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Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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109 Reviews
Guide Price £2,369 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights full board in a Suite with Plunge Pool (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Serene seclusion in Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Set in a valley amid Shamwari’s beautiful wilderness, and surrounded by mountains, Eagles Crag Lodge is an ideal location for your safari adventure.

Stay here and you'll experience the ultimate in luxury and contemporary styling  – the nine thatched suites are built from stone and glass, enabling them to blend harmoniously with their natural surroundings. In addition to the tranquil private viewing deck – with heated plunge pool as well as indoor and outdoor showers, wall-to-wall glass doors on two sides of your suite offer stunning panoramic views which enhance your immersive experience of Shamwari's rugged beauty. 

Shamwari is a private game reserve and is one of South Africa's most high-profile and innovative wildlife conservation areas, having also achieved the accolade of Fair Trade Tourism certification. In addition to offering a classic big game experience, the reserve incorporates the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and its own Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 

  • Relaxation Retreat with two therapy rooms, hydro bath, steam room and sauna
  • Expansive and uninterrupted views over spectacular scenery
  • Set on a hillside surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs
  • Refurbished in September 2018
  • Superb Big Five viewing opportunities in a malaria-free region

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 9 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

  • National park
  • Transfer approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
109 Reviews 100% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 100
  • Very Good 7
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 09, 2019

Outstanding in every way

Market Harborough, United Kingdom

We had two nights at Eagles Crag Lodge at the end of a chauffeured trip of Cape Town, the peninsula , the winelands and garden route and Shamwari was definitely the jewel in a magnificent crown !!! I’m not sure I have enough superlatives to express our delight with the whole experience but I’ll try . The whole set up is amazing . It’s unadulterated luxury at every turn with the accommodation and pure style in public areas . Food is excellent, with quality ingredients beautifully presented and variety offered at each meal . Staff without exception are professional , friendly and helpful and seem to have a sense of pride in their work so that there is a lovely ambiance to the place . And of course there are the game drives which are the most wonderful and special experience. We learnt so much from our ranger James who is a font of all knowledge on creatures great and small and clearly loves the land, the animals and his job . His passion for wild life and conservation is awesome. Overall Eagles Crag is outstanding in every way and we hope to be able to return one day . Big thanks to all who looked after us .
Feb 06, 2019

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, PERFECTION!

London, United Kingdom

My wife and I started our honeymoon here at Eagles Crag within the Shamwari Game Reserve. We could not have been happier with our stay, it was even better than we ever imagined it could be. From the initial welcome to the waiting staff, our ranger Dave and the General Manager Theo, everyone was first class. We spent two nights here, this included six unforgettable game drives, three morning, three evening. We saw all of the big five up close and learnt so much from our ranger Dave who was knowledgeable, funny and interesting. We even managed to experience a walk up to a cheetah, on foot! Completely unexpected but something we'll never forget. I regret not remembering the names of our waiters and waitresses and reception team but I couldn't fault any of them, they were fantastic, friendly and helpful. Finally, the food at breakfast, lunch and dinner is spot on, superb choice and excellent quality. We seriously cannot fault this place and would love to return. Thank you so much to everyone involved in making this place great. Dan & Courtney x
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Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Facilities

Relaxation Retreat

The Relaxation Retreat is equipped with two therapy rooms, a hydro bath, steam room and sauna.

Lounge areas

Upstairs lounge with a bar and fireplace opening onto deck and aerial pods as well as Downstairs lounge featuring a billiard table, fireplace and a big screen TV.

Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Room Types

Luxury Suites

Experience expansive views of the surrounding rock faces; where the eagles soar through the skies.

Each suite is a secluded haven, fashioned in glass and stone and features a private plunge pool on the deck. All nine detached suites sleep a maximum of two adults – seven suites offer king-sized beds, two suites offer twin beds.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Food & Drink

Bar/Cigar Lounge

The lounge area features a fireplace and big screen television with glass fold-away walls opening out onto the deck.

Dining

Rates at Shamwari Eagles Crag are on a full board basis, all meals are taken in the dining room.

Board Basis Options

All meals and game drives are included.

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