Explorer Season at Shamwari Private Game Reserve


Explore Season is an Adventure Inspired by Nature. 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.

The 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 May.

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.

  • Panoramic views of the landscape
  • Dining and Lounge Tent
  • Culinary feasts
  • Viewing Deck
  • Plunge Pool

Explorer Season at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Day 1Day 1 - Day of arrival (Tuesday or Friday)

You will arrive at the Welcome Lounge by 12:00. You are going to be meet your specialist guide who will transfer you in an open vehicle to the camp site. You will do a Camp orientation and have lunch. Soon after, you will go on an Afternoon walk. 

Upon return to the camp, Sundowner snacks and drinks are enjoyed. In the evening, enjoy your dinner and an evening around the fire. You can even sleep around the fire if you want. You will find that your tent is simplistic yet comfortably equipped with all the modern amenities required to add extra ambiance and comfort.

Day 2Day 2 - (Wednesday or Saturday)

This morning, there is an early rising that can be expected due to the nature of walking and temperatures during the summer. The morning walk commences and can last up to 4 hours.

Enjoy a hearty brunch upon your return to the camp. Relax in your hammock or by the plunge pool and you will catch up on some rest or simply adore the nature. Thereafter, an afternoon walk will commence. You will have the opportunity to enjoy your Sundowner snacks and drinks in the bush.

Back to camp, you will prepare yourself for dinner. Enjoy your dinner and an evening around the fire catching on the most exciting events of the day.

Day 3 Day 3 - Day of departure (Thursday or Sunday)

Please expect an early rising due to the temperatures during the summer days.

Enjoy breakfast in the bush before departing at 10h00.

You can have a brief walk on morning of departure if you want.

What to Pack

Light-weight and warm clothing of neutral colours
1 x warm jersey or jacket for colder evenings
Hiking or trail shoes
Sandals for showering
Thermal underwear
2 x pants (long)
3 x shirts
Sun block
3 x shorts




From ZAR 13 428

per person sharing


  • Accommodation in a Canvas Tent
  • Meals
  • Selected local beverages
  • Walking Activities
  • Tourism levy
  • 15% VAT
  • Two-night walking trail package


  • French Champagne and premium branded beverages
  • Spa treatment and retail, conservation levy
  • Gift boutique purchases
  • Transfers
  • Laundry

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