When you hear the cry, “By-ye-ti” or, “I salute you”, you know that you have arrived in the Eastern Cape and will be treated warmly. Immerse yourself in untouched nature as you allow the tented camp at Bayethe Lodge to seduce you. Feel real solitude as you set off on exciting game drives, returning for deep baths and delicious cuisine. Appreciate modern facilities, exquisite bush views and time to think about the importance of humans in nature. World class wedding and honeymoon venue.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a premier safari and holiday destination in South Africa’s ecologically and culturally significant Eastern Cape Province.
Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. It’s a place where guests can exist in harmony with nature, however fleeting the moment, where wildlife roam the landscape under the relentless African sun.
Shamwari has 7 lodges and 1 explorer camp; each providing distinct experiences. From exclusive tranquillity, effortless family enjoyment or the back-to-nature appeal of a luxury tented camp.
The name for this Shamwari lodge comes from the African greeting, pronounced “By-ye-ti”. The English translation for this word is “I salute you” and is one of the warmest welcomes in the African culture in this area of the country.
For a luxurious, malaria-free experience, look no further than Bayethe Tented Lodge. This tented paradise offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in utter tranquillity, surrounded by the rich vegetation of this unique location that provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.
‘Bayethe’ means ‘I salute you’ in Xhosa. And at Bayethe Tented Lodge, the warm African greeting carries through from the moment you step into the reception all the way to the last day of your blissful stay. Bayethe Lodge is a luxurious tented lodge in the renowned malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The region is a natural extension of the famous Garden Route and is home to five of South Africa’s seven habitat ecosystems which make for an extraordinarily diverse range of flora and fauna, including the Big 5.
Book a stay in 1 of 12 detached tents that are shrouded by the rich vegetation, for more privacy and unsurpassed comforts. Each tent at this Eastern Cape Lodge offers an en-suite bathroom, shower, fireplace, private viewing deck and plunge pool. Extra amenities include a hammock, mini bar and satellite TV. The viewing decks provide some of the most fantastic game viewing opportunities, allowing guests to simply wind down and soak up the scene.
The social hub of Bayethe Tented lodge is constructed of stone walls and thatch roofing. The area is decked with comfortable leather chairs and a wide fireplace. Guests can recline here and share experiences of the day’s events. The main lodge also houses the dining area, wine cellar as well as a large viewing deck and sparkling swimming pool.
Dine with your game ranger as you recount the day’s game encounters in the dining room or alfresco on the elevated deck overlooking the Bushmans River. Dinner can be served in the boma with a roaring fire for more defined African dining experience.
South Africa safaris in Shamwari Game Reserve include early morning and evening game viewing drives in open land rovers, guided nature walks, bird watching and historic tours. Guests can also enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment either at the Bayethe Bush Spa or in the privacy of your own room.
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