Shamwari Long Lee Manor (Eastern Cape)

Overlooking the magnificent plains of Shamwari you’ll find the exquisite Long Lee Manor. The malaria-free Big 5 game reserve is easily accessible from Port Elizabeth Airport (Gqeberha) in the Eastern Cape. The original Manor was built in 1910, and has been lovingly restored and redesigned; to redefine elegance in nature.

The main guest areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with a poolside bar and a lovely dining room with both in and outdoor seating. In addition, there is also a gift shop, spa, fitness center, and teen play zone. There is an electric perimeter fence around the property.

Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open blazing fire at the boma overlooking a waterhole.

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Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Long Lee Manor Accommodation

The opulent Long Lee Manor has 17 x air conditioned Edwardian-styled rooms / suites sleeping a maximum of 2 x adults:

4 x Garden Rooms with veranda. The rooms are conveniently inter leading. Therefore, great for families as well as friends and groups traveling together.
11 x Plains Rooms with veranda and outdoor shower (2 x inter-leading of which one can accommodate a wheelchair)
2 x Manor House Suites situated upstairs in the historic manor house dating back to 1910. The suites exude luxury. With balconies overlooking the stupendous rim-flow pool and impressive waterhole.

Shamwari Long Lee Accommodation
Shamwari Long Lee Manor Garden Room
Shamwari Long Lee Manor Accommodation
Manor House Suite
Shamwari Long Lee Manor
Plains Room

In addition, there is 1 x Family Suite with 2 en suite bedrooms, a living room, and a private plunge pool. This suite sleeps a maximum of 4 x adults and 2 x children (8 – 11 years). Family time is uninterrupted with unspoiled views of the surrounding plains.

Shamwari Family Safari
Long Lee Manor family suite

All of the accommodation is tastefully designed to enhance its location; while the Manor House has been lovingly restored to pay homage to the area’s rich heritage, adding a bit of romance to any stay. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge. The rooms and suites also include a Nespresso coffee machine, telephone, mini bar, hairdryer, electronic safe, a television with selected satellite channels, and a private patio or balcony.

Shamwari Long Lee Manor Family Safari

Family Safari at Long Lee Manor Info

Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Long Lee Manor where there is a small games room. They also have the chance to run wild at The Kid’s Adventure Center at Riverdene Family Lodge.

Visits to the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Rescue Center are focused on promoting the conservation of species and the protection of habitat whilst maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the welfare of animals.

Shamwari Long Lee Manor Activities

The dominant vegetation type in this area is the thicket biome and more specifically known as the Albany Thicket. This biome sustains and bolsters a healthy population of animal species including kudu, elephants, black rhinos, monkeys, and bush buck. Additionally; the Addo flightless dung beetle, unique to the Eastern Cape, is another conservation success story. A recent discovery was made of the Albany Adder which is a puff adder snake endemic to this area. Spekboom and Spike Thorn trees are also specific to this biome.

Things to do at Shamwari

Game Drives and Walks

Game viewing drives are available for morning and afternoon trips; as this is when the animals are most active. The vehicles are open and comfortable and give you a panoramic view of the area. You’ll be guided by a trained game ranger who’ll take you through the reserve, encountering many animals along the way; including the rare Black Rhino. The game drives last for approximately 3 to 4 hours; including a coffee stop for the morning drive and a sun downer stop in the evening.

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Cheetah on game drive

In addition to spectacular game drives; Shamwari Private Game Reserve also offers professionally guided bush walks. Rangers share their intimate knowledge of the reserve and their own expert insights; to make each natural encounter a special event. Here, you can gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora indigenous to the region. You may see a herd of wild buffalo but the tiny ox peckers on their backs are the real conservation success. Your guide can also point out animal tracks, dung, and birds. Plus educate you on the area and its rich history.

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Walking safari


Shamwari Private Game Reserve has several bodies of water located throughout the reserve; which means it’s the ideal opportunity to catch sight of the teeming bird life;  from tiny feathered friends to majestic birds of prey.
Birds of prey include:
Black Shouldered Kites
Booted Eagles
Pale Chanting Goshawks
Secretary birds

Additionally, Shamwari Private Game Reserve has several bodies of water located throughout the reserve, which means it’s the ideal opportunity to catch sight of:
African Darters
African Shelducks
Malachite Kingfishers
Three-banded Lapwings

The rangers are knowledgeable about the various bird species residing in the reserve, and will happily share their insights with guests. At the moment there are more than 275 different bird species at Shamwari for guests to spot.

There is an abundance of special birds that we are privileged to see at Shamwari. Specialist guides, who know the habits and habitats of these birds, will do their utmost to get you a sighting of these birds in their natural environment. Some of these are:
Olive Bush Shrike (Ruddy form)
White Backed Night Heron
Black Harrier
Denhams Bustard
Narina Trogon

Birding safari
African Paradise Flycatcher

Visits to the Conservation and Rehabilitation Centers

Shamwari takes great pride in their wildlife conservation and rehabilitation efforts. The reserve is home to a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. As well as two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. To gain valuable insights into the work that goes into caring for abandoned, young, injured or orphaned animals and the plight of captive and confined wild cats respectively, be sure to stop by for a visit.

These visits are included in your stay and no entry fees are required.

Getting to Shamwari Private Game Reserve

The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha). Shamwari makes an ideal starting or ending point for self-drive Garden Route tours. We can arrange private road transfers or charter flights; for an additional fee when booked with your accommodation.

Shamwari Long Lee Manor Accommodation Rates

Manor House Suite Rates per nightAdult SharingSingle AdultChild
1st April to 30th September 2023R14 165R18 415R7 085
1st October 2023 until 31st March 2024R17 615R22 900R8 810
1st April to 30th September 2024R14 875R19 340R7 440
1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025R19 380R25 195R9 690
Plains Rooms per nightAdult SharingSingle AdultChild
1st April to 30th September 2023R12 485R16 230R6 245
1st October until 31st March 2024R16 310R21 205R8 155
1st April to 30th September 2024R13 110R17 045R6 555
1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025R17 940R23 320R8 970
Garden Rooms per nightAdult SharingSingle AdultChild
1st April to 30th September 2023R11 990R15 585R5 995
1st October until 31st March 2024R15 655R20 350R7 830
1st April to 30th September 2024R12 590R16 365R6 295
1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025R17 220R22 385R8 610
Family SuitePer unit per night
1st April to 30th September 2023R52 175
1st October until 31st March 2024R65 220
1st April to 30th September 2024R54 785
1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025R71 740

Shamwari Long Lee Manor accepts children from 6 years old.

Rates include:
Accommodation, meals, selected local beverages, game drives, guided walks, tourism levy, and 15% VAT.
Rates exclude:
French Champagne and premium branded beverages, transfers, laundry, gift boutique purchases, spa treatment and retail, and conservation levy.

Shamwari Long Lee Manor Accommodation Special Offers

The below special offers are valid from 1st May – 30th September 2023 and 2024

Long Stay Discount – 10% on accommodation for 4 consecutive nights at Shamwari
Sole Use Offer – Book all the rooms at Shamwari Long Lee Manor for 2 nights; and receive one room free of charge.

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