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.
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.
- Childrens bushcraft activities and Outdoor Adventure Centre
- Child minders to allow caregivers some me time
- Thrilling Big 5 game drives with engaging, fun-loving guides
- Visits to the Born Free and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers
At a glance
- 9 Inter-Leading Rooms
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"Travelling with little ones can be a challenge, dont be afraid to ask this experienced family lodge for anything to make the experience that much more enjoyable."
This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
Take a journey through Riverdene Family Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
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