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    Family Relaxation Inspired by Nature

    Riverdene Family Lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is a place where families are always at home and where guests become friends. Here you will enjoy sunsets under the expanse of the African sky, leaving you and your loved-ones with memories to treasure forever.

    Surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty, Riverdene Family Lodge overlooks the widespread bushveld of the Eastern Cape. The newly renovated lodge is the ideal place for families to bond for hours as gentle giants roam in the distance, while children can engage in the Kids on Safari programme.


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

    • Swimming Pool with Shallow Area for Children
    • Supervised Kids Club, Toddler Play Area and Kids Adventure Centre
    • Gift Boutique
    • Boma Overlooking Bushman’s River
    • Bar and Lounge
    • In and Outdoor Dining Facilities
    • Wi-Fi

    Kids on Safari

    Riverdene Safari

    Our Kids on Safari programme is perfect for the family. We’ve created family safari holidays, where children and adults alike can be educated about our conservation practices.

    Children can enjoy various outdoor activities, as well as indoor activities such as arts and crafts and a variety of toys and games.

    To find out more, go to our Kids on Safari page

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    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.

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    The 9 luxury inter-leading rooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults, sharing with 1 child, subject to availability.

    Each Room Includes

    • Wi-Fi
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Nespresso Coffee Machine
    • Microwave
    • International Dial Telephone
    • Television with selected Satellite Channels
    • Electronic Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • En-suite Bathroom with Bath and Shower
    • Private Patio


    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.

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    GPS co-ordinates: -33.4907595, 26.0478638
    Click here  for Google Maps Directions

    Driving Directions To Riverdene Family Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

    • Follow the N2 out of Gqeberha heading towards Grahamstown.
    • Continue on the N2 until you reach a sign board for Shamwari Private Game Reserve and turn left towards Paterson on the R342.
    • Travel 7 km up the gravel road and enter at the 2nd gate for the Welcome Lounge.

    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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    Family Relaxation Inspired by Nature

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