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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The staff aimed to make our stay a memorable one. We stayed at the Riverdene Lodge which was very homey and relaxing. Our Field Guide, Ntobeko, was a delight and made our game reserve drives fun and adventurous. The food was fabulous, service impeccable.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Brilliant place, fantastic rooms, great staff a pure delight. The Reserve is spacious and the hunting to views the animals adds to the drama. We saw 4 of the big 5 but our guide tried his best to find the allusive Leopard. Up close and personal.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in Bayethe Lodge and had some amazing wildlife experiences! However our 2-night stay could not live up to the 3 nights we had at Madikwe Game Reserve at the start of our trip, hence the rating of 3. The accommodation is nice, but the lodge was not as intimate or special feeling as we had...

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Karen P, Manager at Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent response on Trip Advisor, we value your comments and can only continue to strive to be the best. Our vegetarian type can support large numbers of game and currently we are experiencing great results with our animal sightings. We are sorry that in your case you did not manage to see the...

Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We spend 20 days in SA and due to save time and to avoid malaria areas at all we resigned to go to Krueger. Therefore we decided to choose a Private Game Reserve on our route from CT to Durban and were absolutely delighted about the service and concept at Shamwari. We stayed at Bayethe Lodge, which is a 20...

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St leonards, Sussex, England
Reviewed 11 November 2013

One of our many highlights of our South African adventure was our trip to Shamwari. We stayed at the Eagles Crag Lodge which for me was perfect because it was surrounded by woods and cliffs and gave us great privacy. Moreover you seem to be more at one with nature with birds tweeting all around you. Our room was spacious...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Just spent 3 nights at shamwari and we were not disappointed.totally looked after.staff charming and nothing is too much. The lodges are stunning and very spacious.beautiful spa on site too. You are up early for the morning sighting.. You get an alarm call at 5am to be in the jeep for 5.30-5.45. There is tea/coffee set out in bar area...

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We recently spent two nights in Bayethe Lodge in the Shamwari Game Reserve and to say we were blown away is probably an understatement. Our welcome, the accommodation in our luxury tent, the scenery and our experience were all superb. We were lucky to have a fantastic Ranger called Richard who went to every length to ensure we saw the...

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Jersey uk
Reviewed 6 November 2013

From the minute we arrived everything was amazing , the lodge ,food ,staff & the am & pm safaris. It was a once in life time holiday we will never ever forget it . We can recommend every thing about it . 10 out of 10 in everything !!! Thank you so much x

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Our stay at Bayethe Lodge was absolutely unique and a treat to all of us, particularly for the price! Compared to going on safari in Tanzania, this is a real luxurious bargain. The tents were stunning, well maintained, clean, with beautiful touches. The service was incredible, as was the food! Everything about the accommodation really was first class. The game...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Riverdene lodge and had an amazing time. They are very well set up for families with children of all ages. Our 11 year old loved the games drives even though it entailed an early start at 0530. The guides were very informative and made sure you saw what you were interested in. It is...

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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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Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,358 - RM5,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“every room gives you views of the reserve...and depending on location, a family of warthogs to greet you in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles nyc131262, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulofPleshey, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 fantastic veranda overlooking the reserve biggest and best out of the 7 there.”
 of 5 bubbles swallow06, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the waterhole are the best for viewing wild life from your room.”
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“We stayed at the second floor and had a great view.”
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