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Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari

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Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help? We're flying into Port Elizabeth next month for a 2 night/3day safari at Shamwari. Our tour company have quoted a cost of 150 UK pounds for return transfers from the airport to our Lodge (Rippons) and back for 2 of us.

Is there a more economical way of doing this? We had wondered about car hire, but weren't sure if you were allowed to take one onto the reserves? Or if a reputable taxi company would be better ?(suggestions welcome).

Many thanks

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1. Re: Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari

You can certainly take a rented car to Shamwari and it should not cost much more than R300 per day for a Toyota Corolla, Manual transmission. The distance is not far.

Suggest you call Shamwari and ascertain what they would charge for this transfer.

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2. Re: Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari

Thanks for that. Unfortunately, when we contacted the lodge directly, they said to contact our tour company who organised the safari, and it was their quote of 150 UK pounds. So we're not sure what to do now.

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3. Re: Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari

Shamwari uses the services of Avis with chauffeur at a charge of R725 each way (i.e. 53 UK pounds) i.e. per vehicle. Should you wish to make use of this service, please email Shamwari reservations direct at: reservations@mantiscollection.com.

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4. Re: Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari

thanks very much for your reply, will give it a try

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5. Re: Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari

Hi, We are looking to do a safri lodge stay at rippons in April, how did your stay go.

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