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Shamwari Game Reserve

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Best value for money ever

Stayed at Lobengula lodge and had the best holiday we have ever had. My only complaint is we had to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Formby, United Kingdom
THE choice in Sout African game preserves

This private game preserve is fantastic. Huge land area with all the animals one would want. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 203 1111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank JohnRofAZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay it appears to be expensive, but being from the UK, this is excellent value for money. You are pampered and pampered again. It's not stuffy snobby, it's causal dress and relaxed. Nothing is to much trouble. More animal types here than anywhere, even Addo....More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This was one of the best travel experiences we've had. We stayed for 3 nights at the Bayethe Lodge which was very welcoming and well appointed. From the moment of arrival, the team were extremely welcoming, kind and helpful with no detail overlooked. Our guide...More

1  Thank IloCo
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great hosts terrific food. amazing animals, do the night safari the evening tours are fantastic, well worth it, but rug up it can get cold.

Thank smithfamilyOz
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We spent 3 days driving on the reserve, saw the Big Five, and much more. I am posting this review to draw attention to one of projects of the Born Free Foundation and the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres. Glen, the Animal Care Manager...More

5  Thank gnoordzy
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. We stayed for 3 nights at Bayethe Lodge and had Mino as our ranger. He exceeded our expectations and became family by the end of our stay. He was so full of knowledge and if there was any question he couldn’t answer...More

3  Thank Tay16M
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We stayed at the Sarili Family lodge and it was wonderful. We had to book 3 rooms for the 6 of us as they told us only 2 adults (over 12) per room, but when we arrived they offered to put extra beds in the...More

1  Thank shamrockerin2
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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
17 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