New owners invest to up Shamwari’s game

Shamwari Private Game Reserve has completed the first phase of a US$25 million upgrade, opening two newly refurbished lodges, its flagship Eagles Crag and Riverdene Family Lodge. Situated in South Africa’s ecologically and culturally significant Eastern Cape Province, close to Port Elizabeth, the malaria-free reserve is known for its systematic, scientific rehabilitation and considered [...]

2018-09-21T14:39:29+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

Eastern Cape : A Tourism Hot Spot

As a tourist in South Africa there are countless destinations to see. However, there are many attractions specifically in the Eastern Cape that surround Shamwari Private Game Reserve that are just as beautiful and thrilling to give you a taste of South African living. Many of these natural attractions are perfect displays of South African [...]

2018-09-13T11:24:19+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

World Ranger Day

In honour of World Ranger Day, we interviewed Head Ranger, Andrew Kearney, who manages our Rangers Department at Shamwari Game Reserve. What inspired you to become a ranger? I’ve always grown up in and around nature and from a young age I have always wanted to be part of it. I’ve always been [...]

2018-07-30T15:37:35+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

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|2 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