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Bayethe Tented Lodge at Shamwari

At Bayethe Tented Lodge an experience of a lifetime awaits in the luxury and tranquillity of the African bush. Bayethe Tented Lodge offers 12 exquisite superior tents with all the finest comforts. Each suite is equipped with a private deck and plunge pool, surrounded by the unique vegetation and spectacular views of the African bush. Bayethe hosts an exquisite in and outdoor dining experience, a world-class relaxation retreat and timber viewing decks.  Activities at Bayethe Tented Lodge include bush walks, birding, conservation and rehabilitation centre visits, and a children’s program. Exclusive packages for groups and families can be arranged with private safari drives and exclusive accommodation.

 

Conveniently accessible at only a 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth, the exclusive 5-star Shamwari Game Reserve is an ideal inclusion at the end of your Garden Route travel itinerary. This private game reserve boasts 7000 hectares of beguiling landscapes over 5 of South Africa’s 8 biomes. The rich and diverse vegetation makes the landscape an ideal habitat for varied wildlife and an impressive selection of birdlife. With exceptional game viewing year-round, 3-4-hour safari drives are led by passionate and highly experienced game rangers offering you a wealth of information while tracking wildlife. The specialized open 4×4 safari vehicles offer an excellent chance to see and photograph the Big 5, giraffe, zebra, hippo, jackal, and a diverse community of antelope.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming pool
  • Star gazing
  • Spa or in-room treatments
  • Kids activities and programs

Highlights

  • 5-Star luxury
  • Big 5 game drives
  • Award-winning accommodation
  • Tented lodge
  • Private plunge pool

Closest airport

Port Elizabeth International – 79km

Children policy

Bayethe Tented Lodge welcomes children over 12 years.

Included

2 x Game drives per day, all meals, soft drinks, and selected alcoholic beverages.

Excluded

Premium brand drinks, additional activities, spa treatments, and transfers.

Seasons

Low: 01 May – 31 August

High: 01 September – 31 October

& 1 April – 30 April

Peak: 01 November – 31 March

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 30% applicable

Accommodation Options

Superior Tents

Sleeps 2 Adults

Bayethe exudes relaxation and luxury with its offering of 12 luxury tents. Each tent boasts an in-room fireplace, private deck and plunge pool, en-suite bathroom with bath, outdoor shower, and air conditioning.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R12 780 per person, per night
High Season R10 275 per person, per night
Low Season R8 220 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 60-minute drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 815km from which you will turn to the reserve entrance.

 

Flying

Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.

 

Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes