Vote for us in the Lilizela Tourism Awards!

Vote for us in the Lilizela Tourism Awards!

Shamwari Game Reserve needs your vote!  We have been nominated in this years’ Lilizela Awards and we stand a chance to win with your help.

Please vote for your favourite lodge by following the links below…

Shamwari Game Reserve Wildlife

Lilizela Awards 2017:

If you’ve been to Shamwari and loved your safari experience, please be so kind as to vote for us in the upcoming Lilizela Tourism Awards by clicking on the various links for each lodge below. Our lodges not only offer a utopian setting, but also the opportunity to interact with nature in its purest form.


Eagles Crag Lodge: Nestled deep in one of the valleys on Shamwari and surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs.  This premier lodge is suitable for the discerning guest, honeymooners and boutique conferences, looking for a tranquil experience.

Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari


Bayethe Tented Lodge: For a luxurious tented safari experience, Bayethe Lodge is the ultimate in opulent tented accommodation. This lodge offers secluded luxury tents surrounded by rich vegetation.

Bayethe Tented Lodge at Shamwari


Sarili Lodge: Suitable for travelling parties with older children.  The deck overlooking the vast plains alongside The Bushmans’ River, makes this lodge the ideal setting to create lifelong memories.

Sarili Lodge at Shamwari


Riverdene Family Lodge: This lodge offers families a sense of elegance and comfort in a secure environment with an enclosed infinity pool, supervised playroom and a jungle gym. All 9 inter-leading rooms are suited for families.

Riverdene Family Lodge at Shamwari


Lobengula Lobengula: This is an exclusive African-style lodge hidden in the valley bushveld. With just six private suites, it is ideal for small groups and couples in search of privacy and tranquillity.

Lobengula Lodge at Shamwari


Long Lee Manor: Overlooking the vast plains of Shamwari, this Edwardian Manor echoes traditional colonial-style living, with the comfort of modern amenities. Offering 15 suites, this lodge is ideal for larger groups and can cater to guests with special needs.

Long Lee Manor at Shamwari

Thank You:

Thank you for your support. Your votes will be greatly appreciated!

2018-05-31T23:21:28+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: General|10 Comments


  1. Joscelyn Olive March 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    One of the best game reserves we have stayed in. We stayed at Riverdene at the end of January 2017.
    We saw so much and when we have saved up, we will be back. I had huge shamwari withdrawal symptoms when we got home!!

    • Shamwari Game Reserve April 7, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Hi Joscelyn, thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you loved your stay with us at Shamwari and hope to see you return in future.
      Visit our social media platforms for those withdrawal symptoms 😉 we provide regular updates on the animals!

  2. Marion King March 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    We spent a wonderful 3 days at Bayethe Lodge last October.

    • Shamwari Game Reserve April 7, 2017 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Thank you Marion! We’re thrilled that you loved your safari holiday with us.
      We hope to see you return in future!

  3. Chris and Anne Murr April 24, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    We had a very enjoyable holiday in November 2016 for our 25th wedding anniversary.The staff and rangers at the Lobengula Lobengula villas were delightful and accommodation was superb, secluded and very private.

    • Shamwari Game Reserve May 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you Chris & Anne for your lovely comment! We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay at Lobengula Lodge.
      We truly hope that a memorable stay was had and that we’ll see you return in future. Best Regards

  4. Carol Flower June 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    I loved my time at Shamwari and was particularly interested in the animals rescued by Born Free it’s a fantastic place.

    • Shamwari Game Reserve June 22, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Hi Carol, Thank you for kind words. The Born Free Foundation is a fantastic organisation that we work closely with to draw attention to the plight of wild cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world.

  5. Beverley Sagar July 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Can I ask if the month of February would be a good time to visit the reserve, what would the temp and rainfall be like and would we see any animals, thank you

    • Shamwari Game Reserve July 4, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hi Beverley, South Africa enjoys a warm climate year-round. Game viewing is not affected by the weather, seasons or time of year. Animals are active 365 days a year. Additionally, it’s recommended that you bring warmer clothing along for the trip as it may get cold, regardless of the time of year. During February or our summer months, temperatures can reach between 16 and 36°C. We also are fortunate to experience winter and summer rainfall. Best Regards

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