Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape – a memorable day trip

Visiting the Award Winning Shamwari Game Reserve

The Award Winning Shamwari Game Reserve, a comfortable 45 minute airport transfer from Port Elizabeth airport, is sure to meet all your day tour safari needs. Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, ( Shona is a Bantu language, native to the Shona people of Zimababwe and Southern Zambia ), is also home to Africa’s Big 5, namely the Lion, Cheetah, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo, across a vast space of 25,000 hectares of land. It is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in South Africa.

Shamwari boasts Malaria Free Status

With its Malaria free status, this private game reserve offers, Guided Game Walks, Guided Nature Walks, Luxury Relaxation Retreats, Rehabilitation and Awareness Education Centres. Offering six different luxury lodges with a confirmed 5 Star grading ( complete with superb breakfast, lunch and dinner ), all within the Shamwari Reserve, you are bound to find a retreat suited to your tastes and preferences. The luxury lodges includes:

  • Eagles Crag Lodge
  • Villa Lobengula
  • Long Lee Manor
  • Bayethe Lodge
  • Riverdene Lodge
  • Sarili Lodge

With its ideal location, it is within the natural surroundings of the infamous Garden Route, making it an integral part of your itinerary. Whether you are planning to commence your tour from Cape Town International Airport, and touring Cape Town first before heading off to Shamwari, in this instance you would then get to see George, Mossel Bay and Knysna. Shamwari is noted as a natural extension of the Garden Route, making it easliy accessible while on tour.

There are various other Private Game Reserves in this region, but Shamwari offers a unique safari and adventure experience coupled with responsible tourism. Our bus hire services Port Elizabeth can arrange your airport transfer from Port Elizabeth International, or George Airports to your luxury Private Game Reserve experience at Shamwari. Contact us for a detailed quotation.