The Safari Experience
Guests at Quatermain's can enjoy the excitement of "Big 5" safaris on both the award winning Amakhala Game Reserve and the world renowned Shamwari Game Reserve, the latter by an exclusive private arrangement, in a malaria free area.
Our twice daily 3 to 4 hour Game drives which depart directly from camp, are guided by our experienced rangers.
These safaris are sure to give you the best possible chance to see a variety of wildlife whilst sharing the knowledge that these dedicated guides have built up over the years.
To round off the safari experience, guests staying for two nights or longer will have the opportunity to partake in a guided bush walk, a chance to see and learn about the smaller and less obvious aspects of our environment.
For more information on our 2 Reserve special, please see our Rates & specials page.
Wildlife in the Reserves
Enjoy the opportunity of seeing a myriad of species in one of the most diverse habitats in Southern Africa, both Reserve's stand at the merging point of five of South Africa's seven biomes.
The result of this diversity, is a higher than normal carrying capacity for all types of fauna and flora.
Species that one could possibly see on the Amakhala and Shamwari Game reserves during the safari trips are : Lion, Savannah Elephant, Square-lipped Rhino, Hook-lipped Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Southern Giraffe, Brown Hyena, Aardvark, Aardwolf, Porcupine, Bat-eared Fox, Chacma Baboon and Vervet Monkey.
The reserves are also home to the following antelope species : Common Eland, Greater Kudu, Waterbuck, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok, Black Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Impala, Mountain Reedbuck, Springbok, Common Duiker, Cape Grysbok, Steenbok and Blue Duiker.
Game drives on Shamwari Game Reserve additionally offer large Lion prides, good Leopard spotting opportunities and Hippopotamus sightings.