LONG LEE MANOR
Gracious Living from a Bygone Era. This Edwardian style manor boasts manicured gardens, pools and verandas, each overlooking the magnificent plains teeming with wildlife.
Long Lee Manor at Shamwari Game Reserve, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial Experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers Guests refined comfort, congenial service & enticing cuisine in the African Bush. Long Lee Manor accommodates 38 Guests in 15 elegant En-Suite Rooms & 3 Luxury Suites.
Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main Dining Room, under the Pepper Tree, or around the open blazing fire at the Barn. A River Boma offers an outdoor option for Meals.
Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. Stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.
Shamwari Game Reserve boasts a huge variety of birdlife. There is a big range of raptors which include Black Harriers, Pale Chanting Goshawks, Black-shouldered Kites, Fish Eagles, Booted Eagles and Secretary Birds. The reserve also holds a good population of birds associated with water sources like Three-banded Lapwings, African Darters, Malachite Kingfishers, the occasional Spoonbill, African Shelduck and the strange looking Hamerkop. Furthermore you might see bird species like the Bokmakierie with its gorgeous colours, Hoopoes probing the grasslands for food, Ant-eating Chats around the termite mounds, Familiar Chat, Red-billed Oxpeckers on the various animals and the beautiful Glossy Starling with its blue-green coloration and red eye-ring.
The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre, initially only open for Shamwari guests, can be found at the Shamwari offices and has been created as a place of information and education for guests to educate and inform themselves about rhinos and the frightening growing epidemic of rhino poaching in South Africa.
It has also been created to complement the Born Free Foundation and Rehabilitation Centre at Shamwari Game Reserve. Guests will have the opportunity to visit The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre as an added educational experience during their stay.
The Wilderness Foundation has created 9 unique rhino displays, designed for the purpose of educating guests on rhino conservation and the poaching issues facing South Africa and South Africans. Each display has a powerful message along with photographs, statistics and general facts to emphasise the effect poaching has on coThe Born Free Foundation is at the forefront of drawing the public’s attention to the plight of wild animals confined in impoverished captive environments and promoting through education and public awareness, a humane agenda.
It is the mission of both The Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Game Reserve to promote the conservation of species and the protection of habitat while maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the welfare of animals.
In partnership with actress/conservationist Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation, Shamwari Game Reserve designed the Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue and Education Centre to incorporate a museum and educational facility whose goal is to create an awareness of the horrific way in which wildlife is exploited in captivity around the world. Guests at Shamwari are able to visit the 2 Big Cat Sanctuaries.nservation, the country, tourism and indeed future generations.
The Shamwari Rehabilitation Centre is amongst the best in Southern Africa and is fully registered to provide veterinary care to young, abandoned, orphaned or injured animals. On arrival you will be met by a member of this caring team who will show you the facilities and explain what it is that they do. During the recovery phase; “patients” are kept in custom built bomas. Provided there are patients in care, an opportunity to meet them should arise during your visit.