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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Shamwari Private Game Reserve: Luxury Inspired by Nature

The Shamwari Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa's largest and most iconic, with seven lodges and three education and rehabilitation facilities.

Shamwari is more than just a safari destination. It's a conservation success story that exemplifies how a bold, ambitious conservation effort can turn back the clock, restoring a piece of Africa's natural heritage to its former glory.  Here you interact more profoundly with nature and learn about conservation efforts to save a vanishing way of life. 


Discover why our team is passionate about Shamwari and hear firsthand why they keep returning to this incredible reserve.

Why Shamwari?

Lion spotted on a game drive overlooking the plains at Shamwari Private Nature Reserve. Lion spotted on a game drive overlooking the plains at Shamwari Private Nature Reserve.


Enjoy a photo safari at Shamwari Game Reserve⁠ Enjoy a photo safari at Shamwari Game Reserve⁠



Experience conservation principles in action and create unforgettable memories through immersive activities.


Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor overlooks the Shamwari plains and offers newly redesigned Edwardian-styled suites, a stunning rim-flow pool, and a restored Manor House. The tasteful design of the accommodation enhances the location's beauty and pays homage to the area's rich heritage. The lodge is perfect for groups, families and couples who enjoys hotel style amenities combined with African elegance.


Sindile Safari Lodge

Blending with the African bush to provide excellent vantages over the Bushman's River and surrounding plains. Sindile's nine free-standing tents offer uninhibited views. The result is a harmonious and intimate design to minimize the environmental footprint. This is a great option for couples and those looking for a more intimate experience.


Bayethe Safari Lodge

Bayethe means 'I salute you,' and embodies a warm welcome. The luxurious lodge is set in a tranquil canopy paradise. Here you are tucked away deep in the reseve in one of the 12 luxury tents positioned over the river.




Sarili Private Lodge

The beautiful five-bedroomed lodge overlooks Shamwari's grassy plains and the Bushman's River, providing the perfect setting for viewing the Big Five. Groups of families and friends will most enjoy the modern decor and exceptional amenities.


Eagles Crag

Eagles Crag is a premium safari experience that offers exclusivity and breathtaking views. Here you are surrounded by lush foliage and steep cliffs. From the lodge's top deck, panoramic views of the surrounding rock faces where eagles soar will leave you in awe.


Riverdene Family Lodge

Escape to the African wilderness and create memories to last a lifetime at Riverdene Family Lodge. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, this newly renovated luxury safari lodge is the perfect place for families to bond and relax. Watch gentle giants roam in the distance while children engage in the Kids on Safari program. The lodge features stylishly furnished rooms with every amenity, a rim-flow swimming pool, playroom, and boma with views of the Bushmans River.


Call 1-800-421-8907 or fill out our questionnaire and submit it to a specialist to plan a trip.


Safari Questionnaire

CST #2071444-20