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In the Eastern Cape of South Africa, near the top of the world famous Garden Route sits Shamwari Game Reserve. This reserve is world renowned for its incredible wildlife, landscapes and accommodation options in the form of world class luxury lodges.


Wildlife viewing in Shamwari is good throughout the year, as its arid to semi-arid climate draws animals to water sources at any time. The best wildlife viewing is during the driest winter months of June to September. However, it can be very cold during this time of the year, and warm winter clothing is essential, particularly for taking part in nighttime and early morning game drives in open vehicles.

May to September
  • Lack of water in the bush drives animals to water sources, making them slightly easier to spot
  • Discounted low season rates
  • Blue, cloudless skies
  • Warm clothes are necessary for chilly game drives in open vehicles
October to April
  • Lots of newborn animals
  • The park's landscape is transformed by abundant greenery and flowers
  • Migratory birds have arrived, and birding is excellent

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