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Named for the matriarch of Shamwari’s leopards, the camp mimics a solitary leopard’s sanctuary, blending with the surrounding bush while providing excellent vantages over the Bushman’s River and surrounding plains. Sindile is isiXhosa for “survivor”, testament to the celebrated leopardess that survived numerous lion mauling’s to raise five litters of cubs. The nine premier guest tents are elevated above the surrounding bush, allowing uninhibited views, unsullied by any other man-made structures or light pollution. The main lodge is made up of large, staggered tents, joined by decks and elevated walkways.


Accommodation and Lodge facilities

  • Reception and Lounge
  • Gift Boutique
  • Dining room with fireplace
  • Bar and Lounge with fireplace and big screen television
  • Deck with firepit
  • Boma
  • Relaxation Retreat
  • WiFi connection


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


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

  • Sindile: -33.4986218, 26.0810280