Strongly reminiscent of an era of gracious living, Shamwari Long Lee Manor is the flagship lodge within Shamwari and overlooks a water hole as well as the wide and inviting plains which lead down the Bushmans River. Built in 1910 by the descendants of William Foulds, one of the earliest settlers from England, the homestead has been lovingly restored and as a true Edwardian mansion, it has the feel of a luxury country home – with the added bonus of being located in the heart of the African bush.
Accommodation at Shamwari Long Lee Manor comprises 4 twin-bedded luxury Palm Court rooms; 4 twin-bedded luxury Garden rooms with mini bars;
7 twin-bedded luxury Sidbury rooms; a honeymoon suite; a manor suite and one king-bedded Sidbury suite which includes its own lounge and patio.
Activities at Shamwari Long Lee Manor include expertly guided morning and evening game drives and fascinating walking safaris accompanied by a personal ranger. There are also two swimming pools and a floodlit tennis court. There is even a private conference facility, internet access, a well-equipped spa, a Jacuzzi and a private airstrip.
The original circa 1916 barn at Shamwari Long Lee Manor features outdoor dining facilities, and the sumptuous meals served here are world-class. The outdoor boma is also a popular dinner setting. Shamwari’s wine list includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. An expert selection of rare and fine wines – as well as imported French champagne – is also available at Shamwari Long Lee Manor, coupled with a selection of Cuban cigars.
With its distinctive Colonial atmosphere, superior comfort, attention to details and luxuriously appointed rooms (complete with ceiling fans, air-conditioning and satellite television), Shamwari Long Lee Manor is a true haven in the heart of a Big 5 hotspot, and offers a superbly relaxing way to experience the bounty of this untamed stretch bushveld.
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