Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.


Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a premier safari and hospitality destination in South Africa’s ecologically and culturally significant Eastern Cape Province. Is the pinnacle of private game reserves and one of the largest conservation initiatives in Southern Africa, being World’s Leading Safari and Game Reserve since 1998.

The reserve offers abundant wildlife, fauna and flora exclusive to the area and unforgettable encounters with nature. It is Malaria free.

5 star accommodation coupled with the exciting safari experiences on offer, providing the whole family a holiday to remember.

It is only 60 minutes drive from Port Elizabeth Airport. 



Its six lodges each provide distinct experiences: from exclusive tranquility, effortless family enjoyment or the back-to-nature appeal of a luxury tented camp, all complemented by the very best local cuisine and thoughtful service.



Interactive game 3 hour drives take place in the tranquil moods of African sunrise and sunset.

Guided by rangers from the comfort and safety of the open game viewing vehicles.

Walking safaris
Specialized guides provide this once in a lifetime experience on a guided walking safari of the surrounding land, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature.

Special treatments can be done in the different SPA facilities situated in Eagles Crag, Bayethe Lodge, Long Lee Manor and Villa Lobengula.

Shamwari’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Shamwari’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is the cornerstone of its successful conservation programme. It is here, that at two bespoke facilities, sick and injured wild animals are treated and cared for before being released back into the wild and 25 years of accumulated experience, knowledge and expertise is applied and shared.

Born Free Foundation, Animal Rescue & Education Centre 
Through a long-standing partnership with the Born Free Foundation, Shamwari provides a permanent home for rescued African big cats.

These cats, which have been kept as household pets or rescued from circuses and zoos around the world, are not able to survive in the wild. At Shamwari, they are cared for in five bush enclosures.


T: +27 (0) 42 203 1111