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Long Lee Manor
Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Stars : 5
Capacity : 38
Price : R4500
Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush. Long Lee Manor is a reminder of an era of gracious living - positioned as the flagship of Shamwari - it overlooks the sweeping plains leading down to the Bushmans River. The river lapa is an outdoor option for meals and the cooking sumptuous.
Deliciously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open fire at the Barn. In-between game drives guests can laze around one of the two pools, relax in the beautifully appointed garden lounge, or experience a rejuvenating treatment in our onsite spa. A five star property - this superb game lodge set in the Eastern Cape of South Africa boasts an appeal specifically to those interested in experiencing the colonnial luxury of the African Safari, with a variety of accommodation options to choose from.
Long Lee Manor accommodates 38 guests in elegant en-suite rooms, all with air-conditioning and heating, as well as family suites for the children. Of the 13 luxury rooms, 4 of these rooms are inter leading and the option of a family suite for those with children. There is also the honeymoon suite for that unforgetable African Honeymoon. All rooms boast ceiling fans and air-conditioning with both hot and cold settings for the perfect room temperature. Other facilities include Satellite T.V in all rooms, International direct dial in all rooms as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Two swimming pools and perimeter electric fencing make this a Child-friendly lodge.
Private conference facilities for delegates who wish to take their clients or employees away from the hustle and bustle, as well as Spa facilities offering two Treatment or Therapy rooms, Steam Bath, outdoor Jacuzzi, Curio shop and a Private airstrip,. How about outdoor dining under the Pepper Tree an Original 1916 Barn? A personal ranger ensures excellent service which limits game drives to only 6 per vehicle ensuring your privacy, exclusivity and your personal preferences are taken care of.
The ultimate family lodge, situated in the verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown. This is a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in Pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.
All of the Shamwari properties contain their own curio shops where gifts can be bought to take back to your family and friends, this renowned reserve mostly remembered for their many films and movies which have been shot using the reserve is definately one to visit, the many camps and variety of lodge accommodation available ensure a sensational experience to add to the book of your life.
- Bushmans River Lodge is a unique historical site with its 4 suites decorated in an artistic African theme.
- Riverdene Lodge is a restored settler`s lodge with 9 suites, all en-suite with air-conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone and small lounge area.
- The ethnically decorated Lobengula Lodge with its thatched roofs is tucked deep in the valley bushveld. It offers 12 guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway as well as a wellness centre.
- Bayethe Tented Camp is a 5-star, luxury lodge comprising of 9-tented suites.
Activities and Facilities
- Wine Cellar
- Wheelchair Facilities
- Wake Up calls
- Viewing Deck
- Underfloor Heating
- Sports Centre / Gym
- Room Service
- Research Area
- Qualified Guides
- Plug Adapter
- Night Drives
- Laundry Service
- Landing Strip
- Honeymoon Suite
- Hair Dryer
- Game Walks
- Game Drive
- En-suite Bathroom
- Curio Shop
- Coffee Stations
- Boma Dinners
- Big 5
- Beauty Treatments
- Baby Sitting
- Air Conditioning
NOTE : Some of the activities and facilities are not covered by the rate quoted and may be surchargeable.
Luxury accommodation: January to 31 December 2013 - R4 500 pp. Low Seaon 01May to 30 September 2013 - R3750 pp. Single supplement is 50% surcharge.
The rate is inclusive of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, high tea, Tea & Coffee, Wate, Game Drives and guided walks & game drive beverages.
Child rates are applicable whether children share a room with adults or not inclusive of meals, non alcoholic beverages, activities (age dependant) and the “Kids on Safari” program.
0 – 3 Year old are accommodated at no additional cost. May share with adults, depending on the vailability of cots and/or rooms with a sleeper couch. Are not permitted on game drives.
4 – 11 Year old are accommodated at 50% (half) of the adult sharing rate. May share with adults, depending on the availability of rooms with a sleeper couch are permitted on game drives.
Please do not hesitate to contact African Chapter for further information and options of the activities available in the Eastern Cape. Special long stay rates and combination packages available on request.