Are you looking for game lodge specials or luxury African safari packages near you? With domestic travel made possible again, you definitely don’t want to miss out on Shamwari’s Long Lee Manor South African Residents Special! Read on to learn more about this exciting getaway opportunity.
A Luxury African Safari Package Especially for Local Residents
International travel restrictions remain a reality in a world still combating COVID-19. It has led to plenty of South Africans having to postpone or even cancel highly anticipated overseas trips. While going abroad isn’t necessarily possible right now, enjoying a domestic holiday is.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve is now offering our residents the opportunity to indulge in a luxury retreat to one of the country’s top 5-star lodges at a very special rate. You can now stay at the opulent Long Lee Manor as part of Shamwari’s South African Residents Special from R4 150 per person per night sharing.
The following is included as part of this luxury African safari package:
• Two game drives per day, guided by one of our professional game rangers
• All teas and coffees enjoyed before setting off on your game drives
• Morning and afternoon game drive drink stops
• Guided bush trails along with your professional game ranger
• Trips to our Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary
• Visits to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
• All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner
Please note that our South African Residents Special at Long Lee Manor is valid for a limited time only. Be sure to book your stay as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Terms and conditions apply. The South African Residents Special Package excludes any spa treatments or laundry guests want to have done, as well as the conservation levy. None of Shamwari’s special offers is combinable with one another or any other promotions found in the marketplace. The offer is subject to availability at the time of booking.
Long Lee Manor – An Exquisite Game Lodge in the Heart of the Eastern Cape
Fully renovated as recently as 2019, Long Lee Manor embodies the spirit of ‘gracious living inspired by nature’. The property consists of Shamwari’s original manor house which features 17 luxury rooms, one two-bedroom suite, and a grand rim-flow swimming pool. Sprawling plains surround the manor, making it perfect for wildlife spotting from either your veranda or balcony.
Long Lee Manor’s refined accommodation is designed to enhance its location on the reserve. Special care was taken during the manor’s restoration to not only pay tribute to the region’s rich history but also add an air of romance to our guests’ stay.
This Shamwari safari lodge gives guests access to numerous world-class features that should keep them comfortable throughout their stay. These include:
• The magnificent rim-flow swimming pool
• Both indoor and outdoor dining facilities
• A boma overlooking the nearby watering hole
• An electric perimeter fence
• Manicured gardens
• A fitness centre
• A Relaxation Retreat comprising of three treatment rooms
• A gift boutique
In terms of private amenities, each Long Lee Manor room/suite includes the following:
• Either a private balcony or patio
• An en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower and bathtub
• A hairdryer
• An electronic safe
• A TV featuring select satellite channels
• An international dial telephone
• A Nespresso coffee machine
• A minibar
• Air conditioning
Guest Room Options
As mentioned before, Long Lee Manor has 18 guest rooms/suites:
• One family suite that sleeps a maximum of four adults and two children, which consists of two bedrooms, a living room, as well as a private plunge pool
• Two manor house suites, located upstairs and featuring a private balcony each – sleeps a maximum of two adults per suite
• Four inter-leading garden rooms, each featuring a private veranda – sleeps a maximum of two adults per suite
• 11 Plains rooms (two of which are inter-leading and of which one is wheelchair-friendly), all featuring private outdoor showers and verandas – sleeps a maximum of two adults each
Activities to Enjoy During Your Stay
As part of our game lodge specials, South African guests get to take part in various activities not only designed to bring them closer to nature but also to instil newfound respect for the natural world. By the end of your stay at Long Lee Manor, your travel party will have enjoyed both the greatest luxuries and the most thrilling wildlife experiences South Africa has to offer.
Experience Nature Up Close With Guided Game Drives and Bush Walks
Guests are treated to two professionally guided game drives per day: one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. These are the times when the wildlife is at their most active. All Shamwari game viewing vehicles are comfortably equipped and open, ensuring you get a gorgeous panoramic view of the area surrounding you.
Every Shamwari game drive lasts between three and four hours. You’ll be taken on a journey across the reserve and be treated to a coffee stop during the morning drive and a sundowner stop during the afternoon drive.
Shamwari also gives guests a chance to go on a professionally guided walking safari. During these walks, our rangers will share their wealth of knowledge on the reserve, its wildlife, and the region. Their insights make every natural encounter a memorable one. Get to know the indigenous fauna and flora by getting up close – our guides will point out any animal dung, tracks, birdlife and more you come across during your bush walk.
Should you have a specific area of interest, we welcome you to inform your guide before setting off on either a game drive or bush walk. Your guide will go above and beyond to try and include it along the way.
Visit Our Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
At Shamwari, we’re passionate about conserving a vanishing way of life. One of the conservation efforts especially close to our heart is the onsite Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Here, we help to rehabilitate and care for injured, sick, orphaned and abandoned wildlife. Our skilled veterinary team sees to it that all animals under our care are fully nursed back to health before being released back into the wild.
As part of the Long Lee Manor game lodge special, you’ll get to visit the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Once you’ve arrived at the centre, you’ll be welcomed by a member of the team. The team member in question will then proceed to give you a tour of the facilities and give an explanation of the goings-on.
Visits to the centre aren’t interactive – this is to give all animal patients the best chance at a successful reintroduction to the wild. However, visits do promise to be both educational and informative. While recovering, wildlife is housed in custom-built camps. Should there be any animals at the centre during your visit, an opportunity to view them may arise.
The Shamwari rehabilitation Centre’s ultimate goal is to return all wildlife in our care back to the wild or at the very least give them the best chance possible at survival.
Shamwari’s Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary was established in partnership with the actress, Virginia McKenna, and her Born Free Foundation. The wildlife rescue and education centre found on the reserve was designed to act as both a sanctuary and educational facility. Its main goal is to spread awareness of the terrible way in which wildlife get exploited in captivity around the globe. The centre also aims to draw attention to the fate of big cats that find themselves held captive and confined in impoverished conditions.
Born Free focuses on the promotion of species conservation, as well as the protection of habitats – all the while maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to animal welfare. Our Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary houses rescued big cats, such as lions and leopards, from all over the world. A visit during your game lodge special splurge should prove to be exceptionally enlightening.
Choose Shamwari’s Long Lee Manor for a COVID-19 Compliant Safari Getaway
Rest assured – when your travel party chooses a luxury African safari package such as the Long Lee Manor game lodge special, all COVID-19 protocols are followed in full. The continued wellbeing of our guests and staff is our main priority, above all others. So whether you’re enjoying a meal, interacting with a staff member or setting off on a game drive, we’ll be looking out for your health.
Now, doesn’t a getaway to the exclusive Long Lee Manor sound good? Get in touch with our Reservations Department at either +27 (0) 42 203 111 or [email protected] to book your stay. Alternatively, you can book online. We hope to welcome you soon!