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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Camp is part of the Shishangeni concession inside the Kruger National Park. Our driver dropped us initially to the main hotel and one of their drivers transported us to the camp. Camp Shawu caters for approx 8 guests and the front of the rooms looks out onto a dam. The rooms have solid walls on 3 sides and the... More 

Thank Sue B
Beaumont-de-pertuis, France
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124 reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

What a great place to be, it is our favorite camp in the Kruger. The lake in front of your tent shows you all the time different game. The tents needs some redone, but they promised that this is on their to-do-list. We hope so because we loved to come back. Our ranger Clive was the best ranger we ever... More 

Thank Loes G
Kensington, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stayed at Camp Shawu for three days in August and had an amazing time! It was an amazing combination of luxury and adventure. The main building at Camp Shawu had burned down earlier in the spring and we were offered a room at Shishangani instead if we wanted it. We decided to go ahead and stay at Shawu anyway... More 

Thank Molly R
Howick, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We had a truly memorable stay at Camp Shawu. All the staff from the Camp Manager, Daniel, the Chef Orrell and the staff who cleaned and waited on table were extremely friendly and efficient. They ensured that our stay was very comfortable. The food prepared by the Orrell was truly memorable. No stay in such a camp would be complete... More 

Thank Arlene_Dave
New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was the first safari stop for our group of eight traveling with John Cooper of African Adventures Safari Company. He could not have picked a better spot for our start. We were spoiled by our accommodations, the food, the people, and the animals who put on continuous displays at the water hole viewed from our cottages. A special thanks... More 

Thank Malibu29
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend for two nights in late July. We had spent the four preceding nights at public campsites within Kruger, so we were excited to experience a private lodge. Upon arrival at Shishangeni (for transfer to Camp Shawu), we enquired about Camp Shawu's facilities. We were told "not to be shocked" but the camp had burnt... More 

Thank Madbabe
Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We spent 5 nights at Shawu as part of a 16 night stay in South Africa. This was our 7th trip to South Africa / Namibia and for wildlife, this is the best yet. The dam at the foot of the camp is showing the affects of the two year drought in that part of Africa so the concentrations of... More 

1 Thank Steve G
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

This place is part of the concession which is 15000 hectares, one of the biggest in Kruger. The camp is right next to the river and you will see a continuous flow of animals coming to the river from elephant herds to rhinos to zebras to the Pumba. Not to mention the hippos which are always lazing in the water.... More 

1 Thank jeetshah17
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Best game viewing we've ever experienced in the Kruger National Park. Guide exceptional. The well designed tents and food service make you step back into the rustic luxury of colonial times, high tea included!

Thank Magda D
Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Service is top notch. Elevated ,railed walkways to all tents which spread apart for extreme privacy.Canvass walled tent is elevated with own porch and nicely appointed inside with king size netted bed, comfortable chairs and sitting area, outdoor private shower, well screened tent. Porch offers extremely magnificent, quiet views of savanna, bush, etc. The game drives are unique in that... More 

1 Thank Steve F
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Camp Shawu

Address: Mpanamana Concession, Crocodile Bridge | c/o Shishangeni Lodge, Kruger National Park 1340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $514 - $711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Camp Shawu 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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“There are only 4 or 5 rooms in this small camp. The ones furtherest from the kitchen/dining area are best.”
 of 5 bubbles SueB880, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Tent 4 and 5 are nicely located.”
 of 5 bubbles Zizou123, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Only 5 rooms, we stayed in number 5 which was the furthest from the main camp”
  • View of tent 5 from the opposite side of the watering hole
  • Elephant walking right past our tent
 of 5 bubbles 459mollyr, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have a wonderful view of the dam and all the animals that visit there”
 of 5 bubbles Arlene_Dave, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“Five cabins, all on a well visited watering hole.”
  • View across the watering hole to our cabin.
 of 5 bubbles Malibu29, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
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