• 12 Bayethe Superior Tents
  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five Viewing
  • Highly Popular and Excellently Rated

Get caught up in seduction and luxury in the tented accommodation at Bayethe Lodge, situated in Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Surrounded by rich vegetation and the privacy that comes with the vast African landscape, at Bayethe Lodge you will find seclusion and the warm greeting that comes with Bayethe, which means “I salute you”.

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. 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.


  • The first malaria-free reserve in the Eastern Cape;
  • Bayethe offers the latest in tented luxury;
  • Each suite has its own private plunge pool;
  • Big Five game-viewing on the 20,000ha reserve;
  • Won World’s Leading Conservation Company;
  • Professional and friendly staff;



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Boutique
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security
  • Malaria Free


Room type Features Rates
Superior Tent
Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge

Available: 12 Tents

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: 01:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Veranda
  • Telephone
  • Electronic Safe
  • More

    FROM R7720

    TO R15600

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    For a luxurious, malaria-free experience, look no further than Bayethe Tented Lodge. This tented paradise offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in utter tranquillity, surrounded by the rich vegetation of this unique location that provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush. 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. 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.

    • Game Drives
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Viewing
    • Game Walks
    • Pro Photo Safaris
    • Safari Spa


    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019 Superior Tent Per person per night sharing From R7720
    Per person per night single From R10035

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019 Superior Tent Per person per night sharing From R11370
    Per person per night single From R14780
    01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019 Superior Tent Per person per night sharing From R8705
    Per person per night single From R11315
    01 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 Superior Tent Per person per night sharing From R9650
    Per person per night single From R12545
    01 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 Superior Tent Per person per night sharing From R12000
    Per person per night single From R15600
    01 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 Superior Tent Per person per night sharing From R9650
    Per person per night single From R12545


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • 2 Game Drives per day
    • 3 Meals per day
    • Local Beverages on Game Drive
    • Tea, Coffees and Water
    • Guided Walks
    • Tourism levy and VAT
    • Visits to Educational Centres


    Based on 223 Reviews

    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “What an experience”

    I cannot praise the Lodge high enough. It completely exceeded our expectations. From the minute we arrived at leaving we were treated so very well. We arrived just in time for the afternoon safari and from then the experience just got better and better. Our Ranger, Dylan, was of the highest caliber and so enthusiastic he made our stay so special. Luckily or more probably Dylan’s expertise we saw all the animals apart from. the elusive leopard. Dylan knowledge and care of us was second to none as was all the staff. The accommodation is first class, the meals very well prepared and very good, be it the barbeque every other night, where you are joined by your Ranger or the dinner in the restaurant. My wife and I found the whole experience wonderful and a great start to our holiday. I can not speak about the other Lodges on the reserve but I do not see how they can be better than Bayethe

    ~ Tyke70 ~ Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Shamwari Bayethe Lodge”

    Shamwari is awesome! Great food! Great people!
    We stayed three days at the lodge. The lodge itself had all the amenities. Be sure to bring your South Africa adapters, the lodge loaned us one, needed more for a flat iron, curling iron. Lodge has a personal pool, lounging chairs, ashtray ; ) the netting around the pool is actually hammocks! We saw monkeys, some type of deer (forgot what they were called) and elephant right from the lodge. Our shower was outside, the tub was inside. The best part was getting up early for game drives with the best ranger, we were able to see everything we wanted, even hippos! The food at the lodge was outstanding.

    ~ RachelleReynolds ~ Inola, Oklahoma
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Experience of a lifetime”

    We recently stayed at Bayethe Lodge for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon. It was a superb trip all around.
    The accommodation was in a luxury tent with an enormous bed, indoor and outdoor bathroom and a private deck with a plunge pool overlooking the shrubs!
    The food was great, cooked breakfast, three-course lunch and dinners if you wanted! The food was an excellent standard and it was great to enjoy a traditional Brad one night with our ranger.
    The game drives were the highlight, two a day with a ranger! We had Morne who was absolutely superb – very talented and knowledgeable and a nice guy! The whole team at Bayethe were great and looking forward to a return trip already!

    ~ fionaslater1 ~ London, United Kingdom
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Wow! Didn't expect this!”

    Shamwari Bayethe Lodge is beyond anything I expected. The “tent” was amazing; luxurious and private and complete with warthogs wandering around the tent. The meals were lovely; using local foods and flavors for a unique and delicious dining experience. But, the best was the game drives; our guide, Leon, was charming, funny, passionate, and enthusiastic at 6 AM! I never expected to see the number and variety of animals at such close range. September is a great time to go…so many baby animals born in the spring. There should be a grade higher than A+ to rate this property and trip of a lifetime!

    ~ Christine R ~ Hartwell, Georgia

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