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Shamwari Game Reserve

#1 of 78 things to do in Port Elizabeth Features Animals
Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 203 1111
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A dream come true!

I came back for a visit to my birth country after 20 years away. Decided to visit the amazing... read more

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For the two hours we spent there we saw everything you could hope for! The animals we every where... read more

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Please visit the official Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges page on TripAdvisor for more info, images, video & slideshow. Search "Shamwari Game Reserve lodges".Shamwari is the best private game reserve situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape,South Africa.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 luxury lodges, an exclusive private villa and the adventurous Explorer Camp.Luxury accommodation is offered in 7 different game lodges at Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a game lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

I came back for a visit to my birth country after 20 years away. Decided to visit the amazing Shamwari Game Reserve and I was bowled over. What an amazing experience. The game rangers really know their game and we saw the big five and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the two hours we spent there we saw everything you could hope for! The animals we every where we looked . The staff was helpful in pointing out where they could be found. An excellent place if you don't want to spend too much...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shamwari Game Reserve is truly a magical place. Everything from the reception to the dining to the accommodations was perfectly executed. The staff was courteous and helpful. Our 16 and 20 year old children loved it too. The highlight of the trip was the safari...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great experience! Saw all the animals The Big 5! Our guide was so informative. Liked that we ended with a great tasting meal and South African dessert and beverages.

Thank Pete7469
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely the most beautiful private game reserve in South Africa. The guides are extremely knowledgeable (a real pleasure to listen to them and see how much they love their job), the accommodation splendid (luxury with a view on elephants!), and the food just as excellent...More

Thank LorienPenguin
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Absolutely the highlight of the holiday. Luxurious accommodation and managed to see all of the wildlife on our list. Our meals were cooked to perfection at our lodge while we were spoiled with amazing wines. The views were out of this world and it was...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We went to Shamwari Game Reserve last October on an all-included package, covering, accommodation, all meals, and game drives; only drinks were extra. a) Location - The Reserve is approx. 80 km to the north-east of Port Elizabeth Airport, via the N2. b) Health -...More

2  Thank Jean L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Shamwari Game Reserve is excellent for a vacation in the bush but one needs to visit the Born Free Foundation in Shamwari along with the Rhino Rescue Center and hospital that helps various animals get back into the wild. These 2 distinct centers do extraordinary...More

1  Thank Condocat
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stayed for 4 nights at Long Lee Manor, key points as follows: Room - We had a superior room which catered for all of our needs. It had a king sized bed and separate living room. - The room was well stocked with teas,...More

1  Thank CM73_12
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stayed in SHAMWARI at Sarili lodge. The safari experience we had as a family was incredible! On the game drives, our son (7 years) spent the whole time sitting in the front next to the ranger, living an unforgettable experience on SAFARI. We saw...More

1  Thank Angelo N
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Tadiwanashe
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Dear Tadiwanashe, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Please feel free to visit our website to find out more information about the various five star lodges we have to accommodate you... More
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england1313
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Dear England13, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. We occasionally offer day trips depending on availability however due to your trip being in our high season we can only confirm the... More
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roeberdan
28 April 2016|
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Dear Roeberdan, 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
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