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Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Our stay at Bayethe Lodge was absolutely unique and a treat to all of us, particularly for the price! Compared to going on safari in Tanzania, this is a real luxurious bargain. The tents were stunning, well maintained, clean, with beautiful touches. The service was incredible, as was the food! Everything about the accommodation really was first class. The game...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Riverdene lodge and had an amazing time. They are very well set up for families with children of all ages. Our 11 year old loved the games drives even though it entailed an early start at 0530. The guides were very informative and made sure you saw what you were interested in. It is...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Shamwari October 2013 – We have just returned from a seven night stay at the Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa and I can only describe the experience as outstanding. The accommodation (Bayethe Lodge) is five star, I recommend Tent #11 as it ensures maximum privacy, the staff are very friendly, accommodating, and ensure the simple things which are often...

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Woodstock, Vermont
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Shamwari was the highlight of my family trip to Africa. The Sarili lodge was perfect for our 10 person family group... Luxurious and Stunning accommodation .. all the staff was amazing and Julius, our guide was incredible. THANK YOU!

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Thank PlymouthCheese
England
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Our first time on safari. We were doing the garden route and did not want to spend the time travelling to Kruger so chose non malarial Eastern Cape. We decided to throw money at it and it was worth every penny. We stayed at Long Lee Manor and watched the sky black with swifts feeding their chicks and sat around...

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We stayed at Eagles Cragg for the final 2 nights of our first holiday in South Africa - what an amazing experience!! The lodges were beautifully presented and felt so luxurious. I just wish we had had more time here to really appreciate the room and facilities. Our ranger Tim was so knowledgeable and accommodating - he even fitted in...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Our 3 nights in Shamwari were outstanding and I would thoroughly recommend it. Bayate tents were comfortable and warm although the weather wasn't great all the time. Our ranger (Ben) was friendly, helpful and knowledgable and made sure that we saw (most of) what we wanted to see. The service from the rest of the staff was excellent and the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Simply the best experience of my life, 4 nights with twice daily game drives. Pure luxury in the lodge, private pool and sun bathing area with outdoor shower breathtaking. Pure luxury with the generous bath in tbe room surrounded by floor to ceiling views. Everything was perfect. The game drives were truly exceptional , our ranger was Jan and he...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2013

3 nights on safari and the trip of a lifetime. Excellent accommodation with the most helpful of staff in fantastic surroundings. Armand our guide was first class, by the end of day one we were racking up some fantastic sightings, from close encounters with Rhino to being surrounded by Elephants,Lions, Hippo and more. His knowledge of the animals and their...

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Simply a 'must do' if you're in South Africa. We spent 3 nights at Long Lee and it was a fabulous experience. We could have spent another week and enjoyed every game drive just as much. The staff were fantastic throughout. From the ease of booking and making arrangements, to the welcome, the serving staff and the Rangers, all were...

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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: $908 - $1,587 (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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“Ask for a room in the Manor House , simply brilliant”
, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't worry about which room, they are all great”
geedeebee, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“There are three room facing the river and the reserve, with two facing the courtyard (which we stayed in and were excellent)”
Jules4567, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“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”
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