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Bayethe Tented Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve

7 nights for £4,035 PP inc flights 10 nights for £5,535 PP inc flights 14 nights for £7,530 PP inc flights *Price based on
2 people sharing

Bayethe Tented Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve

Eastern Cape, South Africa
7 nights for £4,035 PP inc flights 10 nights for £5,535 PP inc flights 14 nights for £7,530 PP inc flights *Price based on
2 people sharing
Get ready to start on the adventure of a lifetime with an unforgettable stay at Shamwari Game Reserve. Boasting some of the best wildlife viewings and conservation programmes on the Eastern Cape, this stunning area is sure to make all those safari dreams a reality.
   
Th Bayethe Tented Lodge is one of five luxurious accommodations in the Shamwari Game Reserve and is a more traditional approach to the safari experience. These are no ordinary tents though and guests would never be expected to go without the five-star luxuries of an en-suite bathroom, a private outdoor shower, on-site spa and other fabulous mod-cons.
 
  • Experience rustic luxury in one of South Africa’s premier safari lodges  
  • Enjoy game drives, night walks and other fascinating wildlife activities 
  • Tick off spotting the Big Five from your bucket list  
Get in touch with our team of travel experts to start planning your trip
Best for: Adventure, Business, Couples, Family, Honeymoon, Safari, Wellness
Style: Rustic Luxury

DETAILS:

  • Best for: Adventure, Business, Couples, Family, Honeymoon, Safari, Wellness
  • Style: Rustic Luxury
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Board Basis: Full Board

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 20°c   Feb: 20°c   Mar: 19°c  
Apr: 16°c   May: 14°c   Jun: 12°c  
Jul: 11°c   Aug: 12°c   Sep: 13°c  
Oct: 16°c   Nov: 17°c   Dec: 20°c  

Our Expert View:

“Experience camping in a way you’ve never known it before with the tented lodges of the Bayethe accommodation. Ideal for couples, the two-person rooms offer seclusion and stunning vistas across the African plains,”
 
Simon Eves, personal travel manager 

Claire, Personal Travel Manager

Amenities:

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids' Club
  • Business Centre
  • Conference/Event Rooms
  • Kids' Pool
  • Babysitting Services
  • Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Steam Room
  • Airport Transfers
  • Games Room
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique

ACCOMMODATION

Shamwari aims to leave guests with a longing to return to the reserve again and again for their annual holidays and to this end has ensured that all of its accommodations are relaxing, revitalising and refreshing. No wiggling around in sleeping bags and going without showers for you, oh no – at this wildlife park, the old meaning of ‘tent’ is thrown right out of the window. Guests here are only afforded the most luxury of rooms and nowhere is this more concentrated than at the Bayethe Lodge.  

Bayethe Tented Lodge

  • Bushveld Views
Pronounced, ‘by-ye-ti’, the name of this lodge is the Zulu word for a royal greeting, ‘I salute you’. This sentiment has been translated into every nook and cranny of the Bayethe tented lodge which provides visitors with the warmest African welcome. A tented paradise that is considered similar to glamping, this stunning location is surrounded by indigenous flora that provides a breathtaking refuge of seclusion. Each of the ‘tents’ sleeps two adults.  
  • Bushveld Views

Location

  • Working tirelessly over many years to revive and preserve the area, Shamwari Game Reserve has fast become one of the most beloved wildlife parks in South Africa. Promoting responsible tourism, eco-friendly facilities and wildlife rehabilitation, this fantastic reserve offers its guests an extraordinary experience. A trip here will leave you feeling wonderful not only because it’s exciting but because you’ll be contributing to a better life for the animals the area is home to. 

    Working tirelessly over many years to revive and preserve the area, Shamwari Game Reserve has fast become one of the most beloved wildlife parks in South Africa. Promoting responsible tourism, eco-friendly facilities and wildlife rehabilitation, this fantastic reserve offers its guests an extraordinary experience. A trip here will leave you feeling wonderful not only because it’s exciting but because you’ll be contributing to a better life for the animals the area is home to. 
  • How to get there:
    1-hour by car from Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • Time Difference:
    UTC +2
  • Currency:
    ZAR

DINING

As esteemed guests, this Lodge is proud to offer the very best of its culinary skills. From breakfast to dinner (and all those snacky times in-between) guests of this lodge are given luxury in-house catering. A special braai (that’s South African for BBQ) event every other night affords guests the opportunity to mingle as they’re invited to pull up a chair in the social area and tuck into a succulent grilled feast.     

In-lodge Dining 

  • Regional/International
  • No
  • Yes
Indulge in generous portions of bush food including grubs, bugs and fried critters… only joking! Strictly international cuisine is on the menu here. The in-house dining service provides a refreshing breakfast of fresh fruit, yoghurt and other healthy day-starters while lunch is a hearty plate of chef specials that will fuel you through the day. Dinners are a vibrant and lively fare with food around the fire and social events every other night.  

LEISURE

You’d think that being in the middle of a game reserve would mean that your list of things to do would be limited to sitting in a 4x4 all day and staring out at the veld, wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong. You absolutely will be spending much of your time on thrilling game drives but there are a host of other activities available for you to indulge in such as a spa day, water fights in your private pool or a visit to the wildlife rehabilitation centre. Everything here is designed to make your holiday one that you will never forget.  

Save a life today

The Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is one of the most popular facilities at this reserve and is a must-see for any guests making a stop here. A passion for conservation of both the nature and the animals of the park led to the creation of this centre which ensures that sick, injured, abandoned or otherwise problematic animals are properly cared for. The professional veterinary team nurse animals back to health then make sure that they are released back into their natural habitat and carefully monitored so they are sure the animals have made a full recovery.
 
Guests of the reserve have the opportunity to visit this miracle centre and see the animals close-up as well as observing treatments such as feeding.    

Take a walk on the wild side

Not only does Shamwari offer amazing, five-star accommodation but also astounding safari experiences throughout the day and night. Sure to be a highlight in your stay here, the wildlife park offers spectacular game drives through the part, headed by knowledgeable guides whose passion will get you going too. Early morning and evening is the most common time for a game drive as this is when the animals are at their most active. If you need the last member of the Big Five to complete your list or have a particular enthusiasm for, say, lions your guides will be pleased to tailor the drive to your desires.   

Awaken your Senses

An escape to Shamwari Game Reserve will provide more than just a secluded accommodation but also a chance to really relax in this fantastic setting with a trip to the safari spa. The experience of treatments at this reserve is one of total tranquillity, revitalisation and complete rejuvenation that will leave you glowing from head to toe. So, let your mind, body and soul all have a holiday at once in the expert hands of the on-site therapists.  

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