Riverdene Family Lodge | South Africa | If Only

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Set within 25,000 acres of widespread bushveld in the Eastern Cape, the malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to the Riverdene Safari Lodge. Incredibly intimate and designed with families firmly in mind, there are just nine luxury suites here, while family-focused facilities include a swimming pool with shallow area for little ones, children's menus and an incredible Adventure Centre, complete with a zipline and climbing walls. Children over four can join their parents on unforgettable game drives with engaging experts, crafting family memories that will truly last a lifetime.

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Riverdene Family Lodge

Riverdene Family Lodge

Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Riverdene Family Lodge

  • Located in the heart of Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • Overlooks the widespread bushveld of the Eastern Cape
  • Family-focused facilities
  • Daily game drives

5 night stay

From £10,919 per family

At a glance

  • Luxury Lodge
  • 5 Star
  • 0 restaurants and bars
  • 0 pools


Getting There

Arrival Airport

Port Elizabeth Airport

Approximate flight times

Approximately 11 hours 30 minutes from London

Time difference

GMT +2


From October through to April, there can be high rainfall in Kruger which results in beautiful, lush green landscapes and amazing birdwatching but can make game viewing a little trickier due to the dense vegetation. As you enter the dry season from May, water sources dry up bringing out the wildlife and May through September are the best months for safari with August and September generally being peak time. Summer Safari’s (our winter) can also be a great time to go though as morning drives are not as chilly and during the day you can make the most of the pools at your reserve, late November/December is also when a lot of the young animals are born. Temperatures will be fairly warm during the day and chilly through the night and early morning. May is also a great time to visit KwaZulu Natal and ideal for visiting the Drakensberg mountains or for a beach stay in the region. As mentioned earlier, whale watching is at its best from July through November, and November is still off peak.