Wildlife & Animals – Shamwari GR
Shamwari is home to all big safari animals, including the Big Five. Both black and white rhino can be seen. Lion sightings are quite common, but leopard and cheetah are more difficult to spot. A good variety of antelope has been re-introduced, including red-hartebeest and springbok. The unusual black morph of the springbok is a rare sighting.
A pack of endangered wild dog have been re-introduced and can sometimes be spotted hunting impala or other antelope species. Both the common blue wildebeest and more localized endemic black wildebeest are present. A visit to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center can get you up close to some orphaned or sick animals, which are nursed here to be released back into the wild when ready.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
Although wildlife viewing is generally good throughout the year, it is best during the dry months of June to September. Animals gather around water at this time, seeking relief from the dry weather.