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The name for this lodge comes from the African greeting, pronounced “By-ye-ti”. The English translation for this word is “I salute you” and is one of the warmest welcomes in the African culture in this area. This blended canvas paradise offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in utter tranquillity. Surrounded by rich vegetation it provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of The African bush.

Tent Configuration Lodge Facilities

12 blended canvas suites each sleeping a maximum of two adults.

  • Tent with private deck and plunge pool
  • Bush Relaxation Retreat
  • Gift Boutique
  • In and outdoor Dining facilities
  • WiFi Connection
  • Main Lodge overlooking the water hole


Game Drives
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Pro Photo Safari
Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries
Shamwari Conservation Experience
Safari Spa


Shamwari Game Reserve is located 75 km from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The lodge is equally accessible to international and domestic travellers as it is less than 100 km from the local airport.

  • Bayethe Tented Lodge: S 33˚ 24’ 01.2” E 26˚ 11’ 04.3”