Impala in Shamwari

Visit Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Perhaps the best known of the Eastern Cape private game reserves, Shamwari is home to the Big Five, as well as cheetah and some recently released wild dog.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Shamwari is perhaps the best known of the Eastern Cape private game reserves, and is one of the largest private game reserves in the country.

In practice this means that you can range across large areas of land, covering many different landscapes and habitats, during the course of your game drives.

The Big Five

Shamwari is home to the Big Five, as well as cheetah and some recently released wild dog. The relatively low concentrations of the predators means that there is no sense of being in a large zoo - these are genuinely wild animals, and you will have to work hard at spotting and tracking to catch up with them!

The reserve's antelope species are remarkably well habituated to vehicles, and the likes of impala and springbok will only move leisurely away from the vehicle once you close to within a few metres - this allows you to get a good look at these animals, including the large numbers of males sporting superb sets of horns.

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