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South Africa / Eagles Crag at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Of all the lodges in our Shamwari portfolio, this is the most luxurious, although the luxury is understated and the ambience anything but pretentious.

Diaphanous suites make maximum use of floor to ceiling windows to provide uninterrupted views of the surrounding cliff faces where eagles soar on the thermals, interiors being the epitome of classic chic. Secluded and private, each of the nine suites feature private heated plunge pools and sleep a maximum of two adults, and as no children are permitted, there is ample opportunity to completely relax and unwind, perhaps enjoying a daily massage or spa therapy in the Relaxation Retreat. Activities revolve around the twice-daily game drives to spot the Big 5 from the comfort and safety of open game vehicles, with special opportunities to witness at first hand the programmes that led to Shamwari receiving a gold award for best conservation practice. For a truly memorable experience guests can visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.

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When to visit South Africa

A year round destination, but expect cooler weather in the Eastern and Western Capes during winter, between June and August. Mpumalanga stays warm year round with temperatures, humidity and rainfall all increasing in the summer months between October and March. The whales return to the waters around Hermanus from July to November, and the spring months of August and September are particularly colourful along the Garden Route.

The prime time for game viewing is generally the drier winter and spring months from April to September when animals frequent the waterholes. During the wetter summer months between October and March, animals can still be viewed but are more widely dispersed – from December to February there may be more sightings of newborn animals.

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