Shamwari Game Reserve
Eagles Crag Lodge is an avante-guard masterpiece of thatch, stone and glass for the most discerning of traveller who is looking for privacy and tranquillity.
Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley in the 25,000 malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve, and provides the ultimate luxury. Game viewing is carried out morning and evening on game drives, when you are driven in your open vehicle over the rolling hills and valleys in search of the wildlife. The reserve is home to many forms of plant, animal and bird life, including the Big 5 as well as wild dog, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo, zebra and numerous antelope species.
The luxury spa offers a wide variety of personalised treatments.
The upper floor dining room and lounge, library, lounge and cocktail bar all further complement the guests African bushveld experience.
Guests at Eagles Crag are also able to visit the Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue and Education Centre, home to a number of big cats which been rescued from dangerous situations and are now provided with excellent life time care.
Each of the 9 superior rooms at Eagles Crag have been built to maximize the privacy of the guest.
Decorated in light and contemporary colours, with wall-to-wall glass doors on 2 sides, the en-suite rooms all provide stunning views of the surrounding cliffs.
Each room has both indoor and outdoor showers, as well its own private deck and plunge pool with an uninterrupted view of the bush.
|Our standard rates for a Junior Suite|
|1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014||GBP £ 297 US$ 470 ZAR 5,130 EUR 372||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|1 January 2015 to 11 January 2015||GBP £ 361 US$ 570 ZAR 6,225 EUR 451||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|12 January 2015 to 30 April 2015||GBP £ 340 US$ 537 ZAR 5,865 EUR 425||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|1 May 2015 to 30 September 2015||GBP £ 296 US$ 468 ZAR 5,110 EUR 370||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|1 October 2015 to 14 December 2015||GBP £ 340 US$ 537 ZAR 5,865 EUR 425||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|15 December 2015 to 31 December 2015||GBP £ 361 US$ 570 ZAR 6,225 EUR 451||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
All meals, high tea, shared game drives, guided walks, tea/coffee, water, and game drive beverages are included. All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure.
Children aged 16 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.
Valid: 11 January 2014 - 19 December 2014.
Save money on your stay at Shamwari, and Travel Butlers and Shamwari will both make a donation to a wildlife charity on your behalf. The rate quoted includes the donation that Travel Butlers will make on your behalf, and Shamwari Group will donate a further R100 for every person staying on this offer. All proceeds will be donated to the Wilderness Foundation as part of their Forever Wild - Rhino Protection Initiative.
Limited numbers of rooms are available on this offer.More Properties On This Offer
Valid: 1 May 2015 - 31 July 2015.
Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at at any lodge in the Shamwari Game Reserve.
Limited numbers of rooms are available on this offer. Cannot be combined with Protect & Save Offer.More Properties On This Offer
Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 15 ratings
Well what can I say, South Africa is such a beautiful country and we had the most amazing holiday! We had such a fantastic time that it is hard to say what we enjoyed the most. One of the highlights has to be Shamwari, it was absolutely brilliant. We saw all the Big 5 and more. We've never been so keen to get a 'wake up' call at 04.30am!! Eagles Crag was wonderful, pure luxury in a gorgeous setting and the staff made you feel so welcome from the moment you arrived. All in all it was an experience we will never forget and one that I wish everyone could have. Thank you once again for all you help and advice on South Africa we really did appreciate it and if any of our friends decide to go there we will have no hesitation in recommending Travel Butlers to them, your customer service is excellent.
Recommendations and service from Travel Butlers was great. As we have stayed at 4 other One&Only hotels we knew the standard and it lived up to expectations. Shamwari was excellent and we have recommended it to many others. We will come back to you for recommendations for our next trip to South Africa.
Shamwari was everything we hoped for from a safari. Not only did was see the Big 5 and their young, we saw hundreds of other birds and wildlife, including cheetahs hunting, leopards eating kill, feisty baby elephants and black rhinos. The accommodation was second to none, with superb rooms, great staff and lovely food and communal areas. The incredibly diverse landscape was amazing and provided a very natural habitat for all the different wildlife, as well as meaning you didn't run into other vehicles very often. Our guide was excellent, with an fantastic level of knowledge about all wildlife and plants at the reserve. Seeing such beautiful animals in their natural habitat and in such excellent health so close up was truly a privilege.
Shamwari and Eagles Crag were excellent of course. As it was not very busy and with the schedules of arrivals and departures of other guests, I was fortunate to get a few individual game drives and the chance to do some walking with the ranger through parts of the reserve. Although on foot you don't get quite as close to the animals as in a land rover, it's a totally different and wonderful experience. To be standing a few metres from elephants and a cheetah was very memorable. I will be boring friends with many photos. I don't think I will be visiting South Africa next year - having been back at work for a couple of days, I am already starting dreaming and thinking of somewhere different for my next holiday. But I am sure I will return to South Africa again in the not too distant future and I will certainly be pleased to use your really helpful service again.
Holiday fantastic!! We are very happy with the service you provided and were absolutely thrilled with Eagles Crag at Shamwari. The whole package from the greeting on arrival, the accommodation, the food and drink and of course the game drives. We would not hesitate to recommend it and are already thinking of returning ...
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, en-suite bathroom, in and outdoor shower facilities, a private plunge pool with deck, international dial telephone, electronic safe, hairdryer, private minibar and international adaptors.
The main area has a library/boardroom, bar/cigar lounge featuring a fireplace and big screen television with glass fold-away walls opening out onto the deck, upstairs lounge with fire place opening onto terrace, relaxation retreat with 2 theraphy rooms, hydro bath, steam room and sauna, gift boutique and business desk with internet access.
Amex, Master, Visa and Diners are accepted.
From Port Elizabeth: Follow the N2 towards Grahamstown. Continue along the N2 until you reach a sign board showing Eagles Crag and Bayethe on the Sidbury Road. Turn left on the gravel road and follow this road, passing through the Kwantu Gate until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction, follow the sign boards left to Eagles Crag.
From Grahamstown: Travel along the N2 towards Port Elizabeth, and follow the directions as above.
Please note that you drive through the reserve to get to the lodge - do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
Eagles Crag Map
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Top Rated Property
Eagles Crag was one of the top rated properties in our 2013 awards.
The awards are based on the ratings that clients of Travel Butlers give after their stay, and Eagles Crag had an average score of 4.9 out of 5.