Shamwari Riverdene Family Lodge

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Shamwari Family Riverdene Lodge is designed to offer a relaxed space for families to bond and enjoy the outdoors.


  • Riverdene Family lodge offers elegant accommodation with the option sof inter-leading rooms, sleeper couches and cots to keep the family together.
  • This lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is a place wherefamilies are always at home and where guests become friends.

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Shamwari Riverdene Family Lodge
  • Kids will have access to both indoor and outdoor activities throughout their stay.
  • Child minding is available at an additional cost for children younger than 4 years as they are too young to join game drives.
  • Children staying at Shamwari Private Game Reserve have the chance to go wild at Riverdene's Adventure Centre.

The detail

Shamwari Family Riverdene Lodge is a 'home away from home' which nestles in the private and internationally recognized Shamwari Private Game Reserve of the Eastern Cape. The malaria-free game reserve boasts an incredible eco-system that offers sanctuary to an abundance of wildlife including the famous Big Five. Shamwari Family Riverdene Lodge is designed to offer a relaxed space for families to bond and enjoy the outdoors.

Each of the nine beautifully decorated inter-leading Luxury Suites feature an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, air conditioning, lounge area with satellite television, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, microwave, hairdryer, in-room safe, and a private patio that leads onto the landscaped gardens.

The lodge facilities include a lounge area, a bar with fireplace, dining room, outdoor seating area, swimming pool, and a play center for the kids.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a successful conservation story with a thriving wildlife population. The game reserve is home to lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, caracal, brown hyena, hippo, zebra, wildebeest, and other antelope species. Shamwari is also a bird lovers paradise with 250 species recorded.

Activities offered at the lodge include dawn and dusk open-vehicle game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching and visits to the Shamwari Rehabilitation Centre and education centers.  

The Kids on Safari Adventure Centre keeps kids busy for hours with a wide selection of indoor and outdoor activities available throughout their stay. The Adventure Centre boasts climbing towers, elevated walkways, zip lines, a toddlers’ play area, maze, and a mini soccer field. The Kids Adventure Centre is always supervised by a kids coordinator. Childminding is available at an additional cost for families traveling with kids under 4 years of age as they are not permitted on game drives.

Shamwari Riverdene Family Lodge is the ideal destination for families wanting a rewarding big five safari experience.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, high tea, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 780 USD
$ 780 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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