BLUEWATER GUEST HOUSE
Bluewater Guest House ,about 13km from the city centre +- 140 metres from the beach,15 minutes drive from the University,0.8km from shopping centre near the N2 highway and approx.25 minutes from the Eastern Cape Game attractions:Shamwari,Addo Elephant park as well as the Seaview Lion Park. The hosts Harry and Marietjie Potgieter will ensure a stay to remember in their spacious & luxurious, but cozy, Guest House.
Marietjie is well known for her excellent food that will make you feel right at home,
CASCADES GUEST HOUSE& APARTMENTS.
Situated five kilometres from Port Elizabeth’s CBD and just minutes from the airport and major shopping centres, the Cascades has breathtaking views of the beach and Algoa Bay. Accommodation comprises a choice of bachelor, one-, two- and three-bedroom en-suite fully equipped units.
All units are fully serviced daily. The guest house has a honeymoon suite and 10 twin and double en-suite bedrooms. Breakfast available. Cascades offers remote-control TV, DSTV in the lounge and internet connections in all rooms.
Facilities and services include a swimming-pool, bar, laundry, air-conditioning, baby-sitting and safari tours to Addo Elephant National Park and Shamwari. Conference and function facilities are available.
Cheap accommodation in Marloth Park
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, thatched bush home (known as “Shamwari”) situated in the heart of Mpumulanga, within Marloth Park. Shamwari sleeps six (2 bedrooms & sleeper couch in the lounge).
Marloth Park is situated on the Crocodile River, bordering the Kruger National Park and is home to a variety of game (giraffe, zebra, impala, kudu, wildebeest, hyena, etc, all except cats & elephant). Access to the Kruger Park would be via the Malelane or Crocodile Bridge gates, both situated in close proximity to Marloth Park.
Spend your days lazing on the spacious wooden deck of Shamwari watching game pass by within meters of the deck, alternatively an ice cold beverage can be enjoyed on the deck of the “local” Bush Pub within Marloth Park, the Bush Pub also offers television & swimming pool facilities. Should you wish to enjoy sundowners overlooking the Crocodile River, Marloth Park offers this facility in the form of a structured “look-out” point situated on the Crocodile River, all you need to do is prepare the “cooler box”. Shamwari has a built in braai facility as well as an outside shower for those warm summer days (will soon have a small splash pool). Marloth Park itself does have a convenience store & doctor within the park. Being a malaria area, it is recommended that medication be taken or that advice is sought from a medical specialist in this regard.
22€ per night / single Three spacious garden units with own private entrances. All units have a self-catering option.
There is a swimming pool and braii facility.
Pollock beach is 5 minutes away. City centre is 10 minutes drive away. Airport is only 6km away.
Lesley (the owner) is a wonderful person, very very helpful.
Daytrips to Addo Elephant Park; Shamwari or Schotia can be arranged by her as well.
This lodge-like hotel was probably the best we ever stayed in while being in South Africa. The staff is extremely attentive and helpful, the rooms are thatch-roofed in African style and just perfect for honeymooners. In a large colonial-style rest area you can exchange stories with your fellow travellers. Sometimes monkeys came for a visit during breakfast! The rooms in the main house are quite expensive, but there are some huts apart from the main house that are much cheaper. Surely worth the price! It is also very close to the Addo National Park (5 - 10 minutes by car) and Shamwari.
SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE
SHAMWARI ,www.shamwari.com THE 18000 HECTARE,MALARIA FREE,PRIVATE GAME RESERVE IS SITUATED AT THE END OF THE GARDEN ROUTE,AND ONLY 40 MINUTES BY ROAD FROM PORT ELIZABETH.
THIS AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RESERVE IS ABOUT CONSERVING A VANISHING WAY OF LIFE.
IT BOASTS FIVE ECO-SYSTEMS,ENABLING THE SUPPORT OF MANY FORMS OF PLANT AND ANIMAL,INCLUDING THE "BIG FIVE'AND BIRD LIFE.
FOUR SEPERATE LUXURY LODGES OFFER VARIOUS ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS,NAMELY LONG LEE MANOR,BUSHMANS RIVER LODGE,LOBENGULA LODGE AND RIVERDENE LODGE,ALL UNIQUELY AND BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED TO CATER FOR A VARIETY OF GUESTS.
GAME DRIVES ARE PLENTIFUL AT SHAMWARI AND YOU ARE BOUND TO SEE A LOT OF WILD GAME IN THIS RESEVE.
Shamwari - Kruger National Park
What is the best lodge in Shamwari
I am going to stay in Shamwari for two nights in September for my Honeymoon and I was wondering if anyone had any feedback as to what would be the best lodge to stay at. Eagles Cragg and Lobengula Lodge. I am trying to decide between Long Lee, Riverdene and Bushman's River and maybe Bayeth.
Re: What is the best lodge in Shamwari
First: Welcome to VT!
I haven't been to that particular part of South Africa, so I don't have a direct answer for you. However, I recommend that you click on the link labeled "Hotels" at the top of this page and see what tips Virtual Tourist members have already written on various places to stay. You'll likely find out all you want to know, in case those that know don't see this question in the forum.
Cheers and best wishes on your wedding.
Has anyone stayed at Baythe Lodeg (shamwari)
Just wondered if anyone has stayed in one of these 9 tented lodges? They look nice and maybe more rustic than some of the other shamwari lodges. However, because its just canvas zip-up sides - how safe are these tents in amongst all that wildlife?
RE: Has anyone stayed at Baythe Lodeg (shamwari)
The lodge is quiet okay and comfortable.
The zip-up sides will keep the game outside - except if you leave them open... :-)
Enjoy the Eastern Cape!
1 day trip in Shamwari or 3 days in Kruger?
Hiya, in a dilema about which to choose - a full day spent in Shamwari with two game drives included (just about strecthing my budget!) or three days in Kruger? Which offers a better wildlife sighting experience?
Re: 1 day trip in Shamwari or 3 days in Kruger?
Kruger is much better known and you have a few options of places to stay when you get there. Where as with Shamwari, I have heard that it is very expensive.
I would also suggest you look into going game viewing in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Lodges like Hluhluhwe have the big 5 and are equally as great as the Kruger, with fabulous facilities.
Let me know if you need further infomation.
Re: Re: 1 day trip in Shamwari or 3 days in Kruger?
I would go with Kruger Park. Less expensive than Shamwari and more variety. More expanse, plus you can go on guided night drives etc too. You actually need time to relax and take everything in... and I fear you wont get this in one packed day. At Kruger, over 3 days, you definately will.
Have a look at my Kruger page if you need more info or feel free to email me directly :)
Re: Re: 1 day trip in Shamwari or 3 days in Kruger?
many thanks to all who helped me in my query. I have decided that the drive from JoBurg to kruger and back to the airport would be too stressful for the short time I would be there so I have decided to leave it for the next trip. The domestic flights are so frightfully expensive - I was enquiring for a cape town to Nelspruit return flight and it is almost 4000 rands return - that can almost buy me a return flight from London to JoBurg...and no budget airlines ply that route. The Shamwari option is okay but a 1 day thing is so rushed as well and again no guarantee that i will see anything much during that time so I think I will visit the Addo National Park on its own and take in as much as possible from there without spending too much. As I am also visiting the Drakensburg area - I was thinking of visiting also the Hluhluwe-umfolozi National Park as it is not too far from Durban (2 hrs drive?) - so it is now choosing between that and Addo - which would you recommend for someone on a budget like me and willing to spend 4 days there?