The Beauty of Shamwari Explorer Camp: A Walking Trails Adventure

We are well into our high season and our Explorer Camp has been exceptionally busy! The Explorer Camp team have been working very hard at making sure the guests have a walking safari experience to rave about. There are various specialised guides that are dedicated to the camp. You will have two at any
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By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Shamwari Explorer|0 Comments

Khanya Care Centre End-of-Year Party

We at Shamwari love giving back to the community. We also particularly love the festive season and all the cheerfulness that comes with it. We recently decided to have an End-of-Year party for the children at Khanya Care Centre that are based in Paterson. The little ones have a special place in our hearts and
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By | December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Paying it Forward|0 Comments

Steff – Shamwari Game Ranger Q&A

Steff is a wonderful and enthusiastic young lady that joined us in September of last year. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and has a love for animals that is beyond measure. Name: Steff McWilliam Title: Game Ranger Started at Shamwari: September 2015 Hometown: Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal Previous roles: I was a volunteer coordinator at Lion and Black Rhino
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By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Game Ranger Profiles|0 Comments

Eagles Crag Lodge Named World’s Leading Eco-Lodge 2016

We are incredibly proud to announce that Eagles Crag Lodge, here at Shamwari Game Reserve, was last night named as the World's Leading Eco-Lodge 2016 at the World Travel Awards™ gala ceremony in the Maldives. Comments Joe Cloete: “It remains our goal at Shamwari Game Reserve to do our
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By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: General|2 Comments

Dylan – Shamwari Game Ranger Q&A

Dylan is an optimistic and vibrant ranger who is great with kids. He is enthusiastic, friendly and loves teaching his guests about the bush. He guides out of Riverdene Family Lodge and is passionate about discovering the smaller animals at Shamwari Game Reserve. Name: Dylan van Aardt Title: Game Ranger Started at Shamwari: 01 May 2015
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By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Game Ranger Profiles|2 Comments

Baby Giraffe at Shamwari Game Reserve

If you are planning or have planned to visit Shamwari this time of year, you are in luck!  While on safari you can expect to see an abundance of new life. Whether it be impala, springbok, zebra or even giraffe! If you have not yet had the privilege of seeing a baby giraffe, this
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By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Baby Animals at Shamwari|2 Comments

Up and Up!

Thulani Gocina and Siviwe Walli have come a far way since beginning their journey at Shamwari Game Reserve. They have been with us for a number of years now and have proved that they are career driven and hard workers! Siviwe originally started out as a gardener and pot washer at Lobengula Lodge and thereafter
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By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Northern Lion Brothers

The two Northern lion brothers arrived in June this year and have settled in the North of the reserve for now. The males were brought onto the reserve for genetics purposes to prevent inbreeding. It is a new line of blood that will prevent inbreeding amongst the prides. Even though we have a dominant male,
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By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Tyron – Shamwari Game Ranger Q&A

I am very excited to start guiding at Explorer Camp as it has just opened. It is a fulfilling experience to walk in the bush with guests and experience wildlife on foot. The camp is a unique experience at Shamwari and like no other. Name: Tyron Van Der Walt Title: Junior Field Guide Started
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By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: Game Ranger Profiles|0 Comments

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