Bushmansriver Lodge - Shamwari Game Reserve

Accommodation in Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Star Rating:4

Shamwari private game reserve covers 25 000 hectares (61 000 acres) and is malaria free. It is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth (45 minutes drive outside the city) and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.  

Bushmans River Lodge is a beautifully restored victorian homestead. The home-from-home atmosphere is a welcoming reminder of true South African hospitality. Beautifully decorated in an artistic ethnic theme, this lodge is another representation of the true uniqueness of Shamwari.   

Relax under the thatched boma with a cocktail and absorb the sights and sounds of the Bushmans River valley, dine sumptuously inside or take casual meals outside overlooking the densely wooded valley.

Activities from the lodge include morning and evening game drives or walking safaris, accompanied by your personal ranger. Shamwari Game Reserve prides itself on the knowledge and professionalism of their rangers.

Bushmans River Lodge is pure unadulterated luxury, surrounded by the African wilderness. Scenic beauty surrounds you and you will find animals on your doorstep.  

Room Description at :

Accommodation at Bushmans River Lodge includes Four deluxe en-suite air-conditioned rooms. Bushmans River Lodge is pure unadulterated luxury, surrounded by the African wilderness.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, all meals, game drives, local alcoholic beverages, Tourism Levy and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Telephone, laundry, Wellness Centre treatments, shop purchases or gratuities.


Extra information

A minimum of two nights must be booked in high season

Children:  Regret no children under the age of 12 at Bushmans River Lodge

Climate:  Seasons are the opposite to the Northern Hemisphere. Summer months range from mid-September till late-April. In the Eastern Cape of South Africa our winters are mild - they are nothing close to a European or North American winter. During May to August days are moderate with cool evenings and early mornings. The sun intensity is strong in South Africa and we recommend sun block throughout the year, even if travelling in our winter. In summer, a hat and sunglasses is strongly recommended.

What to pack:  Shamwari is MALARIA FREE - no tablets needed.
Walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, sun protection cream, Cameras and binoculars
Warm clothing - anoraks/jerseys for Land Rover trips at all times
Light clothing and swimming costumes for summer