Founders the secret residence of Mr Gardiner, author of the foresight behind Mantis Group and Shamwari. The lodge is on a Thousand Acres of nature reserve next to Shamwari with access to the reserve. Shamwari has incredible wildlife, and it is trendy with over Twenty thousand hectares of the reserve.
Founder Lodge is on 1000 acres of picturesque private land is now part of the greater Shamwari. The character-filled old farmhouse has breath-taking views of the cliffs, valleys and sprawling natural bushveld. Guests enjoy spectacular walks and bird-watching experiences on offer together with BIG 5 game drives on Shamwari.
The six en-suite rooms, each with own veranda, offer the utmost in luxurious safari lodge living including a king-sized bed, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and an electronic safe.
Founders Lodge is a character-filled 1940’s manor house, situated on a private reserve of Shamwari Game Reserve. The Gardiner family’s holiday home for 21 years, it has been newly restored to welcome guests in elegant 5-star comfort. The lodge is geared towards individual, tailor-made adventures.
Lodge offers 6 Luxury Double & Twin Suites, and all refurbished around an open patio. 4 Modern Suites lead from the courtyard, while the 2 Traditional Suites are in the primary residence. The various common spaces and guest amenities are all available from the Suites and Patio. All rooms feature a private veranda, offering breathtaking views of the cliffs, valleys and sprawling natural bushveld.
The lodge is only 45 min drive from PE Airport, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape Province.
- Six suites, each with own veranda
- Billiard room & lounge with bar and fireplace
- Drawing room
- Library with business centre facilities
- Elevated viewing terrace
- The Founders Collection Room
- The Trading Post
- Gym & Steam room
- Dining room
- Casual dining terrace
- 2 Outdoor Swimming pools
- Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the lodge
Below detailed information about the Founders Lodge Shamwari is available.
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Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 11:00
Founders Lodge Shamwari Specials
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Stay for 3 nights at Founders Lodge Shamwari and only pay for 2 nights.
Included in the rate:
- All meals, two game drives per day, select local beverages, tourism levy
Excluded from the rate:
- Excluding premium branded beverages, telephone, transfers, laundry and any additional expenses are for your own account for settlement on departure.
Terms and Conditions:
- Valid 01 May - 30 September 2018 & 01 May - 30 September 2019.
- Subject to availability at time of booking
- Minimum 3 night stay
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