Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve


Photographic Safari*

Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth Airport (under an hour’s drive/transfer)
The Big 5 in a 5 Star setting
Shamwari Game Reserve Guest Experience
Shamwari Game Reserve Guest Experience


The beauty of the Eastern Cape is revealed in the Shamwari Game Reserve, and the journey in getting there.  O’Live To Travel will pre-arrange private transfers from Port Elizabeth Airport to Shamwari and visa-versa, along with car-hire for the traveler wanting to take the majestic journey by car along the garden route to Cape Town.  Alternatively, if you are wanting a pre-arranged charter plane for your arrival on Shamwari’s private landing strip.




Eagles Crag holds its name with it being nestled deep in one of the valleys surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs.  This premier lodge with 9 luxury suites is suitable for the discerning guest and honeymooners looking for a tranquil experience, each suite with it’s individual, private plunge pool.  Indoor and outdoor shower facilities.EaglesCrag_title_bg_02.jpg


Long Lee Manor stands firm in its Edwardian Manor style architecture, combined with modern amenities in a colonial style sense of living.  Long Lee Manor have 15 suites, generally accommodating for larger groups and for guests with special needs.page_title_LongLeebg_03.jpg


Bayethe Tented Lodge (Bayethe Hills & Bayethe Luxury) – LUXURY TENTED SAFARI
Bayethe offers 12 luxurious tented accommodations, Bayethe Hills holds 3 superior tents that each include individual plunge pools, indoor bath and outdoor shower, fire place, satellite TV, hammocks suspended out on the wooden decks, whilst Bayethe Luxury offers Air-Conditioned & heated & has an En-Suite Bathroom, Shower, private Plunge Pool & viewing Deck. The tented safari experience allows for getting even closer to nature, shrouded by the foliage of the surrounding vegetation in luxurious comfort.BayetheMainloungeandSpaApril20144.jpg


Villa Lobengula – PLUSH BUSH VILLA
Shamwari offers the utmost privacy for the traveler seeking an exclusive safari getaway in the 6 deluxe suites at Villa Lobengula, each overlooking incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. – available to be booked for the sole use thereof.  The architecture is unique in design, inspired by the African kraal.

  • 6 suites, each of which can accommodate 2 adults in either twin or king sized beds.  All 6 suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite.
  • 1 King bedded Chief Suite with private plunge pool, lounge and fireplace
  • 2 Twin/King bedded Junior Suites, each with private plunge pool
  • 3 Twin/King bedded Junior Suites adjacent to the lodge pool area



Bring the Kids 

Shamwari holds a strong passion for nature conservation and the education thereof to children of all nationalities as future caretakers of our planet.  Travelling with children is made even easier, allowing for them to experience wildlife – first hand at one of the following lodges:

  • Riverdene Family Lodge – FAMILY BUSH ELEGANCE
    9 luxury inter-leading rooms, perfect for families, along with a supervised playroom for young children, jungle gym, animal skull garden, swimming pool and comfortable areas for parents to relax as well.The 9 luxury inter-leading rooms at Riverdene Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults, sharing with 1 child, subject to availability.  (6 twin bedded luxury suites & 3 twin bedded luxury suites with an extra sleeper couch).


    Sarili Lodge is ideal for guests with older children.  The lodge has a large deck overlooking the vast plains alongside the Bushmans’ river.  The luxury of a heated pool and personalised service ensures the comfort for all.Sarilipage_title_bg_07.jpg



What to pack?

  • Cameras, lenses and binoculars
  • Light clothing for summer safaris
  • Bathing suits for the pool areas
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Warmer clothing for winter stays

There are gift boutiques at Shamwari where you are able to purchase some items of clothing in case you forget anything.

Book your stay in combination with other travel services at one of the Shamwari Lodges, for the opportunity to relax and engage with nature and experience your ultimate African safari before or after your visit to Cape Town and Garden Route.

  • * Photographic safari implies to being on safari with your own camera equipment whilst being on game and nature drives and walks.