Long Lee Manor
Shamwari Game Reserve
Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive colonial experience, and is a reminder of an era of gracious living. Overlooking the sweeping plains leading down to the Bushmans River, this splendidly restored Edwardian manor house in the 25,000 hectare malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.
The Shamwari Reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as wild dog, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo, zebra and numerous antelope species, and offers an unforgettable safari experience.
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 experienced rangers are all in 2-way communication with each other at all times, so on any day they know where the game is, and how to find the elusive animals such as the rare black rhino.
Shamwari has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve.
The 15 elegant en-suite bedrooms and suites all have air-conditioning and underfloor heating.
Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open blazing fire at the Barn. A river lapa is another outdoor option for meals.
Between game drives guests can laze around one of the 2 pools or relax in the beautifully appointed garden lounge.
|Our standard rates for a Luxury Room|
|1 August 2015 to 30 September 2015||GBP £ 203 US$ 315 ZAR 3,965 EUR 279||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 October 2015 to 14 December 2015||GBP £ 254 US$ 394 ZAR 4,960 EUR 348||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|15 December 2015 to 31 December 2015||GBP £ 271 US$ 420 ZAR 5,290 EUR 372||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 January 2016 to 11 January 2016||GBP £ 317 US$ 491 ZAR 6,180 EUR 434||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|12 January 2016 to 31 January 2016||GBP £ 286 US$ 443 ZAR 5,575 EUR 392||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 February 2016 to 29 February 2016||GBP £ 317 US$ 491 ZAR 6,180 EUR 434||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 March 2016 to 30 April 2016||GBP £ 286 US$ 443 ZAR 5,575 EUR 392||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 May 2016 to 30 September 2016||GBP £ 229 US$ 355 ZAR 4,460 EUR 313||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 October 2016 to 14 December 2016||GBP £ 286 US$ 443 ZAR 5,575 EUR 392||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|15 December 2016 to 31 December 2016||GBP £ 317 US$ 491 ZAR 6,180 EUR 434||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 January 2017 to 11 January 2017||GBP £ 364 US$ 565 ZAR 7,105 EUR 499||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|12 January 2017 to 31 January 2017||GBP £ 322 US$ 499 ZAR 6,275 EUR 441||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 February 2017 to 28 February 2017||GBP £ 364 US$ 565 ZAR 7,105 EUR 499||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 March 2017 to 30 April 2017||GBP £ 322 US$ 499 ZAR 6,275 EUR 441||pps||Standard Rate||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 12 years and older are welcome. Normal adult rates apply. Own room required. Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.::
Valid: 1 May 2016 - 31 July 2016.
Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at at selected lodges in the Shamwari Game Reserve.
Limited numbers of rooms are available on this offer. Cannot be combined with Protect & Save Offer. Not applicable to stays at Eagles Crag or Bayethe Tented Lodge.More Properties On This Offer
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Long Lee Manor can be included in you own dream holiday.
How about this for a great idea: enjoy a 2 week holiday including a safari at the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve, and save money on the safari whilst both Travel Butlers and Shamwari make a donation to a rhino-protection charity on your behalf!
12 night itinerary.
This is the classic Cape experience - a sophisticated trip from vibrant Cape Town to Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.
7 night itinerary.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 19 ratings
Long Lee was out of this world, excellent accommodation, food and staff willing to please.
Loved the location/Park, our ranger (George) and the service.
A fabulous experience and a great start to the holiday proper. They do a great job making the game drives truly memorable and the staff are all so very friendly and helpful. Our room suite was lovely and the setting superb overlooking a waterhole.
Fantastic place and suite. Great game drives and ranger Milo.
Shamwari Game Reserve: Long Lee Manor. The best! What an experience! Maybe 2 nights would have been enough as we had seen the Big 5 on our first 4 game drives. If we hadn't we would have wanted more but the last 2 drives were very much a repeat of the first 4 drives. Julius, our ranger, was fabulous.
An excellent experience with superb food and accommodation. The safari experience was 'second to none' from start to finish - I did not want it to end! You handled the booking with excellence (and we got a free upgrade to a suite!!). We cannot thank you, your staff and the staff at Long Lee Manor enough.
Shamwari absolutely wonderful as always.
The holiday was fantastic so thank you so much for organising. Shamwari - seriously do not think there is anything we could fault - the whole thing was fantastic and we were spoilt rotten - it was just lovely - highly recommend to anyone and worth every penny! La Petite Ferme - The accommodation was amazing - it was very private and therefore very nice for a couple who wanted to relax towards the end of the holiday. Thanks so much for pulling everything together we were really happy with Travel Butlers and the whole thing was so unstressful - a big thank you and I would definitely be happy to use your service again.
Long Lee Manor at Shamwari also hit the right note. The 'wow' factor for us were the drives and location. The accomodation was as expected. The organisation and service was very efficient.
I can only say a huge thank you, it met and generally exceeded all our expectations and the accommodation was simply perfect. Each stage had so much to offer but Shamwari was outstanding. Thank you again we will remember our trip for ever.
We got back Tuesday - everything was wonderful. We really enjoyed staying at Cape Grace Hotel ... the standard was exceptional - food, rooms, staff all fantastic. Shamwari was amazing - saw all the animals we expected to see ... our grandchildren were thrilled. So thank you for arranging everything for us - it went very smoothly.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have either ceiling fans or air-conditioning, e-suite bathroom with separate shower, electronic safe, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, fitted international adaptors, private minibar, satellite TV and international direct dial telephone.
The lodge has 2 swimming pools, relaxation retreat with 2 therapy rooms, steam room and sauna, fitness centre, in and outdoor dining facilities, temperature controller wine cellar and curio shop. Business centre with internet access and wi-fi connection.
Amex, Master, Visa and Diners are accepted.
From Port Elizabeth: Follow the N2 towards Grahamstown. Take the turn-off towards Paterson on the R342 and travel 7 km up the gravel road. Enter at the 2nd gate for Long Lee Manor.
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.
Long Lee Manor Map
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Top Rated Property
Long Lee Manor 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 Long Lee Manor had an average score of 5 out of 5.