Wildlife Safaris in South Africa

An exclusive Shamwari
Game Reserve safari

Map of the Eastern Cape including Shamwari

A Shamwari Game Reserve Safari
'Shamwari' from the Zulu tongue means 'my friend' and as you'll find out, the personalised service you'll encounter at this unique family owned safari destination plus it's close proximity to the famous Garden Route, makes this game reserve an excellent family holiday venue.

Rhino bull at Shamwari As you'll see from the map above, Shamwari is situated along the N2, midway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It can be accessed by road (72kms from PE) or by air to a private landing strip at the Reserve.

Shamwari is the private safari destination of the Eastern Cape. The Reserve has received a number of international awards, including 'Worlds leading Conservation Company' and 'Best Conservation Practice'

Shamwari is also the largest private game reserve
in the Eastern Cape. It ecompases 25,000 hectares and a variety of ecosystems. It is known for its historic heritage and the work by management and specialised teams, to preserve the ancient way of life of its animal and bird populations.

If conservation is your passion, then Shamwari is the place to be. Enjoy your
luxury lodge accommodation and guided game drives while secure in the knowledge that no efforts are spared to sustain the diversity of the wildlife and protect the environment.

Shamwari Game Reserve Safari Activities

Leopard at Shamwari Game Reserve Eastern CapeThe open vehicle game drives are of course the main event at Shamwari. You are seated in modern 6 seater Landrovers and accompanied by trained ranger guides who have a wide knowledge and appreciation of the wildlife and the natural environment. You leave early in the morning for a game drive followed by breakfast at your lodge, and again in the late afternoon for an evening/night game drive, stopping for sundowners on the way.

Your time between game drives is spent relaxing at your lodge, with facilities such as a swimming pool, gym and tennis to keep you occupied in the heat of the day.

Once back at your lodge at around 8 pm. you'll enjoy drinks at the bar followed by a barbeque, locally known as a 'braai' or a tasty African style dinner in a boma or under the stars.

Guided nature walks and 3 day backpacking wilderness trails can be arranged, in the company of an experienced armed guide. This type of activity is recommended at Shamwari, because hiking in the wild enables  you to gain a personal appreciation for the African environment.

Lioness with cub at ShamwariThe Born Free Foundation was set up to promote the conservation of species, to rescue wild animals from captive situations and to draw the awareness of the public to the plight of these animals. Be sure to see the big cats at the Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue and Education Centre at the Shamwari Game Reserve.

Booking at the Game Reserve: Shamwari Game Reserve

More information about the Shamwari game lodges: Shamwari Game Lodges

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