Shamwari Private Game Reserve

About the Accommodation

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape of Southern Africa, a mere 75 km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is the award-winning pinnacle of private game reserves in Southern Africa, which covers prime natural terrain.

The variety of 5 star lodges offer signature experiences, as each lodge is designed in harmony with its natural environment.

About the Birding and Wildlife

The malaria-free landscape offers magnificent encounters with free-roaming wildlife including the coveted Big 5 and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa and is approximately 25 000 hectares, Shamwari has several bodies of water including the Bushman’s river located throughout the reserve, which means it is the ideal opportunity to catch sight of the teaming birdlife. Our rangers are knowledgeable on the various bird species residing on the reserve and will happily share their insights with guests. At the moment there are more than 275 different bird species at Shamwari for guests to spot. You may see a herd of wild buffalo, but the tiny ox peckers on their backs are the real conservation success.

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.

Contact details:

Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Paterson, Eastern Cape
Tel: +27 (0) 42 203 1111