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 May 2017 to 30 September 2017||GBP £ 323 US$ 413 ZAR 5,330 EUR 378||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 October 2017 to 14 December 2017||GBP £ 404 US$ 517 ZAR 6,660 EUR 472||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|15 December 2017 to 31 December 2017||GBP £ 447 US$ 573 ZAR 7,380 EUR 523||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 January 2018 to 28 February 2018||GBP £ 514 US$ 658 ZAR 8,485 EUR 602||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 March 2018 to 30 April 2018||GBP £ 454 US$ 581 ZAR 7,495 EUR 531||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|16 July 2018 to 17 December 2018||GBP £ 0 US$ 0 ZAR 0 EUR 0||pps||Standard||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; 2 shared game drives per day; guided walks; tea/coffee; water; and local beverages on game drives are included. Visits to Educational Centres. 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.::
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.
The Spirit of the Cape
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 gracious Edwardian Manor House in the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.
7 day itinerary including Shamwari Game Reserve and Cape Town.
Vintage Cape Explorer
This itinerary features 5* properties that offer the height of traditional refinement and luxury. Combining old world charm with gracious living, with some added luxuries such as a private plunge pool on your safari deck, this is a holiday that will leave you wishing you didn't have to go home!
12 day itinerary including Cape Town, Shamwari Game Reserve, The Cape Winelands and The Garden Route.
*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
The 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!
Shamwari 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.
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.
Long Lee Manor Location
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, hairdryer, 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.
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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.