Bayethe Tented Lodge, South African Safaris at Shamwari Game Reserve

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Bayethe Luxury Tented Lodge

"At Shamwari Game Reserve, we strive to deliver a safari experience that leaves you feeling revitalised, refreshed and relaxed. And, for a safari experience with a difference, our guests can stay in the luxury tented accommodation at Bayethe Lodge"

  • Grading: 5 Star 

Address: Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province

Children: all ages
Bed capacity: 12 en-suite tented rooms (24 guests)


Bayethe Tented Lodge is located in the Shamwari Game Reserve, a 5-star big five safari holiday destination. The management of Shamwari is conservation orientated and several of the activities available during your stay are possible thanks to their conservation efforts.

Located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where vast herds of wildlife and birdlife make their home. Incredibly diverse ecologically, you are guaranteed beautiful natural scenery with 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes found here. Today it is an award-winning 25, 000 hectares of protected land.

A luxurious, malaria-free safari holiday experience awaits you at Bayethe Tented Lodge. This private and secluded tented lodge offers the opportunity to appreciate the rich vegetation of this unique place where you can enjoy spectacular views of the African bush.

The name for Bayethe Tented Lodge comes from an African greeting, pronounced “By-ye-ti”, meaning “I salute you” and is a warm welcome in the African culture in this part of the country.

Bayete Lodge Accommodation

Each of the 12 detached tents can sleep a maximum of 2 adults.

There are 2 tented room types to choose from when booking your stay at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge; Bayethe Hills and Bayethe Luxury

Bayethe Hills:

These 3 superior tented rooms have been fitted with top-quality amenities for optimum comfort, which include:

  • Plunge pool
  • Private deck
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor bath and outdoor shower
  • Television with selected channels
  • Hammock
  • Fireplace
  • Private mini bar

Bayethe Luxury:

This accommodation choice is fully catered for.

The 9 luxury tented rooms have been fitted with top-quality amenities for optimum comfort, which include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms of which 6 tents have outdoor showers & 3 have indoor showers
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic safe
  • Fitted international adaptors
  • International dial telephone
  • Plunge pool
  • Electric blankets
  • Private minibar

In addition to the individual tents, this lodge also offers a communal area, in which the facilities include:

  • Bush Relaxation Retreat
  • Gift boutique
  • Central lounge area
  • In and outdoor dining facilities
  • Outdoor deck with swimming pool
  • WiFi

Game Drive Safaris

We offer a morning safari as well as an evening safari with knowledgeable and passionate-about-wildlife guides. While on safari, take in the beautiful landscape views, the plant, bird and wildlife scenes that you will experience on the way. See birds of prey or spot one or more of the Big 5 from the comfort and safety of your open game vehicle. After enjoying the safari, return to the lodge for an enjoyable breakfast or dinner.

Spa treatments

Bayethe Tented Lodge boasts our own Bush Relaxation Retreat offering personalised treatments to suit your needs. Some of the therapies available include massages, body scrubs, healing facials, manicures and waxing. The retreats pamper and allow you to relax amongst the sights and sounds of nature.

Conservation experiences

Shamwari Game Reserve features three conservation facilities available for visits by guests: The Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. These facilities are immensely interesting and educational and comes highly recommended


Rate Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Two Safaris per day
  • Local Beverages on Game Drive
  • Tea, Coffees and Water
  • Guided Walks
  • Tourism levy and VAT
  • Visits to Educational Centres
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Relaxation Retreats

Guests should also take note:

  • All rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults
  • Persons under the age of 16 or older than 65 are not permitted on walking tours
  • Single adult rates apply only when the person is sleeping alone and not sharing with a child
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