Children aged 8 years and older are welcome.
All rooms have air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and internet access, tea/coffee making facilities, balcony/deck, a safe, telephone, a mini bar, and a hair dryer.
The Garden Rooms have a veranda and can be interleading.
The Plains Rooms have a veranda and an outdoor shower (2 are interleading).
The Manor House Suites have a balcony, and are located upstairs in the historic Manor House with views of the pool and waterhole.
Should you wish to leave a gratuity, envelopes are available at reception. Alternatively you can add it to your final bill and settle by credit card when you check out.
The main guest areas include a rim flow swimming pool, gym, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, a gift boutique, manicured gardens, and a boma overlooking the waterhole. Spa treatments are available (additional cost). A laundry service is available (additional cost).
The game drives last for approximately three to four hours (one in the morning and one in the afternoon every day) and take you through the reserve. Included on the game drive is a coffee stop for the morning drive and a sundowner stop in the evening.
In collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, the Big Cat Rescue and Education Centres are situated within the game reserve. They aim to draw attention to the plight of wild cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world. It is the mission of The Born Free Foundation, founded by actress and conservationist Virginia McKenna and her late husband Bill Travers, to ‘Keep Wildlife in the Wild’. Both Shamwari and Born Free aim to promote conservation and protect these species and their habitat, whilst maintaining a compassionate approach to the welfare of animals. The rescue and education centres home rescued lions and leopards from across the world and aim to be an enlightening experience for all visitors.
You also have the opportunity to visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre when you visit Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The Centre helps to rescue, rehabilitate and care for sick, injured, abandoned or orphaned animals under the care of professional veterinary team. Once these animals have been nursed back to health, they are released back into their natural habitat.
A compulsory Conservation Levy has been included in your rate - this contribution will aid conservation efforts as well as the anti-poaching unit.
There is an electric perimeter fence around the property.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve. Guests over 65 wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.
Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.