Bayethe Lodge, pronounced "bi-ye-ti", is a luxury, eighteen bedded, tented lodge in Shamwari Game Reserve. The main lodge of stone walls and thatched roof, accommodates the lounge, dining room, an outdoor boma, swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the Buffalo River, a tributary to the great Bushman's River.
This area of the Shamwari Game Reserve is spectacular with rolling hills covered in aloe's and many other indigenous Eastern Cape plant species – six biomes come together here, one of which is commonly known as the Zuurveld - with abundant succulents and many flowering plant species. There are open plains and a most amazing natural indigenous forest with yellowwood trees that are hundreds of years old, set along the Buffalo River which is the ideal habitat for the Knysna Lourie and many forest bird species.
Accommodation is tented and each of the tented suites is situated along the banks of the river and has separate plunge pools, air-conditioning and heating. Each has a large en-suite bathroom with separate toilet, his and hers vanities, a slipper bath and a spectacular outdoor shower.
Activities offered include morning and evening game drives in open land rovers, guided nature walks and bird watching all with experienced game rangers.