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Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, 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 Private Game Reserve offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush.

The reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo, zebra and numerous antelope species, offering 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.

Long Lee features 17 rooms in total, including Manor House Suites, Garden Rooms and Plains Rooms. In addition, there is also a Family Suite with 2 bedrooms, a living room and private plunge pool sleeping a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children. The original Manor House has been lovingly restored to pay homage to the area’s rich heritage, adding a bit of romance to any stay in one of the suites here.

The main guest areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with a pool-side bar and a lovely dining room with both in and outdoor seating. In addition, there is also a spa and fitness centre.

Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open blazing fire at the boma overlooking a waterhole.

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Our standard rates for a Garden Room
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 December 2022 to 14 December 2022 GBP 718 USD 847 ZAR 14,359 EUR 826 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.1 to 2 nights
1 December 2022 to 14 December 2022 GBP 647 USD 764 ZAR 12,943 EUR 744 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.3 nights
1 December 2022 to 14 December 2022 GBP 612 USD 722 ZAR 12,236 EUR 704 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.4+ nights
15 December 2022 to 15 January 2023 GBP 718 USD 847 ZAR 14,359 EUR 826 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.2+ nights
16 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 GBP 718 USD 847 ZAR 14,359 EUR 826 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.1+ nights
1 April 2023 to 30 April 2023 GBP 580 USD 684 ZAR 11,590 EUR 666 per person sharingNo Ratecode Text.1+ nights
1 May 2023 to 18 May 2023 GBP 489 USD 577 ZAR 9,772 EUR 562 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
1 May 2023 to 18 May 2023 GBP 441 USD 520 ZAR 8,815 EUR 507 per person sharingContracted Rate - 10% Discount Min 4 Nights4+ nights
19 May 2023 to 8 June 2023 closed / not available
19 May 2023 to 8 June 2023 closed / not available
19 May 2023 to 13 June 2023 closed / not available
19 May 2023 to 13 June 2023 closed / not available
1 May 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 489 USD 577 ZAR 9,772 EUR 562 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
1 May 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 441 USD 520 ZAR 8,815 EUR 507 per person sharingContracted Rate - 10% Discount Min 4 Nights4+ nights
9 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 489 USD 577 ZAR 9,772 EUR 562 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
9 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 441 USD 520 ZAR 8,815 EUR 507 per person sharingContracted Rate - 10% Discount Min 4 Nights4+ nights
14 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 489 USD 577 ZAR 9,772 EUR 562 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
14 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 441 USD 520 ZAR 8,815 EUR 507 per person sharingContracted Rate - 10% Discount Min 4 Nights4+ nights
1 September 2023 to 30 September 2023 GBP 608 USD 717 ZAR 12,160 EUR 699 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
1 September 2023 to 30 September 2023 GBP 548 USD 647 ZAR 10,965 EUR 630 per person sharingContracted Rate - 10% Discount Min 4 Nights4+ nights
1 October 2023 to 31 October 2023 GBP 608 USD 717 ZAR 12,160 EUR 699 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 November 2023 to 14 December 2023 GBP 753 USD 889 ZAR 15,067 EUR 866 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
15 December 2023 to 15 January 2024 GBP 753 USD 889 ZAR 15,067 EUR 866 per person sharingContracted Rate2+ nights
16 January 2024 to 31 March 2024 GBP 753 USD 889 ZAR 15,067 EUR 866 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 April 2024 to 30 April 2024 GBP 608 USD 717 ZAR 12,160 EUR 699 per person sharingContracted 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.

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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 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.


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.



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.

Shamwari Safari and Garden Route Explorer

Featured Accommodation

The Boardwalk
The Boardwalk
Port Elizabeth
Long Lee Manor
Long Lee Manor
Shamwari Game Reserve
Hunter's Country House
Hunter's Country House
The Garden Route
Rosenhof Country House
Rosenhof Country House
The Klein Karoo
The Marine
The Marine
Hermanus
Queen Victoria Hotel
Queen Victoria Hotel
Cape Town

Destination: South Africa.

Feel the heartbeat of nature as you watch for whales from the shoreline and explore an award-winning Big 5 game reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Take in all the sights along the Garden Route and spend time in the Mother City. It is a lot to pack in - hence why the trip is 15 nights!

This is a 15 night itinerary including Port Elizabeth, Shamwari Game Reserve, The Garden Route, The Klein Karoo, Hermanus and Cape Town.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 1 Night at The Boardwalk
  • 3 Nights at Long Lee Manor
  • 3 Nights at Hunter's Country House
  • 2 Nights at Rosenhof Country House
  • 2 Nights at The Marine
  • 4 Nights at Queen Victoria Hotel
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.




Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 25 ratings




Start TestimonialThe whole experience at was excellent - our ranger, Westley, was fantastic and was a real highlight of the trip. The whole team there was also just great - we were impressed by the whole experience!End Testimonial

E FOSTER

Start TestimonialShamwari deserves the 5 star rating! Superb accommodation, food and drink, attentive staff, knowledgeable ranger, excellent game drives with blankets, hot water bottles and beverages etc.End Testimonial

P BAIRSTO

Start TestimonialLong Lee was out of this world, excellent accommodation, food and staff willing to please.End Testimonial

M HULL

Start TestimonialLoved the location/Park, our ranger (George) and the service.End Testimonial

A KHOSLA

Start TestimonialA 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.End Testimonial

M VINER

Start TestimonialFantastic place and suite. Great game drives and ranger Milo.End Testimonial

R TELLESBO

Start TestimonialShamwari 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.End Testimonial

L COTTON

Start TestimonialAn 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.End Testimonial

B SMITH

Start TestimonialShamwari absolutely wonderful as always.End Testimonial

B LEEN

Start TestimonialThe 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.End Testimonial

C DIEMER

Start TestimonialLong 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.End Testimonial

P WILLIAMS

Start TestimonialI 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.End Testimonial

C LINES

Start TestimonialWe 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.End Testimonial

M TILLING


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Long Lee Manor Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth: Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown bypassing the town of Colchester. 11 km past Colchester use the left lane to take the N2 ramp to Grahamstown. Continue on the N2 for 17 km and take the R342 turn-off for Shamwari Private Game Reserve on your left. Travel 7 km up the gravel road and enter at the Shamwari Private Game Reserve gate where you will stop at the Welcome Lounge to check in.

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

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.


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