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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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One of the best things you'll ever do

If you are an animal lover, have an interest in wildlife conservation and you want to go 'behind... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Fantastic experience

From the moment we arrived we were impressed by the staff, accommodation and wildlife on view from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian S
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 203 1111
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All reviews eagles crag long lee manor riverdene lodge born free game reserve plunge pool safari experience black and white rhinos three nights blankets and hot water bottles luxury experience rescued animals high standard other guests staff were fantastic exceeded expectations nothing is too much trouble
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are an animal lover, have an interest in wildlife conservation and you want to go 'behind the scenes' to experience what goes on in a private reserve then we can't recommend enough the Shamwari Conservation Experience. We stayed at the Proctors lodge and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were impressed by the staff, accommodation and wildlife on view from the dinning area. The food was of a brilliant standard but alas too much for us. The Game Drives were magical and very considerate to not over-stress the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous viewings of lions, cheetahs, elephants, white and black rhinos, giraffes, zebras, cape buffalo, warthogs, kudu, nyalas, springbok, impalas, duikers, gemsbok, jackals, tortoises, monkeys, snakes (puff adders!), many different kinds of birds, and more.

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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We spent three magical nights at Eagles Crag, Shamwari. This exceptional experience is akin to spending three days in paradise. Everything about Eagles Crag, the location, staff, facilities is first class. The rooms are sheer luxury, private, spacious, comfortable each with individual plunge pools. The...More

1  Thank Traveller5970
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Just finished a great safari holiday at this lovely reserve, staying at Bayethe Lodge. It’s been a brilliant experience and here are a few things I’ve learned: If you’ve always dreamed of going on safari, you’ll have a fantastic time. If you’re a partner or...More

4  Thank KJC58
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We are arrived to smiles and left with smiles and full of joy. Friendly staff, delicious food and spacious comfortable rooms. We stayed in the suit with it’s own plunge pool, a pillow menu. The toiletries are exotic and like a spa. Our trip had...More

Thank Tinkatinka
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Stayed at Lobengula lodge and had the best holiday we have ever had. My only complaint is we had to come home and we missed being there so much. The game drives were magic. Our ranger SJ was so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals...More

Thank maggiechopkins
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This private game preserve is fantastic. Huge land area with all the animals one would want. We saw the big 5 in two days and spent the rest of the time seeing all of the animals in various situations, including a walk to within 40...More

1  Thank CharlesFinley
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this reserve. Worth every penny...and then some. We stayed at Lobengula Lodge which was very secluded and private. Perfect if you are coming with a group and using all the rooms or for a romantic getaway. The staff was outstanding and we...More

Thank andi b
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed four nights at Bayethe Lodge and now have memories that will last a lifetime. The “tented” accommodations were far from like any other tent camping I’d ever done. Our “tent” was more like a luxury chalet with canvas walks. The food was consistently...More

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Sue B
1 August 2018|
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Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Shamwari Bayethe. 5-Star safari accommodation, expensive and worth every cent.
28 April 2018|
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Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Good Day, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Long Lee Manor will be undergoing renovations from the 1st of November 2018 to the 1st of December 2019. You can also contact our... More
18 October 2017|
Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Dear Julene, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Unfortunately, Shamwari does not allow private vehicles to traverse on our reserve. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to... More