Looking for a safari experience with a difference? You should stay in the luxury tented accommodation at Bayethe Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape area. It provides a comfortable base for not-too-wild game-viewing and appeals to travellers looking for a relatively traditional safari experience. The name for this Shamwari lodge comes from the African greeting, pronounced “By-ye-ti”. The English translation for this word is “I salute you” and is one of the warmest welcomes in the African culture in this area of the country.
This tented paradise offers guests accommodation in 12 detached tents surrounded by the rich vegetation provading privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.
Your Luxury tent – one of nine – will be camouflaged under native trees, keeping its beautiful interiors hidden and its convenient comforts a secret. Each one is air-conditioned and heated, and features an en-suite bathroom, shower, private plunge pool, and viewing deck.
For an extra-special stay, three Superior tents at Bayethe Hills are also available. These tents offer unforgettable luxury in the African wilderness, and include a fireplace, satellite TV, plunge pool, and hammocks swaying gently on the wooden decks.
Activities in Shamwari Reserve evolve around morning and evening game drives by 4WD, each lasting about three to four hours. Other activities are walking safaris, wellbeing treatments or visits to the educative Rhino Awareness Centre and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.