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Bayethe at Shamwari Private Game Reserve Blogs

Named after the African greeting meaning ‘I salute you’, Bayethe tented lodge’s warm welcome reflects the comfort and luxury in the heart of Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The perfect beginning or finale to the Garden Route, the malaria-free reserve is full of astonishing landscapes and wildlife, including the famed ‘Big Five’. Shrouded in the reserve’s rich vegetation, it offers privacy and seclusion for a tranquil retreat. Beautifully designed, the property evokes warmth and authenticity, with thatched roofs, wooden beams and stone fireplaces throughout. The main living area and outdoor deck provide a cosy place to unwind after an exciting game drive, with a main swimming pool looking out to the surrounding bush. The beautiful spa room offers a wealth of personalised and rejuvenating treatments, overlooking the river. Natural and understated, each suite includes a private plunge pool and cosy fireplace.

When it comes to dinner time, the indoor dining area is a cosy and relaxed setting by a large stone fireplace, whilst outdoors, tables are set out on a lawn overlooking the bush, centred around a large fire pit. Enjoy the traditional South African barbecue on ‘Braai’ night in an authentic safari experience under the stars. Whilst out on an evening game drive, take part in a traditional sundowner, enjoying your favourite drink and watching the sun set over the plains.