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About Shamwari Riverdene

Welcome to Shamwari Private Game Reserve, the ultimate luxury Big Five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5, and is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

We want you to experience, learn and enjoy the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer. To achieve this goal, we have brought together the best that the area has to offer. There is great game viewing, in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential.

Your personal game ranger will provide insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora. In between game drives your time is filled with relaxing, reading, spa treatments, swimming, enjoying delicious cuisine, a game walk, or a visit to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary’s.

Riverdene at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a family friendly lodge welcoming guests of all ages. It boasts luxury interleading rooms with sleeper couches for the youngsters. And above that there is an amazing Kids Adventure Centre and Kids Club to keep the busy bodies occupied and let mom and dad relax.

Safari: Shamwari offers excellent game drives and viewing of the Big 5 and various other species.

Family friendly: Riverdene is the ultimate in family safari getaways. Family orientated game drives and the Kids Adventure Centre makes for a memorable holiday for old and young alike.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 27
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Air conditioning
  • All inclusive
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathrobe
  • Breakfast
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Maid service
  • Minibar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe
  • Wake-Up service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Important Information

RATES: Rates are per person per night
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Applicable to one adult alone in a room. Per person sharing plus 30%
MAX ROOM OCCUPANCY: 2 adults plus 1 child
INCLUSIONS: Accommodation, meals, selected local beverages, game drives, guided walks, tourism levy, 15% VAT
EXCLUSIONS: French Champagne and premium branded...
RATES: Rates are per person per night
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Applicable to one adult alone in a room. Per person sharing plus 30%
MAX ROOM OCCUPANCY: 2 adults plus 1 child
INCLUSIONS: Accommodation, meals, selected local beverages, game drives, guided walks, tourism levy, 15% VAT
EXCLUSIONS: French Champagne and premium branded beverages, transfers, laundry, gift boutique purchases and spa treatment and retail, conservation levy
AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Available at an additional cost. Kindly contact reservations for updated cost.
CONSERVATION LEVY: R100 per person per night
CHILD POLICY
Child rates are applicable to ages 0-11 years
Children 0-3 years can share a room with parents at our child friendly lodges with no supplement charge. Please refer to age list
Children 4-11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate whether sharing or occupying their own room. Please refer to age list below.
Age Categories: All ages (Kids on Safari Programme)
GAME DRIVE AND GUIDED WALK POLICY:
Children 4 years and older are permitted on all game drives
Children 3 years and younger are not permitted on any game drives
Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted on walking safaris
Persons over the age of 65 will require a medical clearance certificate stating they are fit to partake in a strenuous walking safari lasting up to 4 hours.
Pregnant women are not permitted on walking safaris.
PAYMENT:
50% deposit required at time of booking
Full prepayment required 60 days prior to arrival
Full prepayment required should booking be made within 60 days prior to arrival
Shamwari Private Game Reserve reserves the right to release bookings, should payment not be received by the requested date
Bank charges for account of guest
Discrepancies on confirmation to be addresses at time of booking
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All rates are quoted in ZAR
All guests are required to sign an indemnity form upon arrival.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Riverdene Luxury Room Riverdene Luxury Room Sleeps 3 Includes: All Meals and Activities Rooms / Units: 9 Riverdene affords you optimal comfort for an unforgettable family safari. This lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth... see more
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      Shamwari Riverdene is 8.4km from the centre of Paterson , the nearest airport 73.4km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling