A luxurious lodge experience in the heart of Shamwari

Surrounded by the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Bayethe Tented Lodge is one of their five star retreats, offering a wonderfully luxurious experience in the heart of this spellbinding reserve. Here you can relax in vast private tents, with a great selection of bush facilities on hand to ensure you enjoy a comfortable stay whilst knowledgeable guides try to find you the elusive Big Five.

There is only one restaurant, but it offers a great array of cuisine including a few theme nights. One of the most popular is the ‘braai’ night, a traditional South African barbecue. There is a small outdoor swimming pool with deck area, but as each of the tents has its own plunge pool, Bayethe doesn’t really need anything bigger.

There are only 12 tents at Bayethe Tented Lodge, each nestled away in the vegetation to ensure privacy and seclusion, the ideal place to spend your down time by the fireplace before game drives, taking a dip in the plunge pool or relaxing on your deck. Each tent has an outdoor shower and indoor bath and three of the tents also have indoor showers.

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Key information

Overlooking the Bushmans’ River

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour from the airport
Rooms: 12

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Accommodation information

12 tents


• Head out with your ranger to spot the big five
• Take a dip in your private plunge pool
• Head out on a bush walk
• Relax in the bush relaxation retreat


Restaurant and bar

What's included

Full Board • All meals • Twice daily game drives

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