Getting to Shamwari

Shamwari Location

Shamwari Game Reserve is situated 75km from Port Elizabeth, in the province of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The lodge is accessible to international and domestic travellers alike as it’s less than 100km from the local airport.

From Port Elizabeth airport:

  • Travel along Allister Miller Drive and continue onto the N2 towards Grahamstown for 2.9km.
  • Merge onto the M4, then take exit 751B to get onto the N2, drive on for 69.5km.
  • From here, it’s a mere 13km drive to the lodge. Continue onwards until you see the sign.

Alternatively, we do offer a shuttle transport service at an additional fee. And, if flying in to our private landing strip, you and your party receive a free transfer to your lodge.

If you get lost and need a pointer in the right direction, contact us on +27 (0) 42 203 1111. Alternatively, by prior arrangement, we can organise a shuttle service for you and your party.

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At Shamwari Game Reserve, we accommodate hundreds of holidaymakers. That’s why our lodges are situated far away from each other. It’s important to know beforehand which lodge you’re staying at, in order to help plan your transportation accordingly.

Eagles Crag Lodge Directions

GPS co-ordinates-33.41594, 26.09174

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Guests that are staying at the Explorer camp travel to Eagles Crag.

For driving directions to these locations:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown, bypassing the R342 turn-off.
  • Continue along the N2 until you reach a sign board for Eagles Crag and Bayethe on the Sidbury road.
  • Turn left onto the gravel road and follow this road until you reach a T-junction.
  • At the T-junction follow the sign boards right to Bayethe and left to Eagles Crag.

Bayethe Tented Lodge

GPS co-ordinates: -33.39989, 26.18409

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For driving directions follow these instructions:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown, bypassing the R342 turn-off.
  • Continue along the N2 until you reach a sign board for Eagles Crag and Bayethe on the Sidbury road.
  • Turn left onto the gravel road and follow this road until you reach a T-junction.
  • At the T-junction follow the sign boards right to Bayethe and left to Eagles Crag.

Long Lee Manor

GPS co-ordinates: -33.4666, 26.05019

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Step by step driving directions:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown.
  • Take the turn-off towards Paterson on the R342.
  • Travel 7 km up the gravel road and enter the 2nd gate for Long Lee Manor.

Riverdene Family Lodge

GPS co-ordinates: -33.49088, 26.04783

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For driving directions follow these instructions:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown.
  • Continue on the N2 until you reach a sign board for Shamwari Game Reserve and turn left towards Paterson on the R342.
  • Travel 4 km up the gravel road and enter at the 1st gate for Riverdene, Bushmans River Lodge, Sarili Lodge and Born Free Julie Ward Centre.

Sarili Lodge

GPS co-ordinates: -33.5026, 26.05028

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For driving directions follow these instructions:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown.
  • Continue on the N2 until you reach a sign board for Shamwari Game Reserve and turn left towards Paterson on the R342.
  • Travel 4 km up the gravel road and enter at the 1st gate for Riverdene, Bushmans River Lodge, Sarili Lodge and Born Free Julie Ward Centre.

Lobengula Lodge

GPS co-ordinates: -33.35919, 26.10791

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Step by step driving directions:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth until you reach the N2 / N10 cross over.
  • Follow the N10 to Paterson/Cradock bypassing Paterson.
  • Travel for 11 km from Paterson until you reach the Alicedale turn-off.
  • Turn right at the Lobengula Lodge sign board and travel for a further 12 km.
  • Turn right at the Shamwari Gate and follow the sign boards to Lobengula Lodge.

Explorer Camp

GPS co-ordinates: -33.41594, 26.09174

Click here for Google Maps Directions to Eagles Crag Lodge. We will depart from Eagles Crag Lodge and journey to Explorer Camp.

Guests that are staying at the Explorer camp travel to Eagles Crag.

For driving directions to these locations:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown, bypassing the R342 turn-off.
  • Continue along the N2 until you reach a sign board for Eagles Crag and Bayethe on the Sidbury road.
  • Turn left onto the gravel road and follow this road until you reach a T-junction.
  • At the T-junction follow the sign boards right to Bayethe and left to Eagles Crag.

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