Shamwari Private Game Reserve is situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape of Southern Africa. Home to vast plains and valleys of pristine wilderness where an abundance of wildlife roam. The most spectacular scenery coupled with the most luxurious accommodation offerings, make Shamwari the perfect safari holiday destination.

Shamwari boasts several lodges, each tailored to meet specific needs, from a family friendly haven to a tented paradise. The six lodges and Explorer Camp offer a truly unique experience under the expanse of the riveting African sky. The game drives are second to none featuring magnificent encounters with the impressive big five.

Shamwari’s conservation initiatives as well as the two Born Free big cat sanctuaries and a remarkable Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, set the reserve apart from the rest. In collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres aim to draw attention to the plight of wild cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is amongst the best in Southern Africa and is fully registered to provide veterinary care to young, abandoned, orphaned or injured animals. Thereafter releasing them back into the wild.

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Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Honeymoon safaris
  • Walking Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Bird Watching

Where we operate

  • South Africa

Where we’re based

  • South Africa

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