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Long Lee Manor at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Eastern Cape, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Long Lee Manor at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

A superb beginning or finale to your Garden Route holiday, the malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve encompasses no fewer than five different eco-systems and is home to a spectacular variety of wildlife, including the famed 'Big Five'. Almost as diverse as the wildlife is the choice of luxurious guest accommodation, and the newly redesigned, Edwardian-style Long Lee Manor offers an elegant place to stay, comprising just a handful of rooms and suites, surrounded by manicured gardens. Newly refurbished, the house’s interiors combine traditional leather, linen and timber panelling with light, fresh colour palettes and luxury touches. Experience the exhilaration of a game drive through the surrounding plains and learn more about the reserve’s incredible conservation work, before heading back to camp for a dip in the striking rim-flow swimming pool or a massage at the relaxation retreat. When it comes to mealtimes, feast on delicious cuisine using many ingredients sourced from the onsite kitchen and herb gardens. Take gourmet picnics out on safari, indulge in multi-course dinners in the elegant dining room, or enjoy traditional braai barbecue in the boma overlooking the waterhole.

  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: An elegant Edwardian-style manor house overlooking the plain
  • Feature: A large rim-flow pool and exceptional safari activities
  • Rooms: 17 rooms and suites
  • Nearest airport: Port Elizabeth Airport
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Location and transfer

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


Contemporary luxury meets Edwardian style in all the spacious, elegant rooms at Long Lee. With plush beds and light cotton linens, the rooms all feature floor-to-ceiling windows, opening onto wide verandas or balconies. Antique wood furnishings and tasteful décor add period touches to each room and large en suite. Private verandas or balconies create a peaceful haven to enjoy the beauty of the wildlife at Shamwari, in the ultimate luxury. Amenities of each room include Wi-Fi, TV’s, luxury bathrobes, mini bar and Nespresso coffee machines.

   Garden Room:expand_more
  • Room View: Garden and Plains
  • Facilities: Featuring a large, plush bed and a separate living area, these rooms open onto private verandas with stunning views of the reserve.
   Plains Room:expand_more
  • Room View: Plains
  • Facilities: Overlooking the magnificent Shamwari plains, these rooms feature private verandas with outdoor showers.
   Manor House Suite:expand_more
  • Room View: Pool and Waterhole
  • Facilities: Based in the original manor house, these spacious suites open onto large balconies, with stunning views that stretch to the waterhole.
   Family Suite:expand_more
  • Room View: Plains
  • Facilities: Ideal for families, this stylish villa includes two bedrooms with en suites and a separate living and dining area. French windows open onto a private plunge pool, with comfortable loungers and shaded areas.

Serving three fabulous meals a day, the dining room is a calm, sophisticated setting. Choose between dining indoors or outdoors, with the option in the evening to dine on the outdoors Boma, overlooking the vast plains. A stylish bar reflects the elegance of the Edwardian era, in perfect keeping with the historic manor. A safari tradition: sundowner drinks are served on evening game drives, ideal for enjoying the awe inspiring sun set.

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A private game reserve, a safari in Shamwari ensures an exclusive, unforgettable trip. Game drives take place in the mornings and early evenings, when the animals are most active, offering the best encounters with the ‘Big Five’ and ensuring incredible photo opportunities. Making the most of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, the game drive vehicles provide panoramic views of the landscape, and the expert rangers offer a unique insight into Shamwari. Tailored to individual interests, game drives are unique and create a remarkable experience.

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Wildlife Encounters

Dedicated to wildlife conservation, Shamwari offers activities to enhance your understanding and create a truly fulfilling experience. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, specialising in raising rhinos orphaned by poaching, cares for sick and abandoned animals before releasing them into their natural habitat. Guests can visit the facilities and learn about its important work, with the potential to meet the animals in the veterinary team’s care. A visit to the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary helps raise awareness of the exploitation of animals in captivity, rescuing big cats and providing them with a sanctuary at Shamwari.

Closure Dates:expand_more
Property closed for refurbs 01-Jun-2024 to 01-Jul-2024

Please note the lodge closure dates for Long Lee Manor: 01 June - 01 July 2024.



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