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Shamwari Game Reserve

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If you can afford it, do it.

Okay it appears to be expensive, but being from the UK, this is excellent value for money. You are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave M
Hemel Hempstead
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Once in a lifetime visit and exceeded expectations

This was one of the best travel experiences we've had. We stayed for 3 nights at the Bayethe Lodge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 203 1111
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Okay it appears to be expensive, but being from the UK, this is excellent value for money. You are pampered and pampered again. It's not stuffy snobby, it's causal dress and relaxed. Nothing is to much trouble. More animal types here than anywhere, even Addo....More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best travel experiences we've had. We stayed for 3 nights at the Bayethe Lodge which was very welcoming and well appointed. From the moment of arrival, the team were extremely welcoming, kind and helpful with no detail overlooked. Our guide...More

1  Thank IloCo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hosts terrific food. amazing animals, do the night safari the evening tours are fantastic, well worth it, but rug up it can get cold.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

We spent 3 days driving on the reserve, saw the Big Five, and much more. I am posting this review to draw attention to one of projects of the Born Free Foundation and the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres. Glen, the Animal Care Manager...More

5  Thank gnoordzy
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. We stayed for 3 nights at Bayethe Lodge and had Mino as our ranger. He exceeded our expectations and became family by the end of our stay. He was so full of knowledge and if there was any question he couldn’t answer...More

3  Thank Tay16M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We stayed at the Sarili Family lodge and it was wonderful. We had to book 3 rooms for the 6 of us as they told us only 2 adults (over 12) per room, but when we arrived they offered to put extra beds in the...More

1  Thank shamrockerin2
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Visited Long Lee Manor, most amazing guest experience, attentive and professional staff, great game drives, great meals, satisfaction guaranteed! A must- do- it- again -soon- experience! Thanks for the privilege!

2  Thank fanie169
Reviewed 27 June 2018

With FGASA qualified guides taking you to an awesome safari, the experience is just fabulous. Excellent biodiversity and game viewing.

1  Thank AfricaSafariIN
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The most memorable 2 weeks of my life. I recommend everyone to do. You will be out every day in safari vehicles monitoring animals elephants, predators, to name a few. Once a month night patrol you'll help hands on with maintenance of the reserve and...More

5  Thank VirginiaW433
Reviewed 16 May 2018

My husband and I stayed four nights at Shamwari Game Reserve earlier this month. Everything about this time was incredible - our Ranger, Mino, was a fund of knowledge, going out of his way to give us amazing experiences, and knowing just where to find...More

2  Thank 525Francesca
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Sue B
2 August 2018|
Response from VirginiaW433 | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Shamwari conservation area about this directly if you don't wish to share. The first week I spent in tented accommodation which was great and shared with a younger Danish girl and we were in the tented... More
28 April 2018|
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Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Good Day, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Long Lee Manor will be undergoing renovations from the 1st of November 2018 to the 1st of December 2019. You can also contact our... More
18 October 2017|
Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Dear Julene, 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