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LONG LEE MANORShamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Experience refined elegance & gracious living from a bygone era. Long Lee Manor, originally built in 1910, offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush. Long Lee Manor accommodates 38 guests in elegant en-suite rooms, all with air-conditioning and heating, as well as family suites for the children. Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open blazing fire at the Barn. Between game drives guests can laze around one of the two pools, relax in the beautifully appointed garden lounge, or experience a rejuvenating treatment in our spa. Long Lee Manor is a reminder of an era of gracious living - positioned as the flagship of Shamwari - it overlooks the sweeping plains leading down to the Bushmans River. A river lapa is an outdoor option for meals.
At a Glance
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Long Lee Manor overlooks the Bushman's River Valley in the Shamwari Game reserve. Long Lee's sumptuous accommodation includes bedrooms in the Manor House, Palm Court, and the secluded Sidbury Wing. The french doors open onto the rolling river meadows. Each spring (October) the palm trees in Palm Court are alive with weaver birds nesting. All of the en-suite bedrooms are luxuriously decorated, with air-conditioning or ceiling fans, and underfloor heating. There are satellite TV and international direct dial telephones in each room.
Activities from Long Lee Manor include morning and evening game drives or walking safaris, accompanied by your personal ranger. The modern Land Rovers converted into open viewing. Each vehicle has a trained ranger who will increase your enjoyment with his knowledge of both the flora and fauna. The rangers are in 2-way communication with each other at all times, so on any day they know where the game is, and how to find the elusive animals such as the rare Black Rhino.
Home to some 60 mammals, 300 bird species, 100 plant types and numerous reptile and insect species, at Mabula, all natures' wonders are revered - from the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) to the 'small five' (ant lion, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew and rhino beetle). This is the Heartland of the Safari experience.
Shamwari Game Reserve is located about one hour's drive from the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. There are regular jet flights to the city many times a day from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Children under 12 by arrangement.
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.