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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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Explorer Camp - a unique experience

We could not have wished for a better experience at Shamwari - and it was thanks to our two rangers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Geneva, Switzerland
Private group safari

We rented out the entire Eagles Crag Lodge for a three day extended family adventure. We had four... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oberstammheim, Switzerland
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 203 1111
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We could not have wished for a better experience at Shamwari - and it was thanks to our two rangers Westley and Dylan. We learned continuously from their vast knowledge during game drives and at meals, but foremost they shared their PASSION for the animals...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented out the entire Eagles Crag Lodge for a three day extended family adventure. We had four absolutely fantastic rangers namely Jan, Jéan, Leon and Frans. They were able to immerse us into the remarkable animal universe at Shamwari. The upgraded and newly renovated...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank thomashux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had 2 days here on our first (and probably only) safari experience, but it was a truly unforgettable experience. The ranger was very knowledgeable, the animals were abundant and the game drives were amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rimaSC
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

The most incredible 2 days at the Sarili Lodge. Ranger Jan provided the most wonderful safari experience to us and our 2 teenagers. We were privileged to see unbelievable Game but his knowledge of the Bush and the landscape is immense! The suite we stayed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 15 December 2018

My family just returned from a 2 week trip to South Africa, which ended with a wonderful 3 night stay at Lobengula Lodge at the Shamwari Game Reserve. We were met at the door by Nina and some of her staff. We felt welcomed from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynn06883
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Shamwari was by far the best of four safaris I have participated in. Shamwari places an emphasis on conservation and protecting the animals and the landscape. Our group of six was guided by the best ranger/lguide, David Fraser, of any safari I had, He knew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

If you are an animal lover, have an interest in wildlife conservation and you want to go 'behind the scenes' to experience what goes on in a private reserve then we can't recommend enough the Shamwari Conservation Experience. We stayed at the Proctors lodge and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank xiaoxiao90
Reviewed 21 November 2018

From the moment we arrived we were impressed by the staff, accommodation and wildlife on view from the dinning area. The food was of a brilliant standard but alas too much for us. The Game Drives were magical and very considerate to not over-stress the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Fabulous viewings of lions, cheetahs, elephants, white and black rhinos, giraffes, zebras, cape buffalo, warthogs, kudu, nyalas, springbok, impalas, duikers, gemsbok, jackals, tortoises, monkeys, snakes (puff adders!), many different kinds of birds, and more.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chocolateandwine
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We spent three magical nights at Eagles Crag, Shamwari. This exceptional experience is akin to spending three days in paradise. Everything about Eagles Crag, the location, staff, facilities is first class. The rooms are sheer luxury, private, spacious, comfortable each with individual plunge pools. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Dear Aalby, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Please contact our reservations team directly on +27 (0) 42 203 1111 or visit our website to enquire regarding availability. I... More
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Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Shamwari Bayethe. 5-Star safari accommodation, expensive and worth every cent.
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Good Day, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Long Lee Manor will be undergoing renovations from the 1st of November 2018 to the 1st of December 2019. You can also contact our... More