Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa: 8 Must-Visit Luxury Safari Lodges

Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa: 8 Must-Visit Luxury Safari Lodges

Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa is the ultimate malaria-free safari destination for safari-goers seeking luxury accommodation. Located 75 kilometres outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, it offers eight exclusive lodges, all stylishly decorated in a unique way to provide exceptional custom experiences.

The safari lodges at Shamwari Private Game Reserve are absolutely superb. They are packed with amenities and strategically situated in a sublime paradisal setting that enables guests to interact with nature and with each other in total privacy. It’s no wonder Shamwari has dozens of World Travel Awards. It was voted the World’s Leading Safari and Game Reserve and Conservation Company for over a decade!

Here’s a brief look at what the individual lodges at Shamwari offer…

Shamwari Game Reserve Safari Lodges

Sarili Private Lodge

Sarili is an intimate lodge with five luxurious bedrooms for two people. It has a lengthy deck overlooking the Bushman’s River and Africa’s lush grassy plains. From the deck, guests can observe majestic Big Five game animals while enjoying a host of superior comforts and conveniences.

The lodge’s facilities and offerings include an impressive lounge and fireplace, a swimming pool and cosy pool area and in-room spa treatments. Plus, everything else one might expect from a five-star lodge. Game drives, birding and walking safaris are just some of the activities available. Shamwari tailors stays at Sarili lodge 100 percent to the needs of groups and individuals. You can even get a personal chef!

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Contemporary comforts abound at Sarili Lodge.

Eagles Crag Lodge

At Eagles Crag, which huddles deep in one Shamwari’s valleys and is surrounded by dramatic mountain crags, guests can stay in one of nine luxury suites. These suites are very private (perfect for couple getaways) and provide breathtakingly scenic views and a sophisticated safari experience.

Eagles Crag at Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa offers first-rate facilities such as a swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room. They also have a fitness centre. There’s a relaxing lounge with a billiard table downstairs. In the upstairs lounge, you find a minibar and a fireplace that opens onto a viewing deck. Other conveniences include a big-screen TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and fitted international adaptors.

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Eagles Crag — Exclusivity inspired by nature!

Long Lee Manor Lodge

Combine elegance, opulence and nature in accommodation and you get Long Lee Manor, an exquisite Edwardian-style manor house on Shamwari. Newly renovated in 2019, this lodge boasts 17 lavish rooms of various types (en-suite). Additionally, there is a gorgeous rim-flow pool and manicured gardens.

At Long Lee Manor Lodge, guests can expect a relaxation retreat with pampering treatment rooms, a convenient fitness centre and indoor and outdoor dining facilities. There is a gift boutique on the premises. In the rooms, the lodge satisfies with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, satellite television, a minibar and private patios and balconies. Naturally, Long Lee Manor makes available a variety of safari activities.

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At Long Lee Manor, it’s all about gracious living.

Lobengula Lodge

Planning a honeymoon safari in Africa? Consider Lobengula at Shamwari Game Reserve. This exclusive lodge sets the scene for romantic adventures, offering not only incredible views of the encompassing mountains and green valleys but also blissful tranquillity and a high level of privacy.

Lobengula Lodge resembles a traditional South African kraal. It was designed that way and furnished accordingly to create a rustic, old-style feel. The venue doesn’t lag with modern amenities, though. You’ll find all the usual five-star offerings here, along with six charming junior suites and the opportunity to engage in several safari activities. Children under 12 cannot stay at the lodge.

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Let the romance flow with some quiet time at Lobengula Lodge.

Riverdene Family Lodge

For families going on safari in South Africa, there is Riverdene at Shamwari Game Reserve. Riverdene is a modern homey lodge that was designed for unforgettable family experiences in the wild. It overlooks an expanse of African bushveld and is enveloped in natural beauty. The sunsets here are spectacular!

Inside, there’s a lot to love about Riverdene Lodge – stunning décor, nine inter-leading luxury rooms and indoor/outdoor dining facilities, an awesome bar and lounge, mouth-watering African cuisine, etc. In addition, it caters to parents and little ones with a supervised kids club, a toddler play area and a kids Adventure Centre. The swimming pool is delightful and has a shallow section for children.

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Riverdene, for memorable whole-family enjoyment.

Bayethe Tented Lodge

If you’ve never stayed in a tented safari lodge, know this: the tents are typically a lot bigger and better than you think. That’s certainly the case at Bayethe, which is a luxury tent lodge that brings you face to face with nature in tranquility and provides world-class conveniences and comforts.

Bayethe Lodge is a “tented paradise” that offers 12 luxurious tents, a bush relaxation retreat, a lounge area with TV and more. Inside the tents, guests can enjoy a private deck and plunge pool, a minibar and a fire place and en-suite bathrooms with baths (three of the tents have indoor showers). All Bayethe’s tents have air conditioning, not to mention telephones and Wi-Fi so you’re always in touch.

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Immerse yourself in tranquility at Bayethe Lodge.

Sindile Tented Camp

Sindile, Shamwari Reserve’s newly built camp addition, is a secluded luxury tent site that lies deep in the African wilderness. Solitary and elevated in stature, the camp blends in beautifully with its natural environment as it delivers remarkable uninhibited perspectives of its wild surroundings.

Magnificent views and privacy aren’t all that visitors get at this lovely camp site; it is also armed to the teeth with amenities. Facilities include a dining room with fireplace, a deck with firepit and a bar and lounge with a large-screen TV. Moreover, there is a relaxation retreat. The tents themselves (there are nine of them) are loaded with creature comforts, and each tent has its own heated plunge pool and lounge.

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Luxurious Sindile is private, intimate, magnificent!

Explorer Tented Bush Camp

During the summer months – October through May – Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa opens up their Explorer Camp for two-night guided walking safaris. This option exists for adventurous guests who want to experience an authentic African bush adventure where the Big Five roam free.

Explorer Camp houses three tents that are simplistic and private yet well equipped. Each one provides two single beds, a bathroom and shower and camping essentials like LED light. There are also facilities like a viewing deck, a plunge pool and a dining lounge and portable bar. Count on fine campfire dining at Explorer in the evenings. In the mornings, guests wake up to tea and coffee outside their tents.

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This safari camp experience is for the adventurous at heart.


If you’re interested in visiting Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa for safari, please reach out to us through our website here. We are happy to answer your questions and help you plan your trip!

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