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Bayethe Tented Lodge

Bayethe Tented Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve


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The Shamwari Private Game Reserve is 25,000 hectares of malaria-free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape and has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve.

Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in Settler history and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the reserve boasts 5 eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life, including the Big 5 as well as cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo, zebra and numerous antelope species.

Game viewing is carried out morning and evening on game drives, when you are driven in your open vehicle over the rolling hills and valleys in search of the wildlife. The experienced rangers are all in 2-way communication with each other at all times, so on any day they know where the game is and how to find the elusive animals such as the rare black rhino.

In addition to spectacular game drives, Shamwari Private Game Reserve also offers professionally guided walking tours, where you can gain a true perspective of the flora and fauna indigenous to the region. Your guide will point out animal tracks, dung, hiding spots and rare birds, as well as telling you all about the area and its history.

Pronounced 'By-ye-ti', Bayethe Tented Lodge offers guests the opportunity to immerse yourself in utter tranquility with spectacular views of the African bush, surrounded by rich vegetation that provides a feeling of seclusion.

Each of the 12 air-conditioned Superior Tents are camouflaged under trees allowing ample privacy and have an en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower, as well as a viewing deck with a private plunge pool. The tents also have a romantic indoor fireplace.

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Our standard rates for a Superior Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
16 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 GBP 703 USD 857 ZAR 14,228 EUR 794 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.1+ nights
1 April 2023 to 30 April 2023 GBP 567 USD 692 ZAR 11,481 EUR 641 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.1+ nights
1 May 2023 to 3 June 2023 GBP 453 USD 552 ZAR 9,170 EUR 512 per person sharingContracted Long Stay 10% Discount Offer4+ nights
1 May 2023 to 3 June 2023 GBP 502 USD 612 ZAR 10,166 EUR 567 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
1 May 2023 to 8 June 2023 GBP 453 USD 552 ZAR 9,170 EUR 512 per person sharingContracted Long Stay 10% Discount Offer4+ nights
1 May 2023 to 8 June 2023 GBP 502 USD 612 ZAR 10,166 EUR 567 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
9 June 2023 to 29 June 2023 closed / not available
9 June 2023 to 29 June 2023 closed / not available
4 June 2023 to 29 June 2023 closed / not available
4 June 2023 to 29 June 2023 closed / not available
1 May 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 453 USD 552 ZAR 9,170 EUR 512 per person sharingContracted Long Stay 10% Discount Offer4+ nights
1 May 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 502 USD 612 ZAR 10,166 EUR 567 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
30 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 453 USD 552 ZAR 9,170 EUR 512 per person sharingContracted Long Stay 10% Discount Offer4+ nights
30 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 502 USD 612 ZAR 10,166 EUR 567 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
1 September 2023 to 30 September 2023 GBP 563 USD 687 ZAR 11,405 EUR 636 per person sharingContracted Long Stay 10% Discount Offer4+ nights
1 September 2023 to 30 September 2023 GBP 625 USD 762 ZAR 12,650 EUR 706 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
1 October 2023 to 31 October 2023 GBP 625 USD 762 ZAR 12,650 EUR 706 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 November 2023 to 14 December 2023 GBP 775 USD 945 ZAR 15,689 EUR 875 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
15 December 2023 to 15 January 2024 GBP 775 USD 945 ZAR 15,689 EUR 875 per person sharingContracted Min 2 Night Rate2+ nights
16 January 2024 to 31 March 2024 GBP 775 USD 945 ZAR 15,689 EUR 875 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 April 2024 to 30 April 2024 GBP 625 USD 762 ZAR 12,650 EUR 706 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 May 2024 to 3 June 2024 GBP 551 USD 673 ZAR 11,163 EUR 623 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
4 June 2024 to 29 June 2024 closed / not available
30 June 2024 to 31 August 2024 GBP 551 USD 673 ZAR 11,163 EUR 623 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 September 2024 to 30 September 2024 GBP 686 USD 837 ZAR 13,895 EUR 775 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 October 2024 to 31 October 2024 GBP 686 USD 837 ZAR 13,895 EUR 775 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 November 2024 to 14 December 2024 GBP 851 USD 1,038 ZAR 17,237 EUR 962 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; drinks (excluding French champagne and premium products); afternoon tea; twice-daily shared game drives; guided walks; tea/coffee; water; game drive beverages; a Born Free and Animal Rehab visit; and the Conservation Levy are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.


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.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Bayethe Tented Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

Cape Town and Shamwari Safari

Featured Accommodation

Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Cape Town
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

This is a classic Cape experience, starting at a 5* hotel situated in the heart of the vibrant and buzzy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and ending at a secluded and luxurious tented safari lodge in the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Cape Town and Shamwari Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Bayethe Tented Lodge
Price Per Person From

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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




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Bayethe Tented Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth/Mossel Bay/George/Knysna: Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown bypassing the town of Colchester. 11 km past Colchester use the left lane to take the N2 ramp to Grahamstown. Continue on the N2 for 17 km bypassing the R342 turn-off. Continue along the N2 a further 11 km until you reach a sign board Eagles Crag and Bayethe on the Sidbury road. Turn left onto the gravel road and follow this road for 9 km until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction follow the sign boards right to Bayethe for 4 km.

From Grahamstown: Travel along the N2 towards Port Elizabeth, and follow the directions as above.

Please note that you drive through the reserve to get to the lodge - do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.



General Information For Guests

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.


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