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Luxury Safari Inspired by Nature

The name for this Shamwari lodge comes from the African greeting, pronounced “By-ye-ti”. The English translation for this word is “I salute you” and is one of the warmest welcomes in the African culture in this area of the country. For a luxurious, malaria-free experience, look no further than Bayethe Tented Lodge.

A once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday, Bayethe Tented Lodge offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in utter tranquillity, surrounded by the rich vegetation of the unique location. This tented paradise provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.


When you book at Bayethe Tented Lodge you’re treated to a host of world-class facilities such as:

  • Bush Relaxation Retreat
  • Gift Boutique
  • Lounge Area with TV
  • In and Outdoor Dining Facilities
  • Outdoor Deck
  • Wi-Fi

Enjoy a Safari Spa Experience

Escape to Shamwari Private Game Reserve and enjoy a safari spa experience in the unspoilt surrounds of the Eastern Cape. Our relaxation retreats will leave you feeling revitalised and rejuvenated, with treatments that are proven to be beneficial for the mind, body and soul.

We have a host of spa treatments available to you should you make a booking at Bayethe, such as massages, facials as well as hand and foot rituals.

shamwari Bayethe tentspa view

Intimate spa with one twin treatment room

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It is recommended that guests shower prior to the appointment, depending on the treatment, and robes and towels are provided in each of the rooms throughout the reserve. Each of our professional therapists will consult with you prior to your appointment. Please feel free to mention favourite aromas or specific health conditions when making your booking.

Should you need to cancel your booking, we require at least 2 hours’ notice before your scheduled appointment, or we’re required to charge 50% of the treatment cost.

In addition to the available treatments, our luxury relaxation retreats also have retail products on sale.


Experiences At Shamwari

Shamwari offers an array of experiences you can enjoy such as Game Drives, Birding, Walking Safaris, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Photographic Safaris and more.

Find out more about all there is to do and experience at Shamwari Private Game Reserve.



Each of the 12 superior tents can sleep a maximum of 2 adults.

Each Tent Includes

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • International Dial Telephone
  • Fitted International Adapters
  • Electronic Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom with bath
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Deck and Plunge Pool
  • Fire Place
  • Electric Blankets
  • 3 Rooms have Indoor Showers
Good To Know

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through our list of Frequently Asked Questions, which we hope will help best prepare you for your stay with us.

Please contact us if you’re still unsure about anything or require any further information.



GPS co-ordinates: -33.4001998, 26.1843469
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Driving Directions To Bayethe Tented Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown, bypassing the R342 turn-off.
  • Continue along the N2 until you reach a sign board for Eagles Crag and Bayethe on the Sidbury Road.
  • Turn left onto the gravel road and follow this road until you reach a T-junction.
  • At the T-junction follow the sign boards to Bayethe.

Should you get lost and need a pointer in the right direction, contact us on +27 (0) 42 203 1111.

We offer chauffeur driven transfers at an additional fee that can be booked when you make your reservation

If flying to our private landing strip, you and your party will receive a free transfer.

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Luxury Safari Inspired by Nature

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per adult sharing per night

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