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This lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is a place where families are always at home and where guests become friends. Riverdene Family Lodge offers elegant comfort particularly for families and provides many additional activities to entertain children of all ages. Children can engage in the “Kids on Safari” program which includes access to the Adventure Centre and Kids Club and visits to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Born Free Big Cat Rescue and Education Centre.

Accommodation and facilities

The 9 luxury inter-leading rooms at Riverdene can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults, sharing with 1 child, subject to availability.

  • Swimming pool with shallow area for children
  • Supervised Kids Club and Adventure Center
  • Child minding
  • Gift Boutique
  • Perimeter electirc fence
  • In and outdoor Dining facilities
  • Boma overlooking the Bushman’s River
  • WiFi connection
  • Manicured gardens
  • Bar and Lounge
  • Boma overlooking the water hole


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


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.
  • Riverdene Lodge: S 33˚ 29’ 29.1” E 26˚ 02’ 52.8”