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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The experience on Shamwari was unlike anything other I have ever experienced. If I could rate our ranger, Mino, with 6 stars, or more, I would without hesitation. His knowledge and love for the reserve was shown with every action and word he spoke. I thank him above all for making our experience on the reserve unparalleled. We stayed at...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an outstanding experience and one not to be missed.,! We arrived at the Sarili Lodge,were welcomed by Steph who met us at our car,fresh cold towels and a welcome drink to start our stay. Steph showed us to our room,explained everything about the lodge,what to expect and a full run down of our Game Drives and walks.This was...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights in room 3 at Eagles Crag Lodges. Very private decked area with outside shower and plunge pool. Room was very spacious, beautifully designed with the centre piece being a four poster bed. Morning call at 5 from our Ranger sounded pretty unwelcome at first but after a coffee and a bit of 'banter' the excitement of...

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Thank Geoff T
London Nw
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only the side walls are 'tented' but the rooms are very luxurious. Lodge 3 is the best as it overlooks a watering hole. Lower numbers are best as they are much nearer the reception and dining areas. Stunning views. All the lodges in Shamwari have the same rangers and food but this lodge is stunning. Friendly staff.

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Bedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from wonderful South African Holiday. We ended trip with fabulous 3 nights at Bayethe Lodge. We went with high expectations and these were exceeded! Great accommodation, fantastic food and lovely staff. Experience was made even more special by our outstanding ranger Jacques. Great character, good fun, great knowledge & experience with uncanny ability to find the special &...

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Thank Andrew R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Shamwari game reserve centred around the lobengula lodges which are of traditional construction with thatched roofs arranged around an intimate central courtyard with pool and shaded areas. This lodge offers a full range of services and a fine dining experience in a variety of styles. The service provided by the staff was outstanding at every level, from...

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Thank Brawbaws2
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eagle's Crag has had some great reviews so our expectations were high. We weren't disappointed. The lodges are fantastic, among the nicest places I've stayed in. We were in No 2, it has a double aspect looking straight out on to the forest. The room was extremely spacious and well equipped. All the meals were excellent. The staff too, couldn't...

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Thank David E
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning hotel situated in the middle of the Shamwari game reserve The hotel was stunning . Our suite huge with a balcony overlooking the reserve room 2 . Fabulous infinity swimming pool overlooks the plains with elephant, warthogs, giraffe etc. Simply beautiful Food was excellent. However the real reason to stay is the animals Thanks to our...

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Thank Clive U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights in the Eagles Crag in February 2017. It is very expensive so we had very high expectations. Our expectations were met and surpassed. Our lodge within the Crag was excellent. Beautifully designed to provide top quality facilities, blend in and enhance the Crag setting. The Crag is quiet and intimate with, I think, a maximum...

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Thank Elizabeth B
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I understand that all the lodges are of good quality, we were very happy with our choice of Riverdene. The staff were very friendly, attentive and professional. A great base for your safari. The rooms were huge, clean and well equipped. The bathroom again big, with both bath and shower. The food was very tasty....you would never go hungry...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A mere 75 km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Shamwari is the crown jewel of private game reserves situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, the birth place of Nelson Mandela. This privately owned 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain has received numerous international awards. Shamwari is an exploration of nature with close encounters of free roaming wildlife and the coveted big five with a choice of unique lodges, an exclusive private villa and the adventurous Explorer Camp. Luxury accommodation is offered in 7 different game lodges on Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a game lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience. EAGLES CRAG LODGE - Exclusivity, privacy and serenity for the most discerning of travelersBAYETHE TENTED LODGE - The ultimate in luxury tented accommodationSARILI LODGE - A colonial and bush experience. Perfect for families or small partiesLONG LEE MANOR - Refined elegance from a bygone era. RIVERDENE FAMILY LODGE - Colonial Africa in an elegantly restored CHILD FRIENDLY frontier home. VILLA LOBENGULA - Villa Lobengula is a beautiful and tranquil space tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld. Booked on an exclusive use basis only. EXPLORER CAMP - Camping & walking experience among the Big 5 on the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve ON SAFARI - Game drives can last up to 3 hours each and are conducted twice a day in open vehicles / Guided walks / Star gazing RELAX - Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreats which are situated at Eagles Crag, Lobengula Lodge, Bayethe Lodge and Long Lee Manor ... more   less 

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Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: $980 - $1,747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“All rooms will be first class as this place is idyllic”
 of 5 bubbles Brawbaws2, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only nine room, 7,8,9 I would say are better positioned.”
 of 5 bubbles 58jos1957, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ther are all good rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles johnwE3137FG, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room SIx is a fabulous suite, with a large lounge, bath/shower room and separate bedroom”
 of 5 bubbles 187alisond, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“every room gives you views of the reserve...and depending on location, a family of warthogs to greet you in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles nyc131262, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
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