Lodging at Shamwari Game Reserve

Choose from 6 different Shamwari safari lodges, each one addressing the specific safari accommodation needs of differing travellers.

When you've spent all morning 'roughing it' in an open safari vehicle or exploring the bush on foot, you want to know you're coming back to a room or suite that offers you all the luxury and comfort you've come to expect, and gourmet food that will inspire and delight.

Eagles Crag Lodge

Eagles Crag Lodge in Shamwari Game Reserve.This Shamwari safari lodge offers ultimate luxury personified in a contemporary African design. Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the comfort and opulence for the most discerning of travellers. Each of the glass and stone suites were built to maximize the privacy of the guest in the most tranquil and luxurious of settings.

The luxury spa offers a wide variety of personalized treatments in the 2 therapy rooms and also features a hydro bath, steam room and sauna. The upper floor dining room and lounge, and ground floor library, lounge and cocktail bar, all further compliment the guests 'African bushveld experience'.

Villa Lobengula

Villa Lobengula mini suite.This safari lodge at Shamwari Game Reserve offers classical African elegance in ethnic thatched surrounds. Tucked away deep in the valley bushveld, this ethnically decorated thatched lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway.

Three of the 6 luxury suites have private plunge pools whilst the remaining 3 suites are situated adjacent to the large swimming pool. The Chief suite boasts a large lounge with fireplace and private pool.

Lobengula Lodge serves lavish meals either on the main deck, in the dining room beside the fireplace or in the outside boma under the stars. A selection of fine and rare South African wines are available from the cellar.

Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor in Shamwari Game Reserve.This Shamwari safari lodge offers refined elegance from a bygone era, catering to guests in a choice of 10 suites and 5 luxury rooms. Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, boasts a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.

Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open blazing fire at the Barn. A river boma offers an outdoor option for meals and Shamwari has a wine list with hand selected fine red and white South African wines.

Riverdene Lodge

Riverdene Lodge Boma.Enjoy a colonial African experience in an elegantly restored frontier homestead. Riverdene Lodge, with its nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility ensures entertainment for the whole family. Rooms are fully air-conditioned; all feature television, telephone and small lounge area, en-suite sandstone bathroom and private balconies leading onto the landscaped gardens.

There are 2 elegantly furnished casual lounges as well as a magnificent rim flow swimming pool to entice guests to relax and restore their energy.

The lounge opens onto an outdoor barbeque area. Meals can also be taken in the spacious dining room or the magnificent stone boma under thatch with a deck overlooking the Bushmans River. The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines.

Bayethe Lodge

Bayethe Lodge bedroom interior.This Shamwari safari lodge offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation. Bayethe is a 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 the deck which is adjacent to the outside boma for traditional fireside dining under the stars.

The 12 luxury tents are camouflaged under trees allowing for ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent has air-conditioning and a heater, an en-suite bathroom with shower, private plunge pool and viewing deck. The superior tents at Bayethe Hills are the ultimate in tented luxury. These tents offer the additional luxuries of a fireplace, satellite TV, plunge pool and hammocks suspended out of the wooden decks.

Sarili Lodge

Sarili Lodge accommodation in Shamwari.Sarili offers the perfect combination between a colonial and bush experience, perfect for families or small parties. With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a new luxury lodge exclusively for families. An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment.

The lodge consists of five suites and can sleep a maximum of ten 10 guests. This Shamwari safari lodge features a child-friendly swimming pool, dining and lounge areas, courtyard barbeque area and a special children’s menu. Child minders are available at an additional cost. Shamwari offers a special “Kids on Safari” programme where kids aged 4 and older have a chance of a lifetime to view the Big 5, view a special educational film and visit the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

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