Shamwari Private Game Reserve

A small intimate lodge offering informal luxury in one of the Eastern Cape’s largest game reserve. A fantastic game experience, luxury suites and fine dining make this lodge suitable for adults seeking a premium safari experience.

  • Luxury suites with plunge pools
  • Informal home from home luxury
  • Game vehicles seating a maximum of six
  • All meals and selected drinks included
  • Visit Born Free Rescue centre

About your safari lodge

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is probably the best known and one of the largest game reserves in the Eastern Cape. About an hour from Port Elizabeth, Shamwari has been at the forefront of conservation in the region for many years and offers its guests a unique experience. The abundance and diversity of wildlife, including the Big 5, makes for some exciting game drives which are led by experienced guides. Shamwari is also known for its Born Free Foundation and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which guests can visit in-between game drives, as well as walking safaris.

Tucked away in the secluded northern part of the reserve, Lobengula has just 6 suites offering a tranquil bush experience.  In the style of a traditional African Kraal, the characterful thatched buildings offer a home from home ideal for adults and especially honeymooners. Four of the suites surround the heated pool, whilst the other two offer elevated views over the bush, with all offering spacious luxury interiors and outdoor plunge pools. The communal areas of the lodge resemble an upmarket bush home; there is the lounge with exposed beams and cosy fireplace, a relaxed informal dining room where gourmet meals are served and an open sided deck area where breakfast and afternoon tea are served.

The premium experience continues into the game viewing with vehicles seating a maximum of six guests, whilst bush walks allow a close-to-nature perspective


Shamwari Private Game Reserve


Luxury suites have an outdoor deck or patio with a private plunge pool. There is air conditioning, minibar, safe, indoor and outdoor showers and free WiFi.


Heated swimming pool, lounge, dining room, spa room, sauna and gym.

Room Type Occupancy Per person from
Suite RoomIncludes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner £299

Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 when booked by 30 September 2020

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Offer: Valid from May to September 2020 and December 2020. Must be booked by 30 September 2020.

Park levy fee of R100 per person per night payable at time of booking.

All prices are per person per night, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room for 4 nights. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability. No children 12 year or younger are permitted at the lodge.

Guided bush walks needed to be requested at the time of booking, a medical certificate is required for guest over 65 years of age. Bush walk is subject to availability.

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Your Lodge Experience

Staying in a safari lodge allows you to fall into the rhythm of nature, with the remoteness giving you a truly personal Africa experience. Your lodge stay includes:

  • All meals
  • Afternoon high tea
  • Game drives
  • Guided bush walk
  • Visit the Born Free Rescue Centre
  • Select local beverages

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Africa Expert on 0333 234 3667

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