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Shamwari Game Reserve

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About Shamwari Game Reserve

Kids on Safari at Shamwari Game Reserve ... A truly unique, educational and fun family safari. The colonial-style, Riverdene Lodge with nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility will ensure entertainment for the whole family. Upon arrival, the children’s co-ordinator will discuss activity options with the family taking the family’s size, children’s ages and the weather into consideration. Child minding facilities are available at an additional cost for children younger than four years as they are too young to join game drives. Each child will receive an age-appropriate gift pack.

The Shamwari Game Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Fantastically the Reserve - which is malaria free - provides the ultimate luxury big five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism - it is also home to Africa's Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). The reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years.

Your luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges - choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience.

The Reserve is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realisation of one man's dream, and the success of many people's passion. Steeped in pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.

Shamwari is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

Kids Activities

Exclusive visit to the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Rescue Centre
Activities are focused on promoting the conservation of species and the protection of habitat whilst maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the welfare of animals.

Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Different types of wild animals or raptors that are being cared for at the time, under special supervision by the Shamwari veterinarian team, for release back into the wild.

Shamwari Film Studio
Children will be shown some of the film footage that was taken on Shamwari Game Reserve. Exclusive access to one of the Safari Cam crew members is available to film and produce a high quality DVD of your Kids on Safari experience. Advanced bookings are essential as the filming and production of the DVD is at an additional cost. You enjoy the moment while we record the memories.

Riverdene Lodge
Children can partake in various social, sporting, arts and cultural activities under the supervision of our children's coordinator (Options could include: African bead making, clay making activities, face painting, star-gazing and African story-telling).

Sarili Lodge
Children can partake in various arts and craft activities under the supervision of their child minder.


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