Shamwari Game Reserve
Taking eco-tourists on captivating trips at sea to cage dive with Great White Sharks and meet the rest of the Marine Big 5 is only a glimpse of many things that Marine Dynamics do to protect and conserve the critically important Dyer Island ecosystem around Gansbaai in the Western Cape.
Marine Dynamics Shark Tours and Dyer Island Cruises whale watching have been Fair Trade Tourism certified since 2008 and in 2016 added their successful International Marine Volunteer Programme.
Marine Dynamics' Responsible Tourism Policy is a credo that the group businesses all adhere to: “Our every activity is driven by our motto `Discover and Protect’. We consciously and actively: operate responsibly with due care for the marine and terrestrial environment; conduct ethical scientific research, which contributes to the conservation of species; create conservation awareness amongst locals and visitors; contribute positively to the community and the economy in which we operate; offer fair wages and good working conditions for our employees; and contribute positively to the protection of cultural heritage.”
Marine Dynamics is the eco-tourism partner of the owner established Dyer Island Conservation Trust helping save the endangered African penguin, the vulnerable great white shark through effective research, supporting community education, marine animal rescues and marine pollution efforts. Visit their key project, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary on your next trip to Gansbaai. YOUR CHOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve, the pride of the Eastern Cape, is one of the largest malaria-free Big-5 private game reserves in the region, offering 6 distinctive lodges and the seasonal Explorer Camp – a two-day walking safari in tented accommodation. With pioneering safaris, conservation and 5-star hospitality, Shamwari welcomes guests looking for genuine conservation experiences. Shamwari is a proud member of Fair Trade Tourism and 2017 marks Shamwari's 25th anniversary.
Guests can learn about conservation at the Animal Rehabilitation Centre, the Born Free Foundation or the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre whilst budding photographers can take advantage of the Pro Photo Safari to perfect their skills.
In addition to being passionate about nature conservation, Shamwari believes in educating and inspiring children, so younger guests can enjoy the Kids on Safari programme. The Relaxation Retreats offer treatments and therapies to awaken the senses and allow guests to rejuvenate body, mind and soul.
So whether it is the call of the African bush to embrace the phenomenal flora and fauna that only Africa offers or you're in search of a family or romantic honeymoon retreat, Shamwari is waiting for you to help conserve a vanishing way of life!