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Shamwari Sindile

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve / South Africa

Named for the matriarch of Shamwari’s leopards, the camp mimics a solitary leopard’s sanctuary, blending with the surrounding bush while providing excellent vantages over the Bushman’s River and surrounding plains.

Sindile is isiXhosa for “survivor”, testament to the celebrated leopardess that survived numerous lion maulings to raise five litters of cubs.

The nine premier guest tents are elevated above the surrounding bush, allowing uninhibited views, unsullied by any other man-made structures or light pollution.

The main lodge is made up of large staggered tents, joined by decks and elevated walkways.

Dining room with fireplace
Check-in at 1pm. Check-out at 11am.
Luxury Africa Collection

Shamwari Sindile

Certified
Sustainable
Shamwari Private Game Reserve / South Africa

Named for the matriarch of Shamwari’s leopards, the camp mimics a solitary leopard’s sanctuary, blending with the surrounding bush while providing excellent vantages over the Bushman’s River and surrounding plains.

Sindile is isiXhosa for “survivor”, testament to the celebrated leopardess that survived numerous lion maulings to raise five litters of cubs.

The nine premier guest tents are elevated above the surrounding bush, allowing uninhibited views, unsullied by any other man-made structures or light pollution.

The main lodge is made up of large staggered tents, joined by decks and elevated walkways.

Check-in at 1pm. Check-out at 11am.
Dining room with fireplace
9 Premier Tents
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Meals

Selected local beverages

Game Drives

Guided Walks

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

9 Premier Tents

Dining room with fireplace

Boma

Bar and Lounge with fireplace and big screen television

Deck with firepit

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Shamwari offers an array of experiences you can enjoy such as Game Drives, Birding, Walking Safaris, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Photographic Safaris and more.

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Location
Distance from Port Elizabeth

85 km / 1 hr 10 min drive to Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Distance from Cape Town

807 km / 9 hr drive to Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

1 hr 10 min flight to Port Elizabeth followed by 1 hr 10 min drive to Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Situated a mere 75 km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is the award-winning pinnacle of private game reserves in Southern Africa, which covers prime natural terrain. This 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. The Eastern Cape is blessed with natural and cultural diversity. It’s especially renowned for the evergreen vegetation of the Tsitsikamma Forest at the end of the Garden Route. It is also home to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness, the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains and part of the Great Karoo. Another Eastern Cape point of interest is its awe-inspiring coastline, making it the ideal place for water sport enthusiasts and beach bodies alike. Surfers can enjoy the super tubes of Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis, where a host of international surfing competitions are held.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to pack?

As Shamwari is a malaria-free area, there is no need for you to pack any preventative tablets or syrup, other than your prescription medication. We highly recommend that you bring: Cameras, lenses and binoculars; Light clothing for summer safaris; Bathing suits for the pool areas; Walking shoes; Sunscreen and hats; Warmer clothing for winter stays.

What is the best time of year for game viewing?

Game viewing is not affected by the weather, seasons or time of year. Animals are active 365 days a year. If there is something you are specifically looking to see, consult with one of our safari experts upon making your booking. Additionally, it’s recommended that you bring warmer clothing along for the trip as it may get cold, regardless of the time of year.

Does the lodge offer airport transfer?

Yes, airport transfer is available at an additional cost. Kindly contact us for updated cost.

Is the lodge family-friendly?

Sindile welcomes guests over-16 only.

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Shamwari Sindile

Named for the matriarch of Shamwari’s leopards, the camp mimics a solitary leopard’s sanctuary, blending with the surrounding bush while providing excellent vantages over the Bushman’s River and surrounding plains.

Sindile is isiXhosa for “survivor”, testament to the celebrated leopardess that survived numerous lion maulings to raise five litters of cubs.

The nine premier guest tents are elevated above the surrounding bush, allowing uninhibited views, unsullied by any other man-made structures or light pollution.

The main lodge is made up of large staggered tents, joined by decks and elevated walkways.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in at 1pm. Check-out at 11am.
Family Friendly
9 Premier Tents
Dining room with fireplace
Wheelchair Accessible
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The nine luxury free-standing tents are elevated above the surrounding bush, allowing uninhibited views, unsullied by any other man-made structures or light pollution. The harmonious, intimate design minimises the environmental footprint.

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Premier Tent

The nine luxury free-standing tents are elevated above the surrounding bush, allowing uninhibited views, unsullied by any other man-made structures or light pollution. The harmonious, intimate design minimises the environmental footprint.

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Drive Through the Wild

Game viewing drives are available for morning and afternoon trips, as this is when the animals are most active. The vehicles are open and comfortable, and give you a panoramic view of the area.

02
Take a Walk on The Wild Side

In addition to spectacular game drives, Shamwari Private Game Reserve also offers professionally guided bush walks. The lodge's rangers share their intimate knowledge of the reserve and their own expert insights to make each natural encounter a special event. Here, you can gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora indigenous to the region. You may see a herd of wild buffalo, but the tiny ox peckers on their backs are the real conservation success.

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Birds of The Region

There are an abundance of special birds that we are privileged to see at Shamwari. Specialist guides, who know the habits and habitats of these birds, will do their utmost to get you a sighting of these birds in their natural environment.

04
Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries & Education Centres

In partnership with actress, author and wildlife campaigner, Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation, Shamwari Private Game Reserve designed the Animal Rescue and Education Centres to incorporate the sanctuary and educational facility. Their goal is to create awareness of the horrific way in which wildlife is exploited in captivity around the world. The centres aim to draw attention to the plight of wild big cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world.

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Safari Spa

Escape to Shamwari Private Game Reserve and enjoy a safari spa experience in the unspoilt surrounds of the Eastern Cape. Sindile's relaxation retreats will leave you feeling revitalised and rejuvenated, with treatments that are proven to be beneficial for the mind, body and soul.

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Anti Poaching Unit

Out of a love for animals and necessity Shamwari has developed an effective anti-poaching unit over the years. The unit follows a pro-active approach through intelligence gathering to prevent any incidents while simultaneously actively protecting the fauna and flora of the reserve through a dedicated and passionate team.

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The dining area and bar are situated to make the most of the views over the reserve, with focal points including a large harvest table and fire pit.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

9 Premier Tents

Dining room with fireplace

Boma

Bar and Lounge with fireplace and big screen television

Deck with firepit

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Meals

Selected local beverages

Game Drives

Guided Walks

Private deck with heated plunge pool and lounging area under a pergola

WiFi

Tourism Levy

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to pack?

As Shamwari is a malaria-free area, there is no need for you to pack any preventative tablets or syrup, other than your prescription medication. We highly recommend that you bring: Cameras, lenses and binoculars; Light clothing for summer safaris; Bathing suits for the pool areas; Walking shoes; Sunscreen and hats; Warmer clothing for winter stays.

What is the best time of year for game viewing?

Game viewing is not affected by the weather, seasons or time of year. Animals are active 365 days a year. If there is something you are specifically looking to see, consult with one of our safari experts upon making your booking. Additionally, it’s recommended that you bring warmer clothing along for the trip as it may get cold, regardless of the time of year.

Does the lodge offer airport transfer?

Yes, airport transfer is available at an additional cost. Kindly contact us for updated cost.

Is the lodge family-friendly?

Sindile welcomes guests over-16 only.

Location
Situated a mere 75 km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is the award-winning pinnacle of private game reserves in Southern Africa, which covers prime natural terrain. This 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. The Eastern Cape is blessed with natural and cultural diversity. It’s especially renowned for the evergreen vegetation of the Tsitsikamma Forest at the end of the Garden Route. It is also home to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness, the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains and part of the Great Karoo. Another Eastern Cape point of interest is its awe-inspiring coastline, making it the ideal place for water sport enthusiasts and beach bodies alike. Surfers can enjoy the super tubes of Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis, where a host of international surfing competitions are held.
Distance from Port Elizabeth

85 km / 1 hr 10 min drive to Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Distance from Cape Town

807 km / 9 hr drive to Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

1 hr 10 min flight to Port Elizabeth followed by 1 hr 10 min drive to Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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