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Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges

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Knowle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a great trip to South Africa. The highlight of our trip was our 3 night stay at the Sarili Lodge at Shamwari Game Reserve. From the moment we arrived we found the staff to be most welcoming and friendly and our room was fantastic with great views over the Bushman's River and the plains beyond....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my family (5 people) had the pleasure to stay in Eagle's Crag Game Lodge for 2 nights. We were all stunned by the beauty of both the lodge, the service there and the game reserve itself. We enjoyed spectacular wildlife sightings. Big thanks to Mino, our ranger. He is the senior ranger there and easily one of the...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shamwari An excellent experience. We stayed at Eagles Cragg where the accommodation, food and service were extremely good. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer.  As soon as we arrived we felt that we were in the hands of professionals who knew their business and related to us as individuals (unlike the cruise we had just completed). Our...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is hard to describe just how amazing Shamwari is. We stayed at Riverdene Lodge with our two children 11 and 9, for 2 nights. First, the safari experience. We took all the games drives, 2 per day, 6-9am and 4-7pm. Our ranger, Sarah, was excellent - she found lions and cubs, elephants, giraffes, black and white rhino, zebra, buffalo,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really there is very little to add to the reviews that have already been written about this wonderful Game reserve. We were a family of six adults staying at Eagles Crag Lodge for our first safari. Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations I had read many of the reviews before booking and only hoped that they were a true...

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been fortunate to experience almost all of the accommodation options at Shamwari over the years, but Eagle's Crag if the the best of the best - by it's location, seclusion, with its attentive staff and rangers (Jean, this time) and accompanying food and beverage. Out time was limited and what we saw in two drives equaled what we...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it here! We stayed at Bayenthe tented lodges which were great with fantastic staff. The food is also to a good standard. Our guide Sihle "SJ" was fantastic for our first few game drives. He was so passionate about conservation and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. For our final drive we were lucky enough to have...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are just back from two nights at Shamwari. We had a fantastic time. the people at Shamwari are very friendly, helpful and they make sure the guests every need is met. We stayed at Eagles Crag and the facilities are first class. The food and service was also excellent. Obviously the game viewing experience is hugely influential in rating...

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uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights , we had the most amazing time it was fantastic from start to finish the staff all exceptional and the little welcome gifts in our room were a lovely touch , our ranger was Alex she was great very knowledgeable and accommodating to silly questions , but an awesome ranger we...

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Weybridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time at the Riverdene Lodge, which is aimed at families. We had 2 adjoining rooms. The experience was amazing with the staff at the lodge at hand when ever you needed anything. The pool was good, but not heated. With views over the savannah. The safaris were amazing and we managed to see pretty much all the...

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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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Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: $931 - $1,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“All rooms had a private garden area and were close to the safety fenced pool”
Yorkshirerosebud, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Worth paying the extra for a room with plunge pool and a private area to relax in during the day between game drives”
H555BSmichaelm, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a new room”
romeriboell, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Once in a lifetime experience”
GerardK273, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River views were well worth the extra”
sheilah85, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
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