Shamwari Game Reserve is a malaria free, private game reserve situated on over 49,000 acres in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Of the private game reserve’s seven award-winning accommodations, Shamwari Bayethe Lodge offers the ultimate luxury tented safari immersion experience.

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Shamwari Bayethe Lodge is a luxury tented accommodation wrapped in the intimate nature of Shamwari Game Reserve. Each of the nine luxury thatched tents at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge are shrouded by rich vegetation, offering a wholly private and secluded stay amid the African bush. Countless luxuries exist within the stone walls and thatch roofed suites, including air conditioning, private viewing decks, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and private plunge pools. Three superior tents located at Bayethe Hills provide an even more luxurious stay in the African wilderness, with the added amenities of fireplaces, satellite televisions, private plunge pools, and hammocks for swaying on the wooden decks.

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge is named for “By-ye-ti” or “I salute you,” a warm, African greeting that welcomes each morning sunrise in this tented paradise. Guests awake to the sounds of the African bush and the resident game making their daily pilgrimage to the neighboring watering hole, and they dine either indoors or outdoors on the deck or boma amid the wild. Cuban cigars, rare wines, imported champagnes, mouthwatering cuisine, and attentive service are some of the many little luxuries one will find at the main lodge, as are an array of sumptuous spa treatments at the Bayethe Bush Spa.

The primary attraction of Shamwari Bayethe Lodge and all of the accommodations on Shamwari Game Reserve is the game. From elephants and rhinos to lions and cheetahs, big game and a multitude of plant, animal, and bird life are proliferating within the reserve’s five eco-systems. Steeped in settler history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, Shamwari Game Reserve provides guests with amazing animal encounters on twice daily game drives, walking safaris, and educational programs. In between game drives, visit one of Shamwari’s conservation initiatives, including the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries, the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Center, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Shamwari Game Reserve is the realization of one man’s dream and the success of many peoples’ passion to create a haven for animal rehabilitation and education, and Shamwari Eagles Bayethe Lodge directly supports those important efforts.

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