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BBayethe Tented Lodge is situated on one of the largest malaria free Big 5 private game reserve’s in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve, which is regarded as ‘The Pride of the Eastern Cape’. Located along the Bushman’s River between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Shamwari forms a natural extension of the world famous Garden Route. “By-ye-ti” or, “I salute you”, is the warm African greeting carried on the fresh valley wind at this tented paradise. Allow nature to blanket you in the seductive tented accommodation. The refined tents are shrouded by the rich vegetation, providing privacy and a feeling of seclusion. There are 12 tents - 3 Bayethe Hill Superior Tents and 9 Bayethe Luxury Tents. The Bayethe Hill Superior Tents are each equipped with mini bar, private deck, en-suite bathroom with indoor bath and outdoor shower, hammock, fireplace and a plunge pool. The Bayethe Luxury Tents offer the added luxury of an indoor spa bath. The luxurious lounge area leads onto the deck and swimming pool with breath taking views which can be enjoyed in ultimate isolation from the surrounding Lodges. Further facilities include the Bush Relaxation Retreat, internet access, indoor and outdoor dining facilities and gift boutique. While staying at Bayethe, guest can enjoy everything that Shamwari Game Reserve has to offer, such as sunrise and sunset game drives which lasts up to 3 hours, star gazing and the relaxation retreats, bush walks, and the option to take part in their very own game ranger training program. Shamwari is also home to South Africa’s most experienced wildlife teams with a working Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which includes a visit to the Animal Hospital to see the facilities and view any current patients and the animal bomas to view any larger patients. Passionate and committed to the conservation of our planet and wildlife, the Shamwari Group is partnered with The Born Free Foundation and the Wilderness Foundation. The only Born Free Rescue Centre in the country is based at Shamwari game Reserve, as well as the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre. Shamwari also offers a unique ‘kids on safari’ programme which ensures there is something for everyone to learn and to experience.

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