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Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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106 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
106 Reviews 100% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 97
  • Very Good 7
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 17, 2019

Most amazing holiday ever!

The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 2nights and it was the most amazing experience ever! The hotel has an amazing feel the food is fantastic and the staff were the best! The hotel manager was lovely and did everything she could to make our stay perfect 👌 The game drives were honestly the best experience I've ever had and that's purely down to the ranger (Mino aka the Indian ranger) he made sure we got to see everything we wanted and always picked the best spots to stop to have a drinks break. Overall Eagles Crag is the best hotel/Lodge I've ever stayed at, Shamwari as a game reserve is surely the best the world with the big 5 and the best rangers!
Jan 15, 2019

Great way to safari in luxury and safety

Hertford, United Kingdom

We visited in mid December and the weather was chilly at the start of the early safari and at the end of the afternoon trip. Easily dealt with by the blankets on board the safari cruiser vehicle ,seat belts were a welcome addition on more challenging terrain. The rangers here were extremely professional, unbelievably knowledgeable and very safety conscious.We saw the big 5 including this beautiful leopard . The accommodation, although expensive , was fantastic. Air conditioning, great beds and pillows and super showers . Very luxurious. The food in the restaurant was great . The breakfasts were delicious ,with hot food and a super buffet. The bbq food we had was a bit disappointing and we were cold sitting outside .In the restaurant is the place to be if you’re tired and hungry.A good bar and canapés served each evening ,superb! All the staff were delightful, very well trained , and were focussed on us having a good time .There’s even a small spa which gave a decent massage. We went on four drives which was enough to get a real sense of the enormous scale of Shamwari and its purpose which is restore the land back to the animals. We had a wonderful time and the extra expense of Eagle Crag over other lodges was definitely worth it .
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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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