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Bayethe tented lodge shamwari private game reserve terrace and lounge area 2400

Bayethe Tented Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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The malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape and is home to the Big 5, elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. It is situated in a verdant bush along the Bushmans River and forms a natural extension of the famous Garden Route. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges.

Bayethe Tented Lodge offers 12 superior suites. Each suite is air-conditioned and has an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck. Other facilities include a lounge area, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, a swimming pool, a gift boutique and wifi throughout the rooms and lodge.

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Expert View

  • Camouflaged luxury tents allowing for ample privacy
  • Wildlife walking below your tent and canvas walls letting in the birdsong
  • A large deck area overlooking a waterhole where wildlife will gather
  • Dedicated and knowledgeable guides

At a glance

  • 12 Safari Tents
  • 12 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"It's not all about the Big 5. Shamwari has 275 bird species. If you aren't one already, you may leave Shamwari a passionate twitcher."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
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  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
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