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Shamwari Game Reserve - Long Lee Manor

South Africa, Eastern Cape

• Enjoy luxury fine dining al fresco or in the dining rooms of the lodges
• Learn about conservation at the wildlife rehabilitation centre, big cat sanctuary or rhino awareness centre
• Malaria free 4x4 safari tours allow you to get close to South Africa’s Big 5
• Relax and make the most of the lodges’ facilities as you take in the magnificent views

Six luxury five star lodges offer a serene setting for your safari holiday in Shamwari Game Reserve. There are activities and facilities for families, couples and small groups, with spa treatments, swimming pools and delicious fine cuisine and wines served at the onsite restaurants. Included in your stay are two game drives per day, usually departing early morning and late afternoon, allowing you to see the animals at their most active. Take in the surrounding landscapes as you listen to expert guides teach you about the wildlife, including exotic local and migratory bird species.


Bars & Restaurants

Dining Facilities

Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining during your stay at Long Lee Manor, as well as the option to enjoy private dining on some of the rooms’ viewing decks. Chefs create seasonal menus using fresh ingredients with African and international inspired dishes offered.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

Choose from two swimming pools surrounded by the luxurious manicured gardens of Long Lee Manor.

Spa & Wellness

Spa Facilities

The Manor has two treatment rooms and a sauna where you can relax and unwind after a long day of exploring.

Fitness Centre

Long Lee Manor offers guests the use of a fully fitted fitness centre, as well as a relaxing steam room.

Activities & Entertainment

Game Drives

Your stay includes two game drives per day, usually one in the morning and one in the evening, when the animals are most active. Expert rangers will help track down animals and act as your guide as you enjoy panoramic views from an open top 4x4.

Big Cat Sanctuaries

Learn about the perils which face these magnificent creatures at the reserve’s big cat sanctuaries which protect lions, leopards and other wild cats.

Rehabilitation Centre

Conserving the natural surroundings as well as the animals that call the reserve home, this centre cares for ill, orphaned or abandoned animals before releasing them back into their natural environment.

Rhino Awareness Centre

Protecting endangered rhinos and teaching guests about the issues these wonderful creatures face, the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre offers a unique safari experience.

About the location
Home to a huge range of activities and attractions, Eastern Cape is perfect for a beach, city or safari holiday in South Africa. Explore the Nature Reserves and get up close to Africa’s Big 5, as well as some fascinating birds, insects, flowers and plants. Alternatively, relax on the golden sands of the beach as you soak in the views of the ocean in front and rugged landscapes behind. Water sports lovers can try a huge range of activities, from surfing to sailing, as well as cage diving with sharks, whale and dolphin spotting and lots more. This area gets more sun than anywhere else in South Africa, making it a perfect year round destination.
Transfer time
1 hour from Port Elizabeth Airport

Luxury rooms are decorated individually with first class facilities and all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay after exploring the reserve. Enjoy air conditioning, an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and a patio or balcony with beautiful views.

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The Best of South Africa Self Drive

Enjoy the freedom of a self-driving holiday coupled with Sovereign’s expertise as you explore South Africa’s famed Garden Route

Begin with a stay in a private game reserve before enjoying a classic self-driving tour of South Africa’s iconic Garden Route, as well as the beautiful Cape Town and some of the world’s most famous vineyards. Experience some of the most incredible views in Africa as you explore this stunning area of the world.

View the South Africa Self Drive itinerary

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Never fails to impress
paulahowlett365, Devizes, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 13 2018
We have just completed our 4th visit to Shamwari Game Reserve, staying at Long Lee Manor. Once again we have had the privilege of the opportunity to see many magnificent creatures in their natural...
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Highlight of family trip
ExplorerIrish, Dublin, Ireland
Tripadvisor review Sep 26 2018
Mind blowing, absolutely holiday of a lifetime, barely covers our time at Long Lee in Shamwari. The rooms were impeccable and the food was sublime. Before I even get to the safari this place deserves...
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