Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari, meaning ‘my friend’ in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. Stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

Shamwari incorporates six lodges and one explorer camp; each one unique with its own essence. Lodges are designed in harmony with their surroundings where guests can experience
nature in sublime comfort. 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes occur on Shamwari Game Reserve.

Accommodation

Eagles Crag: 9 Suites
Bayethe Tented Lodge: 12 Tents
Long Lee Manor: 15 Suites/Rooms
Riverdene Lodge: 9 Rooms
Sarili Lodge: 5 Suites
Lobengula Lodge: 6 Suites
Explorer Camp: 3 Tents

Activities

Game Drives
Animal Rehabilitation Centre / Animal Hospital
Guided Game Walks
Dr Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre
Guided Nature Walks
Born Free Foundation, Animal Rescue & Education Centre
Relaxation Retreats

Location

  • Eagles Crag: S 33˚ 24’ 59.2” E 26˚ 05’ 32.3”
  • Bayethe Tented Lodge: S 33˚ 24’ 01.2” E 26˚ 11’ 04.3”
  • Long Lee Manor: S 33˚ 28’ 01.3” E 26˚ 03’ 01.6”
  • Riverdene Lodge: S 33˚ 29’ 29.1” E 26˚ 02’ 52.8”
  • Sarili Lodge: S 33˚ 30’ 11.0” E 26˚ 02’ 57.9”
  • Villa Lobengula: S 33˚ 21’ 31.7” E 26˚ 06’ 28.4”

Approximately 45 minutes drive from Port Elizabeth airport