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Shamwari - Riverdene Country Lodge

Found in: Eastern Cape, Game / Nature Reserves, Honeymoon Destinations, Lodges, Paterson, Safari Lodges, The Western Region

A colonial African experience in an elegantly restored frontier homestead.
The colonial-style, Riverdene Lodge with nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility ensures entertainment for the whole family.

Rooms are fully air-conditioned; all feature television, telephone and small lounge area, en-suite sandstone bathroom and private balconies leading onto the landscaped gardens.

There are two elegantly furnished casual lounges as well as a magnificent rim flow swimming pool to entice guests to relax and restore their energy.

The lounge opens onto an outdoor barbecue area. Meals can also be taken in the spacious dining room or the magnificent stone boma under thatch with a deck overlooking the Bushmans River. The Shamwari wine list is especially selected and includes a choice of 12 red and 12 white South African wines. A further selection of rare and fine wines and imported French champagne is also available. A selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor.

Directions to Shamwari - Riverdene Country Lodge

1 hours drive along the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown. The turn off will be indicated on the left by the sign “shamwari”.

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Features and Facilities at Shamwari - Riverdene Country Lodge


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa


  • Lunch Served
  • Breakfast Served
  • Dinner Served

ECO Tourism

  • 4 x 4 Trails
  • Game Drives
  • Whale Watching


  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Tennis Court
  • Internet Access
  • Off Street Parking
  • Plunge Pool

Facilities in Rooms/Units

  • Heater in Rooms
  • Air-Conditioning in Rooms
  • Television in Rooms
  • No Smoking in Rooms

For Whom

  • Solo Travellers
  • Honeymoon
  • Gay / Lesbian
  • Family


  • Countryside
  • Health & Fitness
  • Environment
  • Hiking / Backpacking
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Nature Reserve
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • River
  • Beach
  • Game Reserve
  • Sailing - Yacht Charters
  • Bird Watching
  • Great Outdoors

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