It is an adventure camp in a private concession of the Kruger National Park and offers guests a range of activities and elegant accommodation on the edge of the Mpanamana Dam. The camp is named after a famous elephant, ‘Shawu’, who had the longest tusks ever recorded in South Africa and roamed this valley for sixty years.
The suites are built out of authentic Buffalo dung walls and have decks overlooking the dam where many animals come down to drink during the day. Guests can experience excellent game viewing from the decks of the camp and can go on game viewing drives with expert guides.
Departing from the Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Bus Terminal by 07:00am, and will travel via the N4 motorway through the Highveld of Gauteng and Mpumalanga, down the escarpment and into the scenic Lowveld until you reach the reserve in the south eastern part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
During the long 6 hours’ drive you will stop along the road for refreshments and reach the lodge around mid-day. You will have time to freshen up and relax before departing on an open safari vehicle for your first afternoon game drive in the reserve.
Back at the lodge a delicious dinner under African stars will await you.
You overnight in your luxury suite at Camp Shawu and your deal includes lunch and dinner.
You will receive an early wake-up call and be served a hot beverage and rusks before departing on your 3-hour game drive to watch the sun rises in the east and catch some nocturnal animals still out on the hunt.
On return to the lodge you can enjoy a brunch and choose to spend the rest of the day at the pool or just lazing around.
Be ready for an afternoon game drive with an expert guide at about 16:00, to return in time for another starlit dinner.
You overnight in your luxury suite at Camp Shawu and your deal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Rise early again, enjoy your hot beverage and rusk, and depart on your last morning game drive.
After witnessing a last African sunrise, you will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast before departing to Johannesburg. You will arrive at your drop-off point at approximately 17:00.
Your deal today includes breakfast at the lodge.