World Rhino Day 2016

In celebration of World Rhino Day, this year we’ve dedicated this blog to highlight the rhino crisis in South Africa as well as what we at Shamwari Game Reserve are doing about the epidemic. We pride ourselves on our actions in conserving a vanishing way of life.  The rhino poaching crisis in South Africa and
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By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Jessica Tyrer – Shamwari Ranger Q&A

Jessica has been with us for 4 years. She is a brilliant ranger and is incredibly well-liked by guests and colleagues alike. Her knowledge of the fauna and flora at Shamwari as well as her friendly personality make her one great game ranger! Name: Jessica Tyrer Title: Game Ranger Started at Shamwari: December 2012
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By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Game Ranger Profiles|0 Comments

Spring at Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari experienced a hot and dry summer from the effects of El Nino and followed with a dry winter. A small amount of rain recently fell as spring is approaching us from the 1st September. It has created a wealth of intense colours as the grasslands have now turned into a welcoming green once again.
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By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Plants at Shamwari|0 Comments

Spotlight Package – Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor boasts refined elegance from a bygone era.   This Edwardian style lodge exudes manicured gardens, pools and verandas, each overlooking the magnificent plains teeming with wildlife. It has 15 twin bedded rooms and can sleep up to 30 adults at two people per room. The Manor House is the ideal place for
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By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Unsung Heroes | Shamwari Anti-Poaching Unit

We are forever thankful to the Shamwari Game Reserve Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) who work tirelessly to protect our rhinos from poachers. Their hours are incredibly long and their sacrifices are many.   First Female APU Member A few months ago, Denise Erikkson joined our team, who officially became the first female APU member.   Originally from
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By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Game Ranger – Q & A – Jan Dykema

Name: Jan Dykema Title: Game Ranger When did you start at Shamwari? 2 May 2010 Where are you from? I grew up on a farm in Kroonstad What did you do before starting at Shamwari? I was in the military as a paratrooper for 4 years What are your qualifications?   FAGASA level 2 Full
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By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Game Ranger Profiles|0 Comments

Package Spotlight – Pro Photo Safari Special

Photographers of any level can take advantage of our Pro Photo Safari Package. This guided adventure not only takes you through Shamwari Game Reserve, but also enables you to receive tips and tricks from leading photographers Iky and Ryan.     Exclusive Package Discount Until the 30th September 2016, visitors can receive 30% off on
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By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: Photography|0 Comments

Shamwari Celebrates Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela inspired people all over the world to stand up for what they believe in. His hope was for everyone to take action and inspire change in order to make the world a better place. The message behind Mandela Day is that each individual has the ability to change for the better. Mandela Day
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By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Paying it Forward|0 Comments

The Little Five (Smaller Animals at Shamwari)

In South Africa, we have so much to offer. With ample wildlife, exquisite birds and natural endowments by the hundreds, it’s no wonder why we’re considered one of the best countries to visit. While on safari, many tourists pursue what is known as the Big Five, which is a collection of large animals. They include
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By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Packing for a safari holiday

South Africa, enjoys a warm climate year-round. During colder months (June - August), guests can expect to experience temperatures that range between 7 and 22°C, whereas in summer (November - February), temperatures can reach between 16 and 36°C.   There are certain essentials to remember when packing. Firstly, in terms of clothes, bring items that are neutrally
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By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments