Welcome Home, King

The much anticipated release of King the lion cub was everything we had hoped it would be and more. Little King leaped out of his travelling crate and into his spacious enclosure, ready for his new life in South Africa, after a very long journey across countries. King started his journey on Thursday morning [...]

2018-07-07T20:04:19+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

The Curious Greater Kudu

The greater kudu is arguably one of the most beautiful species of antelope in southern Africa. This magnificent species is found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to habitat loss, predation, hunting and disease. Shamwari is home to the greater kudu (Tragelaphus [...]

2018-06-19T12:50:24+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: General, Seen On Game Drive|0 Comments

Shamwari Private Game Reserve Announces New Look Lodges

Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, has announced plans to rebuild, redesign and create three ultra 5-star lodges, with the building process taking two years to fully complete. This is just part of the rebranding and repositioning of Shamwari in the safari marketplace as well as new culinary offerings [...]

2018-06-18T13:56:08+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: General|2 Comments

Arrive as a Guest, Leave as a Friend

For our guests, every day is a new adventure, immersed in our first class hospitality. In Shona, ‘Shamwari’ means 'friend' and staying true to our name, our guests leave as new friends of the Shamwari family. Each and every employee embodies Shamwari and believes in creating a memorable stay for our guests that is unforgettable. [...]

2018-05-31T23:20:24+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Experiences at Shamwari, General|0 Comments

Shamwari introduces biodegradable straws!

This Earth Day we're making a pledge to reduce the amount of plastic we use at Shamwari Game Reserve. Earth Day 2018's theme is to provide information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics. We’re thrilled to take part in this initiative as the exponential growth of plastics is threatening the survival [...]

2018-05-31T23:20:28+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: General, Green Initiatives|0 Comments

Water-Wise Tips this World Water Day

This World Water Day, we thought we’d share a few tips to be water-wise when traveling through our beautiful country. It’s important to stay hydrated while on safari, however every drop of water counts. Here are a few water saving tips: Don’t leave the tap running while brushing your teeth as this can save [...]

2018-05-31T23:20:33+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

Packing for a Safari Holiday

South Africa, enjoys a warm climate year-round. During colder months (June – August), guests can expect to experience temperatures that range between 7 and 22°C, whereas in summer (November – February), temperatures can reach between 16 and 36°C. There are certain essentials to remember when packing. Firstly, in terms of clothes, bring items that are neutrally coloured, [...]

2018-05-31T23:20:36+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: General|4 Comments

This Month in Pictures – Wildlife at Shamwari

We’ve had a fantastic start to the year with a plethora of exhilarating wildlife activity across the vast 25 000 hectares that is Shamwari Game Reserve. Ranger James Moodie provides us with this month in pictures. The cheetah sub-adults are thriving despite the abundance of lions with two of the prides recently increasing in size. [...]

2018-05-31T23:20:37+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Experiences at Shamwari, General, Seen On Game Drive|4 Comments