Luxury Holidays in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Located 75km from Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape, luxury accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges at Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. One of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa coupled with responsible tourism and the most luxurious means of experiencing a true African adventure.
This is a wonderful natural extension to a holiday in Africa or as a family safari destination – a trip that will truly be remembered for a lifetime. Each visitor to Shamwari Game Reserve receives their own personal game ranger.
Personal game ranger
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
Ultimate Luxury personified in a contemporary African design.
Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the ultimate luxury for the most discerning of travellers. Each of the nine superior rooms has been built to maximize the privacy of the guest in the most tranquil of settings. The en-suite suites boast a private deck with pool, as well as, indoor and outdoor showers. Decorated in light and contemporary colours, with wall-to-wall glass doors on two sides, these suites provide stunning views of the surrounding cliffs.
Our luxury spa offers a wide variety of personalized treatments. The upper floor dining room and lounge, and ground floor library, lounge and cocktail bar, all further compliment the guests “African bushveld experience”.
Classical African elegance in ethnic thatched surrounds.
Lobengula Lodge is a truly classical African experience. Tucked away deep in the valley bushveld, this ethnically decorated thatched lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway. Two of the 5 luxury suites have private plunge pools whilst the remaining 3 suites are situated adjacent to the large swimming pool. The Chief suite boasts a large lounge with fireplace and private pool.
Lobengula Lodge serves lavish meals either on the main deck, in the diningroom beside the fireplace or in the outside boma under the stars. A selection of fine and rare South African wines are available from the cellar. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.
Refined Elegance from a bygone era.
Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush. Long Lee Manor accommodates 38 guests in 15 elegant en-suite rooms and 3 luxury suites.
Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room, under the Pepper Tree, or around the open blazing fire at the Barn. A river boma offers an outdoor option for meals. The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. A further selection of rare and fine wines and imported French champagne is also available. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.
A colonial African experience in an elegantly restored frontier homestead.
The colonial-style, Riverdene Lodge with nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility ensures entertainment for the whole family.
Rooms are fully air-conditioned; all feature television, telephone and small lounge area, en-suite sandstone bathroom and private balconies leading onto the landscaped gardens.
There are two elegantly furnished casual lounges as well as a magnificent rim flow swimming pool to entice guests to relax and restore their energy.
The lounge opens onto an outdoor barbeque area. Meals can also be taken in the spacious dining room or the magnificent stone boma under thatch with a deck overlooking the Bushmans River. The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. A further selection of rare and fine wines and imported French champagne is also available. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.
Bushmans River Lodge is a Victorian homestead that offers an intimate atmosphere that is a welcoming reminder of true South African hospitality. Beautifully decorated in an artistic ethnic theme, this lodge is another representation of the true uniqueness of Shamwari.
This 4-bedroom lodge is ideal for small groups of friends or couples and offers a very private experience. Dining is varied between the dining room, the verandah, which is adjacent to the pool, or the stunning boma under thatch overlooking the Bushmans River. The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. A further selection of rare and fine wines and imported French champagne is also available. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor and can be enjoyed in the cosy lounge with fireplace.
The ideal family lodge for an intimate experience.
Bayethe Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation.
Bayethe is a splendid stone walled and thatch roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is a double volume lounge and dining area which spills out onto the deck which is adjacent to the outside boma for traditional fireside dining under the stars. The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. A further selection of rare and fine wines and imported French champagne is also available. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.
The 9 luxury tents are camouflaged under trees allowing for ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent is air-conditioned and heated and has an en-suite bathroom, shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck.
The 3 premier tents at Bayethe Hills are the ultimate in tented luxury. These tents offer the additional luxuries of a fireplace, satelite TV, plunge pool and hammocks suspended out of the wooden decks.
The perfect combination between a colonial and bush experience. Perfect for families or small parties.
With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families.
An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.
The lodge consists of five suites and can sleep a maximum of ten (10) guests. The lodge features a child friendly swimming pool, dining and lounge areas, courtyard barbeque area and special children’s menu. Child minders are available at an additional cost.
Shamwari offers a special “Kids on Safari” programme where kids aged 4 and older have a chance of a lifetime to view the Big 5, view a special educational film and visit the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
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Awaken your senses and allow us to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Inspired by surrounding nature and elements that guide us, our selection of body and beauty treatments cater for both men and women. We strive for quality, excellence and distinction in all we do.
Our luxury Relaxation Retreats are situated at Long Lee Manor, Eagles Crag Lodge, Bayethe Lodge and Lobengula Lodge. Treatments can be arranged for guests staying at Riverdene Lodge and Bushmans River Lodge.
Eagles Crag Lodge Retreat has 2 Treatments Rooms, a Hydro Bath, Sauna and Steam Bath.
Lobengula Lodge Retreat has 2 Treatment Rooms, a Steam Room and Sauna.
Long Lee Manor Retreat has 2 treatment Rooms, a Steam room and outdoor Jacuzzi.
Bayethe Bush Retreat has a twin treatment room or guests are able to enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of their rooms.
When you visit Shamwari Game Reserve, we would want you to have the ‘safari of a lifetime’. We will assign a personal game ranger to your group of 6. Your game ranger and lodge manager will design your daily program with you.
We want you to experience, learn and enjoy the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer. To achieve this goal, we have brought together the best that the area has to offer. There is great game viewing, in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential. Your personal game ranger will provide insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora.
This 25,000 hectare game reserve provides the ultimate team building experience. Whether its working together to track wild animals, helping our vets with darting programmes or even assisting with the release of Big Five game back into the wild, there is no better way to develop teamwork skills whilst also supporting vital conservation efforts.
Picture your team sitting around the camp fire by night drinking sundowners and watching the evening sky change colour. They’ll be discussing the day’s risks and rewards whilst enjoying the African delights that our chef has cooked on the traditional Braai – and then working out how to perform better when the next challenge comes along!
Shamwari Game Reserve has a dedicated conference organiser who will work with you to tailor your company’s African experience. So whether you’re planning game drives and walking safaris, a night’s star gazing followed by a bush breakfast, or just want to make sure that the conference room is fully air conditioned and has all the presentation equipment you need, we’ll have it covered.
Lyndal Davies, a regular face on the Discovery Channel’s “Animal Planet”, bases herself at Shamwari. Her professional wildlife film crew will be available for hire to all corporates wanting to capture their group’s special wildlife moments while out on a team building safari. Edited and packaged as a high quality DVD it will be the ultimate souvenir of their Shamwari Safari.
If your dream wedding includes a luxury honeymoon to one of Africa’s finest, luxury, Big 5 game reserves, then why not extend the dream and get married in the wild?