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An array of bird life at Shamwari Private Game Reserve…

This malaria-free area of the Eastern Cape is home to a host of beautiful birds, from tiny feathered friends to majestic birds of prey. Ornithologists and bird watchers are sure to be treated with an array of bird life.

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Flocks in Abundance

Shamwari Private Game Reserve has several bodies of water located throughout the reserve, which means it’s the ideal opportunity to catch sight of the teaming birdlife. Our rangers are knowledgeable on the various bird species residing in the reserve and will happily share their insights with guests. At the moment there are more than 275 different bird species at Shamwari for guests to spot.


Sightings at The Reserve

Birds of The Region

There are an abundance of special birds that we are privileged to see at Shamwari. Specialist guides, who know the habits and habitats of these birds, will do their utmost to get you a sighting of these birds in their natural environment.


Sightings at The Reserve

Pack the Essentials

Whether you set out on a game drive, go on a guided walk or simply watch from your balcony, bird watching is such a relaxing activity. In order to get the most from your safari experience, we highly recommend that you come fully prepared with these items:

we highly recommend you bring

Shamwari binocular icon


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Bird reference book & personal notebook

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Cameras and lenses

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Warm clothing

Book a stay at one of our lodges

For a bird watching paradise and haven, book your 5-star luxury accommodation at one of our lodges.

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