Bayethe Lodge is a luxury tented camp in the Shamwari Game Reserve. It has been carefully designed to blend in with the natural bush surroundings and offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation. There are 12 tents in total comprising three Bayethe Hills superior tents and nine Bayethe luxury tents. All are en-suite and have a private deck with a plunge pool. Superior accommodation comes with TV, minibar, open fireplace and outdoor shower, while the luxury tents benefit from air conditioning, have tea and coffee makers as well as minbar, safe, battery charging points and IDD phone.
A magnificent bushveld-type lodge made of stone and thatch houses the lounge and dining room. The lodge also has an outdoor banquet boma and viewing deck framed by trees overlooking the Buffalo River, a tributary to the great Bushmans River, where animals gather to drink. There is Wi-Fi access in the communal areas. The bush relaxation retreat offers a reange of spa treatments.
Guests can take part in early morning and evening game viewing drives in open landrovers. The lodge also offers guided nature walks and bird watching to its guests. While at Bayethe you have the chance to visit the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabiliation Centre to learn about their vital work and meet some of the animals in their care, to visit the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre and one of the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.
"Top for accommodation and food and after the first day experience with our Ranger driving too fast for the conditions everything after that was top notch and Ray could not have been more helpful in ensuring that everyone was OK and enjoying the experience. Daily Lunch on the deck was superb, especially as we had the animals to view just across the river."