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Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

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247 Reviews
Guide Price £2,329 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights full board in a Superior Thatched Tent (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.

Deluxe tented suites amid Shamwari's rugged beauty

Sit back and absorb the pulse of the African bush from your viewing deck, nestled in the trees lining the bed of the river. Framed by riverine forest and overlooking river pools, you'll spot graceful antelope venturing for a twilight drink and crowned eagles gliding on the darkening sky.

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge offers the ultimate in safari accommodation – each of the 12 deluxe tented suites is styled with a rustic yet elegant contemporary scheme and has its own private plunge pool. The name – Bayethe, pronounced 'by-ye-ti' – comes from a warm African greeting which translates to 'I salute you' – an apt name for this intimate and welcoming retreat. 

During your stay, explore some of the 25,000 hectares of diverse landscapes in early morning and evening game viewing drives in open Land Rovers, guided nature walks and bird watching excursions. Being a private game reserve, safari vehicles in Shamwari are kept to a minimum, so you'll benefit from a more exclusive experience here.

Preservation is of the utmost importance at Shamwari – it is one of South Africa's most high-profile and innovative wildlife conservation areas – and the reserve incorporates the Ian Player Rhino Centre, the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and its own Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Animal Hospital. The Shamwari Game Reserve has also achieved acclaimed Fair Trade Tourism certification. 

Contrast the exhilaration of safari adventures with down time at the Bush Relaxation Retreat; soaking in your freestanding bath tub; reclining on the outdoor deck, beside the generous swimming pool; and al fresco dining, under the African stars. 



  • Situated in the Eastern Cape, a malaria-free safari destination
  • Deluxe tented accommodation with private plunge pools
  • A sustainable tourism award-winner
  • Spot the Big Five and many more species during game drives and bush walks

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

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

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

  • Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
247 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 222
  • Very Good 20
  • Average 5
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 27, 2018

Unwind in luxury

Ahmedabad, INDIA

I was on a self driving self paid fam trip exploring Addo area and wanted to experience the lodge before recommending it to my clients. All i can say is you have to stay there to experience it. Awesome.
Apr 15, 2018

Wonderful Safari Experience

Buxted, United Kingdom

This is a really special place. We wanted to finish our trip to South Africa on a safari, and it was a wonderful experience. The “tented lodges” are very comfortable, and the main Lodge serves magnificent food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all excellent, and the staff are very attentive and friendly. Our ranger guide was very knowledgeable, and we saw spectacular sights of lions, cheetahs, elephant, giraffe, rhinos, hippos and buffalo, along with the many impala, kudu, etc. Truly breathtaking, and memorable.
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Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Facilities

Swimming Pool & Deck

Take some time out and relax on the outdoor deck and in the swimming pool.

Relaxation Retreat

Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul at the Relaxation Retreat. At Bayethe, a range of treatments is available either at the retreat or in the comfort of your own room.

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Room Types

Superior Tents

The elegantly refined tents are surrounded by rich vegetation, providing privacy and a feeling of seclusion with views of the African bush. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Food & Drink

Dining

Guests have access to indoor and outdoor dining facilities.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

All meals and game drives are included in the Full Board package. Beverages are excluded.

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