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    Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge

    At Shamwari Game Reserve an experience of a lifetime awaits in the luxury and tranquillity of the African bush. Shamwari 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 Shamwari 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 in the Eastern Cape, 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 at Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge offer an excellent chance to see and photograph the Big 5, giraffe, zebra, hippo, jackal, and a diverse community of antelope. In addition to Bayethe Tented Lodge, Shamwari is home to a collection of 5-star luxury lodge; Eagles Crag, Riverdene Family Lodge, Sarili Lodge, Long Lee Manor and the Explorer Camp.


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


    • 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.


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


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


    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
    • Prices displayed are valid to 31 March 2025

    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 £ 777 per person, per night
    High Season £ 568 per person, per night
    Low Season £ 454 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.



    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
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