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Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Shamwari Game Reserve 6130 South Africa
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Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Shamwari Game Reserve 6130 South Africa
Shamwari Long Lee Manor
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Lauren_cfm wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to spend 3 nights at Shamwari Long Lee Manor as the first stop on our honeymoon in February 2024. Our whole experience was absolutely incredible! Room We stayed in a Garden Room and were blown away with how spacious it was, as well as the beautiful views looking across the reserve from the terrace. The housekeeping staff are a credit to the Shamwari team, the room was kept absolutely spotless and it was welcome to return from game drives to a freshened up room. The mini bar was well stocked and everything was complimentary which was a wonderful surprise. As it was our honeymoon we had a special turndown on our first night where the room had been decorated with rose petals, a candlelit bath drawn, and a chilled bottle of bubbly waiting on ice! Just perfect. Food The quality of the food at LLM is just top class - really surpassed our expectations as we came for the overall safari experience rather than the food, however the meals we ate here were some of the best of our entire South Africa trip. Everything was prepared with such care and attention to detail was superb - the chefs are really so talented. The front of house team were also excellent and were all very friendly lovely people. We felt very well looked after. The only problem was there was simply too many delicious dishes on offer and we felt we had to try them all, we left very full and happy :) it also gave us very high expectations for the rest of our trip! The Boma dinner was also a brilliant experience. Game Drives We took part in all of the game drives during our stay, morning and evening, and got to see a huge variety of animals including lions (and cubs) elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhino, buffalos and cheetahs. Our guide Karien was absolutely excellent - it was clear to see her genuine passion and love of nature and her knowledge was vast. She was able to show and teach us so much about wildlife and conservation and we are really grateful to have met her. Overall Lodge Experience Although a stay at Shamwari is on the pricey side we felt it was excellent value for money due to everything mentioned above, as well as the little touches and attention to detail that make all the difference, such as the hot/cold towels and hot chocolate/ice tea to welcome you back from the game drives, the sundowners on afternoon game drives, the beautiful pool with amazing views of the plains, and even a complimentary laundry service. All of the staff are genuinely lovely and a credit to the Shamwari team. We were sad to say goodbye on our last day! We feel very lucky to have had this experience and will definitely be planning a trip back in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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BOFA BOY wrote a review Feb 2024
Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom1414 contributions620 helpful votes
My wife and I had a fabulous stay at Long Lea Manor within the Shamwari Game Reserve. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were treated like royalty. Our guide Jack was also exceptional. If you are thinking about a visit, don’t hesitate, just book.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RedDragon999 wrote a review Jan 2024
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This was our first trip to Long Lee Manor and our experience was fantastic. The staff are really wonderful and make you feel right at home from the start. Our garden-facing room was delightful and was more like a suite than a room. It was beautifully decorated and we have everything we needed. Abel, our Ranger, was very experienced and was able to show us wonderful animals over our three days: cheetah, buffalo, white black rhino, elephant, and lion amongst other animals. We even saw three lionesses hunting. The food is very very good, and the wine selection and drinks were plentiful. We would love to visit again in the future. Worth every penny!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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carriejcd wrote a review Nov 2023
Yorkshire, United Kingdom25 contributions11 helpful votes
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Absolutely amazing, our second visit. Wonderful staff, fabulous place and the game drives are fantastic. Our ranger Celedje (sorry if its spelt wrong!) was incredible. She went above and beyond to find the animals for us. Her knowledge and experience was wonderful. A massive thank you to each and every one of you, I cannot recommend Long Lee and the wonderful staff highly enough. Try it, you will not want to leave, can't wait to return ❤️
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alexandra J wrote a review May 2023
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Absolutely incredible facility which sits well within the 5* + category. The standard rooms are huge, clean, beautiful, comfortable and have impeccable attention to detail. We arrived in April when evenings were cold and an electric blanket was provided - so luxurious and comforting in the evening! Brad, our ranger, was a walking encyclopaedia - hugely knowledgable and very professional. The landscape is vast (25,000 hecres) so there’s plenty to see. We saw 4 out of the big 5. I chose this property location as Kruger was too far from our base point of Cape Town and is only a 1 hour flight from CT and 1 hour drive in an uber. Also there’s no malaria here. Travelling from CT was convenient and smooth running so if you’re in the same position don’t think twice about looking. Food is outstanding and service is brilliant. I had an excellent massage at the stunning spa one day which has to be experienced. You really need to see this property in the flesh as images and words don’t do it justice. Would try Shamwari Eagle Crag next time.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Must bring binoculars!!! Essential for viewing.
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Birthdaygirl009 wrote a review Jan 2023
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom39 contributions11 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to have Dominic as our ranger for our 4th visit to Shamwari, he is a fantastic ranger whose enthusiasm is infectious. His consideration and attention to detail is brilliant and I’d highly recommend anyone visiting to request him as their guide. The food was excellent as always and the whole team were fantastic. Thank you for another memorable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room over looking the plains. Children would be best going to riverdene
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Shirley R wrote a review Jan 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom44 contributions25 helpful votes
A Long Lee Manor stay is one of the most relaxing, mind blowing experiences we have ever had in South Africa. Our 5th visit was exceptional and if possible felt even more perfect than the last. You will get a warm welcome, and a friendly greeting from absolutely everyone. Accommodation is first class, as their website suggests this is truly gracious living inspired by nature. We booked a Plains Room which provided us with an amazing view over the reserve and we could see wildlife every time we open the door. Food on offer was outstanding from breakfast right through to dinner. On game drives we were so luck to have coffee in the morning and drinks in afternoon while watching the sun set. Game drives with our Ranger Dominic and 4 other fantastic guests, really made our trip. Dominic's knowledge of nature was unbelievable and with a vast area to cover, he always found something different for us to witness.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: If anyone has small children and planning a trip to Shamwari, then Riverdene Lodge is built with...
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Dave R wrote a review Jan 2023
Edinburgh10 contributions7 helpful votes
Just returned from our 5th trip to this stunning oasis in SE Africa and as ever the facilities, staff and services were simply top notch. On previous occasions we have been very lucky with our ranger guides and this trip was no different. The young Ranger, Dominic, was simply superb, he was enthusiastic and effervescent to a point that you simply spent the whole trip smiling as well as watching stunning wildlife. A young man with an old head he is fantastic addition to an already terrific ranger staff. We are already looking at potential return dates.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Mary F wrote a review Dec 2022
Stevenson Ranch, California73 contributions44 helpful votes
The Long Lee Manor at Swamwari Game Reserve is a very special place. It is luxurious, well appointed, and the service is impeccable. This was part two of our first safari experience. We were amazed at the size of this reserve. As soon as you enter, there are wonderful animals to admire. The rooms are air conditioned, huge, and well-appointed. Each looks out on the reserve. The food is also excellent and plentiful. A couple of times we didn’t get exactly what was ordered but we just went with it rather than being perceived as demanding. Here we saw giraffes, lions, rhino, water buffalo, hippo, and many more. The guides were terrific. They were friendly, fun, and made every effort to find the animals we hoped to see. We were blown away by the majestic giraffes. On our first drive, we admired four lionesses relaxing near the road. We watched in amazement for some time. The guides were knowledgeable and educated us on each animal, the birds, and even the plants and trees. Our hearts were touched by the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary. They rescue and care for animals that have been held in captivity. It was a moving experience. I highly recommend this
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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westonc wrote a review Oct 2022
Gonubie, South Africa904 contributions97 helpful votes
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In celebration of my 60th birthday, my wife and I once again decided to go on a safari at Shamwari and booked in at Long Lee Manor and stayed in a “Plains Room” suite. Our suite with a comfortable king size bed was extremely spacious and clean, with a relaxing lounge area, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outside showers, as well as a private patio with lovely views of the bushveld plains. The Nespresso coffee machine and fully stocked minibar in the suite were very convenient. The complimentary sparkling wine and scrumptious birthday cake that I received for my birthday was greatly appreciated. Long Lee has appealing facilities, including the magnificent Manor House, lounge, bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas. There is also an impressive pool area with a large rim-flow swimming pool with spectacular views of the bushveld plains and large watering hole, where many animals, including elephant, rhino, giraffe, and antelope come to drink. The staff were very attentive, efficient, and friendly, and went out of their way to ensure that at all times we were well looked after. Our specific dietary needs were well catered for, and the food was superb. Our ranger Keenan was extremely professional and knowledgeable. During our stay we had the exclusive use of our own game vehicle which was a real bonus. The refreshments and snacks provided on the game drives were delicious. We had fantastic sightings and saw plenty of game, including elephant, white and black rhino, lion, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, black backed jackal, warthog, mongoose, scrub and spring hares, and eight leopard tortoises. We also saw lots of antelope, including, eland, waterbuck, kudu, hartebeest, blesbok, impala, springbok, duiker, and bush buck. We were also extremely lucky to have close-up sightings of lion at a zebra kill, and a black rhino spray-marking. Overall, we once again thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had an awesome safari at Long Lee and definitely hope to be back again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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R 25,069 - R 26,996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaEastern CapeShamwari Game Reserve
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15
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What are some of the property amenities at Shamwari Long Lee Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Shamwari Long Lee Manor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shamwari Long Lee Manor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shamwari Long Lee Manor?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Shamwari Long Lee Manor have airport transportation?
Yes, Shamwari Long Lee Manor offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Shamwari Long Lee Manor located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 km away from the centre of Shamwari Game Reserve.
Is Shamwari Long Lee Manor accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.