Shamwari Private Game Reserve

This private reserve is 25 000 hectares of wildlife terrain in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Perfect for malaria-free safaris, Shamwari is an excellent destination for families, groups, and solo travelers. In the local language, Shamwari means friend, and this translates into the lodges’ hospitality and top notch service. Conservation is at the heart of Shamwari and you will get to experience it through the passionate staff, guides, and activities.

You can choose from six unique luxury lodges on the Shamwari Game Reserve, namely: Long Lee Manor, Riverdene Family Lodge, Eagles Crag Luxury Lodge, Sarili Lodge, Bayethe Tented Lodge and Lobengula African Lodge.

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Highlights in Shamwari Private Game Reserve

  • Malaria-free safari experience and Big Five game drives
  • Visit the Shamwari Rhino Rehabilitation Centre and learn about Shamwari’s conservation efforts
  • Visit the Born Free Big Cat Rescue and learn about the plight of wild cats rescued from captivity
  • Partake in conservation efforts at Shamwari
  • Enjoy relaxing spa treatments
  • Child-friendly safari activities

Featured Accommodation

Lobengula Lodge Shamwari Game Reserve

Lobengula has five thatched suites set around the main lodge in the style of a traditional African kraal. Being a small lodge, Lobengula offers a private safari experience and is a great choice for groups of travellers wanting exclusive-use of the whole property. The guides and trackers are fantastic, and…

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Sarili Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Sarili Lodge at Shamwari Game Reserve is perfect for a malaria-free Big Five safari experience. Situated in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, the thatched lodge’s expansive wooden deck has views of Bushman’s River. With 5 suites, Sarili Lodge can sleep up to 10 people. The décor is a mix of a…

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Eagles Crag at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

This award-winning game lodge is set on 25 000 hectares of privately owned wildlife terrain in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. Shamwari, which means friend, is where guests and wildlife live in harmony for a special moment in time. Shamwari has six unique luxury lodges and Eagles Crag is their premier…

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Founders Lodge

Founders Lodge by Mantis is located in a private reserve, alongside Shamwari in the beautiful Eastern Cape. For 20 years Founders was a family holiday home, and the 6-suite lodge has retained that welcoming atmosphere and personalised safari experience. Set out on a dawn game drive tracking lion and cheetah…

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Enjoy the best of South Africa over 14 days for the best golf safari. We’ll show you the best golf courses in South Africa as well as beautiful wine estates. To top it off, you will experience some of South Africa’s best game viewing.

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