Shamwari Game Reserve: Description
Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is a malaria free, private game reserve that is about conserving a vanishing way of life. It’s conveniently situated half way between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, forming a natural extension to the Gardern Route.
Award-winning, internationally recognised Shamwari which means friend in Shona, boasts five ecosystems in which plant, animal and bird life unfold. See here for more about some of South Africa’s biomes & unique diversity.
Alongside luxurious accommodation offered by its seven distinctly different lodges, it hosts the only Born Free Rescue Centre in the country and an Animal Rehabilitation centre.
Bayethe Lodge is a 5-star, splendid stone-walled and thatch-roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is a double volume lounge and dining area which spills out onto a deck adjacent to the outside boma (a protected enclosure) for traditional fireside dining under the stars.
For the ultimate in accommodation, 9 luxury tents are camouflaged under trees allowing for ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent is air conditioned and heated, with an en-suite bathroom, shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck.
Highly trained game rangers accompany you on sunrise and sunset game drives, where they also introduce you to current conservation projects as well as a working wildlife rehabilitation project.