Riverdene Family Lodge – Shamwari
This is a warm welcoming lodge where families are always at home and where guests become friends. Riverdene Lodge offers stylish comfort particularly for families and provides many additional activities to entertain children of all ages. Children can take part in the “Kids on Safari” program, visiting the Animal Rehabilitation and Born Free Centers. Lodge facilities include indoor and outdoor dining facilities, children’s supervised playroom and a jungle gym, rim-flow swimming pool with a shallow part especially for children, bar and lounge area, boma overlooking Bushmans River and an electric fence around the perimeter.
The lodge has 9 luxury rooms. Each of them can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child which is subject to the availability of sleeper couches.
Rooms also have a private patio area, en-suite bathroom with separate shower, ceiling fan and air-conditioning.
South Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest. This was Nelson Mandela’s home province, and is an area with some enticing attractions – among them the Addo Elephant National Park, with the densest elephant population in the world; the dramatic Wild Coast; and, of course, Mandela’s home at Qunu.
There are some spectacular private game reserves here, including Kwandwe, Shamwari and River Bend (on a private part of Addo).