Shamwari Private Game Reserve is over 50,000 acres and is located in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Situated along the Bushman’s River, you’ll find it halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown.
Port Elizabeth is the closest city to the Shamwari Game Reserve. Roughly 47 miles away, it sits at the east end of the world-renowned Garden Route.
If you are trying to come up with a South African itinerary I would suggest that you fly into Cape Town and take two weeks to explore the Garden Route.
Weather & Best Time to Visit During the low season, which runs from June to August, temperatures range from around 45 degrees Fahrenheit to 72.
History of the Shamwari Private Game Reserve Shamwari’s history is incredibly interesting. The vast land that we see today has undergone a series of major face-lifts over the years.
A Man With A Vision In 1990, a businessman named Adrian Gardiner bought 3000-acres for a weekend home for himself and his family. With it, a vision to return the land to what it once was.
Emerging from the Dust Not only was Shamwari successfully tackling conservation, but it was positively impacting the local community by creating jobs and boosting the economy with tourism.
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