Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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All accommodations at Shamwari are 5-star lodges with all convenience and excellent service. The meals are served indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. make sure you always bring warm clothes (even in summer), as it can be cold in the morning and in the evening and also think about good sun protection. You can full the time between game drives with relaxing by the pool, a spa treatment or ask your guide about the possibilities of a bush walk. You can also visit the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries or the wildlife Rehabilitation center. At these centers you will see and learn more about Africa’s endangered species and the importance of maintaining a healthy wildlife.

Long Lee Manor This 5-star accommodation is built in with beautiful gardens, one large rim-flow swimming pool, relaxation retreat, fitness center and souvenir shop. The rooms have an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, television, safe, balcony or patio and a mini-bar.

Riverdene Lodge : This lodge is suitable for children as there are sofa beds in a number of rooms and there are special activities for children in in the ‘kids on safari’ program. There is swimming pool with a shallow end where children can swim, Kids Club and Outdoor Adventure Centre, a souvenir shop, a bar / lounge and a boma with a view of the Bushmans River. The rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, patio, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, television, hairdryer and safe.

Sarili Lodge: Also at this lodge is a swimming pool with shallow end for children, a lounge with fireplace and television,wi-fi internet and a terrace with views over the Bushmans river. The rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, underfloor heating in the bathroom only, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and safe.

Eagles Crag Lodge: Ultimate luxury can be found at Eagles Crag Lodge surrounded by rocks and cliffs where you can see the eagles flying. In the are a bar with fireplace and TV, a lounge with deck, relaxation retreat with 2 therapy rooms, hydro-bath, steam bath and sauna, souvenir shop. The 9 suites are all for 2 people and have an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan, indoor and outdoor shower, minibar, binoculars for a good view of the birds, small plunge pool for cooling off on hot days, safe and a hairdryer.

Lobengula Lodge: This accommodation has a maximum of 12 people. Lobengula is the accommodation par excellence to relax both your body and your mind. The lodge is situated in a valley surrounded by forest field and that gives beautiful views.  At the lodge are present swimming pool,  fitness facilities, sauna, small souvenir shop, wi-fi internet and central lounge. There are six suites, each suitable for two people. The suites are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, patio, indoor and outdoor shower,mini-bar, safe and a private plunge pool.

Bayethe Lodge: This is the ultimate luxury accommodation in tents surrounded by nature. Because the tents are surrounded by vegetation, there is sufficient privacy. At the lodge are a is a Bush Relaxation Retreat,  outside deck overlooking waterhole and souvenir shop. There are 12 tents, each suitable for 2 people.  Each tent has a small ‘plunge pool’ to cool off on on hot days, en-suite bathroom (bath inside, shower outside) mini-bar and fireplace.

Luxury accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, all of which are 5 star graded. Choose a lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience. All our lodges we offer exclusivity, privacy and serenity for the most descerning or travellers. The perfect getaway for guest that want to relax, but at the same time get to know the wildlife animals.

As you may be aware Shamwari Private Game Reserve will be undergoing an intensive and exciting lodge upgrading process in 2018 and 2019.

You have previously been notified of certain dates of certain lodges closing, but this has now been adjusted to allow sufficient time for the respective projects to be completed on time. Please take note of the final REVISED lodge closure schedule below. Please ensure all your departments are aware of these adjustments.

Long Lee Manor – closed from 1st November 2018 to end of November 2019. (13 months)

Lobengula Lodge will remain open for the entire year and the Explorer Camp will continue operating seasonally as always, from the beginning of October to the end of April yearly.

In 2020, Shamwari Private Game Reserve will expand its offering by opening a unique Indigenous San Tracking Experience where guests will be able to enjoy insights into the ancient skills and wisdom of San hunter-gatherers during a specialized two-day trail adventure.

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