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4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Mpanamana Concession, Crocodile Bridge | c/o Shishangeni Lodge, Kruger National Park 1340, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Camp Shawu for 2 nights after 2 nights at Camp Shishangeni. The luxury tents are right on the water and from your private deck you can see the wild life coming for water. The resident Hippo are real charachters and the noises they make intermittently, are quite hilarious. At the main lounge/restaurant meals are prepared on a... More

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Brampton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we booked our original arrangements to visit Camp Shawu (a satellite camp of Shishangeni Lodge), through a travel company, Siyabona, we made arrangements for the weekend of August 9th to 11th. Between two and three weeks after making those arrangements we were advised that the room at Shawu had been given away but we could be accommodated at Shishangeni... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself ,husband and two teenage/adult daughters stayed here for four days for a safari package recently. The setting is out of this world on the river where hippos live,the accomodation is perfect for the setting and allows you to sit on the decking and see every species come to drink throughout the day. The staff are friendly and helpful and... More

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Recife, Brazil
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have just arrived from Shawu. We spent 5 nights there and we will never forget the nights with the hippos. The staff is fantastic (thank you Daniel and team!!!) and the game rangers (Simon, Dixon, Leonard, Victor and Maporo) are professionals and did great jobs. We saw the big five and so many animals. July is the best month... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We flew into Nelspruit, picked up a rental car and drove to Camp Shawu. The drive was pleasant, and cannot be avoided. The formality at entering the Kruger National Park was very easy and straight forward completing one form per family and paying a small fee of R124. We then drove onto Shishangeni Lodge, where we registered for Camp Shawu.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have just arrived back from Shawu and II can only describe this place as magical, we spent 3 nights at there I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life to date. Our Guide and ranger Dixon was fantastic as we saw so many animals. The staff are also fantastic and we could not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I spent just two nights at Camp Shawu in Spetember 2013, and it was amazing! For our first safari we were looking for something classic, canvas, Hemingway... And we wanted to split the trip between Kruger and Sabi Sands to increase our chances of seeing a leopard. For Kruger we researched several camps and thanks to Chrisna... More

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Cologne, Germany
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45 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed in Camp Shawu for one night during a 4 day Kruger Safari. The camp is beautifully situated at the rim of a big waterhole. You will be able to easily view a resident group of hippos, crocodiles, African eagles, pelicans and other animals from your deck (and also hear them during the night!). In addition, we had great... More

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Rye, New York
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

After much deliberation, we chose this site for our two-night visit to Kruger Park. Situated on the watering hole make it the best place to view elephants, rhinos, giraffes, water buffalo, zebra, on and on. It was so exciting even in the middle of the night when it was dark you could hear all the animals coming to the watering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I visited Camp Shawu as one of the first stops on our honeymoon. It was one of the most magical places we have been to. The morning and evening safaris are organized beautifully, but as other have said, one of the neatest parts is all rooms face the dam, in the afternoon you can relax on the... More

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Address: Mpanamana Concession, Crocodile Bridge | c/o Shishangeni Lodge, Kruger National Park 1340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Camp Shawu 4*
Also Known As:
Camp Shawu Hotel Kruger National Park

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