Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.
The Superior Tents have a private plunge pool and deck, an en-suite bathroom (9 tents have an indoor bath and outdoor shower and 3 tents have an indoor bath and indoor shower), air conditioning, hair dryer, electronic safe, fitted international adaptors, international dial telephone, electric blankets, private minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and an indoor fireplace.
The main lodge has a central lounge area, bush relaxation retreat, gift boutique, in and outdoor dining facilities and an outdoor deck.
The relaxation retreat has 2 private treatment rooms and offers a number of different spa treatments (additional cost).
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.
Should you wish to leave a gratuity, envelopes are available at reception. Alternatively you can add it to your final bill and settle by credit card when you check out.
In collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres are situated within the game reserve. They aim to draw attention to the plight of wild cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world. It is the mission of The Born Free Foundation, founded by actress and conservationist Virginia McKenna and her late husband Bill Travers, to ‘Keep Wildlife in the Wild’. Both Shamwari and Born Free aim to promote conservation and protect these species and their habitat, whilst maintaining a compassionate approach to the welfare of animals. The rescue and education centres home rescued lions and leopards from across the world and aim to be an enlightening experience for all visitors.
You also have the opportunity to visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre when you visit Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The Centre helps to rescue, rehabilitate and care for sick, injured, abandoned or orphaned animals under the care of professional veterinary team. Once these animals have been nursed back to health, they are released back into their natural habitat.
A compulsory Conservation Levy has been included in your rate - this contribution will aid conservation efforts as well as the anti-poaching unit.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve. Guests over 65 wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor prior to arrival confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.
Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.