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Situated in the malaria-free Shamwari Private 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 Private Game Reserve
  • Luxury tented accommodation in a malarai-free reserve
  • Home to five of South Africa's seven ecological biomes
  • Wide range of birds and animals to spot
  • Day and night Big 5 game drives
  • Massages and other treatments at the Bayethe Bush Spa
  • Ideal for honeymooners and romantic getaways
  • Combines well with the beautiful Garden Route


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching
  • Specialist guides
  • Night drives
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.
Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

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Luxury Tented Suite

Each of the luxury suites at Bayethe Tented Lodge are shrouded by rich vegetation, offering a wholly private and secluded stay in the African bush. Countless luxuries exist within the stone walls and thatch roofed suites, including air conditioning, private viewing decks, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and private plunge pools.


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 and cool off from the midday heat with a dip in your private plunge pool or at the lodge's communal pool. Wi-Fi is available throughout the camp.


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.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Spa


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Dates Board Price
2023-05-01 — 2023-08-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610
2023-09-01 — 2023-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $765
2023-11-01 — 2024-03-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $950
2024-04-01 — 2024-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $765

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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