Luxury and nature combine to magnificent effect at Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Your stay is an experience like no other. Situated in the Eastern Cape, wildlife and fauna exist here in abundance and make for the most wondrous of holidays.
At one with nature
Shamwari, which means ‘my friend’ in Shona, a language of the native people of Zimbabwe, is a splendid example of a private game reserve. Seeking the elusive Big Five, this is somewhere you can truly feel at home with nature. Watch the wild animals roam free, under the African sun.
Accommodation at Shamwari comprises of only six lodges and a luxurious tented camp for those who want to be a little closer to nature, each providing a very different, utterly unforgettable encounter with the African bush and its native animals.
Game drives at Shamwari take place during sunrise and sunset - the very best time for spotting the Big Five, as well as countless other species. See magnificent birds of prey take to the skies or experience the thrill of seeing a lion or leopard from the comfort and safety of our open game drive vehicles. Our rangers are passionate about wildlife and experts in the African bush. Memories of a safari holiday at Shamwari really will last a lifetime.
It’s not all about sumptuous accommodation, fabulous food and the thrill of the game drives, though. A stay at Shamwari also means taking experiencing an important conservation project. Thanks to the efforts of all involved, the land here has been returned to its previous rich biodiversity. The Wildlife Rehab Centre rescues, cares for, and rehabilitates sick, injured and abandoned wildlife, under the expert eyes of specialist veterinarians. Meanwhile, the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries are focused on the protection of those most majestic of creatures - big cats.
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