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Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,399  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
National park
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 126 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 117
  • Very Good 7
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 12, 2019

Incredible 5 star experience

London, United Kingdom

I cannot fault my 3 night stay at Eagles Crag, it was such a memorable and unforgettable stay which was beyond expectations. The food was delicious with different menus every day, a BBQ one evening and a picnic lunch in the bush. We were always being offered snacks or drinks around the lodge so never went hungry. All of the staff (especially Ladonna, Kingston, Franky and Leo) were so attentive and would do anything for us during our stay! They were always smiling and just such lovely people. The game drives was an amazing experience. Our ranger Mino was very passionate about conservation and the wildlife at Shamwari. He is so knowledgeable and could answer any question we asked which really educated my family and I and inspired us to help the endangered species. He gave us some beautiful sightings of the animals, especially the lions and their cubs. Another highlight was watching the sunset and Mino would stop at a beautiful spot where we could get out the jeep and have and drink! A huge thank you to Mino and the team at Eagles Crag for our luxurious stay, we look forward to returning one day!
Oct 24, 2019

Stunning!

Wirksworth, United Kingdom

This was a special trip for our 30th Anniversary and was it special! Shamwari was stunning from start to finish. Room, service, food all excellent and as described, but the game drives and our ranger, Frans, were exceptional! So many animals, so many wonderful memories😃😃🐘
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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

a living room filled with furniture and a fire place

Bar/Cigar Lounge

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

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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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