Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Game Reserve

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Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Game Reserve


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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.

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.

The Reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as 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.

Currently closed for renovation until 30 November 2019, when reopened the lodge will have 17 luxury rooms and suites and one 2 bedroomed suite as well.

 

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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. Normal adult rates apply. Own room required. 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.



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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Directions For Drivers

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.



General Information For Guests

All rooms have either a patio or balcony, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with separate shower, electronic safe, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, fitted international adaptors, private minibar, Television with selected satellite channels and international direct dial telephone.

The lodge has 2 swimming pools, a relaxation retreat, a fitness centre and steam room, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, a gift boutique and Wi-Fi connection.

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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