We stayed one night at this Camp. Some friends of ours had stayed at Camp Shawu and raved about it.. Not wanting to do exactly what they did, we selected Camp Shonga, over that camp and the lodge.
On our morning drive, we were fortunate enough to go pass Camp Shawu and see the differences between the 2 Camps.. Camp Shonga is indeed hidden away, in a bush surroundings, where as Camp Shawu is on a bank of a huge watering hole. Accommodation looked the same style as our own. Camp Shawu has wild life to watch when you are there, were at Camp Shonga, you have a book..
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was incredible, we had so much food put in front of us, we truly couldn't eat it all.
The night drive was a highlight for us both, standing on an African Plain, with the sun setting in the background, having nibbles and wine, was incredible.
The room was fantastically set out, very large and extremely comfortable.
The only cons for this Camp was, that there was a huge tree right in the front of our balcony, so we had NO view at all, not that there really was anything to look at. We ordered white wine for our lunch, and it wasn't cold, so had to add ice to it.. Would be good if they had that in the cool room, as it was a very hot day when we where there.
Given the choice between the 2, it would depend on what you want, an African relaxation time, or watching the animals drink at the watering hole, whilst standing on your own private balcony.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camp Shonga is situated in a 15 000ha private concession in the south-eastern section of the Kruger National Park. The borders of the Kruger Park reserve concession area are the perennial Crocodile River to the south and Mozambique in the east. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camp Shonga Hotel Kruger National Park