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Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

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Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

Want to do road trip 9 days and include 2 nites Shamwari and also Cape Town, Garden route. Do you have to have reservations for Shamwari and other hotels? I understand this is low season

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1. Re: Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

Shamwari is a very popular destination and I definitely recommend that you secure your reservations in advance.

Tanya * owner * Africa Direct

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2. Re: Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

ok thanks, but do you need reservations for budget friendly places along garden route and Cape Town also?

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3. Re: Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

Better be safe than sorry, and book in advance!

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4. Re: Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

I would also agree to pre book the safari part with Shamwari Game Lodges. The rest of the places i am sure you can get away with because it is indeed low season. You can use www.safarinow.com as a guide to have a look at places along the route that you will be traveling along from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. And also Tripadvisor for the reviews of the places and the forums has got a quick response when it comes down to recommendations. Make sure that you give yourself at least 24-48 hrs to make reservation at the places that you have an interest in. All the best and happy travels.

Hank - Owner - Ulungele Tours

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5. Re: Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

And also get your self a local cell phone that you can use to make all the needed calls to make reservations. I can recommend either Cell C, MTN or Vodacom for cellphone networks which all of them has got a very good signal but highly recommend MTN, they have a much better signal range.

Hank - Owner - Ulungele Tours

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6. Re: Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

Yes

Definitely need to book in advance as it can be very difficult to get availability in August Shamwar although it is away from the main season it is still quite busy and they often close a lodge for maintenance which makes make the availability at the others quite limited.

Look out for the Protect and Save special which reduces the cost considerably and helps with Rhino conservation.

Colin Eastcapetours.

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7. Re: Do you need Reservations for Shamwari in August?

Yes

Definitely need to book in advance as it can be very difficult to get availability in August Shamwar although it is away from the main season it is still quite busy and they often close a lodge for maintenance which makes make the availability at the others quite limited.

Look out for the Protect and Save special which reduces the cost considerably and helps with Rhino conservation.

Colin Eastcapetours.

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