Visit Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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.
Map of Shamwari Private Game Reserve
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Places near Shamwari Private Game Reserve
- Amakhala Game Reserve 8 miles away
- The Eastern Cape Game Areas 11 miles away
- Pumba Private Game Reserve 18 miles away
- Addo Elephant National Park 20 miles away
- Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 35 miles away
- Port Elizabeth 46 miles away
- East London 110 miles away
- Tsitsikamma Forest 141 miles away
- Plettenberg Bay 163 miles away
- Knysna 180 miles away
- The Klein Karoo 186 miles away
- Coffee Bay 205 miles away
- Wilderness 206 miles away
- The Cango Caves & Swartberg Pass 224 miles away
- Oudtshoorn & Surrounds 225 miles away
- Port St Johns 237 miles away
- Calitzdorp 254 miles away
- Lesotho 300 miles away
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