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Nine luxurious suites each with private heated plunge pools
Big five game reserve
Option to visit the Born Free Foundation as part of your safari
Secluded location tucked into the hillside
Game viewing is excellent all year round. Summers (October to March) are hot and wet, where as winters (May to August) are cool and dry. Daytime temperatures in summer are high and may soar above 36°C/97°F. Winter is known to produce beautiful warm days, though the evenings and early mornings can be quite chilly.
Eagles Crag Lodge enjoys a secluded spot tucked into a valley in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Just nine suites offer the ideal base for exploring this Big Five reserve on safari for couples and honeymooners.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve covers 25,000 hectares in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, offering a superb big five safari experience in a malaria-free region. There is a strong conservation emphasis here, with countless awards recognising the work being done here, which includes a partnership with the Born Free Foundation.
Eagles Crag Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge catering to couples and honeymooners, tucked away in a secluded spot in the reserve. There are nine beautiful and spacious suites, each with a lovely deck and private heated plunge pool, offering the ideal place to unwind during the midday siesta time. Each of the stone and glass suites are built into the hillside, designed to enjoy views of eagles which are often seen catching the thermals.
There are two lounges, each with fireplaces and terraces, offering plenty of space to relax and read a good book, or chat to other travellers. The relaxation retreat has two therapy rooms, a sauna and steam room as well as a hydro bath - ideal if you're feeling a little weary after your journey or an exciting day bumping around in a safari vehicle.
The proximity to Port Elizabeth means it's easy to combine a safari in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve with stays in Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg, with regular flights linking all three. It also combines brilliantly with a journey along the Garden Route.
Nine suites are available, and can convert between twin and king beds. Each has a private heated plunge pool and deck, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower as well as mod cons such as hair-dryer, airconditioning, safe and tea and coffee making facilities.
Eagles Crag does not cater to children. For families, we suggest considering one of the other Shamwari properties such as Riverdene or Sarili. Our Travel Consultants can talk you through the options to find what will suit you best.
Game drives in open-sided vehicles with knowledgeable safari guides, game walks and visits to the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
Walking with big game in the African bush is a thrilling experience. Head out into the reserve, accompanied by your guide, and work alongside a tracking team to get up close to the game on foot.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve is set in a malaria-free environment and it is the southernmost premier big 5 game reserve in South Africa, boasting a huge variety of game over a vast 25,000 hectares.
Guests are advised to fly to Port Elizabeth and proceed to Shamwari Game Reserve by road transfer. A flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth takes approximately 1-hour and 40-minutes. The distance from Port Elizabeth to Eagle's Crag Lodge is 72 kilometres.
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