We have received some fantastic news from Mantis regarding Shamwari. In light of leisure travel to South Africa not being as buoyant as what it was a few years ago, the Rand remaining strong against the major currencies and long haul flights becoming expensive due to additional taxes being levied, Mantis have taken a strategic decision to reduce their rates even further to assist us in generating more bookings for Shamwari. For Winter 2011 & 2012, from 1 May till 30 September there will be a Pay for 2, Stay for 3 Special at Shamwari. There are more discounts, specials and incentives for Shamwari and the rest of the Mantis collection, so contact Road Travel to find out more.
Shamwari Game Reserve is situated in the verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in Pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life. This is the ultimate African adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism.
Shamwari’s highly trained game rangers, with skilled service staff will ensure a memorable adventure, personalised to your needs. In keeping with its conservation policy, Shamwari has a complete wildlife research team as well as it’s own anti poaching unit, ensuring an ecological balance prevails on this reclaimed piece of wilderness. The Born Free Foundation jointly funds a sanctuary at Shamwari that gives lifetime care to several lions and leopards that have been discovered in poor conditions in circuses or zoos around the world. They have two centres on the reserve, one in the north and one in the south. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard, and is malaria free.
Luxury safari accommodation consists of seven different lodges, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience. Shamwari Private Game Reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Eagles Crag Lodge offers exclusivity, privacy and serenity for the most discerning of travellers. Lobengula Lodge is a traquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway deep in the valley bushveld. Long Lee Manor offers refined elegance from a bygone era. Riverdene Lodge is a child friendly elegantly restored frontier home, as is Sarili Lodge which is also perfect for families and small parties. Bushmans River has an intimate home from home atmosphere, and Bayethe Tented Lodge is the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation.