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Type: Luxury Tent

Summary: A tranquil tented lodge hidden in the African bush

Feature: Each tent has a private deck and plunge pool

Rooms: Twelve tents

Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Nearest airport: Port Elizabeth International Airport

Transfer: Approximately 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth International Airport by private car transfer. Air transfer can also be arranged.

Luxury Holidays At Bayethe at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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.


Property Highlights



As a private reserve, the game drives from Bayethe enjoy exclusive access to Shamwari's 25,000 hectares, creating the most incredible safari. Taking place in the morning and evening, when the animals are most active, expert rangers will take you out in luxury open game vehicles, providing panoramic views of the ‘Big Five’ and breathtaking landscapes. Tailored to personal interests, each drive is a unique opportunity for gaining new insights into the phenomenal region and wildlife. Additionally, guided game walks provide an exciting alternative view of Shamwari Reserve, following animal tracks and learning from the passionate expert rangers and guides.

Safari at Bayethe at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Wildlife Encounters

In between exciting game drives, centres based in the reserve offer the opportunity to learn about the vital conservation work of game reserves and get close to the incredible wildlife. Visit the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary, which raises awareness of the exploitation wild animals face in captivity, rescuing big cats and providing them with sanctuary. A visit to the facilities of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which cares for sick and abandoned animals before releasing them into their natural habitats, offers an important learning opportunity. Specialising recently in raising rhinos orphaned by poaching, guests can potentially meet the animals in the centre's care along with the dedicated veterinary team.

Wildlife Encounters at Bayethe at Shamwari Private Game Reserve


Hidden away amidst the surrounding vegetation, Bayethe boasts a secluded and intimate location, perfect for an unforgettable safari experience with your loved one. The vast tents, each with a private plunge pool and cosy stone fireplace, are an ideal place for couples to relax together, whilst the spa room is perfect for a side-by-side massage. The stunning outdoor dining area, overlooking the reserve and its wildlife, is the place to head for an intimate candlelit dinner, enjoyed under the moon and starlight.

Romance at Bayethe at Shamwari Private Game Reserve



Closure Dates

Property closed for refurbs 12-Jul-2024 to 10-Aug-2024

Please note the lodge closure dates for Bayethe: 12 July - 10 August 2024.


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