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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Our first time on safari. We were doing the garden route and did not want to spend the time travelling to Kruger so chose non malarial Eastern Cape. We decided to throw money at it and it was worth every penny. We stayed at Long Lee Manor and watched the sky black with swifts feeding their chicks and sat around...

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We stayed at Eagles Cragg for the final 2 nights of our first holiday in South Africa - what an amazing experience!! The lodges were beautifully presented and felt so luxurious. I just wish we had had more time here to really appreciate the room and facilities. Our ranger Tim was so knowledgeable and accommodating - he even fitted in...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Our 3 nights in Shamwari were outstanding and I would thoroughly recommend it. Bayate tents were comfortable and warm although the weather wasn't great all the time. Our ranger (Ben) was friendly, helpful and knowledgable and made sure that we saw (most of) what we wanted to see. The service from the rest of the staff was excellent and the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Simply the best experience of my life, 4 nights with twice daily game drives. Pure luxury in the lodge, private pool and sun bathing area with outdoor shower breathtaking. Pure luxury with the generous bath in tbe room surrounded by floor to ceiling views. Everything was perfect. The game drives were truly exceptional , our ranger was Jan and he...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2013

3 nights on safari and the trip of a lifetime. Excellent accommodation with the most helpful of staff in fantastic surroundings. Armand our guide was first class, by the end of day one we were racking up some fantastic sightings, from close encounters with Rhino to being surrounded by Elephants,Lions, Hippo and more. His knowledge of the animals and their...

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1Thank abc96
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Simply a 'must do' if you're in South Africa. We spent 3 nights at Long Lee and it was a fabulous experience. We could have spent another week and enjoyed every game drive just as much. The staff were fantastic throughout. From the ease of booking and making arrangements, to the welcome, the serving staff and the Rangers, all were...

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1Thank Richard G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the long Lee manor, beautiful accommodation. Everything was executed to perfection, the staff were delightful & our guide Vuyo was fantastic. We saw incredible animals, which Vuyo knew everything about. I can't recommend this place highly enough, anyone looking for a safari look no further this is perfection.

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Dublin Ireland
Reviewed 15 October 2013

From the minute we arrived the staff could not have been more helpful. The lodge in Eagles Crag was magnificent , fitted out too a first class standard and we especially like the bath.The game drives, Bethuele was our ranger, were absolutely fantastic and it was just fantastic to be so close to Elephants, lions , cheetahs and we got...

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2Thank Bill P
Bari, Puglia, Italy
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed at the beautiful Bayethe Lodge. It' s stunning and luxurious and I still dream about it. The safari itself was brilliant. Our ranger was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Really hope to go back one day!

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Accommodation at Shamwari Long Lee manor is luxurious. We had a large suite with 2 bathrooms overlooking the patio area. On our first night there was only one other couple staying so pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Staff are very friendly and very attentive. Food is very good with plenty of choice at breakfast, lunch & dinner....

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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: $866 - $1,648 (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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“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
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulofPleshey, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 fantastic veranda overlooking the reserve biggest and best out of the 7 there.”
 of 5 bubbles swallow06, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the waterhole are the best for viewing wild life from your room.”
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“We stayed at the second floor and had a great view.”
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