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Explorer Camp

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The malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is home to the Big 5 - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard - as well as a host of other wildlife, which you will see on thrilling game drives. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 individual 5-star lodges plus the unique Explorer Camp. Explorer Camp offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a guided walking safari overnighting in simplistic yet comfortably equipped tents with all the modern amenities.

This walking safari experience allows you to get up close and personal with nature. The tents are placed in close proximity without encroaching on the others tents’ privacy. The camp is located on a plateau set among the only basalt and granite extrusions on the Shamwari Reserve – a truly magical setting. The 3 tents have an en suite bathroom with shower and LED light for night time use. Facilities at the camp include a viewing deck, plunge pool and dining and lounge tent. Culinary feasts are presented around the campfire, and you will be served tea and coffee in the mornings in front of your tents.

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Expert View

  • Walking safari experience for adventure seekers
  • Livingstone-style luxury camping
  • Gourmet meals around the campfire
  • Incredible Big 5 wildlife viewing on Shamwari Reserve

At a glance

  • 3 Tents
  • 16 Years +
  • Open October - May
  • All Inclusive
  • Safari Icon Safari

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"There is a classic portable bar with crystal glassware to enjoy the traditional gin and tonic on the viewing deck."

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ACTIVITIES

Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
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