Stayed for three nights at Bayethe Lodge at end of a wonderful South African holiday. It was amazing. I was a little apprehensive about staying in a 'tent' and going out on rough tracks as I am not the most adventurous of people. I was worried about insects and snakes! I needn't have worried at all. The 'tent' was fantastic better than many 5star hotels I have stayed in and there were no creepy crawlies. The drives were so spectacular that I never bothered about the bumps. I always fealt safe and looked after. We were with two other couples on our drives who proved to be great company and added to our enjoyment. Food was good and plentiful and everything was well organised with great attention to detail. We saw so many amazing animals and got so close to them making for some spectacular photos. If you have been thinking of going on a Safari this is certainly the place to do it in style. The management were very attentive and dealt with a problem which we had with total professionalism. Problems will always occur but if they are dealt with well this shows an excellent establishment. I am telling all my friends that they HAVE to go it is so worth it. To think I might not have gone because I was a stick in the mud!!!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Shamwari Game Reserve Hotel Shamwari Game Reserve