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Lyndhurst, Australia
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Memories a plenty at this stunning reserve. We stayed 2 nights & enjoyed 4 trips out sighting the big 5. We were fortunate enough to see all. Our ranger Steff should be highly commended on her knowledge & professional attention to our group. Thank you for the precious memories 💋

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Concord, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you want to be treated like royalty this is the place for you. The food was fantastic and the service was superb, the game drives could not of been better I highly highly recommend us over other Safari places in South Africa

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was such an amazing experience. We spent 2 nights at Long Lee Manor. Our room was spacious and with a balcony that looked over the reserve, perfect for an early get up, watching the giraffes at the water hole. The food was super, breakfast, lunch and dinner and if you had room, afternoon tea!! Our guide, Julias, was very...

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N. Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here from 8th March for 3 days and had a brilliant time. The staff and the surroundings were stunning. Our ranger Raymond -was great. So enthusiastic - he was excited as us when we saw any wildlife and there was plenty. Antelope, Elephants, giraffes, lions, white Rhino and black but the best part was when we were driving...

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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We spent 3 fabulous days at Riverdene Lodge. Our ranger Sipho was brilliant spotting things we would never had seen without him . We saw the big 5 if you count Cheetahs in and fortunately Cheetah and lion cubs and baby elephants. The place is so huge and so natural and it is so beautiful. If you are thinking of...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Sirili Lodge and were lucky to be given the best suite in the place. We have stayed at some excellent accommodation in our widely traveled lives but this room was up with the best of them with a balcony overlooking the river and planes with hippos and other wildlife regularly making appearances. The game drives were an...

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not been on safari before so we were unsure what our experience would be like. We should not have been worried, from the moment we arrived at the main lodge in Eagle Craggs, it was like stepping into a place that was inviting, organized and very friendly. We arrived around 12 midday and we were offered lunch after...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Long Lee Manor for 3 nights, arriving on Tuesday 7th March around 6:30pm after a 4 hour drive, we were welcomed by lovely and happy staff who had prepared some fresh lemonade (delicious) after an easy check in we were given directions to our suite (room 3). Walking through the grounds was lovely, it was just as...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park exceeded my expectations. Was very large. Very interesting terrain.Many hills valleys, bush, plains , rivers , scrub etc etc. Established for 24 years. wide range of wildlife. Very professional rangers.Our ranger Jonathan was top notch. Excellent service and food at the lodge. Very good service from all staff,all rangers, reception, restaurant, chefs etc...especially to mention the smiling face...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in Long Lee Manor, the experience was beyond anything I could have imagined. The accommodation is wonderful, food and hospitality sublime but by far the most amazing experience are the game drives, you have 2 a day, early morning and evening. Our 1st drive left both my Husband and I speechless, seeing all of the big...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A mere 75 km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Shamwari is the crown jewel of private game reserves situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, the birth place of Nelson Mandela. This privately owned 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain has received numerous international awards. Shamwari is an exploration of nature with close encounters of free roaming wildlife and the coveted big five with a choice of unique lodges, an exclusive private villa and the adventurous Explorer Camp. Luxury accommodation is offered in 7 different game lodges on Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a game lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience. EAGLES CRAG LODGE - Exclusivity, privacy and serenity for the most discerning of travelersBAYETHE TENTED LODGE - The ultimate in luxury tented accommodationSARILI LODGE - A colonial and bush experience. Perfect for families or small partiesLONG LEE MANOR - Refined elegance from a bygone era. RIVERDENE FAMILY LODGE - Colonial Africa in an elegantly restored CHILD FRIENDLY frontier home. VILLA LOBENGULA - Villa Lobengula is a beautiful and tranquil space tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld. Booked on an exclusive use basis only. EXPLORER CAMP - Camping & walking experience among the Big 5 on the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve ON SAFARI - Game drives can last up to 3 hours each and are conducted twice a day in open vehicles / Guided walks / Star gazing RELAX - Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreats which are situated at Eagles Crag, Lobengula Lodge, Bayethe Lodge and Long Lee Manor ... more   less 

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Address: N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Shamwari Game Reserve 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Shamwari Game Reserve
Price Range: €667 - €1,111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“Opt for a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles johntate77, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are of the same standard at Eagles Cragg. Some are nearer the main lodge than others.”
 of 5 bubbles SRFlyer, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Long lee manor is excellent”
 of 5 bubbles MWfromUK, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Mardan, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay further south if you want a better safari.”
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 of 5 bubbles 800kelseyw, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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