Shamwari Explorer Camp

Safari Lodge | Shamwari Private Game Reserve | South Africa Explorer Camp focuses on walking safaris in the Shamwari Reserve. The camp is only open during the southern hemisphere's summer and autumn months from October to May.

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The camp is ideal for those seeking to connect with nature on an active African adventure in a Big Five safari area without the risk of malaria. Two-night walking trails are conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as Friday and Saturday.

Price Per Person Sharing From:

From: POA
Rating | Personal and Comfortable

Highlights & What to Expect

  • The perfect rustic safari for avid outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
  • Tented rooms are comfortable, not luxurious.
  • The focus is on exploring Shamwari on foot, but the camp does have a game-drive vehicle should the need arise.
  • Seasoned guides impart their knowledge of nature with passion.
  • Admire the night sky while camped under the stars.
  • Explorer Camp is unfenced, and members of the Big 5 are often spotted near and even in camp.

Location & Setting

Explorer Camp offers adventure seekers an authentic African safari experience on a plateau between sandstone extrusions in Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The entire experience, from the walks, dining, bathing, and sleeping, focuses on feeling integrated in nature.


Three canvas tents are blended with wood and nested in the bush. Each tent can accommodate two adults. Tents feature two single beds and have an outdoor solar-powered shower. From here, you will enjoy spectacular views of the grasslands and plains, where wildlife roam freely. Each tent is equipped with LED solar-powered lights.


Explorer Camp has a range of mainly outdoor-based facilities, including a rock pool, a viewing deck, a dining tent, and a fire pit where nighttime meals are served under the stars. It caters to the adventurous and not to those seeking a luxury safari.







Bush Dining

Bird Watching

Bush Walks