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Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing thing to do.
Started at Lobengula Lodge and went on 2 drives with Morne (pronounced Monet). Friendly, knowledgeable and made it a wonderful experience. Got up really close and personal to the animals - elephants, lions, cheaters, rhinos and so on. Then 2 days at Eagles Crag and 2 drives with Mino, an extremely experienced and humble ranger who loves the animals and creating a wonderful experience for his guests. 1 drive with Franz who is also very experienced and knows the footprint of every animal.
All of the rangers love the animals and are there to give the best experience possible to their guests whilst remembering they are in the animals environment.
The lodges are superb and the staff really friendly and helpful.
Can’t rate it highly enough and would hope to go back with our family.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of new memories made in this outstanding game reserve. The knowledge and experience of our Ranger Mino, was fascinating! He made the game drive fun, serious and exciting. The Lodge and it’s staff were super. Felt totally spoilt from arriving to leaving! In fact, we didn’t want to leave. Will be back in December with my family to make even more memories!

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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first Safari and the experience was awsome. Shamwari is an excellent place. Very organized, all safety measures are highly respected, place is amazing, landscapes and views are beautiful, a wide variety of animals including the big five, rangers highly skilled and motivated. We stayed at eagle crag, amazing place fantastic room. Food was more than great. Service was excellent. All people working there are very nice. Erin has been a wonderfull host and she contributed a great deal in making our stay very enjoyable.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a truly wonderful four night stay at Shamwari and came away with memories that will last for the rest of our lives. Other reviews spell it out; unrivalled game drives, great staff, lovely buildings, reasonable wine prices, superb scenery, max two vehicles near game, no malaria, ... etc. Spoke to other guests who all said this is the best game reserve to visit. But that comes at a cost and it is not cheap but you will know that before you book. The only other thing is the food is very good and plentiful but it’s not fantastic. Otherwise difficult to fault. Unquestionable five stars.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Just the most amazing experience to see animals in a natural environment with fantastic accommodation and great knowledgable staff
This place is a real must if you are visiting the eastern cape can’t recommend it highly enough

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: R 9 000 - R 17 954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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