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Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Long Lee Manor

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138 Reviews
Guide Price £1,459 per person
Based on 21 October 18, staying for 4 nights full board in a Luxury Room (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.

Elegance from a bygone era

Long Lee Manor – a restored Edwardian manor house, built in 1910 – offers refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.

Long Lee Manor accommodates 38 guests in elegant en suite rooms, all with air conditioning and underfloor heating. Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open blazing fire at the Barn. Between game drives guests can laze around one of the two pools, or relax in the beautifully appointed garden lounge. Long lee Manor is a reminder of an era of gracious living - positioned as the flagship of Shamwari - it overlooks the sweeping plains leading down to the Bushmans River.

The Shamwari Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa's most high-profile and innovative wildlife conservation areas and has had its 25th anniversary marked by achieving the acclaimed Fair Trade Tourism certification. In addition to offering a classic wildlife experience, the reserve incorporates the Ian Player Rhino Centre, the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and its own Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 


  • Located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape
  • Unusual safari accommodation with elegant rooms
  • Views over the plains and Bushmans River
  • Two swimming pools

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

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

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Shamwari Long Lee Manor

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 133
  • Very Good 4
  • Average 0
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 17, 2018

Memories for a life time

Sydney, Australia

We stayed at Long Lee Manor for four nights at the end of a 24 day holiday in South Africa. The stay was fabulous, exceeding our expectations from the moment we arrived. The accommodation was warm, comfortable, roomy and private. The food was very good with variety, every second night served at the ‘barn’ for a more relaxed feel. The lolly bar before the afternoon drive was a nice touch. The staff were fabulous, across the whole team they were warm, friendly and actively engaged in providing for the guests. The truly outstanding experience was out on the game drives. Our ranger, Jess was very knowledgeable about the animals, birds, plants, conservation and the management of the reserve whilst being attentive to our needs as guests and the comfort and safety of everyone on board. Every drive was different and Jess really went out of her way to provide unique and wonderful experiences for us given that we stayed for the four nights. We could not have had a better stay. Of course the animals are *amazing*. The conservation values at Shamwari means that you aren’t driving too close or crowding the animals, so they aren’t stressed by the vehicles but rather are quite comfortable and on several occasions they approached us. We saw animal behaviour that was relaxed and real. This gave us some heart stopping moments that we will never forget.
Sep 03, 2018

Fantastic experience

We loved it here. The whole set up is just fantastic. The Manor and rooms are lovely, the staff are excellent and the food is tasty. The game drives were so cool and we saw everything except the elusive leopard. Our guide (Westley!) was so knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife and looked after us very well - hot water bottles to keep us warm in the morning and lovely sundowners in the evening. Definitely recommend!
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Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Facilities

Two Swimming Pools

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool after game viewing.

Relaxation Retreat

The relaxation retreat houses two therapy rooms, steam room and sauna for guests to enjoy.

Fitness Center

The fitness center has a fully equipped gym and steam room.

Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Room Types

Long Lee Manor Suite

Amongst the halls of this gracious Edwardian Manor House, the traditional and colonial decorated suites provide the perfect retreat. Surrounded by manicured gardens, pools and ponds, terraces and verandas; you will feel perfect relaxed throughout your stay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Long Lee Manor Rooms

Each room at the Long Lee Manor offers colonial style decor and echo traditions of the past. Each room is unique in its own way meaning room features may differ between rooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

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