Nature has always been a priority in the Shamwari Game Reserve. In many ways, Shamwari is the pioneer in ecotourism in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Today, there is a wildlife organization consisting of two veterinarians, two ecologists, environmentalists and more skilled conservationists. The main focus is to ensure a stable environment for flora and fauna in the long term and protect the ecological integrity as well as the maintenance of wildlife.
Shamwari Wildlife and its organization have been awarded many international conservation awards for its conservation efforts.
Despite the historical animal wealth in the Eastern Cape, a large part of which was almost wiped out within two centuries of agricultural development. Since 1990 Shamwari is actively involved both the animal and plant life to be restored. Today, Shamwari, consists of 25,000 ha mainly of natural vegetation and a variety of wild animals, which influence each other in a natural way, including the predator / victim dynamic which makes nature only a fascinating spectacle.
On 3,500ha in Shamwari Game Reserve rare animals are bred and raised.
Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue and Education Centre
This is a joint project of the Shamwari Game Reserve and The Born Free Foundation, UK, with the aim to ensure a long-term care and support rescued African Cats. These cats have lived internationally in cruel conditions and are now housed at Shamwari. In addition, educational opportunities for guests and students will be provided.
Protect rhinoceros and, at the same time, go on safari
In cooperation with the Wilderness Foundation guests of Shamwari Game Reserve, the Sanbona Wildlife Reserves and the Jock Safari Lodge can support the fight against the poaching of rhinos in South Africa. On the special price, Shamwari Group will donate to the Forever Wild – Rhino Protection Initiative.
Electrical safari vehicle
Recently Shamwari Game Reserve introduced their first electric vehicle to the safari experience, promoting “green” and nature conservation. Also hereby the initiative is supported against poaching in the Shamwari Game Reserve. The electric Nissan Truck with 20 seats is to be used amongst others by the students participating in the Shamwari Conservation Experience program.