Camp Shawu is situated in a private concession area within the famous Kruger National Park, South Africa. Named after a magnificent elephant bull that frequents the area, the camp offers luxury accommodation for only 10 guests, with beautiful views over the Mpanamana Dam. In the dry season, a variety of animals gather at the dam to drink. Camp Shawu shares a vast concession area with Camp Shonga and Shishangeni Lodge, in the south-eastern part of the Kruger Park, which has an abundance of wildlife.

  • Situated in Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Luxurious thatch-roof rooms
  • Air conditioning, fireplace and outdoor shower
  • Private patios with beautiful views
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Open-vehicle game drives
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant and bar

Recently refurbished (January 2017), Camp Shawu can accommodate 10 guests in pure African luxury. Situated in a 15,000-hectare private concession within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, it has five rooms overlooking the active Mpanamana Dam.

Authentic African-Style Accommodation

The luxury rooms have thatched roofs and authentic buffalo-dung walls. Each suite has a balcony with a wooden deck area and recliner chairs, a lounge area, fireplace, new baths, an outside shower and a ceiling fan.

Superb Game Viewing

Guests can enjoy the finest open safari vehicle game drives that South Africa has to offer and explore a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big 5. Two daily game drives are included. Bird watching is always very rewarding here. Self-drive safaris can also be done from Camp Shawu, on the Kruger Park's network of roads.

Spacious Main Lodge

The lodge boasts a sprawling lounge area, restaurant, bar and swimming pool, as well as a fantastic viewing deck overlooking the massive dam which receives a host of game visitors throughout the day.

Getting There

By road: Camp Shawu is a good 5-hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg and a 2-hour trip from Nelspruit. Road transfers are available and easily arranged.

By air: regularly scheduled flights connect to both Skukuza and Nelspruit Airports.

Our Take on Camp Shawu

Private, intimate, luxurious, Camp Shawu offers you the best of both worlds - the luxury of a private safari lodge safaris with off-road game viewing possibilities yet with access to the famous Kruger National Park.

  • Accommodation and three meals daily
  • Two game drives
  • Sundowner drinks
  • Transfers
  • Park and gate entrance fees
  • Meals other than specified
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Items of a personal nature
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