Riverdene Family Lodge
Shamwari Private Game Reserve

The malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is home to the Big 5, elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges including Riverdene Family Lodge, designed for families. The lodge provides extra activities to enhance the safari experience of young guests, with the 'kids on safari' programme as well as the Kids Club and Outdoor Adventure Centre.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The lodge is small and intimate, with luxury, inter-leading, air-conditioned rooms. There's also a swimming pool, which has a shallow end for children, indoor and outdoor dining and a special kids menu on offer.

Getting There

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is approximately 1 hour drive from Port Elizabeth and approximately a 3.5 hour drive from the Garden Route.


Daily game drives (only for children 4 years and over), guided nature and game walks (only for persons 16 years and over), visits to Born Free and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres.

Read what our previous clients thought of Riverdene Family Lodge
Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Review of Riverdene Family Lodge
Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Jeffrey, Anita and Boswell Family

Amazing. Great game viewing, superb staff, and they almost fed us to death

16/01/2019 Read full trip review

Review of Riverdene Family Lodge
Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Denis & Clare Casey

And to top it all, finally to Shamwari and what a way to finish off. We were so lucky with our ranger, Sipho, and were all fascinated by his knowledge, warmth and stories. The conservation centre and Born Free foundation gave further insights and it's great to see the level of investment Shamwari had made in the face of the rhino poaching challenge. We saw everything except…

16/09/2016 Read full trip review

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