Bayethe Tented Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Frequently recognised as ‘Africa’s Leading Conservation Company’, Shamwari Private Game Reserve offers an authentic safari experience with fantastic big game sightings and a choice of 6 luxury lodges. Bayethe Tented Lodge has a peaceful setting tucked into thick vegetation on the bank of a meandering river.

The thatch roof safari lodge spills out onto a large deck overlooking a waterhole and the beautiful Eastern Cape hills. There are 12 superior tents, each blending in with their natural surroundings (it’s not uncommon to see the occasional warthog or antelope wandering by!). Tents are air-conditioned, and each has its own game viewing deck and plunge pool. For added luxury, the tents all have an indoor fireplace.

Game drives are conducted early in the morning and late in the afternoon, when the wild animals are at their most active. Shamwari’s rangers all stay in radio contact, which increases your chance of excellent big game sightings. In the evening, chat with other guests over drinks in the upstairs dining and bar area. Or settle down around the outdoor fire – listening for the sounds of nightjars, jackals and other nocturnal creatures.

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