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Shamwari Game Reserve

#1 of 78 things to do in Port Elizabeth Features Animals
Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 203 1111
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Once in a lifetime

Absolutely amazing experience. The best service one can imagine. We stayed here for one night so we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda L
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Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
Out of this world experience

You should add this experience to your bucket list. It's an out of this world experience to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ClaudiaTaylor
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Please visit the official Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges page on TripAdvisor for more info, images, video & slideshow. Search "Shamwari Game Reserve lodges".Shamwari is the best private game reserve situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape,South Africa.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 luxury lodges, an exclusive private villa and the adventurous Explorer Camp.Luxury accommodation is offered in 7 different game lodges at Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a game lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely amazing experience. The best service one can imagine. We stayed here for one night so we could enjoy the full programme including two safaris, lunch upon arrival, high tea, a delicious typical South African Braai dinner outside and breakfast. These are all included in...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You should add this experience to your bucket list. It's an out of this world experience to see the animals in the wild. Shamwari game reserve is the place to be for such an experience. Our ranger Sipoh was so passionate, dedicated and very knowledgeable....More

1  Thank ClaudiaTaylor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came back for a visit to my birth country after 20 years away. Decided to visit the amazing Shamwari Game Reserve and I was bowled over. What an amazing experience. The game rangers really know their game and we saw the big five and...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

For the two hours we spent there we saw everything you could hope for! The animals we every where we looked . The staff was helpful in pointing out where they could be found. An excellent place if you don't want to spend too much...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Shamwari Game Reserve is truly a magical place. Everything from the reception to the dining to the accommodations was perfectly executed. The staff was courteous and helpful. Our 16 and 20 year old children loved it too. The highlight of the trip was the safari...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Such a great experience! Saw all the animals The Big 5! Our guide was so informative. Liked that we ended with a great tasting meal and South African dessert and beverages.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Definitely the most beautiful private game reserve in South Africa. The guides are extremely knowledgeable (a real pleasure to listen to them and see how much they love their job), the accommodation splendid (luxury with a view on elephants!), and the food just as excellent...More

1  Thank LorienPenguin
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Absolutely the highlight of the holiday. Luxurious accommodation and managed to see all of the wildlife on our list. Our meals were cooked to perfection at our lodge while we were spoiled with amazing wines. The views were out of this world and it was...More

2  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We went to Shamwari Game Reserve last October on an all-included package, covering, accommodation, all meals, and game drives; only drinks were extra. a) Location - The Reserve is approx. 80 km to the north-east of Port Elizabeth Airport, via the N2. b) Health -...More

3  Thank Jean L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Shamwari Game Reserve is excellent for a vacation in the bush but one needs to visit the Born Free Foundation in Shamwari along with the Rhino Rescue Center and hospital that helps various animals get back into the wild. These 2 distinct centers do extraordinary...More

2  Thank Condocat
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Tadiwanashe
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Dear Tadiwanashe, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Please feel free to visit our website to find out more information about the various five star lodges we have to accommodate you... More
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england1313
6 July 2016|
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Dear England13, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. We occasionally offer day trips depending on availability however due to your trip being in our high season we can only confirm the... More
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roeberdan
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Dear Roeberdan, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Unfortunately, Shamwari does not allow private vehicles to traverse on our reserve. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to... More
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