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Follow the N2 between Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown for 65kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign on to gravel (R342) for 7 kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign.

From Port Elizabeth

Follow the N2 on the Grahamstown road for 65kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign on to gravel (R342) for 7 kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign.

From Johannesburg

(R32) turn left at Paterson (R342), follow the road for 11kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign.

From Grahamstown

Follow the N2 towards Port Elizabeth for 58kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign (R342) for 7kms, and right at the Shamwari sign.

Most car rental companies have branches at the major cities and airports. Check with Avis, Budget, Imperial, Europcar, Tempest.

Transfer Service

A chaffeur-drive service is available between Port Elizabeth Airport / major hotels and Shamwari Game Reserve.Bookings for this service can be made directly with Shamwari.



From Cape Town

An easy 3 hour drive, approximately 270 kms from Cape Town. On commencement of the journey, travel on the N1 from Cape Town in the direction of Paarl; continuing on the N1 travel through the Huguenot Tunnel. A tollgate controls this tunnel. A tollgate fee is payable at the tunnel. The first town is Worcester set in the Breede River Valley. Taking the second turnoff to the right into Worcester, you leave the N1 and the Route 60 (R60) is taken. Follow the signs to the town of Robertson. Once through Robertson, the next town is Ashton. The R60 becomes the R62 in Ashton. Travel on through Krogmanskloof and Montagu. Continue for approximately 43 km and turn left at “Die Vlakte” and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sign. Please be advised that the road changes from tar to gravel and the recommended speed limit from there on is 60 km per hour. The main entrance to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 7 km.

From the main gate, it is a further 15 km to the welcoming lounge where guests will be welcomed. From the welcoming lounge, it is 45 minutes to Tilney Manor, 65 minutes to Dwyka Tented Lodge and 55 minutes to Gondwana Lodge. Please follow the relevant signs in the reserve. The recommended speed limit is 40 km per hour. Do not exit your vehicle. Predators roam free. The main gate closes at 18h00, should your arrival time be later, please advice prior to arrival in order to make arrangements. A daily transfer from the main gate to your lodge is available on request, and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.

Arriving guests: Pick-up from welcoming lounge at 12h30- arrive at Tilney 13h15, at Gondwana 13h25, at Dwyka 13h35 Pick-up from welcoming lounge at 16h00- arrive at Tilney 16h45, at Gondwana 16h55, at Dwyka 17h05 (these guests will not be able to join the afternoon game drive)

Departing guests: Pick-up from Dwyka Tented Lodge at 11h00, Gondwana Lodge at 11h20, Tilney Manor at 11h35 - arrive at the welcoming lounge at 12h15

Please Note: All times are estimated and subject to road conditions and vehicle types.

Unlike much of Africa, South African roads are excellent, and you can expect to travel at 60 - 70 mph. Like the British, they drive on the LEFT-hand side of the road. Wearing seat belts is mandatory.


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