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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the long Lee manor, beautiful accommodation. Everything was executed to perfection, the staff were delightful & our guide Vuyo was fantastic. We saw incredible animals, which Vuyo knew everything about. I can't recommend this place highly enough, anyone looking for a safari look no further this is perfection.

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Dublin Ireland
Reviewed 15 October 2013

From the minute we arrived the staff could not have been more helpful. The lodge in Eagles Crag was magnificent , fitted out too a first class standard and we especially like the bath.The game drives, Bethuele was our ranger, were absolutely fantastic and it was just fantastic to be so close to Elephants, lions , cheetahs and we got...

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2Thank Bill P
Bari, Puglia, Italy
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed at the beautiful Bayethe Lodge. It' s stunning and luxurious and I still dream about it. The safari itself was brilliant. Our ranger was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Really hope to go back one day!

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1Thank CatrionaMacPas
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Accommodation at Shamwari Long Lee manor is luxurious. We had a large suite with 2 bathrooms overlooking the patio area. On our first night there was only one other couple staying so pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Staff are very friendly and very attentive. Food is very good with plenty of choice at breakfast, lunch & dinner....

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2Thank sharrenb
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Safari OMG, if you would have asked me to choose between a trip to Bruce the tooth (top dentist) or Safari then blah de blah who knows, well shock horror we have had the most amazing experiences, sitting in the back of a jeep with a pride of lions walking around you,not more than 2 metres away, tracking a Cheetah,...

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1Thank Stingclive
New York
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Shamwari is a 23 year old private reserve about a half hour from Port Elizabeth with roughly 62,000 acres of land where animals can roam freely. It is also the largest of the private reserves in the Eastern Cape and probably the best one to see in this area if you're looking for a safari experience. The manor house dates...

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3Thank manhattanmom
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We are four girls who had a dream to go on safari. Where do we begin!!!!! We can't speak highly enough about this place!! This is definitely the place to stay!! Bayethe Lodge 'Tents' are amazing and luxurious! We wanted a bit of the 'safari experience' which we definitely had, but with pure luxury as the decor is wonderful -...

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Baden
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Just had 4 nights in Long Lee Manor and we were pampered from start to finish. And we seemed to never stop eating! The game drives were excellent thanks to Nadine, our enthusiastic, kind and friendly ranger with her "eagle eyes". We saw plenty of predators (lions, cheetah, and 1 leopard) as well as elephant, all kinds of antilope, hippos...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Eagles Crag is the couples only one which was brilliant. The name is a misnomer as the eagles are no longer there but the surrounding forest provides great privacy. The lodge Suit 8 was great. It had a large four poster bed in the middle of the room and round the sides were a bathroom, toilet and indoor shower. Also...

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3Thank RowePCCA
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Just home from at 5 day stay at Shamwari & it certainly lived up to expectations. Stayed 4 nights at Eagles Crag & cannot thank all the staff involved in the whole set up enough for their excellent 5 star service and friendliness. Lodges, main lodge & eating areas were all of a very high standard & nothing ever seemed...

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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 

Additional Information about Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges

Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,186 - RM4,943 (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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“S particular lodge is located close to a rock face you had your own plunge pool and sun beds but not great views of the park”
 of 5 bubbles 951pennyn, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose the rooms facing the river. You will see the elephants coming for water.”
 of 5 bubbles 485faridk, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Explorers tent camp has all the amenities you could need. Great food, hot shower, flush toilet, comfy bed.”
 of 5 bubbles matthewastauffer, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed room three with private patio. Heard that other rooms had private mini-pools.”
 of 5 bubbles Jenniferwhitewalsh, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we had rooms 5 & 7 which were right next to the main house, very quiet”
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