M11918 is one of the only malaria free, Big 5 private reserves in South Africa. The first Game Reserve established in the Eastern Cape is setting the pace in conservation, this 25 000 hectare Reserve is steeped in settler history and dates back to the times when game roamed free.
Relocation of indigenous species to the malaria free region has gradually taken place over ten years. Lion, cheetah, leopard, brown hyena, black backed jackal, bat eared foxes, elephant, black and white rhino, disease-free buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, black wildebees, 18 antelope species and many other animal species can be viewed roaming wild at Shamwari. Bird life is correspondingly varied, with well over 300 species reported. The re-introduction of the first Wild Dog that roamed the area more than 200 years ago in June 2003 was of profound significance.
M11918 stretches along the Bushman's River and is 72km from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. It forms a natural extension to the Garden Route and is the closest private game reserve in the country to a national airport.
Accommodation is offered in seven separate luxury lodges. Long Lee Manor, offerings a distinctive Colonial experience. Bushmans River Lodge is a unique historical site with its 4 suites decorated in an artistic African theme. Riverdene Lodge is a restored settler's lodge with 9 suites, all en-suite with air-conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone and small lounge area. The ethnically decorated Lobengula Lodge with its thatched roofs is tucked deep in the valley bushveld. It offers 12 guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway as well as a wellness centre. Bayethe Lodge is a 5-star, luxury lodge comprising of 9-tented suites. A magnificent bushveld-type lodge made of stonewalls and thatch, accommodates the lounge, dining room, an outdoor banquet boma, swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the Buffalo River, a tributary to the great Bushmans River. Shamwari’s newest lodge, the magnificent stone and thatch Eagles Crag, with its own wellness centre opened in October 2002. There are nine detached suites, each with private deck and plunge pool. The lodge has dining deck, outdoor boma area and large lounge. All suites have spacious bathrooms with two vanity basins, separate indoor and outdoor showers.An environmentally friendly private African thatch designed villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the Reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment. Sarili Lodge consists of four suites and can sleep a maximum of eight guests. The lodge features a child friendly swimming pool, dining and lounge areas and children’s den, courtyard barbeque area, special children’s menu and dedicated child minders.
M11918’s highly trained game rangers conduct morning and evening game drives where amongst other things current research and conservation projects will be introduced. The Reserve is home to the Born Free Foundation Centre providing a sanctuary for big cats that have been rescued from captive conditions and are rehabilitated for future possible release. The Reserve has a complete wildlife research team as well as it’s own anti-poaching unit.
Long Lee Manor accommodates 38 guests in elegant en-suite bedrooms, all with air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
- Dining room
- Open blazing fire at the Barn
- Long Lee Manor Shop
- Gym facilities and tennis courts are available.
- A wellness centre is also available.
- Large private lounge
- Steam bath
- Plunge pools
- Bathrooms in all the suites are stylish sandstone and granite havens.
- Outside showers
- Television and telephone
- Outdoor barbecue area
Nearby attractions and activities:
Activities on offer in a regular day. Or you can just relax.
Game drives and game viewing. (Up to 2 a day - Morning and evening)
Nature Walks with armed rangers.
Fine dining with tea breaks or relax at our bars.
Barbeque styled dinners are a popular choice.
The Born Free Foundation and Wilderness Area are a must see.
Historic storys and legends of the area are often told by the rangers.
On site shop with curios.
Port Elizabeth - The Friendly City
The Beaches of The Eastern Cape Province
The Garden Route
70km from Port Elizabeth.
M11918 is the proud recipient of the first international Skal Eco-Tourism Award.
We are pleased to tell you that we have scooped 5 more World category awards. They are : Shamwari Game Reserve – World’s Leading Conservation Company and World’s Leading Safari and Game Reserve.
All rates quoted are Gross including VAT of 14% where applicable and are subject to change without prior notice.
A Minimum Of Two Nights Must Be Booked In High Season.
(One Night Stay At Long Lee Manor During Low Season)
Tourism Levy Is Included In The Rates.
All meals, accommodation and alcoholic beverages. Game drives in open Land Rovers with experienced rangers. Spotlight drives at night. Walking safaris with armed rangers.
Children under the age of 12 by arrangement. Regret no children at Lobengula Lodge/Bushmans River Lodge. Less than 3 years must share with parents, no charge and are not allowed on game drives. Aged 7 and less than 12 years sharing with parents, or own room, 50% of fee, this including game drives. Children under seven years are not allowed on game drives.
Full pre-payment required 30 days prior to arrival. 25% of fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival. 50% of fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival. 100% of fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.
Group Booking Policy:
This policy applies to bookings of 10 or more people.
A minimum of a 2 night stay applies throughout the year.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable 90 days prior to arrival.
A 100% non-refundable payment 30 days prior to arrival.
Diners, Amex, Master Card and Visa Cards are gladly accepted.
Full pre-payment prior to client’s arrival.
Suggested arrival time - 13h00. Check out at 11h00 for convenience of arriving guests. Rooms available from 14h00.
All transfers are handled by accredited car hire companies. M11918 will gladly book these on your behalf.
Formal conference facilities at Long Lee Manor. Conference package on request.
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
• All rates quoted are Gross, including VAT of 14% where applicable and are subject to change without prior notice.
• Rates are quoted per person per night on a fully-inclusive basis and include accommodation, all meals and local alcoholic beverages and game drives.
• Rates do Not include telephone, laundry, Wellness Centre treatments, shop purchases or gratuities.
- A 50% single supplement ia applicable to single occupants
||Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2003
Client Request Served: 12
M11918 is the Southernmost, Big Five, and private reserve in Africa - Malaria Free. This award-winning African adventure stretches along the Bushman's river, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route and Cape Town. An unforgettable conservation effort...
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