Answer the call of the wild without compromising on comfort or luxury by booking your safari accommodation at Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Experience the majesty of the Eastern Cape and its wildlife while staying in world-class lodgings. Read on to learn more about our fine accommodation options.

Make Returning to Nature a Grand Affair by Staying at World-Class Safari Accommodation in South Africa

A country as blessed with natural beauty as South Africa is bound to have plenty of game reserve and safari lodge options for guest to choose from. Those who wish to make their South African safari a luxurious affair, should opt to visit and stay at a private game reserve. At these exclusive destinations, you get to experience an abundance of native wildlife, alongside minimal other tourists.

Skilled rangers/guides bring you closer to nature than ever before during game viewing experiences and go out of their way to help you check off the sightings on your must-see list. All private game reserve staff are committed to making your stay at their safari lodge an excellent one.

If an intimate, eco-conscious and grand return to the wild is what you seek, then you should consider Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Located in the ecologically diverse Eastern Cape and only an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, the reserve offers one of South Africa’s top private safari and game lodge experiences.

We have eight distinct accommodation options for guests to choose from, including seven lavish lodges and one Explorer Camp. The area is malaria-free so your travel party can have the best time, without having to worry about a thing.

A Stay at Sindile

The newly built Sindile is Shamwari’s latest luxury tented camp. It’s a secluded getaway, nestled deep within the veld. The camp’s design takes inspiration from a lone leopard’s sanctuary, creating a private hideaway that blends in seamlessly with the surrounding vegetation. Guests of the camp can look forward to incredible views of both the location’s surrounding plains and the Bushman’s River.

Sindile comprises of nine free-standing and air-conditioned premier tents that can sleep up to two adults each. They are raised above the bush, allowing for unrestricted views of the surroundings. These views remain unspoilt by light pollution and other man-made structures.

Accommodation highlights: The Sindile bar and dining area are positioned to make the most of the gorgeous views across Shamwari. Focal points of the camp include the great harvest table and fire pit.


Communal Facilities

The shared facilities in the Sindile luxury tented camp include:

  • Dining room featuring a fireplace
  • Bar and lounge area featuring a large screen TV and a fireplace
  • Relaxation retreat spa

Tent Amenities

Amenities in each of Sindile’s premier tents include:

  • En-suite bathroom featuring a shower and tub
  • Private deck featuring a heated plunge pool and a lounging area underneath a pergola
  • Indoor fireplace

No children under the age of sixteen are permitted at Sindile. This is due to security reasons, as well as to retain the experience/environment this safari lodge aims to offer.

A Stay at Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor overlooks the private game reserve’s expansive plains. It has been newly redesigned and boasts Edwardian-style suites, as well as a splendid rim-flow pool. Aside from its rolling surrounding landscapes, the property features the original manor house and various distinct features that aim to provide you with the utmost comfort during your stay.

This historic manor house features seventeen luxury rooms and a two-bedroom suite. Each of the seventeen rooms can sleep up to two adults, while the two-bedroom suite can accommodate four adults and two children.

Accommodation highlights: Long Lee Manor has been restored to pay homage to the rich heritage of a bygone era. Its accommodation tastefully enhances its location. A stay at Long Lee Manor will add an air of old-world romance to any safari.


Communal Facilities

Long Lee Manor’s shared facilities include:

  • Fitness centre
  • Boma overlooking the nearby watering hole
  • Relaxation retreat featuring three treatment rooms

Room Amenities

Each room in the manor house includes:

  • Private balcony or patio
  • En-suite bathroom fitted with both a shower and tub
  • Nespresso coffee machine

Those with a love of old meets new will want to reserve their room at Long Lee Manor.

A Stay at Eagles Crag

For a sophisticated safari experience at a game lodge that features striking views and unrivalled exclusivity, book your stay at Eagles Crag. The lodge makes good use of its splendid location as guests get to sit in the aerial viewing pods on its upper deck to admire the magnificence of the surrounding mountain cliffs and teeming vegetation.

Eagles Crag consists of nine junior suites, each of which can sleep up to two adults.

Accommodation highlights: Keen bird watchers will adore the fact that the lodge’s namesake eagles soar around the nearby rock faces. The suites manage to effortlessly blend polished interiors with the region’s natural surroundings.


Communal Facilities

Shared facilities of Eagles Crag include:

  • Relaxation Retreat sauna, spa and steam room
  • Upstairs lounge area featuring a fireplace and bar that opens up onto the deck with viewing pods
  • Fitness centre

Suite Amenities

You can expect the following to be in your Eagles Crag junior suite:

  • Outdoor shower
  • En-suite bathroom featuring a shower and tub
  • Private deck with a heated plunge pool

Please note that no children under twelve are permitted at Eagles Crag for security reasons and to retain the atmosphere the lodge sets out to create.

A Stay at Bayethe

Bayethe Tented Lodge allows guests to live close to nature and in complete harmony. Its name comes from the African greeting which is pronounced as ‘By-ye-ti’ and translates to ‘I salute you.’ This is one of the warmest welcomes the African culture in this region of the country has to offer.

The tented safari lodge features twelve superior tents, which can sleep up to two adults each.

Accommodation highlights: Because of the rich vegetation of this lodge’s location, guests get to look forward to an exceptionally private getaway, enhance by feelings of seclusion and striking views of the bush.


Communal Facilities

Bayethe offers a variety of shared features, including:

  • Bush Relaxation Retreat
  • Lounge area with a TV
  • Outdoor deck

Tent Amenities

The Bayethe superior tent amenities include:

  • En-suite bathroom fitted with a tub (three rooms also feature indoor showers)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private plunge pool and deck

No children under the age of twelve are allowed to stay at Bayethe. This is due to security reasons and to maintain the ambience of the lodge.

A Stay at Lobengula

Hidden away in the depths of the Shamwari bushveld is Lobengula Lodge. This lodge’s design is based on a traditional African Kraal and offers stunning views of the area’s surrounding mountains and valleys. It’s perfect for travellers looking to immerse themselves in an African experience.

Lobengula consists of six junior suites that can accommodate up to two adults each.

Accommodation highlights: This lodge offers a unique, rustic atmosphere. Because of its location and the limited number of rooms, Lobengula provides guests with plenty of privacy, which makes it an ideal luxury safari lodge for honeymooning couples.


Communal Facilities

Some of the top-class shared facilities available at Lobengula include:

  • Main lounge area with a TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Relaxation retreat with a sauna

Suite Amenities

Each junior suite includes:

  • Private deck or patio featuring a plunge pool
  • Electronic safe
  • En-suite bathroom fitted with a shower and tub

We regret to inform you that no children under twelve years old are permitted at Lobengula.

A Stay at Riverdene

Riverdene Family Lodge emanates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect game lodge for guests of all ages. Natural beauty surrounds the lodge, which overlooks the Eastern Cape’s widespread bushveld. Those who visit Riverdene soon become treasured friends.

The lodge features nine inter-leading luxury rooms that can accommodate up to two adults and one child.

Accommodation highlights: Parents can register their children for the Kids on Safari programme upon arrival. This gives children of all ages access to various indoor and outdoor activities for the duration of their stay.


Communal Facilities

Guests of Riverdene have access to shared facilities such as:

  • Lounge and bar
  • Supervised Kids Club, Kids Adventure Centre and Toddler Play Area
  • Swimming pool with a shallow area for children

Room Amenities

Every inter-leading room at Riverdene has access to:

  • Private patio
  • TV featuring select satellite channels
  • En-suite bathroom with a shower and tub

Riverdene Family Lodge is, as the name implies, family-friendly and suitable for guests of all ages. Come and enjoy memorable family fun on the luxury safari vacation of a lifetime.

A Stay at the Explorer Camp

The Explorer Camp is perfect for adventurous individuals who want to see the local wildlife and plant life from a different perspective than offered by game viewing from a 4×4. When staying here, the focus shifts from game drives to guided bush walks, allowing for an up-close and personal encounter with nature.

Three tents are situated in close proximity but don’t encroach on each other’s space. The camp is discreetly fenced in but retains its explorer ambience.

Accommodation highlights: The camp is situated on a plateau amongst the only granite and basalt extrusions on the reserve, making for a magical setting. Expect to enjoy campfire dining during your stay.


Communal Facilities

Explorer Camp shared facilities include:

  • Plunge pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Dining and lounge tent

Tent Amenities

Each tent has access to amenities including:

  • LED light for night-time use
  • Two single beds, convertible to a king
  • En-suite bathroom with a shower

Guests aged between 16-65 are welcome to stay at and take part in the Explorer Camp’s walking safaris.

A Stay at Sarili Private Lodge

This exclusive oasis sits on the banks of the Bushman’s River and enjoys views of the reserve’s grassy plains as well as of said river. At Sarili Private Lodge the bush is on your doorstep and guests can enjoy Big 5 game viewing from the deck. Go inside and you can indulge in exclusive amenities, ensuring your comfort throughout your stay.

The lodge has five luxury rooms that can accommodate a total of ten guests.

Accommodation highlights: This game lodge offers guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive-use stay at a 5-star establishment. Enjoy a luxury safari vacation with up to ten family members or friends.


Lodge Facilities

Sarili Private Lodge’s facilities include:

  • Pool with a shallow area for children
  • Indoor and outdoor dining facilities
  • Lounge area with a fireplace

Room Amenities

In-room amenities include:

  • Bathroom underfloor heating
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Minibar

Stay in the Game Lodge of Your Dreams

If Sarili Private Lodge or one of our other game lodge options or camps have captured your attention, then be sure to get in touch with Shamwari Reservations. Alternatively, book your stay directly via NightsBridge.