A nostalgic and immersive safari camp in Shamwari’s Big-5 Private Game Reserve

Explorer Camp at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a comfortable and unique glamping stop-off along Shamwari's multi-day walking trail experience. The ambient and nostalgic safari camp is perched atop a plateau, affording views of the malaria-free Shamwari Reserve and its free-roaming wildlife. With 3 en-suite tents poised around a captivating central fire, Explorer Camp is the ultimate dream for the adventure-seeker looking to disconnect and decompress, plus you can relish added comforts like the pool with a view, a private verandah and a cosy communal lounge. As Explorer Camp is unfenced, your animal neighbours can stroll by, creating an utterly immersive safari experience day and night.

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Best time to go to Eastern Cape Game Reserves

The Eastern Cape has a Goldilocks climate – not too hot, not too cold – with plenty of sunshine, making it a prime year-round destination. The best time to visit for wildlife viewing is in the dry winter season from May to September as the foliage is sparse and animals flock to water sources. The winter nights can be very cold, so you will need your fleece and beanie. Between October and April, reserves are busier owing to the warm weather. You can also enjoy an abundance of baby animals, spring flowers and migratory birds during this period.


Explorer Tent

The 3 en-suite raised Explorer Tents are comfortably fitted with 2 single beds that can be converted into a king-size bed, a cupboard and complimentary amenities such as shower products. Each tent has a private verandah with deck chairs overlooking the surrounding wilderness and animal passersby.

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