Eagles Crag Lodge - Shamwari Game Reserve

Accommodation in Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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Eagles Crag Lodge

Breath-taking views where the eagles soar.

Tucked away and surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs, Eagles Crag epitomizes an elegant ambience amid its lush natural beauty.

Nine exclusive suites, fashioned in glass and stone, unveil breathtaking views of surrounding rock faces where eagles soar.

Each suite opens onto a private deck and plunge pool in which to unwind in pure comfort. Indulge your body and mind with a bush Relaxation Retreat experience.

Shamwari Game Reserve

Pride of the Eastern Cape

Situated a mere 75km from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Shamwari Game Reserve is the award-winning pinnacle of private game reserves in Southern Africa, covering over 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain.

This malaria free landscape offers magnificent encounters with free roaming wildlife including the coveted Big 5 and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

The variety of 5 star lodges offer signature experiences as each lodge is designed in harmony with its natural environment.

Conserving a vanishing way of life

Room Description at :

Suite Configuration
All 9 detached suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite.
• 7 King bedded Junior Suites
• 2 Twin bedded Junior Suites

Suite Features
• Air conditioning
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Hair dryer • Electronic safe
• Fitted international adaptors
• International dial telephone
• En-suite bathroom
• In and outdoor shower facilities
• Private mini bar
• Ceiling fan
• Bird spotting scope
• Private plunge pool with deck Breath-taking views where the eagles soar


Inclusions / Exclusions

All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on “per person per night” basis.

· Adults travelling:
o Adult rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one room or suite. Persons 12 years and older are
considered adults and will therefore require their own room/suite at the applicable rates.
o Single rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one room/suite. Not applicable when an adult is sharing with a child/children.
o Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults.
o Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% Vat (all other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure).
o Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.

· Children travelling: o Applicable to Riverdene Family Lodge and Sarili Family Lodge only.

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


Extra information

Lodge Facilities
• Library/Boardroom, accommodating up to 18 delegates
• Bar/Cigar lounge featuring a fireplace and big screen TV with glass fold-away walls opening out onto the deck
• Upstairs lounge with fire place opening onto terrace
• Relaxation Retreat with hydro bath,steam room and sauna
• Gift boutique
• Business desk with internet access
• Wi-fi connection available at the main building and office

Children: Regret no children under the age of 16

Guest Activities

Game Drives
Interactive game drives, lasting up to 3 hours, take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. You are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and you are asked to share any particular interests with your ranger who will try to incorporate these into your game drive. On game drives guests will enjoy a sundowner drink at sunset and coffee/tea at sunrise. No persons under the age of 4 years are permitted to join game drives.

Guided Game Walks
Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the game walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as game walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

Guided Nature Walks
Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of tracking, bird, insect, plant and animal dropping identification. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the nature walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as nature walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

Relaxation Retreats
Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreats which are situated at Eagles Crag, Bayethe Lodge and Long Lee Manor. Treatments can be booked prior to arrival with reservations. Kindly visit our website for the latest list of treatments available.

Animal Rehabilitation Centre / Animal Hospital
The Shamwari rehabilitation centre is amongst the best in Southern Africa and is fully registered to provide veterinary care to young, abandoned, orphaned or injured animals. On arrival you will be met by a member of this caring team who will show you the facilities and explain what it is that they do. During the recovery phase; “patients” are kept in custom built bomas. Provided there are patients in care, an opportunity to meet them should arise during your visit. The animal rehabilitation centre operates on donations only; therefore no entrance fee is requested, but a monetary donation will be much appreciated.

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 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.

A minimum of two nights must be booked in high season (one night stay at Long Lee Manor during low season)