Camp Shawu


With authentic buffalo dung walls, Camp Shawu overlooks the Mpanamana Dam where World class game viewing can be enjoyed from the luxury of your own private deck.


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Camp Shawu Overview

Camp Shawu is named after one of the most famous African elephants, the Magnificent Seven. The elephant bull named Shawu roamed the Kruger area for sixty years. With the longest tusks ever recorded in South Africa, Shawu commanded instinctive respect and admiration from all who gazed upon him. Those lucky enough to have encountered this awe-inspiring bull say he took your breath away. Camp Shawu aims to do the same.


With authentic buffalo dung walls, Camp Shawu captures the spirit of the ‘real Africa’ described by famous explorers of colonial times. This camp is situated in a 15000 hectare private concession in South Africa’s world-renowned Kruger National Park. Private decks overlooking the Mpanamana Dam, allow guests a privileged view of game gathering to drink.


Explore Africa’s wildlife in and around Camp Shawu. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, cheetah, hippo and crocodile abound. You will return restored and rejuvenated – having absorbed the magical energy and spiritual presence inherent in the bush. Accommodation

Camp Shawu Rooms

Camp Shawu can accommodate 10 guests in 5 very large rooms overlooking the Mpanamana dam. All are luxuriously equipped with romantic ball and claw bath, sitting area facing open fireplace, ceiling fans and outside shower. A large verandah with reclining chairs and umbrella is the perfect spot from which to watch the game come down to drink.

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Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Camp Shawu Inclusions

• Accommodation
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
• 2 Game drives per day

Camp Shawu Exclusions

• R77 (South African Rand) National Park Fee per person – payable at the Kruger National Park entrance gate

Camp Shawu Amenities

• Private Game-viewing Deck
• Fireplace
• Ball And Claw Baths
• Outside Shower
• Bathrobe
• Charming Lounge Area
• En-suite Bathrooms
• Luxuriously Equipped
• Fan
• Recliner Chairs And Umbrella

Camp Shawu Facilities

• Pool
• Indoor Dining Area
• Outdoor Dining Area
• Spacious Wooden Deck

Camp Shawu Activities

Game Drives

Imagine taking in a magnificent sunset whilst you capture the moment of a pride of lions stalking their prey or possibly watching a buffalo or elephant strolling to a water hole. The rhino, with its extraordinary horns and bad temper or the leopard with its remarkable speed and skill to hunt. Many visitors to Camp Shawu regard their trip as being incomplete without having spotted and photographed the Big 5.

Boma Dinner

Camp Shawu is legendary when it comes to experiencing unforgettable African safaris that evoke mystery, wonder and above all else, adventure!. Enjoy early morning or late afternoon game drives in search of the ‘Big 5’ with an expert guide. Afterwards, return to camp to share your stories while you dine on traditional cuisine around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky. Enjoy vivid storytelling by the local community including rituals that are still enacted today.


The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. On this photo safari you will have the opportunity to explore and photograph Africa’s Big 5 from a private game viewing vehicle just meters away from Africa’s most magnificent animals, in a 15000 hectare private concession.

Bird Watching

The Kruger National Park is home to more than 500 species of birds. Many of these are migratory birds like the African Hoepoe. This is also the home of the Giant Eagle Owl, the Largest of all the Owls. Birds to spot include Kingfishers, Storks, Shrikes, Weavers, Herons, Eagles, Vultures, Kites and many more. With such a variety of species of birds this truly is a bird watching haven.


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