The 20000 hectare game reserve, boasting five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life, is steeped in Settler history, and dates back to the time when game roamed freely in the Eastern Cape. Shamwari’s highly trained game rangers, with skilled service staff will ensure a memorable adventure, personalised to your needs. In keeping with it’s conservation policy, Shamwari has a complete wildlife research team as well as it’s own anti poaching unit, ensuring an ecological balance prevails on this reclaimed piece of wilderness. Bayethe Tented Camp, pronounced ‘By-ye-ti’ – it is the salutation you will receive on your arrival, offers 9 tented, thatched suites, nestled along the bed of the river, camouflaged under trees, each with an en-suite bathroom and some with a unique outdoor shower, air-conditioning and heater, Telephone, hairdryer, mini bar, mini safe, tea/coffee making facility, a private plunge pool and deck. Bayethe Hills Camp is siutated only 100m from the Bayethe reception and offers 3 Safari-Tents, each with a bathroom and outside shower, air-conditioning, open fireplace, heated plunge pool, private deck, TV, mini bar, mini safe and tea/coffee making facility. The main lodge, made of stone walls and thatch, accommodates the lounge, dining room, an outdoor banquet boma, swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the Buffalo River, a tributary to the great Bushmans River. Your stay is on a full-board basis. Twice daily game drives are conducted in an open Landrover, with a highly experienced ranger.