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    Adventure Inspired by Nature

    During South Africa’s summer season, Shamwari Private Game Reserve expands its offering 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.

    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 minimum two-night walking trail and is operational Tuesday and Wednesday OR Friday and Saturday (optional third night Sunday). The camp operates October to May.

    The Explorer Camp 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, while the camp is located on a plateau set among the only basalt and granite extrusions on Shamwari – a truly magical setting.


    • Viewing Deck
    • Plunge Pool
    • Dining and Lounge Tent


    Culinary feasts are presented around the camp fire with exquisite silverware. And best of all, guests wake up to tea and 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.

    The Tents

    The Explorer Camp tents are simplistic yet comfortably equipped with all the modern amenities required
    to add extra ambiance and comfort.

    Each Tent Includes

    • Two single beds (king convertible)
    • En suite bathroom with shower
    • LED Light for night time use
    • Guest amenities including insect repellent, shower gel and shampoo and other essentials.

    While all safety precautions have been followed when setting up these facilities, guests are still treated to panoramic views of the landscape.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please read through our list of Frequently Asked Questions, which we hope will help best prepare you for your stay with us.

    Please contact us if you’re still unsure about anything or require any further information.



    GPS co-ordinates: -33.4230401, 26.0619078
    Click here  for Google Maps Directions

    Driving Directions To The Explorer Camp, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

    • Follow the N2 out of Gqeberha heading towards Grahamstown.
    • Continue on the N2 until you reach a sign board for Shamwari Private Game Reserve and turn left towards Paterson on the R342.
    • Travel 7 km up the gravel road and enter at the 2nd gate for the Welcome Lounge.

    Should you get lost and need a pointer in the right direction, contact us on +27 (0) 42 203 1111.

    We offer chauffeur driven transfers at an additional fee that can be booked when you make your reservation.

    If flying to our private landing strip, you and your party will receive a free transfer.

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    Adventure Inspired by Nature

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