is heaven. We stayed in the Sarilli lodge and from the minute we arrived and were greeted we felt at home. Nothing was too much for the staff, especially the manager (I embarrassingly cant remember her name). The rooms are modern and ooze luxury. The view from our sliding doors and balcony were out of this world! Looking over the whole of the game reserve was just incredible. The food was lovely, freshly cooked and ample of it. The customer service was amazing, they met us with hot drinks and flannels after the game drives and asked when we wanted dinner. Our game driver Cabous was very knowledgeable and very entertaining! He made every drive an adventure and even in some of the worst weather conditions! We saw 4 of the Big 5 multiple times. We were so sad leaving here, I just cannot wait to go back when my children are older to experience this once (or hopefully) twice in a lifetime opportunity. Can’t wait to see you again Sarilli Lodge!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Claire Radloff, Other at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges
Responded Apr 20, 2020
Dear MrandMrsM2010, Thank you for your lovely review. We are exceptionally proud of the conservation and hospitality achievements since welcoming our first guests in 1992. We’re absolutely thrilled to hear that you had an amazing stay at Sarli. Thank you for your kind words. We sincerely hope to see you return to Shamwari Private Game Reserve in future too. Best Regards, The Shamwari Team
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mjl192018 wrote a review Apr 2020
Camberley, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at Sarili Lodge in March 2020 and it was absolutely brilliant, the highlight of our holiday in South Africa. The lodge itself is luxurious, over looking a river (dried up when we were there) and a very large grassy plain. There are only 5 rooms so you get to know the other guests too. The staff are wonderful, and the food is excellent and plentiful. But the best part are the game drives, this was the first time we'd been on safari so we weren't sure what we'd see or how close we'd get but this exceeded all our expectations. We saw elephants, giraffes, lions, zebra, rhino, hippos, buffalos, springboks, monkeys, baboons and so much more. Many of them had their babies too, which was great. We got suprisingly close to a lot of them too, but always at a safe enough distance of course. Well worth waking up at 5am for. Our ranger was Barrie, and he was fantastic, very knowlegable and nothing was too much bother. We were there for 2 nights, but would love to go back for longer.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Claire Radloff, Other at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges
Responded Apr 15, 2020
Dear mjl192018, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We’re delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay at Sarili Lodge and that you had such a memorable experience from the management team to the game viewing. We sincerely hope to see you return to Shamwari Private Game Reserve in future! Best Regards, The Shamwari Team
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$715 - $1,541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeShamwari Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges
What are some of the property amenities at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the center of Shamwari Game Reserve.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.