Shamwari Game Reserve – Long Lee Manor | Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Luxury Bush Lodges  Refurbishment 

    Client: Investment Corporation of Dubai
    Operator: Shamwari
    No. of Keys / Area: 18
    Value: Not disclosed
    Completed: 2019
    Type of Project: Luxury Safari Lodge

    This beautiful property has panoramic views overlooking the Eastern Cape plains with free roaming wildlife.

    The Colonial architecture is based on an English vernacular tradition brought by the 1820 settlers to the Eastern Cape, which had a significant impact on the styling of the local farmhouses.

    These farm buildings have thick walls built in stone with pitched roofs and spacious verandahs. Roof parapets, pedimented windows and imposing porticos supported by classical columns, all add to the character of traditional Eastern Cape architecture.

    Long Lee Manor faithfully and elegantly reflects all these traditions, with double column porches, vast panoramic verandahs, light plastered walls and dark timber flooring.

    The arrival courtyard and new porch provide a grand entrance to this historical Manor offering direct views across the magnificent plains and wildlife. The new reception and lounge are situated on the ground floor with the offices being accommodated at the upper level.

    The dining room with panoramic views is situated within gardens which are complemented by spacious verandahs, with the nearby Bar Pavilion and Infinity edge pool also offering wonderful views over the reserve’s landscape. The elegant Wellness Centre is arranged around a peaceful landscaped courtyard which benefits from the beautiful views.

    Guests are accommodated in 18 spacious Guest Rooms all with elegant Colonial-themed interiors. Two Luxury Family Suites and 16 Guest Rooms complete the offering of Long Lee Manor.

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