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Shamwari Explorer Camp

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
1 bedroom, premium bedding, bed sheets

Overview of Shamwari Explorer Camp

Shamwari Explorer Camp

3 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Paterson, Eastern Cape, 6130

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOlifantskop Pass Lookout33 min drive
  • Popular LocationAmakhala Game Reserve43 min drive
  • Popular LocationBushman Sands Golf Club53 min drive

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About this area


Located in Paterson, Shamwari Explorer Camp is in a rural area and near the airport. While the natural beauty of Addo Elephant National Park and Amakhala Game Reserve can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Bucks Kloof Hiking Trail. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives and game viewing.

What's nearby

  • Olifantskop Pass Lookout - 33 min drive
  • Bucks Kloof Hiking Trail - 38 min drive
  • Amakhala Game Reserve - 43 min drive
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 51 min drive
  • Bushman Sands Golf Club - 53 min drive

About this property

Shamwari Explorer Camp

Adults-only tentalow with free breakfast and free valet parking
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free tentalow has an outdoor pool and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include multilingual staff and a garden. All 3 rooms offer premium bedding, free bottled water, and showers.
Shamwari Explorer Camp offers 3 accommodations with complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, and designer toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the tentalow include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Xhosa


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Slippers

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Check-in from noon - 12:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Welcome Lounge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 1 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must check-in and park at the Welcome Lounge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The Welcome Lounge is open daily from 8 AM to 5 PM. Guests should arrive by noon for transfers to Explorer Camp (approximately 30-minute drive).
This property is located in Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the game reserve.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The property is closed during May, June, July, August, and September.

Access methods

Host will greet you


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Additional fee: ZAR 100 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 1450 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Shamwari Explorer Camp Lodge Paterson
Shamwari Explorer Camp Paterson
Lodge Shamwari Explorer Camp Paterson
Paterson Shamwari Explorer Camp Lodge
Shamwari Explorer Camp Lodge
Lodge Shamwari Explorer Camp
Shamwari Explorer Camp Paterson
Shamwari Explorer Camp Safari/Tentalow
Shamwari Explorer Camp Safari/Tentalow Paterson

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 1 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 1 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 1 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 1 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 1 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Luxus in der Wildnis! Voll eingerichtetes, modernes Camp mit Rundumversorgung von klasse Köchen. Die erfahrenen Ranger machen jede der vielen Pirschfahrten zum einzigartigen Erlebnis.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020