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Luxury Inspired by Nature

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.

Our Experiences

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.

Our Lodges

Conservation Philosophy

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.

Wildlife Rehab Centre

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.

Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries

In collaboration with the internationally-acclaimed Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Sanctuaries are dedicated to the plight of wild cats.

Conservation Story

During the past 25 years, the land was consolidated and rehabilitated in an attempt to restore it to its former glory.

TESTIMONIALS

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Up Close and Personal Encounters with Nature

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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.