Nestled in the heart of the Kruger National Park, Camp Shawu offers a unique and intimate safari experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in the unspoiled beauty of the South African wilderness. With accommodation for just 10 guests in 5 elegantly appointed rooms, this exclusive camp provides unparalleled views over the Mpanamana dam, a favoured drinking spot for the park's diverse wildlife. The spacious rooms, each equipped with modern comforts, open onto large verandas where guests can relax and watch the natural world unfold before their eyes.
Named in honour of one of the most celebrated African elephants, the "Shawu bull," who roamed this valley for six decades, Camp Shawu embodies the grandeur and spirit of the African bush. Shawu was one of the "Magnificent Seven," famous for his record-breaking tusks and majestic presence. The camp aims to capture the essence of this legendary elephant, offering guests awe-inspiring experiences that resonate with the majesty and mystery of Africa's wildlife.
The camp's design pays homage to the traditional African safari aesthetic, with authentic buffalo dung walls reminiscent of the bygone era of explorers and adventurers. This choice of material enhances the camp's rustic charm and ensures a genuine connection with the African landscape and its heritage.
Each of the camp's rooms is a haven of comfort and tranquillity, equipped with essential amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy the convenience of coffee & tea facilities, the warmth of a private fireplace during cooler evenings, and the refreshing experience of an outside shower under the African sky. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to share their unforgettable safari moments with loved ones back home.
The central lodge area, with its inviting lounge and both indoor and outdoor dining options, serves as the heart of Camp Shawu. Here, guests can savour delicious meals prepared with local flavours, share stories of their day's adventures, or simply relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
At Camp Shawu, every detail is carefully considered to create an authentic and memorable African safari experience. From the breathtaking location overlooking the Mpanamana dam to the thoughtful amenities and the spirit of one of Africa's most famous elephants, Camp Shawu invites you to a journey of discovery, relaxation, and inspiration in the wilds of Kruger National Park.