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Shamwari

South Africa Eastern Cape Private Game Reserve Big Five-Reservat

About Shamwari

The Shamwari is a Private Game Reserve in South Africa in the provinces of Eastern Cape. The park was established on 01.01.1992 and covers an area of 0.25 km². The Shamwari is a Big Five reserve and offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

The park is 75 kilometres from Port Elizabeth and is the best known of the private reserves in the Eastern Cape. It offers a wide variety of animals, including all the Big Five. The very exclusive experience includes game drives in open vehicles with quality guiding and luxurious accommodation with first class food and service.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 250Bird species
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Official Name

Shamwari

Provinces

Eastern Cape

Area

0.25 km2

Foundation

1992-01-01

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Savannah,Grassland savannah

Big Five-reserves

Yes

Self-drive-reserve

Yes

Entrance gates

0

Highlights

The park is 75 kilometres from Port Elizabeth and is the best known of the private reserves in the Eastern Cape. It offers a wide variety of animals, including all the Big Five. The very exclusive experience includes game drives in open vehicles with quality guiding and luxurious accommodation with first class food and service.

Landscape

The main habitat of the Shamwari is the Savannah.

The landscape is dominated by the Bushman's River, which flows through the reserve. The area is rich in endemic plant species.

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General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 250Bird species
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The best travel time for Shamwari
The best travel time

Overview
Weather and climate

Excellent Good Okay Poor
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May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
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Dec

Best tavel time

January (Beginning) - December (End)


Dry time

May (Beginning) - September (End)

Climate

chilly-warm


Tavel time

October (Beginning) - April (End)

Climate

mild-hot


High season

October (Beginning) - April (End)


Low season

October (Beginning) - April (End)


No information

The climate in Shamwari is warm. The rainy season takes place from Beginning October to End April The dry season first extended over the months from Beginning May to End September inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning January End December.

The winter and summer seasons are opposite to those in Europe and North America. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. However, it peaks at two times of the year: February-March and October-November. In mid-winter, temperatures can reach freezing point.

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Top animal species

The Shamwari is home to 0 mammals such as Big Five, Lion, Rhinoceros, Leopard, Cape Buffalo as well as 250 bird species, 0 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The Shamwari provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing. The Private Game Reserve offers a wide variety of species, including the "Big Five".

Big Five
Big Five

Big Five

Lion
Big Five

Lion

Rhinoceros
Big Five

Rhinoceros

Leopard
Big Five

Leopard

Cape Buffalo
Big Five

Cape Buffalo

Cheetah

Cheetah

Giraffe

Giraffe

Zebra

Zebra

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Mountain zebra

Mountain zebra

Black rhinocerus

Black rhinocerus

Warthog

Warthog

Greater Kudu

Greater Kudu

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