The lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is a place where families are always at home and where guests become friends. Riverdene Lodge offer elegant comfort particularly for families and provides many additional activities to entertain children of all ages. Children can engage in the “Kids on Safari” program, visiting the Animal Rehabilitation and Born Free Centers.
9 Luxury rooms (7 of them are inter-leading) accommodating a maximum of 2 adults, sharing with 1 child, subject to the availability of rooms with sleeper couches.
6 Twin bedded Luxury rooms
3 Twin bedded Luxury rooms with sleeper couches
Guided Game Walks
Guided Nature Walks
DIRECTIONS TO RIVERDENE FAMILY LODGE
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.
(R32) turn left at Paterson (R342), follow the road for 11kms, turn left at the Shamwari sign.
Follow the N2 towards Port Elizabeth for 58kms, turn right at the Shamwari sign (R342) for 7kms, and right at the Shamwari sign.
ADDRESS: R342, South Africa
Follow the N2 towards Grahamstown. Take the turn-off towards Paterson on the R342 and travel 4 km up the gravel road and enter at the 1st gate for Riverdene, Bushmans River Lodge, Sarili Lodge and Born Free Judy Ward Centre.
GPS CO-ORDINATES: (E 26˚ 02’ 52.8” S 33˚ 29’ 29.1”), (E 26˚ 02’ 57.9” S 33˚ 30’ 11.0”) and (E 26˚ 04’ 14.3” S 33˚ 30’ 12.2”)
Shamwari is the crown jewel of private game reserves situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, the birth place of Nelson Mandela. This privately owned 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain has received numerous international awards.
Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. Stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.
Shamwari is a place where guests can exist in harmony with nature, however fleeting the moment, where wildlife freely roam the landscape under the relentless African sun. Shamwari incorporates five lodges, one villa and one explorer camp; each one unique with its own essence. Lodges are designed in harmony with their surroundings.
Conserving a vanishing way of life