Built with stone walls and thatched roofs, Shamwari Bayethe Lodge’s highlights include a peaceful viewing deck that overlooks river pools where a wide array of wildlife species converges to drink. The lodge itself offers nine twin-bedded rooms that are nestled along the riverbed and camouflaged by canopies of trees.

Each tented room features air-conditioning and heating, as well as an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, private plunge pool and a viewing deck. The emphasis is on pristine privacy and superior comfort, allowing guests to experience nature at its best.

There are three premier tents at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge, which truly offer the ultimate in tented luxury. These tents at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge offer additional luxuries such as fireplaces, satellite TV and hammocks suspended from the wooden decks. 

Early morning and evening game viewing drives in open Land Rovers as well as guided nature walks and bird watching excursions form the core of a stay at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge, while the large lounge – also built with stone walls and thatch – provide creature comforts galore. There is also an outdoor banqueting boma, where a mouthwatering line-up of dishes are served, while the double-volume dining area spills onto a deck adjacent to the boma. Here, a crackling fire adds to the atmospheric allure at night.

The crystal clear swimming pool on the large viewing deck overlooks the Buffalo River, and it is not uncommon to spot some game while you are lounging here. Bayethe’s Bush Spa overlooks a waterhole and guests can also opt to enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of their suites.

With personal ranger services and expert guides, guests can look forward to unforgettable wildlife encounters, while being properly pampered thanks to the lodge’s luxurious offerings. Complete with a fireplace in the lounge and dining areas, there’s no shortage of a bushveld ambience, as well as an exquisite home-away-from-home atmosphere. Touches such as outdoor showers, superior wine lists and encounters Africa’s Big 5 complete the offering.


Lise Kargaard

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About "Bayethe Tented Lodge – Shamwari Game Reserve"


Cape Town & Garden Route Safari

These very independent self-driving clients started their adventure in Cape Town staying at Cape Cadogan before heading down the Garden Route enjoying all the activities along the way before going on safari in the Shamwari Game Reserve.

Honeymoon – Cape Town, Garden Route & Shamwari

This honeymoon couple had a lovely time in the Cape. They started off in Cape Town and then self-drove via the Winelands to Hermanus, along Route 62 and down the Garden Route before ending up on a Big 5 safari at Shamwari.