• 9 Luxury Detached Suites
  • Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Eagles Crag Lodge is the finest of the lodges located in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The reserve is home to no less than five of the seven biomes found in South Africa. Its location close to the Garden Route make a South Africa safari at Shamwari a natural choice for those seeking to combine a tour of the Garden Route with a luxury Big Five safari.
The lodge is nestled in a valley and offers discerning guests the ultimate in terms of luxury in an inspiring setting. The nine superior rooms have been positioned with privacy in mind. Each room offers all the conveniences which would be expected at a lodge of this caliber. It also offers a few extras in the form of private splash pools as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Rooms are decorated in light contemporary colors with glass-paneled walls on two sides.
The main lodge offers a spacious lounge and dining room as well as a small library. The central areas walk out onto an extended deck which takes in magnificent views of the surrounding valley. The lodge offers a fully equipped spa with a range of available treatments for relaxation.


  • Superb Big Five game-viewing;
  • Top-class spa on offer;
  • Stunning location in a secluded yet central valley;
  • Each suite has its own private plunge pool;
  • Eagle’s Crag offers the most luxurious accommodation on Shamwari;
  • Set in a malaria-free area.



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Business Centre
  • Conference Centre
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Gift boutique
  • Lounge
  • Satellite TV
  • Malaria Free
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security


Junior Suite

Available: 9 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 1:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

Nine luxurious glass and thatch suites all have expansive views of the surrounding gorge. They have been designed so that your privacy is assured even whilst wall to wall glass doors on two sides allow you to open up the suite to the sights and sounds of the bush. Outside is your own private wooden deck complete with private plunge pool with views over the densely vegetated kloof where eagles soar.
Each suite is a secluded haven in which to unwind in sheer comfort.
All 9 detached suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite and you can choose between 7 King bedded Junior Suites and 2 Twin bedded Junior Suites.

Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • Dressing Gowns
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Internet
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Verandah
  • Safe
  • Telephone


The primary attraction of Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge is the game. From elephants and rhinos to lions and cheetahs, all of the big game feel right at home near Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge because of its minimal ecological footprint. Guests will find that they don’t need to rush long distances to discover them, as the herds and prides are almost always within earshot of the lodge. This gift of time allows the safari experience to be more immersive and educational, introducing guests to the historical significance of Shamwari Game Reserve’s five eco-systems and a multitude of plant, animal, and bird life. In between morning and evening game drives, set out on a fascinating game walk with a ranger or visit one of the many conservation efforts within Shamwari Game Reserve, including the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries, the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Center, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Shamwari Game Reserve is the realization of one man’s dream and the success of many peoples’ passion to create a haven for animal rehabilitation and education, and Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge directly supports these efforts.

  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Walks
  • Game Viewing
  • Spa treatments
  • Walks
  • Enjoying delicious cuisine


Low Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
01 JAN 2018 - 28 FEB 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $881
01 MAR 2018 - 30 APR 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $781
01 MAY 2018 - 31 AUG 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $666
01 SEP 2018 - 30 NOV 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $802
01 DEC 2018 - 31 DEC 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $996

High Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
01 JAN 2018- 28 FEB 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $881
01 MAR 2018 - 30 APR 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $781
01 MAY 2018 - 31 AUG 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $666
01 SEP 2018 - 30 NOV 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $802
01 DEC 2018 - 31 DEC 2018 Junior Suite Per person per night sharing From $996


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Game drives
  • All Meals
  • Tea, Coffees and Water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tourism levy and VAT
  • Swimming
  • Game drive beverages
  • Guided Walks
  • Visits to Educational Centres


Based on 91 Reviews

Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Up close and personal and in luxury.”

We have been to many reserves in Southern Africa and Eagles Crag in Shamwari compares excellently with any of them. Easy access from Port Elizabeth if you fly in or by road for the self-drivers. Situated in a malaria free area where you can view the Big Five in close proximity. The reception and service staff is friendly and efficient. The vehicles are in excellent condition and the guides are knowledgeable, friendly and do their very best to get you in a great position for a great photo. The accommodation is spacious, luxurious and the private deck and pool at each room is very private. Great food and an excellent wine list.

~ Johann S ~ Stellenbosch, South Africa
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“The best of the best”

Eagles Crag was the last stop on our 2017 South African tour and the second game reserved visited. We really did save the best to the last!
The staff were delightful and very helpful, accommodation was lovely with your own dipping pool and deck, to enjoy some down time after the drives. The restaurant always offered amazing high quality delights with great choices and a good selection of wines.
It’s full days, early mornings (take warm clothing) and late dinner as the drives are 3- 4 hours long. (Flys by). They do provide blankets and poncho’s but you still need to be appropriately dressed.
Then there was Mino, the senior ranger! He was passionate, knowledgable, and had a good sense if humour. He made every drive out an adventure, we were surrounded by twenty plus elephants and they didn’t pay any attention to us, Mino would remind us how to act in there presence so as not to spook them.We were lucky to see two prides of lions up close and personal as well as hippo’s, wildebeest, kudu, cheetahs, giraffes, birds, dung beetle, and lots and lots more.
Thank you to Mino and the team of Eagles Crag, we certainly recommend this game reserve and hope to return one day.

~ 56Traveller11 ~ Toronto, Canada
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Piece of Paradise”

I’ve been too numerous phantastic places all over the world, but four days in Eagle Crag made me feel so sad about leaving as I don’t remember having felt before. This peaceful and harmonic scenary of wildlife and opportunity for experiencing some of nature’s most impressive and at these times also most vulnerable creatures in this way has been absolutely fascinating and wonderful. Our ranger Sean was very knowledgable and experienced in making every game drive a unique experience. The lodge and its facilities were top. Could truely recommend to anyone anytime

~ thomas ~ Horgen, Switzerland
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Excellent, excellent,excellent”

We spent the first two nights of our stay in the Explorer camp and the experience exceeded all of our expectations. Staying in a tented enclosure in a fantastic isolated location. This is glamping extreme. If you want an African wildlife experience this is something you must do. The explorer camp crew could not have done enough for us and we were lucky to have Mino and Tyron as our rangers. Both brilliant.
We moved on to Eagles Crag for the next four nights. What a place! Located in a sheltered valley, it was just beautiful. The facilities were luxurious and the staff were excellent. This is by far the best safari destination we have ever visited. I could go on for another two thousand words about how wonderful this place is, but I won’t. Just go there. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you Mino, love Paul & Sam.

~ theshift2016 ~ Southampton, United Kingdom

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