Situated in the malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve, Bayethe Tented Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation in this award-winning private reserve. The region is a natural extension of the famous Garden Route and is home to five of South Africa's seven habitat biomes which makes for an extraordinarily diverse range of plants and animals, a list that includes the Big 5.

Head out on day and night game drives with your personal ranger and learn about the area's intricate ecosystems. In between game drives, simply sit back and relax in the lounge or on the viewing deck and watch animals at the nearby waterhole. Alternatively, book a rejuvenating beauty treatment or massage at the Bayethe Bush Spa.


  • Set in the malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve Private
  • Luxury tented accommodation
  • Home to 5 of South Africa's 7 biomes
  • Wide range of birds & animals
  • Day & night Big 5 game drives
  • Massages & treatments at the Bayethe Bush Spa
  • Ideal for honeymooners & romantic getaways
  • Combines well with the Garden Route

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Warm up by the fire after an exciting day of game viewing in the lodge's double-volume lounge before heading for the viewing deck to watch animals as they come to the waterhole for a drink.

You can also enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment either at the Bayethe Bush Spa or in the privacy of your own room and don't forget to cool off from the midday heat with a dip in your private plunge pool or at the lodge's communal pool.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Wi-fi available
    Beauty or wellness therapist


Meals featuring both local and international flavours can be enjoyed in Bayethe's indoor dining area, outdoors on the viewing deck, or around the fire in the open-air boma.

Superior Tent

Each of Bayethe Tented Lodge's nine tents is situated along the bed of the river, hidden under shady trees to allow ample privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent is air-conditioned and heated and features an en suite bathroom, private plunge pool and viewing deck.

Three of the tents have double beds while the others have twin beds, and six of the tents have outdoor showers.

Superior Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bath only
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Outdoor shower
    Private pool


  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching
  • Specialist guides
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2016 - 14 Dec 2016 $480 Full Board
  • 15 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $535 Full Board
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 11 Jan 2017 $615 Full Board
  • 12 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017 $540 Full Board
  • 01 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017 $615 Full Board
  • 01 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 $540 Full Board
  • 01 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $440 Full Board
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 $535 Full Board
  • 15 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $615 Full Board
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $680 Full Board
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $600 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Tent Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Wonderful trip, wonderful choice of hotels, wonderful country, people, and countryside, etc

    Santiago Ruiz-Morales, June 2008

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Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

"This spacious tented camp offers truly African hospitality and some of the best game viewing in the eastern cape with a strong focus on conservation."



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