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Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges

N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000 South Africa
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#1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Shamwari Game Reserve
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Shamwari Game Reserve is one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa coupled with responsible tourism and the most luxurious means of experiencing your African safari adventure. Situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve is the malaria-free, safari holiday you’ve been searching for. Accommodating family, friends or business associates, our facilities, coupled with our spectacular location and passion for the environment, make this an unforgettable destination. Shamwari Game Reserve incorporates 6 luxury lodges, all of which are 5 star graded. Each one has its’ own unique energy and essence, designed in harmony with their surroundings, where guests can experience nature in supreme comfort.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Full body massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000 South Africa
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Jess Beal-Preston wrote a review 21 Nov
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We had the most amazing two days at Shamwari. We were fed the most incredible food, shown the most amazing animals. From the drinks to the food to the game drives to the people that looked after us - 5 star. Never mind the beautiful rooms, the pool, spa and Boma just add that much more to an incredible experience. It’s everything and more. Thank you! We will be back SOON. #indianranger Mark and Jess
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Shannon wrote a review Oct 2021
Tairua, New Zealand1 contribution
From the moment we arrived to the last second we got back into our car, Shamwari exceeded any and all expectations. It is evident that the owners understand the need for constant development & proper animal welfare to ensure both Guest experience, and continuous growth of Shamwari are nothing less than 5-Star. The lavish new facilities in Sindile made outdoor-dining and relaxation so enjoyable. KG, Portia, Shannon, Luyuvo, Dahnèe, Yuleen, Mandy, KK & the many other General staff are a true credit to the reserve. Mino, our wonderful ranger, taught us so much & showed us so much - but most importantly he educated us on the conservation efforts required to protect the future of many animals. His knowledge & charisma added to the overall experience immensely. There wasn’t any question he wasn’t able to answer. I cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pack some extra clothes for the Braai evening as your clothes will be quite Smokey.
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Richard W wrote a review Oct 2021
Ponte Arche, Italy1 contribution
An amazing experience! We stayed 3 nights at Sindile lodge, Mino was our ranger and looked after us during our game drives as well as ensuring that our stay overall was comfortable. His knowledge and enthusiasm was evident from the first minute and he strived everyday to give us the best possible experiences that Shamwari has to offer! True 5 star service! The lodge is only a couple years old and built to give you a luxury African bush experience, it did not disappoint! The units were excellent and the overall facilities too as a whole. A highlight was walking in on the first day and being greeted by a herd of elephants at the watering hole, which you have a great view of from the main building and while eating breakfast and lunch. It was one of our favorites just to sit and watch whatever animals came for a drink. The staff service overall was excellent, everyone friendly and with a smile always. Although you have a basic schedule, they are also very accommodating of any special requests you might have, the experience is tailored around you. The reserve itself was fantastic, with a lot of animals to see and the rangers working together to ensure you see as much as possible. As Mino always said, let’s see what happens, but there was always something interesting around the corner. If in the rare occasion the animals were hiding, Mino always had an interesting and funny story to keep us entertained, and could answer any questions we had! Hats off to Shamwari for flying the South African flag high, we will definitely return in future if we have the opportunity to do so!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rich G wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Are you HAPPY!? This is just one of the many expressions Ranger Mino asks you to confirm that your experience at Shamwari is perfect. The staff welcomes you into the reserve as a long awaited family member prepared to transport you into an experience beyond your imagination. The animals in the bush are abundant, healthy and as you will quickly learn everything serves a purpose. Stay another minute to capture the perfect picture, watch a sunset or just listen to an incredible story describing animal behaviors. Yes, we saw the big 5, but this experience went far beyond a single siting. This is a next level experience in luxury with every meticulous detail planned.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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coriekap wrote a review Oct 2021
Delray Beach, Florida83 contributions43 helpful votes
Shamwari Reserve is absolutely gorgeous! I stayed in the Sindile Tents and they are stunning. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Shannon the massage therapist was fantastic. The food was 5 star and so beautiful. Mino the Ranger was amazing. Is love for Shamwari is infectious. I cant wait to go back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Just go
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US$715 - US$1 541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges
What are some of the property amenities at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges have airport transportation?
Yes, Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Shamwari Game Reserve.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.