Eastern Cape Safari

Shamwari Eagles Crag


'Exclusive, Romantic and Breathtakingly Beautiful'

For a true African experience, travellers can find no better than Shamwari’s Eagles Crag. The lodge is surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs in a naturally beautiful location, and it can be used as a base from which to take immersive wildlife safaris in Shamwari Game Reserve. The lodge offers incredible luxury and breathtaking scenery, where interior spaces showcase the natural surroundings. Each suite enjoys peaceful seclusion with private plunge pools and decks perfect for enjoying the remote surroundings, or guests can venture to the upper deck’s aerial viewing pods to marvel eagles gliding elegantly through the air.

In Our Opinion

'Eagles Crag is absolutely enchanting, and with twice daily game rides included in the cost, guests are bound to catch a glimpse of the Big 5.'


All lodges have their own kitchens. Dining is usually a communal affair with the other people on your safari vehicle – one night is spent in the dining rooms or around the dining table, and the other is spent in the Barn.


  • Lounge with outdoor deck and aerial viewing pods and fire pit 
  • Fitness centre 
  • Gift boutique 
  • Indoor and outdoor dining 

Relaxation Retreat

  • Two therapy rooms
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Facials
  • Body treatments and massages


  • Wi-fi 



Shamwari Private Reserve
Known as one of the world’s leading conservation companies and leading safari and game reserves Shamwari boasts the following:

  • Largest Private game reserve in the Eastern Cape
  • One of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa
  • Largest concentration of wildlife in the Eastern & Southern Cape
  • 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes occur on Shamwari
  • Malaria free
  • Unique safari based activities for a complete tailor-made experience
  • Unique activities aimed at children of all ages

Dedicated wildlife department

  • Wildlife vets
  • Ecologist and environmentalist
  • Breeding centre
  • Rehabilitation centre
  • Animal hospital
  • Education centre
  • Anti-poaching unit

Shamwari Private Reserve Activities

  • Interactive game drives of up to three hours at sunrise and sunset
  • Guided walks on request
  • Star gazing

Game Drives

  • Two per day in open 4 x 4 vehicles with only 6 people per vehicle accompanied by highly qualified field rangers.

Born Free Foundation
Visit the Born Free Foundation, Animal Rescue and Education Centres set up to promote the conservation of species and the protection of natural habitat while maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the welfare of animals.


A natural extension of the famous Garden Route, Shamwari is located just 45 minutes by car from Port Elizabeth Airport.

Distances between lodges:

  • 10-15 minutes between Long Lee Manor, Riverdene and Sarili (Southern lodges)
  • 20-30 minutes between Eagles Crag, Lobengula and Bayethe (Northern Lodges)
  • 30-45 minutes between the Northern and Southern Lodges