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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 January 2014

"We spent 2 nights at Long Lee Manor in Shamwari. It was recommended as it was Malaria free and good with kids. I can only say it was the experience of a lifetime. Our guide, Fred, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. He was great with the kids. We were concerned about taking a 7 and 10 year old on safari...

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london
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Everything we expected from one the top rated game reserves. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and, rather too, plentiful! The accommodation at long lee manor was charming, although slightly disappointing as the views were really only of the gardens, rather than the wider view of the reserve. Our ranger, Nicky, was an absolute star. Genuinely...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2014

A fantastic place for a safari! Pros: malaria free they say Lodges have own housekeepers, chef, and rangers so you're well looked after! Rooms good spec Outdoor pool and sun deck Cons: if you don't like being in middle of nowhere it may not be for you. But I didn't mind!

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1Thank Christian W
Pulloxhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2014

If you are looking at Shamwari and thinking it is a little on the expensive side, please be assured that we were of the same view but ultimately decided that it probably represented reasonable value for a WOW experience. And, after going there, I would say - don't hestitate, just do it! Eagles Crag is right in the centre of...

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed for 3days at Shamwari in Bayethe tented lodges. This accomadation is amazing and is a more safari feel being a huge tent but with 5star fittings including ; huge bed, log burner, fridge-mini bar, outside shower. large double slipper bath, twin sinks, outside private deck with plunge pool , oh and a tv(if your watching this then your...

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3Thank clive a
Surrey, England
Reviewed 28 December 2013

A two day safari based at the Sarili was the highlight of our two weeks in South Africa. It was not cheap at about £1000 per day but worth every penny as a rare total five star experience. Our two sons (aged 12 & 14) just loved the whole safari experience which was not a sure thing, especially with the...

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Sursee, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 December 2013

we have spent 2 days in the Shamwari Game Reserve on the lodge eagle crag. Right on the very first day, we have seen already 3 of the big Five. The Accommodation, the food, the location is just perfect. Of course, its relative expensive, but there is a superb service. We enjoyed very much with our Driver Francis, which has...

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1Thank HubertB276
MELBOURNE
Reviewed 25 December 2013

We have jut completed 2 amazing days at Eagles Crag lodge at the Shamwari game Reserve. Our extraordinary ranger Mino made this an experience never to be forgotten. We had requested Mino based upon fantastic reviews from friends who had enjoyed his knowledge , enthusiasm and friendly manner. We have been to numerous other game parks but this one was...

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new york, ny
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Everything about this place exceeded expectations, and then some. The lodge is even nicer than the pictures on the website. Our visit to Shamwari was the highlight of our South Africa Garden Route trip. After an extremely long flight from NYC and a 1.5hr drive from Port Elizabeth we were thrilled to pull up to Shamwari. From the minute we...

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1Thank jadewin82
uk
Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

So I did some trip advisor research and thought we should go with baythe lodge, however it was full and instead we booked two nights at eagles crag. Eagles crag is actually on the reserve, baythe isn't. With baythe you lose up to one hour of each game drive just getting onto the reserve going through a sheep farm etc....

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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: $960 - $1,591 (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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“Opt for a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles johntate77, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are of the same standard at Eagles Cragg. Some are nearer the main lodge than others.”
 of 5 bubbles SRFlyer, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Long lee manor is excellent”
 of 5 bubbles MWfromUK, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Mardan, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay further south if you want a better safari.”
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 of 5 bubbles 800kelseyw, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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