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Luxury Inspired by Nature

A stay at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is one that will remain with you forever. Due to its location in the heart of the Eastern Cape, the reserve offers abundant wildlife, fauna and flora exclusive to the area and unforgettable encounters with nature.

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Conservation Philosophy

Conservation Philosophy

Staying at Shamwari means you are participating in and experiencing an immensely successful conservation project, which returned the land to the rich biodiversity for which the region was once renowned.

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to empower, engage and educate yourself with our conservation efforts in conserving a vanishing way of life by visiting one of our awareness centres.

wildlife rehab centre

The wildlife centre assists in the rescue, rehabilitation and care of sick, injured abandoned or orphaned wildlife under the care of a team of veterinary specialists.

Born free big cat sanctuaries

In collaboration with the internationally-acclaimed Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Sanctuaries are dedicated to the plight of wild cats.

Conservation Story

During the past 25 years, the land was consolidated and rehabilitated in an attempt to restore it to its former glory.

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Our Experiences

Enhance your stay by partaking in the range of experiences offered at our reserve, underpinned by our philosophy of respect to nature and each other.

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Up Close and Personal Encounters with Nature

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Shamwari Blog

What happens at Shamwari is worth sharing, from ranger interviews to wildlife rescue stories. We are a passionate group of individuals who love what we do, and do it for the love of nature. Welcome to the Shamwari Community.

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This Week’s Tribute is Lucky Khumalo.

As Shamwari celebrates its 30th Anniversary, we would like to pay tribute to the staff who have been loyal throughout the years and have helped shape Shamwari into what we are..

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The Kruger National Park And The Best Safari’s in South Africa – Traveller’s Choice.

Finding the best safari in South Africa that’s perfectly suited to you is easy, especially with the help of previous guests. Reviews give more than valuable insights. They are..

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The Perfect Winter Vacation Idea: 6 Reasons To Choose A Safari At Shamwari.

Winter is arguably one of the best times of the year for going on safari, between May and extending all the way through to spring in September. Winter in South Africa is usually..

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