A stay at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is one that will remain with you forever. Due to its location in the heart of the Eastern Cape, the reserve offers abundant wildlife, fauna and flora exclusive to the area and unforgettable encounters with nature.
Enhance your stay by partaking in the range of experiences offered at our reserve, underpinned by our philosophy of respect to nature and each other.
Staying at Shamwari means you are participating in and experiencing an immensely successful conservation project, which returned the land to the rich biodiversity for which the region was once renowned.
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to empower, engage and educate yourself with our conservation efforts in conserving a vanishing way of life by visiting one of our awareness centres.
The wildlife centre assists in the rescue, rehabilitation and care of sick, injured abandoned or orphaned wildlife under the care of a team of veterinary specialists.
In collaboration with the internationally-acclaimed Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Sanctuaries are dedicated to the plight of wild cats.
During the past 25 years, the land was consolidated and rehabilitated in an attempt to restore it to its former glory.
This is our third night, another two to go. The guides are amazing and all the staff make you feel incredibly welcome. I have seen such a wide range of animals and birds at very close quarters and each day gets better. The accommodation is luxurious and you will never go hungry. This place is a gem
Shamwari to me is heaven on earth! It is amazing what has been realised here, this is a celebration of conservation effort! I've been to Shamwari 6 times now and I know I will keep coming back
Our experience at Shamwari was second to none. The team is, without fail, extremely successful in their service and operational skills. Everything was perfect: as this destination formed part of our honeymoon, the team went through special lengths to make it romantic
Absolutely superb experience. Friendly and efficient staff, luxurious accommodation, delicious food and the game viewing is incredibly special. The animals are relaxed and this means you can view them in close proximity. We even got to see the big 5!!!
I can't speak highly enough about this game reserve! My friends arranged it for my 40th birthday and all I can say we all had the best time! Our ranger was absolutely fantastic and became a part of our group in no time. Absolute 5 star experience in every way! Thank you to everyone at Shamwari for making my birthday so special and wonderful! We miss you all and can't wait to return one day.
Just returned from a 2 night stay. Accommodation, staff, service absolutely amazing. 4 safaris during our stay with our ranger was awesome, with enthusiasm, knowledge and huge sense of fun and found us all the big 5 and more. A once in a lifetime experience. Loved it and shall never forget the experience
Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to vast herds of wildlife, birdlife and incredible ecological diversity.
The game reserve comprises of seven individual 5-star lodges, an Explorer Camp and three different
education and rehabilitation facilities. We are passionate about conserving a vanishing way of life and
aim to translate this through the ethos of our conservation principles.