Riverdene Family Lodge

Riverdene Family Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve

Enquire Now
 

Riverdene Family Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve


Riverdene Family Lodge Location Map

Riverdene Family Lodge is located in the award winning Shamwari Private Game Reserve, a 25,000 hectare, malaria-free private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life, and has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve. Steeped in Settler history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo, zebra and numerous antelope species.

Shamwari prides itself on the knowledge and professionalism of their rangers, and guests will receive personal attention from their assigned ranger for the duration of their stay.

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.

There is also the option to go on a guided bush walk with your ranger after breakfast.

Each of the 9 interleading luxury rooms are fully air-conditioned, and have a television and telephone, and a small lounge area.

Private patios from each room leads onto the beautifully landscaped gardens.

The main areas consist of a large open plan lounge with a fireplace, a bar, a dining room with indoor and outdoor seating, a swimming pool with a shallow end especially for younger guests, and a boma overlooking the Bushmans River.

Enquire Now
 
 

Show Rates in
Our standard rates for a Luxury Room
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 September 2019 to 31 October 2019 GBP 494 USD 598 ZAR 9,023 EUR 539 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2019 to 14 December 2019 GBP 618 USD 748 ZAR 11,282 EUR 674 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
15 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 618 USD 748 ZAR 11,282 EUR 674 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
15 December 2019 to 15 January 2020 GBP 618 USD 748 ZAR 11,282 EUR 674 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
16 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 GBP 618 USD 748 ZAR 11,282 EUR 674 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 494 USD 598 ZAR 9,023 EUR 539 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2020 to 31 August 2020 GBP 425 USD 514 ZAR 7,758 EUR 463 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 September 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 531 USD 643 ZAR 9,698 EUR 579 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 14 December 2020 GBP 664 USD 804 ZAR 12,124 EUR 724 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
15 December 2020 to 15 January 2021 GBP 664 USD 804 ZAR 12,124 EUR 724 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
16 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 GBP 664 USD 804 ZAR 12,124 EUR 724 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 April 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 531 USD 643 ZAR 9,698 EUR 579 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

Enquire Now
 

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 of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Special Children's Programme available - details on request. Children under 4 years of age are not allowed on game drives. Child minding facilities are available at an additional cost.


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 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 Luxury Room at Riverdene Family Lodge between 1 September 2019 and 31 October 2019.

Participating Properties:

Enquire Now
 

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 Luxury Room at Riverdene Family Lodge between 1 September 2019 and 31 October 2019.

Participating Properties:

Excluding 19 to 22 April 2019.

Enquire Now
 
 

Riverdene Family Lodge with its 9 inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, Kids Club and Outdoor Adventure Centre will ensure entertainment for the whole family.

Children can partake in various social, sporting and arts and cultural activities under the supervision of the children's co-ordinator. Options include African bead making, clay making activities, face painting, star-gazing, pizza making, ziplining, climbing and African story-telling. Visits to the Born Free (children must be over 4 for this activity) and to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre can also be arranged.

Child minding facilities are available at an additional cost for children younger than 4 years as they are too young to join game drives.

A children's menu is available.


Reload Map

Riverdene Family Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth/Knysna/George/Mossel Bay: 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 Welcome Lounge at the 2nd gate on your right.

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, en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower, international dial telephone, private patio, tea/coffee making facilities, private minibar, television with selected satellite channels, hair dryer and electronic safe.

There is a swimming pool with a shallow area for children, a bar/lounge, a dining room, and a gift boutique.

Shamwari spa treatments are the ideal way to unwind. The luxury wellness retreats are based at other lodges on the reserve, but treatments can be arranged for guests staying at Riverdene upon request.

Amex, Master, Visa and Diners are accepted.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi available. There is also mobile phone connectivity.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

The game drives themselves last for approximately 3 to 4 hours 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. The rangers are experts at navigating the Shamwari terrain and are readily available to answer any questions you may have. If there is a certain species you’re hoping to spot, please do chat to your ranger.

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.


Popular Alternatives to Riverdene Family Lodge

These are the top properties booked by people who considered staying at Riverdene Family Lodge, but for one reason or another booked a different property. It may have been that Riverdene Family Lodge was not available on the nights they wanted to stay, or they decided that somewhere else was better suited to their budget or itinerary.

If you're not sure which place might be best for your own trip then either give us a call or get in touch via the website, and we'd be delighted to run through the options with you.

Enquire Now