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Life During Your Stay at a Safari Lodge

Going on safari is no doubt one of the most amazing holidays you could choose. At a luxury safari lodge, everything is taken care of whilst you spend your days on safari, relaxing poolside and indulging in delectable food and wine. At Shamwari Private Game Reserve, located in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa, guests are treated like royalty.


Book a Romantic Getaway Package in the Bush and De-Stress

14 December 2020 | PUBLISHED BY admin

It has been quite the year, hasn’t it? A luxury romantic weekend away is just what you and your beloved need to relax and rekindle your romance. Relieve yourself and your partner of the stresses of 2020 and feel rejuvenated as you enter the new year. Discover what makes Shamwari’s South African Residents Special the perfect comprehensive romantic getaway package. Wind Down After a Whirlwind of a Year Everyone has been through a lot in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects were, and still are, far-reaching. Yet, as South Africa has been downgraded to a less severe level of lockdown, restrictions

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The Shamwari Virtual Game Drive Experience That Helps Neighbouring Communities

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year with plenty of plot twists nobody had seen coming. The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone around the world in some capacity – some more so than others. Shamwari’s Head Ranger, Andrew Kearney, took it upon himself to bring the bush to the homes of thousands during lockdown with his virtual game drive initiative. Read on to discover how the virtual tourism initiative has helped rural communities in the Eastern Cape, learn about our real-life game drives, as well as bush walks and more. Virtual Game Drives at Shamwari Private Game Reserve It is

South Africa Seasons: When Is the Best Time to Visit Shamwari

When going on safari it’s important to consider the seasons of the country you’re going to be visiting. The weather and environment will play a big role in your safari experience as you’ll be out in the elements most of the time. South Africa seasons can range vastly in terms of severity, depending on when and where in the country you’re travelling. South African Seasons South Africa has incredibly diverse landscapes and ecosystems, making it an ideal holiday destination year-round. It’s a beautiful country, located in the Southern hemisphere. Many factors influence the weather patterns and seasons in South Africa,

Why Shamwari is Perfect for Safari Friend and Family Weekend Getaways

Weekend getaways are good for the soul. Times have been tough and stress levels have been at a peak for most of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa has been on lockdown for months and inter-provincial and intra-provincial leisure travel has finally been approved for locals. Now more than ever, people are looking to travel to get away from the city and escape the confines of their homes. The Benefits of Weekend Getaways A weekend getaway or just a holiday of a few days long can do wonders in improving your health and well-being, whether it be with your

Explore South Africa and Conserve its Ecological Heritage

The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated the global travel industry with the concomitant bankruptcies, restructurings and job losses. A less obvious but concerning consequence is how it will impact conservation. In 2018 the United Nations World Tourism Organisation marked a milestone when it estimated that worldwide international tourist arrivals increased 6% reaching 1.4 billion. This happened two years ahead of its own projections. Its latest assessment of the impact of Covid-19 shows a decrease of 22% in the first quarter of 2020 with arrivals in March down 57%. This equates to a loss of 67 million international arrivals and US$80 billion

What Is Ecotourism? | Shamwari

Per definition, ecotourism (also written eco tourism) is tourism directed towards exotic, often threatened natural environments and is intended to support conservation efforts while tourists get to enjoy observing the local wildlife. It is often referred to as a subset of the tourism industry and specifically, is a form of sustainable tourism or responsible tourism. According to TIES (The International Ecotourism Society), ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” More on ‘What Is Ecotourism?’ and All It Entails Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular in

Tourism Update: COVID-19 and Shamwari | Shamwari

The world has changed, as has the tourism sector which is facing unprecedented times. Tourism of South Africa is the country’s lifeblood and tourists want to know their safety is the main concern going forward. We are eager to welcome guests back to the reserve, showing that we’ve got you covered! What Shamwari Is Doing for Guests’ Continued Safety Shamwari Private Game Reserve has worked with professional health and Tourism South Africa travel industry bodies to develop a set of safety standards to mitigate the possibility of coronavirus spreading at our facilities once we reopen. Most of the luxury accommodation