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Eagles Crag at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Eastern Cape, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Eagles Crag at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

An incredible addition to the Garden Route, malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve offers 25,000 hectares of astounding landscapes and wildlife, including the iconic ‘Big Five’. Almost as diverse as the wildlife is the choice of luxurious guest accommodation: Eagles Crag provides a secluded and stylish choice, immersed in the magnificence of the lush vegetation and rock faces that surround it. With only nine sophisticated suites, Eagles Crag offers intimacy that is perfect for a romantic holiday. Newly renovated, the exquisite lodge is styled in a warm colour palette, with natural and contemporary furnishings, creating understated luxury and tranquillity throughout. The upper deck features a chic bar and terrace, with aerial viewing pods that offer panoramic views of the rock faces and soaring eagles.

The dining room serves three exquisite meals every day, with the choice to enjoy your evening meal around a cosy boma. The lodge’s relaxation retreat offers a host of treatments, as well as a sauna and steam room - ideal to relax and unwind after an exciting game drive. With private heated plunge pools in each suite, Eagles Crag offers a secluded, intimate and luxurious retreat within the spectacular game reserve.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: A secluded lodge nestled in Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • Feature: Aerial viewing pods offer panoramic views of soaring eagles
  • Rooms: Nine suites
  • Nearest airport: Port Elizabeth International Airport
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Location and transfer

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


Designed to resemble a traditional rondavel, each suite of glass and stone blends sophisticated interiors with the stunning natural surroundings. Decorated with light colours and contemporary furnishings, each suite features plus king-size or twin beds, spacious en suite bathrooms and an authentic thatched roof. Floor-to-ceiling glass covers two walls of the suites, whilst raised private decks offer incredible views of the rock faces. Private heated plunge pools and outdoor showers are on each of these decks, maximising privacy. All the suites also offer amenities including Wi-Fi, air conditioning, mini bars and Nespresso coffee machines.

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve offers a truly exceptional safari experience, with game drives at sunrise and sunset (when animals are most active) creating an unforgettable experience. Passionate expert rangers guide you over the plains in luxury open game vehicles, offering stunning panoramic views of the incredible wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’. Tailored to accommodate individual interests, the outstanding game drives provide incredible encounters and a deeper insight into the beautiful region. Guided bush walks get up close to the flora and fauna, as well as featuring the experience of animal tracking and exceptional encounters.

Wildlife Encounters

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is passionate about wildlife conservation and run fascinating centres to protect and raise awareness of the work they do. For a unique opportunity to encounter the wildlife and gain an insight into conservation efforts, visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which cares for sick and abandoned animals before releasing them into their natural habitat. In between game drives, a visit to the facilities here is a fantastic experience, with the potential to meet any animals in the centres care. A once-in-a-lifetime learning experience, the awareness centres are a vital part of the outstanding reserve.


In a secluded and intimate location, Eagles Crag is ideal for couples on a romantic safari experience. Returning to the lodge after a phenomenal game drive, each suite offers a private place to unwind and relax in your private plunge pool as the eagles soar around. Indulge in a couple’s massage in this exclusive and peaceful lodge, before enjoying a bottle of wine under the stars.



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