South Africa remains a popular winter destination for our discerning clients, with an agreeable climate, world-class accommodation and no end to the fascinating leisure activities on offer. This winter, guests jetting off to the ‘Rainbow Nation’ are sure to catch cricket fever as the hotly contested Test series between South Africa and England continues to bring excitement and entertainment with every ball. With the four match series currently standing at 1-0 to England, after a riveting First Test victory and dramatic draw for the Second, all eyes are now on Johannesburg for the penultimate match, which roars to life this week.
Between Tests, however, members of the England cricket team, including star bowling duo Stuart Broad and Steven Finn, visited the multi-award winning Shamwari Game Reserve to learn more about our featured property’s world-class conservation efforts and the outstanding animal welfare programme which protects the native Rhino from poaching and extinction. Shamwari is not only a fantastic, family-friendly luxury hotel, but an educational facility renowned for its exemplary efforts to raise awareness and protect many of the world’s most endangered species.
Shamwari’s substantial reputation as a world leader was a huge attraction for the England cricket stars as they were given unrivalled opportunity to experience, at first hand, the incredible work of the reserve’s talented staff and conservation specialists. Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is highly commended for its incredible work and the England stars are just some of the notable names to have visited this exceptional safari lodge.
Located in the beautiful area of Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape, Shamwari’s reputation as the ‘World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve’ makes it the perfect choice for anyone seeking an authentic safari experience with philanthropic pedigree and the knowledge that your stay is making a positive difference to the lives of some of the planet’s most at-risk animals. The resort also has malaria-free status, which brings essential peace of mind for any family or travellers seeking a stunning South African safari experience.
The England cricketers, as ambassadors for Investec’s Rhino Lifeline initiative, spent time learning about all aspects of Shamwari’s significant conservation efforts and will continue to raise awareness as ambassadors for the project. A similar experience can be enjoyed with any stay at Shamwari and the specialist ‘Kids on Safari’ programme is, predictably, particularly popular with younger guests.
A stay at Shamwari Game Reserve can be the perfect final destination for a Garden Route holiday starting in Cape Town or a standalone luxury safari stay unlike any other. In addition to the exemplary animal welfare programme, the reserve is home to the ‘Big Five’ and a multitude of eco systems for an unrivalled wildlife holiday.
Shamwari Game Reserve also comprises some of South Africa’s finest safari lodge accommodation, with luxury amenities including heated infinity-edge pools, gyms and a plethora of children’s activities and family-friendly facilities readily available.
Shamwari certainly imprinted itself on the heart of England’s brightest cricket stars and it is sure to have the same effect on anyone seeking a bounteous safari experience with real concern for the welfare of all beings involved.
If you’d like to learn more about the Shamwari Game Reserve or any of our African safari itineraries, please call one of our expert Africa Travel Consultants on 01244 897 111