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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Could not be faulted first class game drives thanks to excellent Ranger Mino. Wonderful food and accommodation Saw four out of big five. Leopard elusive. Plus all sorts of other animals Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The game drives were just out of this world and we had an amazing guide - thank you Vuyo. The tent with pool was perfect to relax after the early start and before you are on the go again. The food was amazing and everyone there made the stay a trip of a life time. Thank you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

our 4 day visit to Shamwari was most memorable...and is an excellent way to maximize a holiday that includes Capetown and Winelands as it avoids extra north/south travels to Kruger/SabiSands. The facilities are first rate....and the safari experience was outstanding...with guides who went the 'extra mile to locate all of the Big Five. And the plus is that Shamwari has...

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Baldock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first experience of Safaris or game drives and it was a truly memorable one. The quality of the accommodation was first rate, and the quality of the food (the breakfasts, BBQs and the a la carte dining) was excellent. The experience of our ranger for our 3 night stay, Jacques, was outstanding. His knowledge of the wildlife...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what a place... definitely somewhere everyone should have on their bucket list. The hotel- beautiful! The room/ suite was fabulous. Clean, spacious, amazing views and a resident warthog outside :) the hotel facilities were excellent, the bottom pool with water hole views is just incredible! The staff are superb and the little extra touches really go above and beyond....

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SGR_socialmedia, Manager at Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges, responded to this review

Dear JulieH2707, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We value all guest feedback as it helps us to better ourselves. Thank you for your very kind words. We are overjoyed that your Safari experience was an unforgettable experience and that enjoyed your stay at Long Lee Manor for your honeymoon. David is a wonderful guide and a great...

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in East Africa, so am no stranger to Safari Parks and lodges, but the Sarili lodge in Shamwari is hard to beat. Comfortable, luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms, beautiful communal areas, friendly and welcoming staff and outstanding food and service. David Fraser, our Ranger during our stay, was passionate about his job and the park. Extremely knowledgeable, with...

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Greenwich, London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have travelled much of the world and we've stay at some great hotels but it's hard to put into words the experience we had at Shamwari. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience that will stay with us forever. As we only booked in November, availability was limited so...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few weeks ago, my wife and I completed an 'explorers camp' stay at Shamwari Game Reserve. We had an amazing time and highly recommend this experience to any other travelers seeking an African safari adventure. Our guides were Mino and Leon and from our very first interaction, they were very accommodating and informative on what the explorers camp had...

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Lancashire, England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Eagles Crag for 3 nights and the rooms and communal areas were everything we expected of a 5-star Lodge. Our Ranger Jan was good fun and made our visit special even creating a few surprises for my daughter's birthday. All the Rangers are in communication which meant that we saw as many animals as possible. I had...

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SGR_socialmedia, Manager at Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges, responded to this review

Dear Mr Bluejay81, Thank you for recent TripAdvisor review. We are overjoyed that your Safari experience was everything you expected and more. The weather certainly has been very variable this season ranging from 41’c – to 14’c in the evening on some days. We always recommend some sort of warm clothing whilst on game drive. I am sorry that you...

Netanya, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had a most wonderful time here, the attention we have had, has truly been beyond excellent. Having seen all the big five and much more. Our ranger Yan has been superb, his knowledge and enthusiasm was terrific, the cleanliness overall is really good, together with our diet requirements being dealt with. We cannot recommend Eagles Cragg any more...

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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: €502 - €1,083 (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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“every room gives you views of the reserve...and depending on location, a family of warthogs to greet you in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles nyc131262, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulofPleshey, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 fantastic veranda overlooking the reserve biggest and best out of the 7 there.”
 of 5 bubbles swallow06, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the waterhole are the best for viewing wild life from your room.”
 of 5 bubbles heikoc161, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed at the second floor and had a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles J4005TVrachels, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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