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.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE:
- Guided Wilderness Trails
- Game Drives
- Born Free Animal Rescue Centre
- spa, swimming, tennis

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

DIRECTIONS TO SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE:
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

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Leeuwenbosch Country House

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Paterson

11.7km South of Shamwari Game Reserve

Welcome to Leeuwenbosch Country House - 17.3km from Paterson. The fifth generation of the Fowlds family welcomes you to their old country home which was built in 1908. The manor house is furnished with a combination of antiques and the luxuries of moder

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Leeuwenbosch Shearers Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Paterson

11.7km South of Shamwari Game Reserve

Leeuwenbosch Shearers Lodge offers a homely Eastern Cape experience inclusive of dinner and breakfast. Game drives in the Amakhala Game Reserve are bookable at an extra cost. Shearers Lodge has three twin/double rooms, and two family rooms.

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Hlosi Game Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Paterson

12.3km South of Shamwari Game Reserve

Our large luxury safari tents are one bedroom and have all the modern conveniences, including full en-suite bathrooms, air conditioners, electric blankets and a minibar. It also offers an open-plan lounge and viewing decks over-looking the African bush.

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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 ...

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Bukela Game Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Paterson

14.4km South East of Shamwari Game Reserve

Bukela Game Lodge is a 5-star luxury lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo Eastern Cape, South Africa. Accommodation at this tranquil luxury game lodge is provided in four suites and ten luxury safari tents, each individually styled in African simp

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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.

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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.

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Hopewell Private Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

17.5km South of Shamwari Game Reserve

This private game reserve in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape hosts groups of up to 12 guests in stylish, secluded suites with sweeping views over a reclaimed Eden.

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Pure Nature Familodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Paterson

19.4km West of Shamwari Game Reserve

The Pure Nature Familodge is a small lodge only 25 km away from the Addo Elephant Park. Families are more than welcome at our farm. We are offering a holiday trip in the beautiful nature of south africa.

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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

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