A Walking Trails Adventure
During South Africa’s summer season, Shamwari Game Reserve expands its offerings even further by opening the Explorer Camp.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes guests on a guided walking safari of the surrounding land, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature. Each tent is luxuriously furnished for comfort in the wilderness.
We firmly believe that travel needs to be simplified by going back to basics. This package not only reflects the core ideals of our safaris but aims to deliver an eye-opening encounter with nature.
Our wilderness bush camp itinerary comprises a min 2-night trail, Operational Tuesday & Wednesday and Friday, Saturday with an optional 3rd night (Sunday) on request. The camp operates from October to April.
To awaken your natural instinct and get in touch with nature, look no further than Shamwari Game Reserve for a summer adventure. Contact us today to book your spot and experience our Explorer Camp.
The camp site is discreetly fenced for safety reasons but retains true explorer ambiance. The tents are placed in close proximity without encroaching on the other tents privacy.
Culinary feasts are presented around the camp fire with exquisite silverware. And best of all, guests wake up to tea/coffee, served in front of their tents.
There is also a classic portable bar with crystal glassware to enjoy the traditional gin and tonic on the viewing deck.
Our wilderness facilities are simply luxurious and each tent has been uniquely decorated and equipped with all the amenities required, to add extra ambience and comfort. Furthermore, in each tent, guests are provided with basic necessities such as:
- Comfortable beds and bedding
- LED light for night time use
- En-suite bathroom facilities
- Outdoor hand wash basin
- Insect repellent
While all safety precautions have been followed when setting up these facilities, guests are still treated to panoramic views of the landscape.
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT TIMES
Check in is at 13h00 / Check out is by 11h00.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When you book your stay at Shamwari Game Reserve, we want you to be as prepared as possible for your African safari holiday. Please read through our list of frequently asked questions, which we hope will help you plan for your safari adventure.
As Shamwari is a malaria free area, there is no need for you to pack any preventative tablets or syrup, other than your prescription medication. However, we do highly recommend that you bring:
- Cameras, lenses and binoculars
- Light clothing for summer safaris
- Walking shoes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Warmer clothing for winter stays
Do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about anything or require further information on booking procedure or for your stay.
Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted at Explorer Camp
Persons older than 65 years will be required to provide a medical clearance certificate to stay at Explorer Camp
GPS co-ordinates: -33.41594, 26.09174
Click here for Google Maps Directions to Eagles Crag Lodge. We will depart from Eagles Crag Lodge and journey to Explorer Camp.
Guests that are staying at the Explorer camp travel to Eagles Crag.
For driving directions to these locations:
- Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown, bypassing the R342 turn-off.
- Continue along the N2 until you reach a sign board for Eagles Crag and Bayethe on the Sidbury road.
- Turn left onto the gravel road and follow this road until you reach a T-junction.
- At the T-junction follow the sign boards right to Bayethe and left to Eagles Crag.
If you get lost and need a pointer in the right direction, contact us on +27 (0) 42 203 1111.
We do offer chauffeur driven transfers at an additional fee that can be booked when you make your reservation with us
If flying in to our private landing strip, you and your party receive a free transfer to your lodge.