Unforgettable wildlife encounters and unique safari retreats
Escape to the secluded and luxurious lodges and camps at Shamwari Reserve, located in the malaria-free region of South Africa’s Eastern Cape, providing a serene escape for visitors seeking a unique and unforgettable safari tour. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast or simply looking for a tranquil retreat, the Shamwari Reserve provides an all-encompassing getaway that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
The Shamwari Reserve offers a unique safari tour that combines luxury accommodations with a focus on conservation and community engagement.
Premium lodges offer private swimming pools, spa treatments, and gourmet dining options, creating a luxurious atmosphere in which to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of the reserve.
The reserve is committed to preserving the natural environment and its wildlife, and visitors can participate in conservation programs and cultural encounters to learn about the local community and their way of life. Guided walking safaris offer a chance to explore the diverse landscape of the reserve, with its rolling hills, grasslands, and wetlands providing a stunning backdrop to your adventure.
In addition to wildlife viewing during game drives and bush walks, visitors can also take part in exclusive sightseeing tours, such as the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries tours or visits to the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The reserve’s fine dining options feature locally-sourced, organic ingredients with customizable menus and premium wines to complement your meals. After a day of adventure, relax in luxury accommodations that offer high-end amenities and personalized service.
What is the region known for?
Witness the Big Five and rare wildlife at Shamwari Reserve, featuring opulent lodging, stunning vistas, exquisite dining, and personalized conservation tours for an exceptional safari tour.
Scenic Beauty: Pristine Landscapes
The reserve has a diverse landscape of rolling hills, grasslands, and wetlands that provide a breathtaking backdrop.
Wildlife: Safari Experience
Shamwari Reserve offers immersive wildlife viewing opportunities, including the Big Five, during game drives and bush walks.
Luxury Accommodation: Exclusive Retreats
Enjoy secluded, high-end lodges and camps with amenities like private pools, spa treatments, and gourmet dining.
Cuisine: Exotic Flavors
Indulge in fine dining cuisine featuring locally-sourced organic ingredients, customizable menus, and premium wines.
Exclusive Conservation Tours
Take part in Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries tours or visit the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre during your safari tour.
Shamwari Reserve is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo), as well as other species such as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and a variety of antelope species. The reserve also boasts a variety of bird species, including eagles, vultures, and kingfishers.
Shamwari Reserve offers a range of luxury accommodations, including lodges and tented camps with stunning views of the surrounding bushveld. Some of the most high-end options include Eagles Crag Lodge, Bayethe Tented Lodge, and Sarili Lodge, all of which offer world-class amenities and tailor-made experiences.
Shamwari Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and features a variety of terrains, from savannah grasslands to dense thicket and bushveld. Visitors can expect to explore vast landscapes and winding river systems, providing the perfect habitat for a diverse range of wildlife.
The reserve offers a range of activities and attractions, including game drives, guided walks, bird watching, and photographic safaris. Visitors can also learn about the reserve’s conservation efforts and visit the Born Free Foundation animal sanctuary, which is home to rescued big cats.
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