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 Safari Lodge.
A once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday, Bayethe Safari Lodge offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in utter tranquillity, surrounded by the rich vegetation of the unique location. This canopy paradise provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.
When you book at Bayethe Safari 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
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.
Intimate spa with one twin treatment roomDownload Spa Menu
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.FIND OUT MORE
Blended Canvas Suites
Each of the 12 superior blended canopy suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults.
Each Tent Includes
- Air conditioning
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- International Dial Telephone
- Fitted International Adapters
- Electronic Safe
- En-suite Bathroom with bath
- Outdoor Shower
- Private Deck and Plunge Pool
- Fire Place
- Electric Blankets
- 3 Rooms have Indoor Showers
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.FIND OUT MORE
GPS co-ordinates: -33.4001998, 26.1843469
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Driving Directions To Bayethe Safari Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
- Follow the N2 out of Gqeberha 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.
What our customers have to say
Truly Incredible Safari
My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in Bayethe Safari Lodge (number 12) in May 2018. We had
a truly incredible experience - no words can describe how amazing it was! Overall it was the
most magical and amazing experience which we genuinely can’t describe and can’t wait to
be back. Thank you so so much, Shamwari.
The most magical place on the planet!
Shamwari and all the animals we saw being taken on Game Drives by Dillon our amazing
The guide who introduced us to the Big 5......just breath-taking and the Superior Canvas Suites, the Staff, the
Food.....incredible, can’t wait to return.
Our favorite place
Every day at Shamwari Game Reserve is a new adventure. Our family of four stayed at the
Bayethe Safari Lodge. Everyone who works at Shamwari is warm, friendly, and helpful, and
every staff member makes guests feel like family. Our favorite moments were on our daily
game drives with our wonderful ranger. Sitting quietly, we had lions and elephants walk
close by our truck, rhinos graze right in front of us, and giraffes stop and stare curiously as
they walked slowly by. Shamwari is an incredible place, with such powerful images and
unforgettable moments, I can still close my eyes and imagine I’m there.
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Luxury Safari Inspired by Nature