Riverdene 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.

The two elegantly furnished casual lounges and glorious sunroom, as well as a magnificent rim flow swimming pool entice guests to relax and restore their energies.  The lounge opens onto a spacious outdoor barbecue area.

There is a new Magnificent boma overlooking the Bushmans River where scenic beauty surrounds you . As with all the lodges at Shamwari, guests receive personal attention from their assigned rangers for the duration of their stay.

Room Description at :

Riverdene Lodge sleeps a total of 18 guests. Rooms are fully air-conditioned, all feature television, telephone and small lounge area. Each en-suite sandstone bathroom has a 'his' and 'hers' vanity basin, separate shower and bath. Private balconies lead onto the landscaped gardens.


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 Riverdene Lodge

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

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.