Shamwari Game Reserve Safari

One of the Eastern Cape's premier reserves, a Shamwari Game Reserve safari is exclusive in both accommodation and game viewing. Discover a spectacular Big 5 experience, with incredible guiding really adding to this safari extravaganza. This stunning private reserve covers an impressive 25,000 hectares of glorious terrain, which can be explored through a number of exciting activities.

Children's activities at Shamwari Cheetah sighting on a Shamwari Game Reserve safari Sundowner experience

Shamwari Game Reserve Highlights

  • Personal rangers deliver phenomenal Big 5 safari experiences
  • A range of luxury properties in which to stay
  • A strong basis in conservation with the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary
  • Exciting game drives and game walks across 25,000 hectares of wilderness

Assisted by a personal ranger enjoy spectacular game drives into the wilderness and exciting game walks. There's also the chance to relax with spa treatments and pay a visit to one of the conservation initiatives Shamwari supports.

Preserving the reserve's natural beauty and the wildlife that call it home is a strong focus for Shamwari, a principle firmly rooted in the famous Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary. Pay a visit to the two big cat sanctuaries and take-in a number of rescued animals, learning about their recovery and exactly what is being done to save Africa's wildlife.

Selected Shamwari Game Reserve Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Shamwari Game Reserve

All South Africa Itineraries
On safari Eastern Cape

Luxury Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $10,490 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve
Table Mountain in Cape Town

Cape Town, Safari and Dubai holiday

Cost Per Person
From $4,780 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Cape Town, Dubai, Shamwari Game Reserve
Kirstenbosch Gardens

The Cape Highlights Self Drive

Cost Per Person
From $3,630 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve
Table Mountain Cape Town

Cape Town, Eastern Cape Safari and Mauritius Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $4,800 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve Accommmodation

All South Africa accommodations
  • Shamwari Bayethe Lodge
    Exterior and pool

    Stay in tented luxury at Bayethe Lodge in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Experience superb game viewing and dramatic scenery in this award winning reserve.

  • Shamwari Villa Lobengula

    Small and intimate, Villa Lobengula is part of the Big 5 Shamwari Private Game Reserve and affords guests breath-taking game viewing, comfortable accommodation and a tranquil setting.

  • Shamwari Riverdene Lodge
    Luxury room

    A great property for families, from Shamwari Riverdene Lodge visit the Born Free and Animal Rehabilitation Centres, take in phenomenal Big 5 game viewing and stay in luxurious accommodation.

  • Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge
    Exterior of room

    Discover the Big 5 from Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge. Set in the malaria free Shamwari Private Game Reserve enjoy breath-taking game viewing and luxury accommodation.

  • Shamwari Long Lee Manor

    A beautiful Edwardian manor house set near the Bushmans River, Long Lee Manor offers plenty of history, phenomenal game viewing in the Shamwari Game Reserve and luxury accommodation.

  • Shamwari Sarili Lodge
    Bed, couch and view

    Overlooking the Bushman's River Sarili Lodge is a luxurious property and the perfect base for exploring the magnificent Shamwari Private Game Reserve.