Shamwari's five-star Big 5 experience

There are many lodges and camps that allow you to experience Africa’s majestic Big 5 – but none of them offer the exclusivity, luxury, comfort and convenience you’ll get at Shamwari Eagles Crag. Not only is this five-star lodge located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, but the reserve is hailed as one of South Africa’s finest when it comes to game-viewing experiences and conservation efforts.

The Shamwari Private Game Reserve spans about 25,000-hectares of malaria-free bushveld and is home to Africa’s Big 5. Thanks to Shamwari’s expertly trained rangers, you stand a good chance of spotting any number of these majestic creatures (yes, even the endangered black rhino) on the reserve’s insightful game drives and walks. Guests can also visit Shamwari’s two big-cat sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation to learn more about the reserve’s conservation efforts.

Accommodation consists of nine suites, sleeping a maximum of 18 guests in total. All suites come with air conditioning, a mini-bar, a private deck, a heated plunge pool and indoor and outdoor showers. Adding another layer of luxury and comfort is Eagles Crag’s Relaxation Retreat which includes two therapy rooms, a hydrobath and a sauna. 

Shamwari Eagles Crag Highlights

  • Situated on the 25,000-hectare malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • Experience Africa’s Big 5 with the guidance of expertly trained game rangers
  • The Eagles Crag Relaxation Retreat offers personalised treatments
  • Top eco-credentials: Shamwari is home to two big-cat sanctuaries and a wildlife rehabilitation centre
  • An exclusive stay, with a maximum of 18 guests at the hotel at a time

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