Shamwari Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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Shamwari Game Reserve encompasses over 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of pristine nature, populated by big cats like lions and leopards. The reserve focuses on rehabilitating the area's diverse ecosystems and reversing the negative effects of intensive farming. Activities include safari rides and tours catering to amateur and professional photographers. Visitors wishing to extend their stay can book into one of the reserve's lodges, or pitch a tent at the onsite camp. Only overnight guests of the lodge can visit the reserve. Please check website for more information. Work out when and for how long to visit Shamwari Game Reserve and other Port Elizabeth attractions using our handy Port Elizabeth trip maker tool.
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  • We had the best time at Shamwari, our ranger Mino ensured we had the best experience possible! It surpassed my expectation and I hope to be back one day so that Mino can show me more. We also enjoyed....  more
    We had the best time at Shamwari, our ranger Mino ensured we had the best experience possible! It surpassed my expectation and I hope to be back one day so that Mino can show me more. We also enjoyed....  more »
  • There aren’t enough gold stars for Shamwari’s safari. The experience was life changing and so extraordinary from start to finish that it is difficult to explain other than to say, MAGICAL! Our... 
    There aren’t enough gold stars for Shamwari’s safari. The experience was life changing and so extraordinary from start to finish that it is difficult to explain other than to say, MAGICAL! Our...  more »
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  • Everything about it was excellent. At reception Portia was very welcoming. The food was out of this world!Rooms very clean and the plunge pool !!! What I enjoyed most were the game drives.Tiem was very friendly and knowledgeable. Still can't believe it.Thank you very much.
  • We had an amazing stay at the Bayethe Lodge. It was recently refurbished and the room was spacious and beautiful, more like a small house than a tent. Definitely not what you would expect in the middle of deep bush. The staff catered to my gluten allergy and provided gluten free meals and snacks throughout the stay. Even snacks during safari drives were gluten free. Our range Frans was amazing and made sure we have a chance to see all animals.

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