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 airconditioned Edwardian-styled rooms / suites sleeping a maximum of 2 adults:

4 x Garden Rooms with veranda (inter-leading)
11 x Plains Rooms with veranda and outdoor shower (2 inter-leading of which one is equipped to accommodate a wheelchair)
2 x Manor House Suites with balcony situated upstairs in the historic manor house

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 bedrooms, a living room, and a private plunge pool sleeping a maximum of 4 x adults and 2 x children (8 – 11 years).

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 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 bushbuck. 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 puffadder snake endemic to this area. Spekboom and Spike Thorn trees are also specific to this biome.

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 sundowner stop in the evening.

Shamwari Safari
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 oxpeckers on their backs are the real conservation success. Your guide can also point out animal tracks, dung, and birds; and can educate you on the area and its rich history.

Cape walking safari
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 birdlife;  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.

These are a few special birds that we are privileged to see here. 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

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 November 2022 until 31st March 2023R16 775R21 810R8 390
1st April to 30th September 2023R14 165R18 415R7 085
1st October until 31st March 2024R17 615R22 900R8 810
Plains Rooms per nightAdult SharingSingle AdultChild
1st November 2022 until 31st March 2023R15 535R20 195R7 770
1st April to 30th September 2023R12 485R16 230R6 245
1st October until 31st March 2024R16 310R21 205R8 155
Garden Rooms per nightAdult SharingSingle AdultChild
1st November 2022 until 31st March 2023R14 910R19 385R7 455
1st April to 30th September 2023R11 990R15 585R5 995
1st October until 31st March 2024R15 655R20 350R7 830
Family SuitePer unit per night
1st November 2022 until 31st March 2023R62 115
1st April to 30th September 2023R52 175
1st October until 31st March 202465 220

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; currently R150 per person per night.

Shamwari Long Lee Manor Accommodation Special Offers

The below special offers are valid from 1 May – 31 September 2023
Long Stay Discount – 10% on accommodation for 4 consecutive nights
Sole Use Offer – Book all the rooms at Long Lee Manor for 2 nights; and receive one room free of charge.

Vineyards, Views & The Big Five Package

An exciting 12-night journey of South Africa, Vineyards, Views, and the Big Five Package. Begin in Cape Town at The Cellars in Constantia (Vineyards). Then to the whale-watching town of Hermanus at The Marine. Along the Garden Route, you will stay in the amazing The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay. Finally, to your malaria-free safari at Shamwari. This is an amazing itinerary.

The Shamwari lodges to choose from for this special package are:
Long Lee Manor
Sarili Private Lodge
Riverdene Family Lodge
Eagles Crag

Shamwari safari weddings are also very popular.

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