Welcome to Shamwari Private Game Reserve, the ultimate luxury Big Five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africas Big 5, and is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the Worlds Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realisation of one mans dream, and the success of many peoples passion.
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. Shamwari is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.
Luxury accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience. When you visit Shamwari Private Game Reserve, we would want you to have the 'safari of a lifetime'. We will assign a personal game ranger to your group.
We want you to experience, learn and enjoy the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer. To achieve this goal, we have brought together the best that the area has to offer. There is great game viewing, in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential.
Your personal game ranger will provide insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora. In between game drives your time is filled with relaxing, reading, spa treatments, swimming, enjoying delicious cuisine, a game walk, or a visit to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuarys.