|Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. |
This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years.
Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges on this private game reserve. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience.
Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realisation of one man’s dream, and the success of many people’s passion.
Steeped in pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.
Shamwari is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.
Attractions / Things to do
|When you visit Shamwari Game Reserve, we would want you to have the safari of a lifetime. We will assign a personal game ranger to your group of 6. Your game ranger and lodge manager will design your daily program with you. |
We want you to experience, learn and enjoy the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer. To achieve this goal, we have brought together the best that the area has to offer. There is great game viewing, in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential. Your personal game ranger will provide insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora.
In between game drives your time is filled with relaxing, reading, spa treatments, swimming, enjoying delicious cuisine, a game walk, or a visit to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary.
|Services / Facilities|
|Rates are inclusive of Accommodation, All meals, Game drives, Selected beverages, Tourism levy and VAT |
|Reaching Shamwari by road |
Follow the N2 between Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown for 65kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign on to gravel (R342) for 7 kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign.
From Port Elizabeth
Follow the N2 on the Grahamstown road for 65kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign on to gravel (R342) for 7 kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign.
(R32) turn left at Paterson (R342), follow the road for 11kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign.
Follow the N2 towards Port Elizabeth for 58kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign (R342) for 7kms, and right at the Shamwari sign.