Accommodation rating: Luxury
Bushman's River Lodge is a historical site that has been wonderfully restored. Beautifully decorated in an artistic ethnic theme, the home from home atmosphere is a true taste of South African hospitality. This small property features just four de luxe en suite rooms, so is ideal for a small group of friends or couples looking for a more intimate experience.
Meals are served in the elegantly appointed dining room or, for a more casual experience, dinner can be taken on the veranda overlooking the Bushman's river valley or around the boma. A plunge pool helps you cool off during the heat of the day, while a roaring fire keeps you cosy on winter nights.
Early morning and evening wildlife-viewing drives in open 4x4s, as well as guided nature walks and birdwatching, are all part of this magnificent experience. Guests at Shamwari are also able to see some of the rescued animals at the Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue and Education Centre, which, over the years, has rescued several big cats from situations where they were in serious danger. Visit the museum and educational facility, which aims to create an awareness of the way wildlife is exploited in captivity around the world.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.