Safari Lodges at Shamwari Private 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 on a thrilling game drive or exploring Shamwari Private Game Reserve 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 delight.

Eagles Crag Lodge

This Shamwari safari lodge offers ultimate luxury personified in a contemporary African design. Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides comfort and opulence for the most discerning of travellers. Each of the 9 glass and stone suites have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, bath and indoor and outdoor shower and a sundeck with heated plunge pool. The luxury spa offers a wide variety of personalized treatments in the Relaxation Retreat, featuring a hydro bath, steam room and sauna.

On the upper level, the guest dining and lounge open through large doorways onto the wrap-around veranda with individual ‘dining pods’ overlooking the cliff. On the lower level of Eagles Crag Lodge, fitness enthusiasts can make use of the fitness centre and an entertainment lounge.

Lobengula Lodge

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

Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness room, a relaxation retreat with sauna, Wi-Fi, main lounge (with satellite TV). There are 6 Junior Suites, all boasting private plunge pools. All Suites include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, minibar, en-suite bathroom with bath, indoor and outdoor shower and private deck. 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

This Shamwari safari lodge offers refined elegance from a bygone era, catering to guests in spacious Room and Suites including a 2-bedroom Family Suite with a living room and private plunge pool sleeping a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children. Accommodation options include 4 Garden Rooms with veranda (inter-leading), 11 Plains Rooms with veranda and outdoor shower (2 inter-leading of which one is equipped to accommodate a wheelchair) and  2 Manor House Suites with balcony situated upstairs in the historic manor house.

 Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, boasts a distinctive 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 boma.

A boma overlooking the water hole offers an outdoor option for meals. Shamwari has a wine list with hand selected fine red and white South African wines. Other facilities at Long Lee Manor include a fitness centre, gift boutique, relaxation retreat with spa treatment rooms and a rim-flow swimming pool.

Riverdene Lodge

Riverdene Family Lodge is an exclusive family safari lodge in Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in an elegantly restored frontier homestead. Riverdene Lodge, with its 9 inter-leading luxury rooms, large swimming pool (with shallow area for children), boma, supervised Kids Club, and spacious green lawns, ensures entertainment for the whole family. The Kids on Safari Adventure Centre complement the facilities with an extensive modern playground offering an array of kid friendly activities to keep kids entertained in a safe and supervised environment.

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 excellent red and white South African wines.

Bayethe Tented Lodge

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 and swimming pool. Facilities at Bayethe Tented Lodge include spa treatments, gift boutique, lounge with satellite tv, indoor and outdoor dining and Wi-Fi.

The 12 luxury tents are camouflaged under trees allowing for ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent has air-conditioning, electric blankets, an en-suite bathroom with a bath and outdoor shower, fire place, mini bar, private plunge pool and viewing deck.

Sarili Lodge

Sarili Lodge offers a luxury bush experience, perfect for families or small parties. With African travel becoming a family affair, Sarili Lodge is a 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 Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The décor reflects contemporary comfort inspired by the natural environment.

Sarili Lodge consists of 5 luxury rooms that can sleep a maximum of 10 guests. This Shamwari safari lodge features a child-friendly heated swimming pool, dining and lounge area with satellite tv, Wi-Fi, 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, visit the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.


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