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Tucked away in the 25,000 hectare Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is the exclusive, five star Eagles Crag Lodge. 

This contemporary African lodge is surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs with breathtaking expansive views across the gorge to the surrounding rock faces where eagles soar.

The nine sophisticated free-standing suites are fashioned in stone and glass, spacious and extremely private offering a secluded haven in which to unwind in sheer comfort. They feature en-suite bathrooms with a separate bath and indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, private minibar, tea and coffee facilities, a bird spotting scope and expansive deck with a private plunge pool and magnificent views. An elegant ambience runs through the main lodge areas with an upstairs lounge and fireplace that opens onto a terrace, the bar and cigar lounge features a fireplace, big screen television, and fold away glass doors opening onto the deck; there is a library, gift shop and a relaxation retreat with two therapy rooms, a hydro bath, steam room and sauna.


Stone & Glass Suites



Open Season

Open all Year

Safari Experience

Shamwari Game Reserve, we would want you to have the ‘safari of a lifetime’. We will assign a personal game ranger to your group of between 6 and 10 people. Your game ranger and lodge manager will design your daily program with you. There is great game viewing in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential. Your personal game ranger will provide insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora.  Game drives will take between three and four hours, with a sundowner stop at sunset and a coffee stop in the morning.  Guided game walks can often be the highlight of your African trip, for it is only then that you gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora around you.

In between game drives if your time is not filled with relaxing, reading, spa treatments, swimming, enjoying delicious cuisine or a game walk, you can visit one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries, the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre or the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Shamwari Game Reserve has five eco systems supporting a diverse range of plant, bird and animal life, including the famed Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant).  A good variety of antelope species have been re-introduced, including red hartebeest and springbok.  The reserve has a dedicated Wildlife Department (including qualified wildlife veterinarians, ecologist and environmentalist).

Shamwari Game Reserve boasts a huge variety of birdlife. There is a big range of raptors which include Black Harriers, Pale Chanting Goshawks, Black-shouldered Kites, Fish Eagles, Booted Eagles and Secretary Birds.

The reserve also holds a good population of birds associated with water sources like Three-banded Lapwings, African Darters, Malachite Kingfishers, the occasional Spoonbill, African Shelduck and the strange looking Hamerkop.

The birdlife at Shamwari Game Reserve is enough to keep a bird watching enthusiast entertained for a good few days. So pack your bird book and binoculars and come visit Shamwari for a well deserved birding holiday.


Added Extras

Spa treatments,
Visits to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries, the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre or the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.