Shamwari Game Reserve


One of the most famous game reserves in South Africa, Shamwari sits in 25,000 hectares of magnificent bush land just a short drive from Port Elizabeth. Home to the world renowned Born Free Foundation, this private reserve offers breathtaking scenery and spectacular big five game viewing. There are four accommodation options, each of which is unique and offers different benefits to families, couples and small groups alike. Ideal for a truly luxurious and authentic game experience. Riverdene Lodge overlooks the widespread bushveld of the Eastern Cape and is perfect for families.


  • 9 rooms
  • dining facilities
  • lounge
  • swimming pool
  • Born Free Foundation
  • rehabilitation centre
  • children's adventure zone


In luxury rooms with air-conditioning, bath/shower, Nespresso machine, microwave, safe and patio.


Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a selection of local beverages.


45 minutes from Port Elizabeth airport


A conservation levy of R100 per person per night applies. Children must be over 4 years for game drives.

Riverdene Lodge
from £399

per person per night

Accommodation: In a restored settler’s home with an ethnic African interior. Perfect for families. All 9luxury rooms have bath/ shower and patio. Children must be over 4years for game drives.

Bayethe at Shamwari
from £419

per person per night


Accommodation: In one of 9 luxury tents offering ample comforts. Each tent has bath/shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck.

Eagles Crag
from £499

per person per night


Accommodation: In junior suites with bath and outdoorshower, mini bar and deck with plunge pool. Each of the 9 detached suites offer a secluded haven in which to unwind.

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Premier offers for Shamwari Game Reserve

Premier Plus

Up to 15% room discount

: Sep-Oct 19 and May-Oct 20. Discount is 10% if you stay 3 nights and 15% if you stay at least 4 nights.


: Receive a private candlelit dinner.

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