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    Shamwari Sindile Lodge

    Sindile, the newest addition to Shamwari’s portfolio of luxurious tented camps, nestled in the heart of the African wilderness. This exclusive retreat embodies the serenity of a leopard’s lair, seamlessly blending into its natural surroundings amidst the vast expanse of the veld.

    Perched above the savannah, nine opulent tents stand as havens of comfort, offering unparalleled vistas untouched by human interference or artificial lights. Designed with a commitment to environmental harmony, each tent leaves a minimal footprint on the land.

    The dining area and bar, strategically positioned to maximize the breathtaking views of the reserve, feature inviting spaces such as a spacious harvest table and a cozy fire pit, beckoning guests to indulge in the beauty of the African landscape.

    Conveniently accessible at only a 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth, the exclusive 5-star Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape 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 Eagles Crag offer an excellent chance to see and photograph the Big 5, giraffe, zebra, hippo, jackal, and a diverse community of antelope. In addition to Eagles Crag, Shamwari is home to a collection of 5-star luxury lodge; Riverdene Family LodgeBayethe Tented 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


    • 5-Star luxury
    • Award-winning accommodation
    • Private plunge pools

    Closest airport

    Port Elizabeth International – 79km

    Children policy

    Sindile 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

    Tented Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    A total of 9 sophisticated suites feature a private deck with heated Plunge Pool, outdoor shower, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath and a Nespresso coffee machine.

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Peak season £ 832 per person, per night
    High Season £ 691 per person, per night
    Low Season £ 516 per person, per night

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    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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