Bayethe Tented Lodge

Bayethe Tented Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve

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Bayethe Tented Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve


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The Shamwari Private Game Reserve is 25,000 hectares of malaria-free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, offering 7 lodges and 1 explorer camp each providing distinct experiences

Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in Settler history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the reserve boasts 5 eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life, including the Big 5 as well as cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo, zebra and numerous antelope species.

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.

In addition to spectacular game drives, Shamwari Private Game Reserve also offers professionally guided walking tours. Here, you can gain a true perspective of the flora and fauna indigenous to the region. Your guide can point out animal tracks, dung, hiding spots, rare birds and educate you on the area and its history.

Pronounced 'By-ye-ti', Bayethe Tented Lodge offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in utter tranquillity, surrounded by the rich vegetation of this unique location that provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.

Each of the 12 air-conditioned Superior Tents are camouflaged under trees allowing ample privacy, and have an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, and a viewing deck and private plunge pool. They also have a romantic indoor fireplace.

Shamwari has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve.

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Our standard rates for a Superior Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 September 2019 to 31 October 2019 GBP 519 USD 628 ZAR 9,465 EUR 565 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2019 to 14 December 2019 GBP 645 USD 780 ZAR 11,767 EUR 703 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
15 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 645 USD 780 ZAR 11,767 EUR 703 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
15 December 2019 to 15 January 2020 GBP 645 USD 780 ZAR 11,767 EUR 703 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
16 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 GBP 645 USD 780 ZAR 11,767 EUR 703 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 519 USD 628 ZAR 9,465 EUR 565 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2020 to 31 August 2020 GBP 442 USD 535 ZAR 8,063 EUR 482 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 September 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 552 USD 668 ZAR 10,075 EUR 602 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 14 December 2020 GBP 687 USD 831 ZAR 12,530 EUR 748 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
15 December 2020 to 15 January 2021 GBP 687 USD 831 ZAR 12,530 EUR 748 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
16 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 GBP 687 USD 831 ZAR 12,530 EUR 748 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 April 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 552 USD 668 ZAR 10,075 EUR 602 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ 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.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Shamwari Conservation Levy (pppn from 01 May 2019)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020 GBP 5 USD 7 ZAR 100 EUR 6 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals; drinks (excluding French champagne and premium products); afternoon tea; twice-daily shared game drives; guided walks; tea/coffee; water; game drive beverages; a Born Free and Animal Rehab visit; and the Conservation Levy are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply. Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.


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.


Special Offers

 

Shamwari Game Reserve: Save 10% when you stay for 3 nights

Special Offer
Shamwari Game Reserve: Save 10% when you stay for 3 nights Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Code: SAF-04402


Save 10% when you stay for 3 nights at selected properties in the Shamwari Game Reserve.

Valid:   1 April 2019  -  31 October 2019.

Book Before:   28 October 2019.

Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Superior Tent at Bayethe Tented Lodge between 1 September 2019 and 31 October 2019.

Participating Properties:

Excluding 19 to 22 April 2019.

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Shamwari Game Reserve: Save 15% when you stay for 4 nights

Save 15%
Shamwari Game Reserve: Save 15% when you stay for 4 nights Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Code: SAF-04400


Save 15% when you stay for 4 nights at selected properties in the Shamwari Game Reserve.

Valid:   1 May 2019  -  31 October 2019.

Book Before:   27 October 2019.

Example price for 2 people staying 4 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Superior Tent at Bayethe Tented Lodge between 1 September 2019 and 31 October 2019.

Participating Properties:

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All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Bayethe Tented Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

The Spirit of the Cape

Featured Accommodation

Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Cape Town
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

This is a classic Cape experience, starting at a 5* hotel situated in the heart of the vibrant and buzzy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and ending at a secluded and luxurious tented safari lodge  in the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Cape Town and Shamwari Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Bayethe Tented Lodge
Price Per Person From

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Capturing the Passion of Africa

Featured Accommodation

The Dock House
The Dock House
Cape Town
Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
Mont Rochelle
The Cape Winelands
Tsala Treetop Lodge
Tsala Treetop Lodge
The Garden Route
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

If you are looking for classic romance, this 11 night itinerary packs it all in - exclusive accommodation and personalised yet unobtrusive butler-style service in Cape Town, a stunning hotel situated on a vineyard in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a treetop lodge overlooking an indigenuous forest, and a luxurious, malaria-free safari in a tented camp that offers privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.

This is a 11 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and Shamwari Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at The Dock House
  • 2 Nights at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
  • 3 Nights at Tsala Treetop Lodge
  • 3 Nights at Bayethe Tented Lodge
Price Per Person From

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*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.




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Bayethe Tented Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth/Mossel Bay/George/Knysna: 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 right to Bayethe.

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.



General Information For Guests

The Superior Tents have a private plunge pool and deck, an en-suite bathroom (9 tents have an indoor bath and outdoor shower and 3 tents have an indoor bath and indoor shower), air conditioning, hair dryer, electronic safe, fitted international adaptors, international deal telephone, electric blankets, private minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and an indoor fireplace. All rooms have Wi-Fi.

The main lodge has a central lounge area, bush relaxation retreat, gift boutique, in and outdoor dining facilities and an outdoor deck with a swimming pool.

The relaxation retreat has 2 private treatment rooms and offers a number of different spa treatments (additional cost).

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.

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.


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.


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