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Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari is a private game reserve located in South Africa's Eastern Cape.

Activities here concentrate on game walks and 4WD safaris...

...giraffe,...

...black and white rhino...

Shamwari Game Reserve

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Shamwari is a private game reserve located in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
It covers a moderate size of 250km²...
...and is flown through by the Bushmans River.
Activities here concentrate on game walks and 4WD safaris...
...perhaps including a break with some refreshments.
Due to the reserve's small size...
...rangers can often easily locate certain species.
Resident animals include elephant,...
...giraffe,...
...black and white rhino...
...and cheetah.
Separate fenced sections allow the team to manage game numbers in the reserve...
...and offer visitors the chance to get really close to wildlife.
There are six lodges in Shamwari Reserve, for example Sarili Lodge,...
...which has five luxury rooms...
...and some nice wooden decks.
Riverdene Lodge consists of nine rooms,...
...each of which comes with a private patio.
With its large swimming pool, lawns...
...and playground, it is well-prepared for accommodating children.
As Shamwari is regarded malaria-free, safaris here are generally popular with families.
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Shamwari is a private game reserve located in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
Shamwari is a private game reserve located in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
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It covers a moderate size of 250km²...
It covers a moderate size of 250km²...
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...and is flown through by the Bushmans River.
...and is flown through by the Bushmans River.
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Activities here concentrate on game walks and 4WD safaris...
Activities here concentrate on game walks and 4WD safaris...
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...perhaps including a break with some refreshments.
...perhaps including a break with some refreshments.
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Due to the reserve's small size...
Due to the reserve's small size...
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...rangers can often easily locate certain species.
...rangers can often easily locate certain species.
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Resident animals include elephant,...
Resident animals include elephant,...
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...giraffe,...
...giraffe,...
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...black and white rhino...
...black and white rhino...
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...and cheetah.
...and cheetah.
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Separate fenced sections allow the team to manage game numbers in the reserve...
Separate fenced sections allow the team to manage game numbers in the reserve...
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...and offer visitors the chance to get really close to wildlife.
...and offer visitors the chance to get really close to wildlife.
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There are six lodges in Shamwari Reserve, for example Sarili Lodge,...
There are six lodges in Shamwari Reserve, for example Sarili Lodge,...
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...which has five luxury rooms...
...which has five luxury rooms...
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...and some nice wooden decks.
...and some nice wooden decks.
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Riverdene Lodge consists of nine rooms,...
Riverdene Lodge consists of nine rooms,...
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...each of which comes with a private patio.
...each of which comes with a private patio.
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With its large swimming pool, lawns...
With its large swimming pool, lawns...
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...and playground, it is well-prepared for accommodating children.
...and playground, it is well-prepared for accommodating children.
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As Shamwari is regarded malaria-free, safaris here are generally popular with families.
As Shamwari is regarded malaria-free, safaris here are generally popular with families.
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20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Enjoy fine-dining in Cape Town, whale-watching in Hermanus, and a range of walking and water-based activities throughout De Hoop’s Nature Reserve, the Klein Karoo and Plettenberg. This relaxed self-driven safari concludes with stays in The Winelands and Namaqualand.

US$3,380 - US$4,050 per person

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Cape Grysbok Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Explore Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek and Namaqualand, amongst other memorable destinations, during this leisurely self-driven safari. Fine dining, varied activities and impressively comfortable lodges, estates and country houses await.

US$4,450 - US$6,710 per person

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Waterbuck self-drive

12 days • 6 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

A classic Cape and Garden Route self-drive taken at a leisurely pace and staying in charming boutique hotels. Great food and wine paired with spectacular scenery and an exciting array of activities.

US$2,760 - US$3,130 per person

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Bontebok Self-drive Safari

12 days • 5 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

This well-rounded safari encompasses fine dining, a range of activities and elegant accommodation across some of South Africa’s most stunning locations. Visit Cape Town, the Winelands and sections of the spectacularly diverse Garden Route.

US$1,610 - US$1,800 per person

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Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari

12 days • 4 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Fine dining, luxurious accommodation and a wide of range of leisurely activities make this a superbly comfortable self-driven safari. Visit the cosmopolitan Cape Town, tranquil coastal retreats, stylish wine farms and spectacularly peaceful nature reserves.

US$4,190 - US$7,060 per person

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Meerkat Self-drive Safari

8 days • 5 locations
UPINGTON AIRPORT TO UPINGTON AIRPORT

Explore the wildly remote Kgaladgai Transfrontier Park from four simple, self-catered bases before concluding with two nights at Augrabies Falls National Park. An exciting safari including varied game and birdlife, well-suited to the autonomous traveller.

US$1,100 - US$1,140 per person

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Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari

19 days • 10 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Journey from South Africa’s cosmopolitan Cape Town to central Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve during this self-driven safari. The route passes through a stunning variety of landscapes, offering access to this beautiful continent’s rich diversity.

US$3,980 - US$4,080 per person

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Ostrich Self-drive Safari

14 days • 9 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Great value self-drive adventure through the epic desert landscapes of southern Namibia and South Africa’s Kalahari, visiting highlights such as Fish River Canyon, the ghost towns of Lüderitz and Sossusvlei’s dunes.

US$2,410 - US$3,040 per person

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The Highlights of Africa

17 days • 7 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

An epic adventure taking in some of Africa’s most incredible sights and wildlife experiences, from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, the Maasai Mara and an encounter with mountain gorillas.

US$12,750 - US$15,380 per person

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Leopard Safari

13 days • 4 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town – a classic southern African itinerary combining luxury, wilderness, safari and culture. We can't think of a better way to spend two weeks.

US$8,340 - US$11,290 per person

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Where to stay in Shamwari

Our suggestions for safari camps in Shamwari Game Reserve


Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Bayethe Lodge

Bayethe Lodge is a luxurious tented lodge in the well-known Shamwari Game Reserve, in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape area.


100% (2 reviews)
Shamwari Riverdene Lodge

Riverdene Lodge

Located in the malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve Riverdene Lodge is ideal for families and is ideal for a short introductory safari


100% (1 review)
Shamwari Sarili Lodge

Sarili Lodge

Shamwari Sarili Lodge is located in the bush above the Bushman's River in South Africa’s Shamwari Private Game Reserve


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