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 Eagles Crag Lodge offers the most memorable Big Five meets five star safari experience.
Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge has transported the luxury resort experience into the African bush, redefining contemporary African luxury in the Shamwari Game Reserve. Consisting of only nine exclusive suites, Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge is surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs and flawlessly executed with elements of glass, wood, and stone to enhance its unique setting. Elegance begets comfort with details like private plunge pools on discrete decks, indoor and outdoor showers, and walls of windows, which can be thrown open to reveal the stunning views of the surrounding rock faces where the eagles take flight. There is even a bird spotting scope on hand to bring these beautiful creatures into focus.
The main lodge facilities at Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge feature a lovely Spa Retreat for those looking for a relaxing “spafari” experience, a cigar lounge for the bygone safari enthusiast, and multiple viewing decks looking out onto the cliffs. While outdoor dining is always available, guests can also find the day’s meals served up in the formal dining room and paired with a finely curated selection of South African reds and whites.
The primary attraction of Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge is the game. From elephants and rhinos to lions and cheetahs, all of the big game feel right at home near Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge because of its minimal ecological footprint. Guests will find that they don’t need to rush long distances to discover them, as the herds and prides are almost always within earshot of the lodge. This gift of time allows the safari experience to be more immersive and educational, introducing guests to the historical significance of Shamwari Game Reserve’s five eco-systems and multitude of plant, animal, and bird life. In between morning and evening game drives, set out on a fascinating game walk with a ranger or visit one of the many conservation efforts within Shamwari Game Reserve, 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 Crag Lodge directly supports these efforts.Request Information