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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|Manor House Suite Rates per night||Adult Sharing||Single Adult||Child|
|1st April to 30th September 2023||R14 165||R18 415||R7 085|
|1st October 2023 until 31st March 2024||R17 615||R22 900||R8 810|
|1st April to 30th September 2024||R14 875||R19 340||R7 440|
|1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025||R19 380||R25 195||R9 690|
|Plains Rooms per night||Adult Sharing||Single Adult||Child|
|1st April to 30th September 2023||R12 485||R16 230||R6 245|
|1st October until 31st March 2024||R16 310||R21 205||R8 155|
|1st April to 30th September 2024||R13 110||R17 045||R6 555|
|1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025||R17 940||R23 320||R8 970|
|Garden Rooms per night||Adult Sharing||Single Adult||Child|
|1st April to 30th September 2023||R11 990||R15 585||R5 995|
|1st October until 31st March 2024||R15 655||R20 350||R7 830|
|1st April to 30th September 2024||R12 590||R16 365||R6 295|
|1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025||R17 220||R22 385||R8 610|
|Family Suite||Per unit per night|
|1st April to 30th September 2023||R52 175|
|1st October until 31st March 2024||R65 220|
|1st April to 30th September 2024||R54 785|
|1st October 2024 until 31st March 2025||R71 740|
Shamwari Long Lee Manor accepts children from 6 years old.
Accommodation, meals, selected local beverages, game drives, guided walks, tourism levy, and 15% VAT.
French Champagne and premium branded beverages, transfers, laundry, gift boutique purchases, spa treatment and retail, and conservation levy.
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.
Which Shamwari lodge to choose:
Sindile – Ultimate tented luxury (no kids)
Long Lee Manor – Gracious Edwardian Living
Bayethe – Contemporary tented living (no kids)
Sarili Private Lodge – exclusive-use safari lodge (Private Villa)
Riverdene Family Lodge – Family Relaxation
Eagles Crag – Secluded luxury (no kids)
Shamwari safari weddings are also very popular.
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