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About Shamwari Explorer Camp

Welcome to Shamwari Private Game Reserve, the ultimate luxury Big Five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5, and is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

We want you to experience, learn and enjoy the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer. To achieve this goal, we have brought together the best that the area has to offer. There is great game viewing, in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential.

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 2-night trail, operational Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday and Saturday with an optional 3rd night (Sunday) on request. The camp operates from October to April.

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.

Safari: Walking Safari

Facilities

  • All inclusive

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • No TGCSA Grading

Important Information

1. RATES: Rates are per person per night
2. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Applicable to one adult alone in a room. Per person sharing plus 30%
3. MAX ROOM OCCUPANCY: 2 adults

4. INCLUSIONS: Accommodation, meals, selected local beverages, walking activities, tourism levy, 15% VAT
5. EXCLUSIONS: French Champagne and premium branded...
1. RATES: Rates are per person per night
2. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Applicable to one adult alone in a room. Per person sharing plus 30%
3. MAX ROOM OCCUPANCY: 2 adults

4. INCLUSIONS: Accommodation, meals, selected local beverages, walking activities, tourism levy, 15% VAT
5. EXCLUSIONS: French Champagne and premium branded beverages, transfers, laundry, gift boutique purchases, spa treatment and retail, conservation levy
6. AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Available at an additional cost. Kindly contact reservations for updated cost.
7. CONSERVATION LEVY: R100 per person per night
8. WALKING SAFARI POLICY AND AGE RESTRICTIONS:
8.1 No persons under the age of 16 years allowed
8.2 Persons over the age of 65 will require a medical clearance certificate stating they are fit to partake in a strenuous walking safari lasting up to 4 hours
8.3 Pregnant women are not permitted on walking safaris

9. PACKAGE DETAILS:
9.1 Two-night walking trail package
9.2 Tuesday & Wednesday OR Friday & Saturday (optional third night Sunday)
9.3 Operational October to April
9.4 Hosted and guided by armed qualified walking guide
9.5 Distances walked vary but can last up to four hours
9.6 Arrival time is recommended for 12:00 at the Welcome Lounge
10. PAYMENT:
10.1 50% deposit required 14 days from date of booking
10.2 Full prepayment required 60 days prior to arrival
10.3 Full prepayment required should booking be made within 60 days prior to arrival
10.4 Shamwari Private Game Reserve reserves the right to release bookings, should payment not be received by the requested date
10.5 Bank charges for account of guest
10.6 Discrepancies on confirmation to be addresses at time of booking
12. CANCELLATIONS:
12.1 Cancellations will only be accepted in writing
12.2 Cancellation less than 60 days prior to arrival – 25% cancellation fee
12.3 Cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival – 50% cancellation fee
12.4 Cancellations less than 15 days prior to arrival – 100% cancellation fee
13. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
13.1 All rates are quoted in ZAR
13.2 All guests are required to sign an indemnity form upon arrival.
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Shamwari Explorer Camp is 6.5km from the centre of Paterson , the nearest airport 73.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling