Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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General Information

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. Shamwari offers luxury accommodation in 6 different lodges on the private reserve:

Eagle’s Crag Lodge

Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the ultimate luxury for the most discerning of travellers. Each of the 9 superior rooms has been built to maximize the privacy of the guest in the most tranquil of settings. The en-Suite suites boast a private deck with pool, as well as, indoor and outdoor showers. Decorated in light and contemporary colours, with wall-to-wall glass doors on 2 sides, these suites provide stunning views of the surrounding cliffs.

Villa Lobengula

A beautiful and tranquil space tucked away on the valley bushveld. The Villa mirrors a traditional African ‘kraal’ which is surrounded by breath-taking views. 6 lavish suites make for an ideal safari accommodation choice.

Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor is a gracious Edwardian Manor House that echoes traditions of safari past and offers colonial style accommodation including manicured gardens, pools, ponds, terraces and veranda; all overlooking the plains that team with wildlife.

Riverdene Lodge

This colonial style lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is an ideal choice for families. The 9 luxury rooms are elegant in furnishings and decor, there is a wealth of activities specially designed for the kids.

Bayethe Lodge

Bayethe Lodge is the superior choice in luxury tented accommodation. Bayethe means ‘I salute you’ and is the warm African greeting that carriers through this tented paradise.12 refined tents are shrouded by rich vegetation and there is a feeling of seclusion in the African wild.

Sarili Lodge

This lodge was named after the supreme Xhosa Chief, who reigned in the late 1800’s and today, offers contemporary comforts perched above the Bushman’s River. The lodge is a private oasis for families, groups or friends. It is the perfect combination between a colonial and bush experience.

Explorer Camp

This exceptional walking experience is an adventurous and authentic option offering the ambience of a tented bush camp of old safari lore. This tented bush camp is located on a plateau set amongst the only basalt and granite extrusions on Shamwari. This explorer camp reflects the original safari of being on foot and sleeping around the fire at night within the comfort of a bush tent.

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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