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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 day stay at eagles crag lodge shamwari. I expected privacy great room good food and great game drives. my expectations were exceeded the closeness to the big five was truly exceptional .Without doubt the game ranger Franz was the icing on the cake his unassuming yet enthusiastic love of the animals was fabulous . I would hope to return...

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Swansea Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Treated ourselves to 2 nights to see how the other half live! Stayed at Eagles Crag which has lovely individual lodges - we were in no.1 which was nearest to main buildings so very convenient. Like other reviewers I would agree the food is good but not outstanding and there is far too much available-3 course lunch at 1.30 followed...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A luxurious combination of pampering in the Shamwari lodges and the game drives made this a great start to our holiday. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic rangers found as many animals as they could. Some great encounters with elephants, giraffes, lions and cheaters were very memorable. I loved the off-roading!

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Thank Mike P
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party took over all the 6 rooms at the lodge (the Chief Suite has hosted Tiger Woods) and it is truly magnificent! Monkeys on the balcony of our room in the morning drinking from the plunge pool. Food to die for - and you are fed at EVERY opportunity! Early wake up call for a morning game drive at...

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Thank CouplandFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed our safari, we saw pretty much everything going mostly thanks to our very experienced and knowledgable guide Siepo. Riverdene offers a great baby sitting service and our 11mth old was very well cared for when we went out for the game drives. The staff in general looked after is extremely well and the food and beverage selection...

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Gulfport, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous experience. We stayed 3 nights. The ranger and jeep excursions were so exciting. Out in the jeeps at 5:45 AM for 3+ hours and out again at 4 pm. Our ranger's knowledge made this a very special experience. Our accommodations, dining, and the staff were perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience of South Africa and a game reserve and we were impressed. The whole experience was first class and a real pleasure. The accommodation at Riverdene was excellent , the staff superb especially Ranger Sarah and a special thanks to all those involved in arranging the bithday surprise for my wife! The game drive exceeded expectations and all...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people at Shamwari made our experience a memorable one. The service was fantastic, the food unparalleled, and most importantly, the safari experience was brilliant. Every detail was thought of. From the washed blankets in the safari jeeps, to the barbecue dinners, to the welcoming drinks and cold towels after the safari trip. Amazing!

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Thank Farid K
England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about Shamwari is fantastic. We stayed in Long Lee Manor for one night and Riverdene Lodge for two nights and had the most fabulous time. Alex was our ranger in Long Lee and JJ our ranger in Riverdene - both were excellent. The staff really couldn't do enough for you and their attention to detail was something to behold....

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Riverdene Lodge and were warmly welcomed by the team. As we checked in we were given tea and coffee and beautiful lemon cake and then asked if we wanted to join the evening game drive as they had already left (our delayed flight meant we arrived later than planned). So no sooner had we put our bags...

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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 

Additional Information about Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges

Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: $641 - $1,496 (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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“S particular lodge is located close to a rock face you had your own plunge pool and sun beds but not great views of the park”
 of 5 bubbles 951pennyn, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose the rooms facing the river. You will see the elephants coming for water.”
 of 5 bubbles 485faridk, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Explorers tent camp has all the amenities you could need. Great food, hot shower, flush toilet, comfy bed.”
 of 5 bubbles matthewastauffer, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed room three with private patio. Heard that other rooms had private mini-pools.”
 of 5 bubbles Jenniferwhitewalsh, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we had rooms 5 & 7 which were right next to the main house, very quiet”
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