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Shamwari Game Reserve Alicedale
Eastern Cape

Accommodation South Africa

Shamwari Game Reserve, the malaria free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. It is situated in the verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in Pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.

This is the ultimate African adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism. Luxury accommodation is offered 6 different lodges on the reserve. Long Lee Manor, offers a distinctive Colonial experience in a restored Edwardian Manor house. Long Lee Manor also has a spa. Bushmans River Lodge is a unique historical site with its 4 suites decorated in an artistic African theme. Riverdene Lodge is a restored settler's lodge with 9 suites, all en-suite with air-conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone and small lounge area. The ethnically decorated Lobengula Lodge with its thatched roofs is tucked deep in the valley bushveld. It offers 12 guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway as well as a wellness centre. Bayethe Lodge is a 5-star, luxury lodge comprising of 9-tented suites.

A magnificent bushveld-type lodge made of stonewalls and thatch, accommodates the lounge, dining room, an outdoor banquet boma, swimming pool and viewing deck. The magnificent stone and thatch Eagles Crag, with its own wellness centre offers nine detached suites, each with private deck and plunge pool. Shamwari's highly trained game rangers, with skilled service staff will ensure a memorable adventure, personalised to your needs.

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Rates per person per night: on request
Rates inclusive of accommodation, meals, game drives, taxes and local South African beverages

Long Lee Manor
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Bushmansriver Lodge and Riverdene Lodge - - -
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Lobengula Lodge
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Eagles Crag

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Mantis Madness special: on request

This 5 nights package will include 2 nights at any of the Mantis Collection Private Game Reserves and 3 nights at either Lake Pleasant Living in Knysna, Bushman Sands Hotel in the Eastern Cape, any 1 of the 5 Last Word Retreats (The Constantia, The Long Beach, The Franschhoek, The Bishops Court, The St. James) in and around Cape Town or The Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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