Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve

The Shamwari Game Reserve is a magnificent example of how one person can make a BIG difference in the world of conservation. Adrian Gardiner from Port Elizabeth began buying tracts of farm land in the Bushmans River area near Paterson in 1990 and carefully began re-introducing indigenous species.

The Bushmans River Valley region was once a true African wilderness area with large herds of buffalo, zebra and other large herbivores. Cape lion, cheetah, leopard and other big cats flourished in this natural environment. But over the years, hunting and over-grazing by domestic animals had destroyed most of the natural vegetation and wildlife.

Shamwari has now been rehabilitated into one of the finest wilderness areas of the Eastern Cape encompassing over 20,000 hectares. An Animal Rescue and Education Centre has been created with the Born Free Foundation, which contains a museum to help educate the public to the importance of wildlife conservation.

Guests may stay at one of several lush lodges at the reserve which offer game drives and guided wilderness trails. Guests may also indulge in the luxurious spas located at the lodges.

- Guided Wilderness Trails
- Game Drives
- Born Free Animal Rescue Centre
- spa, swimming, tennis

- Big 5, bushbuck, kudu, duiker. cheetah, brown hyena, white and black rhino, hippo, wild dog, leopard

Shamwari is located halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, just north of the N2 highway. From the N2, take the R342 northward towards Paterson. 7 km past Paterson, turn right at the Shamwari sign.

Accommodation Near Shamwari Game Reserve

Sleeps: 40 in 3 units/rooms

Lalibela Private Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Grahamstown

14.2km East of Shamwari Game Reserve

All three lodges are built to the same standard, each with its own unique appeal. Each en suite unit has a private observation deck to make the most of the surrounding views. All the lodges boast a large lounge, viewing deck and a sunny swimming ...

Sandflats Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Paterson

15.1km South West of Shamwari Game Reserve

Built at the turn of the last Century - Sandflats Bed & Breakfast in the country village of Paterson, is a quaint establishment reminiscent of a bygone era. We offer clean and comfortable rooms with a host of facilities.

Sandflats Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paterson

15.1km South West of Shamwari Game Reserve

Sandflats Self Catering Accommodation in Paterson 2 units. Both are fully equipped. We are centrally situated within 20 to 30 minutes drive of 5 Malaria free game reserves - all offering a unique African experience.

Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms

TiPi Bush Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Paterson

22.7km West of Shamwari Game Reserve

Enjoy the tranquillity of the African bush on your own terms and agenda, camping in comfort. Situated within a malaria-free area in the Easter Cape, TiPi bush camp prides itself on being an environmentally friendly, eco-tourist destination

Addo Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

37.3km South West of Shamwari Game Reserve

The popular main Addo Rest Camp offers a wide variety of accommodation units to suit all tastes, and plenty of activities to keep visitors busy. A unique feature is the waterhole lookout point, floodlit at night, within the camp as well as the underground

Spekboom Tented Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

37.4km South West of Shamwari Game Reserve

Spend a night in the middle of the bush, listening to the sounds of the wild around you. You may catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals drinking at the nearby waterhole, gaze at the starry skies and enjoy simply being away from it all. The tents are located

Matyholweni Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

37.7km South West of Shamwari Game Reserve

Matyholweni, which means "in the bush" in Xhosa is located near the coastal town of Colchester at the Sundays River Mouth, 3km off the N2 highway, Matyholweni is easily accessible and provides a second gateway into the Park.

Sleeps: 12 in 4 units/rooms

Nukakamma Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

39.3km South of Shamwari Game Reserve

Beautifully fitted with a high quality king size bed, crisp white linen and freshly laundered towels. Bedside lamps for midnight reading rests on two stunning wooden bedside tables which complement our wooden cupboard, mirror frame and occasional table al

Sleeps: 7

Sundays River Mouth Guesthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

39.7km South of Shamwari Game Reserve

Sundays River mouth Guesthouse is an AA SUPERIOR RATED wonderful self-catering Guesthouse situated on the banks of the Sundays River, in the sleepy holiday village of Colchester (38 km North of Port Elizabeth off the N2 Highway).

Sleeps: 11 in 2 units/rooms

Settle Inn

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

41.8km South of Shamwari Game Reserve

Settle Inn at Sundays River is situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. On the one side, you overlook the rolling hills and new Southgate entrance, Camp Matyholweni of the Addo National Park and on the other side the Sundays River .