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Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We spent 2 nights in a superior Bayethe Tent in January at the end of our South African trip. There was a slight delay in our room being ready so we sat out looking at various animals at the watering hole which was near the lounge. 3 out of the 4 game drives were excellent. On one of the drives...

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2Thank Ger H
Reviewed 20 August 2012

my husband treated me to a night at bayethe luxury tents. from the moment we arrived we experienced awesome service. our " tent" was luxurious with all the amendities we needed. we looked out of our tent and there was a nyala cow and her baby suckling. the food was great and all drinks included. wenhad two game drives with...

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3Thank traceclint
Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Very expensive but worth every penny. Staff were waiting for us to arive mid afternoon and after being shown to our rooms and given time to freshen up we were on our first game drive. Despite open sided vehicles and wet weather the blankets and rain ponchos ensured that we were comfortable. Four of us in a vehicle with a...

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1Thank Jerry B
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Our recent holiday to South Africa culminated in a 3 night trip to Eagle's Crag at the Shamwari and I can't compliment it enough. Wow, wow, wow! We had the most amazing time. From start to finish we were treated like VIPs. Having been upgraded to Eagle's Crag as it was our 30th wedding anniversary we couldn't believe our luck....

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3Thank 601Karen
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Shamwari gave us the best safari experience. My sister and I went for a sister-sister gateaway and wow! What an experience. The service was excellent - 5 star all the way... We were made to feel super special... but the most amazing experience was with our game ranger (Vuyo) and out on the game drive, we managed to see two...

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Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2012

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 August 2012

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2012

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London, United Kingdom
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2012

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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: £541 - £884 (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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“All rooms had a private garden area and were close to the safety fenced pool”
Yorkshirerosebud, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Worth paying the extra for a room with plunge pool and a private area to relax in during the day between game drives”
H555BSmichaelm, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a new room”
romeriboell, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Once in a lifetime experience”
GerardK273, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River views were well worth the extra”
sheilah85, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
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