If you’re searching for a 5-star, award winning venue for hire, look no further than Shamwari Game Reserve. Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, our malaria free safari getaway aims to add an African experience to your private event.

Variety at its Best

Whether you’re hosting delegates or bringing your family to celebrate your wedding, this luxury location is an ideal venue. The vast plains of  Africa make the perfect, tranquil setting for a wide variety of events, such as:

  • Conferences – Accommodating up to 50 delegates, in a cinema style seating at Long Lee Manor, you and your party have full access to our audio visual equipment and stationery.
  • Incentive Getaways – Whether for employees or family trips, Shamwari offers a host of team-building activities. Set in the wild African plains you’re spoilt for choice with the activities available.


For a 10% handling fee, you can enlist the help of our on-site wedding coordinator, who will ensure that all details are taken care of on your special day. We offer several extra services to help you on your wedding day, such as:

  • Spa – Treat yourself, your wedding party or betrothed at one of our relaxation treatment facilities. Whether you want a massage, hydro bath, a dip in one of our plunge pools or a yoga session, we’re here to help you relax and indulge.
  • Game Drive – On your special day, newlyweds can embark on a private, sunset game drive through the reserve. Here you can toast to your new life together with an assortment of drinks and snacks provided.
  • Cake – We offer a one tier wedding cake of your choice, decorated with fresh flowers to match your colour scheme. Should you request a fruit cake, or a specific recipe, a notice period of 3 months is required.
  • Catering Our superb kitchen team will cook up a feast for your special day. All you need to do is liaise with your designated coordinator to decide upon your unique menu.
  • Witnesses – If you and your partner are unaccompanied, members of our friendly staff are available to sign as witnesses. Please note that if your official witnesses are not South African citizens, our representatives would need to sign for you

We also have an extensive network of additional suppliers, which include:

  • Decorators and florists
  • Entertainment
  • Minister
  • Photographer
  • Hair and makeup artist

Something Extra 

If you’re looking to span your event over a few days, Shamwari Game Reserve offers 5-star, luxury accommodation at each of our lodges. Furthermore, take advantage of our on-site facilities and services, which include:

  • Visiting one of our awareness and educational centres
  • Taking part in a nature walk with a registered ranger
  • Exploring the land on a game drive with one of our guides
  • Indulging in a relaxation treatment at our Relaxation Retreats

Consider your next event to be set against the majestic African skies, amidst  the Big 5. Contact Shamwari Game Reserve as your next venue hire, for a comprehensive safari experience.