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Shamwari Eagles Crag

Shamwari Eagles Crag

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102 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 Game Reserve

Set on a hillside 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 lodges are built from stone and glass, enabling them to blend harmoniously with their natural surroundings. In addition to the tranquil private viewing deck – with plunge pool and indoor/outdoor showers – wall-to-wall glass doors on two sides of your lodge 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 Ian Player Rhino Centre, the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and its own Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 

  • Relaxation Retreat with two therapy rooms, hydrobath, 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

Shamwari Eagles Crag

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 92
  • Very Good 7
  • Average 3
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Aug 18, 2018

Wonderful

I enjoyed my stay at bucaneers. It was very relaxing and calm. The scenery is beautiful and it feels like its not in eastern cape. Great! I would definetly recommend it to every type of person. 😊😊😊
May 16, 2018

Highlight of our South African holiday

Dublin, Ireland

My wife, daughter and I were really fortunate to spend three nights in Eagles Crag at the end of March/early April during a three week holiday in South Africa. Without doubt it was the highlight of our trip and Mino the Head Ranger was a key factor in making it such a memorable experience. The lodge itself was lovely, in a wonderful setting with a view of Eagles Crag from the terrace, The rooms were spacious and very comfortable, each in their own private setting within a short boardwalk of the main lodge. We received a really warm welcome from the staff from the moment we arrived and the quality and friendliness of service that we experienced during our stay was outstanding. Ludick and Maria were two people who stood out in this regard. The food and wines were excellent throughout but the game drives, where we were fortunate to be guided by Mino, the Head Ranger, were just awesome. Shamwari is a big reserve with two very different aspects to it in terms of landscape, with mountainous terrain in the north and plains in the south. Mino, was a wonderful guide, not just bringing us to see the wide range of animals on an up close and personal basis but also sharing his experience and expertise in areas like tracking and his obvious interest in and concern for the welfare of the animals within the reserve. He has a great personality and the fun we had with him made us look forward to each drive for his company alone.We will never forget this holiday and his catch phrase "and then I met Mary !" This was an experience that we intend to repeat and we look forward to revisiting the revamped Eagles Crag and meeting up with Mino and the staff there again in the not too distant future. John, Mary & Lynne
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Shamwari Eagles Crag

Facilities

Relaxation Retreat

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

Shamwari Eagles Crag

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
Shamwari Eagles Crag

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.

Board Basis Options

All meals and game drives are included.

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