Room Overview

Location: South Africa–>Eastern Cape–>Shamwari Game Reserve

Accommodation Type: Lodge

Good For: Solo, Couple/Romantic, Family

At the foot of the 350 million year old Warmwaterberg Mountains, in the heart of the Little Karoo, lies the Cape’s premier wildlife destination, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. This arid, stark landscape, home to the San for centuries, has an alluring tranquillity and raw beauty.

Shamwari Game Reserve is a 25 000 hectare, malaria free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape. The reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for five consecutive years. Shamwari boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of a wide diversity of plant, animal and bird life.

Bayethe, or, ‘I salute you’, is the warm African greeting that wafts across the African bush at this tented paradise. The verdant riverine vegetation camouflages the luxurious Bayethe Lodge, affording guests seclusion and unsurpassed comfort while being serenaded by the sounds of the wild. The lodge offers an authentic bush experience, outstanding cuisine, personalised attentive service, and a chance to unwind and relax in sumptuous comfort.

Special offers:

Offer 1

Stay for Three nights, pay for Two!!

  • Get your 3rd night free of charge, thats a saving of R4450 per person
  • Offer Valid for the months from 01 May 2014 – 31 July 2014

Terms and Conditions/h3>
  • Not combinable with any other offer

Offer 2

Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative Special

  • Donate a minimum of R300 per person per night when you make a booking to the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative and receive a reduced rate of R4000 during High Season and R3000 during Low Season (Donation based on a Luxury Room)
  • Rates include five star luxury accommodation, game drives, high tea, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer is valid from the 11 January 2014 to the 19 December 2014
  • All proceeds will be donated to the Wilderness Foundation.
  • Rates and donations are quoted per person per night sharing.
  • All donations are: payable at the time of booking, non-refundable and irrespective of age.

Room Amenities


1 Kingsize bed

2 People



Room service

Hotel Details


Bayethe can accommodate a maximum of twenty-four guests in twelve luxurious tents. The nine tents at Bayethe Lodge are nestled along the bed of the river and hidden amongst trees ensuring privacy and seclusion. The en-suite tents have wooden floors and canvas sides, with sliding doors that open onto a viewing deck and private plunge pool. Three of the tents have indoor showers, while the remaining six offer guests the opportunity of showering outdoors beneath a canopy of stars. There are an additional three Premier tents at Bayethe Hills, which offer all the features of the lodge tents plus additional luxuries such as a fireplace, satellite TV and hammocks on the deck.


Shamwari boasts five different eco-systems, providing for great biodiversity of plants, birds, and animals. Guests frequently sight the Big Five during their stay, along with cheetah, caracal, wild dog and a variety of antelope. Evening game drives often reveal the more rarely seen nocturnal creatures, such as the hopping springhare, aardwolf, and brown hyena. Shamwari Game Reserve opened the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre in 2012 as a place where guests can learn about rhinos and the growing epidemic of rhino poaching in South Africa. The wildlife department is active in maintaining the delicate ecological balance and taking care of the health and safety of the animals.

Shamwari Game Reserve boasts over 250 bird species. Raptor species include Black Harriers, Pale Chanting Goshawks, Black-shouldered Kites, Booted Eagles and Secretary Birds. The Bushman’s River meanders through the reserve providing a great refuge for kingfishers, darters, the African Shelduck, finfoots and the iconic African Fish Eagle.


  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birding


  • Conference Venue
  • Game Drives
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness & Spa



Driving Directions:

  • Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown bypassing the R342 turn-off.
  • Continue along the N2 until you reach a sign board Eagles Crag and Baythe on the Sidbury road.
  • Turn left on the gravel road and follow this road passing through the Kwantu gate until you reach a T-junction.
  • At the T-junction follow the sign boards right to Bayethe.

From Port Elizabeth

  • Follow the N2 on the Grahamstown road for 65kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign on to gravel (R342) for 7 kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign.

From Johannesburg

  • (R32) turn left at Paterson (R342), follow the road for 11kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign.

From Grahamstown

  • Follow the N2 towards Port Elizabeth for 58kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign (R342) for 7kms, and right at the Shamwari sign.


Luxury Tent 01 Jan 2014 – 30 Apr 2014 01 May 2014 – 30 Sep 2014 01 Oct 2014 – 31 Dec 2014
PPS INR30032 INR24841 INR30032
Single INR45048 INR37261 INR45048
Superior Tent 01 Jan 2014 – 30 Apr 2014 01 May 2014 – 30 Sep 2014 01 Oct 2014 – 31 Dec 2014
PPS INR31428 INR26236 INR31428
Single INR47141 INR39354 INR47141

Prices include luxury accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea, two game drives, guided bush walks, and selected beverages, as well as visits to the Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Rhino Awareness Centre and the Born Free Centres.

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