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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We have just returned from our 4th visit to Shamwari which was wonderful yet again. The game drives we had with our ranger, Nadine, were superb and her enthusiasm made them all more memorable. We saw a vast array of animals and a fantastic view of a leopard even for us as experienced safari goers. Every game drive always shows...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Lets start with the food, it was simply amazing. My wife and myself, simply couldnt get enough of the pesto sauce (red and green) with the butter spread and bun. Still makes me go mmmm.. and then the Hot towel when you get off a cold safari ride in the morning.. and the welcome drink.. and the amazing personal experience...

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2013

ur 4 day stay at Long Lee Manor, in the Shamwari Game Reserve was part of our 3 week holiday in South Africa - and truly was perhaps the main highlight of this holiday. Everything from the superb accommodation, brillant location, wonderful staff, delicious food, and fantastic Game Drives outdid all our expectations. Patrick, our Ranger was wonderful - knowledgable,...

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Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We have just returned from a 17 night trip to SA culminating in two nights at Long Lee Manor in Shamwari Game Reserve. The accommodation was outstanding in the suites, with flower petals on the beds, a bedtime fable left every evening (!) and luxury bathroom. The food was wonderful and interesting and the service exemplary. We had four game...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Stayed at the Riverdene Shamwari Lodge for 2 nights. All aspects were fantastic - Room, Food, value & most of all game viewing. would like to thank Ntobeko for fantastic Ranger skills in finding the big 5 for us. The Leopard & Lions encounters will live in our hearts forever.

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Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed for 3 days/2 nights as of the 30th of October. The hotel facilities are in top conditions with fully equipped new big rooms. The service more than matches the expectations of a luxury where the staff is friendly and attentive to the guests. The food is outstanding specially during the nights in which it is served in the...

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Holetown, Barbados
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The final leg of a 14 night tour of the West and Eastern Capes was a 2 night stay at Eagles Crag Shamwari. Our ranger was Franse who looked after us wonderfully for all of our 4 drives. He really knows his stuff and we saw so much including the big 5 very close up so we took so many...

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent review. We are very happy that you had such a tremendous experience with us at Shamwari Game Reserve. We hope that you have a life time of wonderful memories and that any photo’s taken will help remind you of the great time you have with us at Shamwari Game reserve. Our management...

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2013

My family and I stayed at Eagles Crag from 4-7 November 2013. It is our second stay at Eagles Crag and our third at Shamwari. When we arrived at the lodge we were met by Lisa-Marie who could not have made us feel more welcome. She asked if we would like to go out on the afternoon game drive which...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We visited Shamwari for 2 nights/ 3 days during our honeymoon- it was sensational. we did 5 game drives and saw loads of animals. Our guide Philip was friendly and informative and also went the extra mile to see something exciting (including the famous lioness warthog killing!). The spa, accommodation and food were superb and the traditional braai was a...

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Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We stayed in one of the luxury tents at Bayethe. The tent had everything you could ever want and so much more. All the staff were fantastic, so helpful and kind. The food was wonderful and very well presented. Our Ranger Mino made what was a wonderful experience into a truly unique personal experience for the six members of our...

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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: ₹ 44,667 - ₹ 72,721 (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 had a private garden area and were close to the safety fenced pool”
Yorkshirerosebud, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Worth paying the extra for a room with plunge pool and a private area to relax in during the day between game drives”
H555BSmichaelm, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a new room”
romeriboell, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Once in a lifetime experience”
GerardK273, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River views were well worth the extra”
sheilah85, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
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