The world renowned Shamwari Group has been a pioneering leader in wildlife safaris, conservation and hospitality for over 20 years, with three diverse properties in South Africa – Shamwari Game Reserve, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge and two unique properties in Rwanda – Nyungwe Forest Lodge and Gorilla’s Nest Lodge.
Ideal for family travel, Shamwari Game Reserve, the pride of the Eastern Cape, is one of the largest malaria-free Big 5 private game reserves in the region, a 45 minute drive from Port Elizabeth, forming a natural extension of the Garden Route offers 5 distinctive lodges, one Villa and the Shamwari Explorer Camp, an experiential 2 day walking safari with accommodation in mobile tents plus a new photographic safari. The Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Born Free Foundation and the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre are three unique aspects at Shamwari.
Regarded as the Cape’s premier wildlife destination, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, also malaria-free, situated in the Karoo, three hours from Cape Town along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, offers a unique Big 5 wilderness experience boasting three luxury lodges, Relaxation Retreats and the Sanbona Explorer Camp. A ‘boat safari’ on the Bellair Dam presents an exceptional perspective of the Big 5 wildlife, marine and birdlife whilst discovering this ancient land, once home of Khoisan hunters. The ‘Kids on Safari’ programme is ideal for families to learn about conservation.
Legendary Experiences in the Kruger are found at Jock Safari Lodge in the world renowned Kruger National Park just over a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg, or 1 hour from Skukuza and 2 hours from Kruger International Airport. Jock Explorer Camp is an experiential insight of a bygone era as experienced by the legendary Percy Fitzpatrick in the 18th century and the nearby Fitzpatrick’s Lodge is perfect for small groups and families.
In Rwanda enjoy two exceptional lodges, Nyungwe Forest Lodge, boasting 22 spacious luxury rooms, 1 two bedroom Suite and 1 Presidential Suite offering supreme comfort and style surrounded by ancient forests, an exceptional primate and rain forest experience. At the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range, Gorilla’s Nest Lodge overlooks the world famous Volcanoes National Park, Kinigi, where guests can witness the endangered mountain gorillas.
Committed to the conservation of our planet and wildlife, Shamwari Group is partnered with The Born Free Foundation and the Wilderness Foundation. Just one of the many projects includes the Forever Wild campaign, which raises funds and awareness for the survival of the African rhino.
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