Shamwari Private Game Reserve

The Shamwari Private Game Reserve offers six enchanting lodges overlooking the Elephants, Rhino, Buffalo, Lions and Leopards that make up Africa’s Big 5. With the conservation of these beautiful animals and their habitat at the heart of the reserve’s work, this Eastern Cape sanctuary boasts five eco-systems, along with luxurious accommodations and exciting activities. It is a place of utter South African indulgence.


Situated 75km from one of South Africa’s largest cities, Port Elizabeth, this reserve is close enough to the city lights, but offers complete seclusion. The lodges are nestled within the 25,000 hectares of land, making it perfect for game drives and incredible walks through the land with your very own ranger.

Your Room

These five star lodges are complete with their own unique identity to suit you and the size of your group. From the exquisite contemporary designed Crays Lodge to the colonial elegance of Long Lee Manor, they each boast at least one pool and a number of luxury suites.

Why We Like It?

Private pools, exclusive lodges and spa retreats; the Shamwari Lodge just screams sophistication. But beyond the tranquillity of your suite, there are lots of unique opportunities that will get you closer to the beautiful Big 5. The Pro Photo Safari will see you donning your best photography skills as you join award winning photographers on a magnificent exploration for the best snaps. And don’t panic about finding all the latest technology and squeezing it into your luggage because you can hire and edit it all right on site. From fascinating Giraffes to speedy Cheetahs, this is the adventure that is bound to make everyone envious.

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