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  • Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Big Five
  • Excellently rated by guests

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a premier safari and holiday destination in South Africa’s ecologically and culturally significant Eastern Cape Province.

Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. It’s a place where guests can exist in harmony with nature, however fleeting the moment, where wildlife roam the landscape under the relentless African sun.

Shamwari has 7 lodges and 1 explorer camp; each providing distinct experiences. From exclusive tranquillity, effortless family enjoyment or the back-to-nature appeal of a luxury tented camp.

Riverdene offers nine inter-leading luxury rooms, a magnificent pool, supervised Kids Club, Toddler Play Area and a popular Kids Adventure Centre to ensure entertainment for the whole family.

Rooms are fully air-conditioned; all feature television, telephone & small lounge area with sleeper couch, en-suite bathroom and private veranda’s leading onto the landscaped gardens.

The lodge is centered around one large open plan lounge, a bar with fireplace and dining room with in and outdoor seating.


  • Premier safari and holiday destination
  • Big Five
  • Entertaining activities for children
  • Pro Photo Safaris


  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club and Adventure Centre
  • Gift Boutique
  • Indoor Dining Facilities
  • Outdoor Dining Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Boma overlooking the Bushman's River
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manicured gardens


This lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is a place where families are always at home and where guests become friends. Riverdene Family Lodge offers elegant comfort particularly for families and provides many additional activities to entertain children of all ages. Children can engage in the “Kids on Safari” program which includes access to the Adventure Centre and Kids Club and visits to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Born Free Centre.


  • Game Drives
  • Kids on Safari
  • Birding
  • Pro Photo Safaris
  • Guided Walking Safaris
  • Animal Encounters
  • Big Five
  • Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries
  • The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre



Room type Features Rates
Luxury Room
Luxury Room
Luxury Room

Available: 9 Units

Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults



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  • Air Conditioning
  • Nespresso Coffee machine
  • International Dial Telephone
  • Private Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Private Patio
  • More

    FROM $662

    TO $911

    Per person per night sharing

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    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Selected local beverages
    • Game Drives
    • Guided Walks
    • Tourism Levy
    • VAT 15%
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