Updates at Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa

May 05 2017

Shamwari Game Reserve is a successful private conservation initiative in Southern Africa. Situated in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve offers a malaria-free, luxury safari experience coupled with responsible tourism.

Shamwari incorporates 6 luxury 5 star lodges and a range of safari activities and conservation initiatives making it an ideal destination for a special family safari holiday. Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating outdoor adventure, or relaxing quality time with loved ones, Shamwari Game Reserve has something for you.

South Africa has experienced an ever-increasing demand from local and international visitors over the last few seasons and as such, Shamwari Game Reserve are upgrading many of their lodges to continue to improve the guest experience and service levels.


The wildlife experience at Shamwari Game Reserve will be improved substantially as the viewing area is being increased by more than 4, 000 hectares to the north of Shamwari. Elephant, buffalo, hippo and a substantial amount of plains game have already been reintroduced to this section. At Shamwari, the numbers of high profile animals including lions as well as black and white rhino have increased to a maximum. These animals will now be able to migrate naturally once this section is opened within the next two months. It was a big conservation project to eradicate alien vegetation, clear the land, upgrade roads and build new fences. To ensure wildlife is protected, the anti-poaching unit had to be increased and additional training offered to scouts.


To make your safari experience even more luxurious, Shamwari have recently purchased five new 6-seater Toyota Landcruisers. Each is fitted with seat belts and glove compartments to make storing your personal items even easier.


May also sees the Born Free Foundation rescue and relocate two beautiful lions, Ciam and Nelson, who fell victim to the captive industry, to its big cat sanctuary here at Shamwari. Ciam, a two-and-a-half year old lion, made international headlines in November 2015 when he was confiscated from a cage in a garden in southern France. Nelson was rescued from Parc Zoologique du Bouy, France, in April 2015 by Fondation 30 Millions d'Amis when the zoo fell into liquidation and the owner arrested for wildlife trafficking. Ciam and Nelson will live out the rest of their days as was intended at the Born Free Sanctuaries.

At Outposts Travel Africa, we specialise in tailor-made holidays to Africa. Whether you're looking for a fully guided or self drive holiday in South Africa, simply contact us with your requirements and we'll create an itinerary tailored to you.

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