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LOCATIONShamwari Game ReservePOOLNo
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPANo
OFF ROADYesAIRCONNo
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYNo Children under 16MALARIANo


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes guests on a guided walking safari of the surrounding land, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature. Each tent is luxuriously furnished for comfort in the wilderness.
  • We firmly believe that travel needs to be simplified by going back to basics. This package not only reflects the core ideals of our safaris but aims to deliver an eye-opening encounter with nature.
  • Our wilderness bush camp itinerary comprises a 2-night trail, departing each Friday, with an optional 3rd night on request.  The camp operates from October to April.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 October - 30 November 2018 Mobile Canvas Tent R 4,555 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 December 2018 - 31 March 2019 Mobile Canvas Tent R 5,195 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 April - 30 April 2019 Mobile Canvas Tent R 4,555 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
*FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES PLEASE CONTACT BUSHBREAKS & MORE ON 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 OR EMAIL
INFO@BUSHBREAKS.CO.ZA FOR MORE INFO.

 
**IMPORTANT NOTES**
SHAMWARI EXPLORER CAMP IS SOLD AS A TWO NIGHT WALKING TRAIL PACKAGE,
THEREFORE TWO NIGHTS (FRIDAY & SATURDAY) ARE AUTOMATICALLY BOOKED AND PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF RESERVING THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.
EACH TRAIL IS 2 NIGHTS WITH A SET ARRIVAL OF FRIDAY OF THE WEEK (SUNDAY NIGHT CAN BE ADDED AS AN OPTIONAL 3RD NIGHT ON REQUEST).
THE EXPLORER CAMP OPERATES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WITH THE FIRST TRAIL IN OCTOBER AND THE LAST TRAIL AT THE END OF APRIL.



* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Mobile tented accommodation
• All meals
• Selected local beverages
• Walking activities
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• No persons younger than 16 years will be able to participate.
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Shamwari Explorer Camp is sold as a two-night walking trail package, therefore two nights (Friday & Saturday) are automatically booked and payable at the time of reserving this unique
experience;
• Each trail is 2 nights with a set arrival of Friday of the week (Sunday night can be added as an optional 3rd night on request).
• The Explorer Camp operates during the Summer months with the first trail in October and the last trail at the end of April. <
• The walking trails are hosted and guided by an armed qualified walking guide.
• Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours.
• A game viewing vehicle remains in camp and will be utilised depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the
reserve.
• Participants older than 60 years will be required to provide a medical clearance certificate in order to participate.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Scheduled flights into Port Elizabeth from all major Airports. 1 hour drive from Port Elizabeth Airport. 25 minute drive from Grahamstown. 2 hour drive from East London.

ACCOMMODATION
3 x Mobile canvas (camping) Tents sleeping a miximum of 2 people each

ABOUT THE LODGE & THE RESERVE

This unique walking experience is ideal for guests looking for an adventurous and authentic option offering the ambience of a tented bush camp of old Safari lore. The camp is located on a plateau set amongst the only basalt and granite extrusions on Shamwari. A truly magical setting awaits!!

This is a flexible experience for guests to explore Shamwari Game Reserve as we believe that the rigidity of travel needs to be simplified by going back to basics. This explorer camp reflects the original safari of being on foot and sleeping around the fire at night within the comfort of a bush tent.

Guests will enjoy walks through the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve, whereby their guide will enhance their experience with birding, cultural history and other natural history of the area, along with ample opportunity of some Big 5 encounters.

CAMP SITE

The camp site is unfenced to provide the true explorer ambience and tents are placed in fairly close proximity without encroaching on another tents privacy. Wild animals are able to cross through the camp at any time and although all safety precautions have been followed in setting up the camp; this remains a reality.

  • Tents: 3 x Mobile canvas (camping) tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each
  • Meals: All meals are prepared and enjoyed under the stars
  • Ablutions: 2 x Outside showers shared by all guests and
  • 1 x Flush toilet shared by all guests
GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The Explorer Camp operates every Friday and Saturday night throughout the year. Sunday night can be added onto the two night stay at the standard rates
  • Each trail is 2 nights with a set departure each Friday of the week (Sunday night can be added as an optional 3rd night on request)
  • The walking trails are hosted and guided by an armed qualified walking guide
  • Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours
  • A game viewing vehicle remains in camp and depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve
  • We regret that no persons younger than 16 years will be able to participate.
  • Participants older than 60 years will be required to provide a medical clearance certificate in order to participate.

WHAT TO PACK
 

  • Clothing of neutral colors that is light in weight, but warm
  • Bright coloured clothing must be avoided
  • 3 x Shirts
  • 3 x Shorts
  • 2 x pants (long)
  • 1 x warm jersey or jacket as the evenings can get cold
  • thermal underwear
  • Hiking or trail shoes
  • Sandals for showering
  • Sun block
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

Shamwari private game reserve, 25 000 hectare, malaria-free, situated at the end of the Garden Route in South Africa, only 45 minutes by road from Port Elizabeth. This award winning, internationally recognized game reserve is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realization of one man’s dream and many people's passion. It boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life. History was made in November 2001 when a portion of Shamwari Game Reserve became the first privately owned Wilderness area in the Africa.


ITINERARY

The following programme is a guideline as all timings are subject to discussions upon arrival.

Day 1, day of arrival (Friday)
 

  • All guests arrive at Eagles Crag by 12h00
  • Meet your specialist guide who will host you for lunch at Eagles Crag
  • Transfer in an open game viewing vehicle to the Explorer Camp
  • Camp orientation
  • Afternoon walk
  • Sundowner snacks and drinks are enjoyed upon return to camp
  • Enjoy dinner and an evening around the fire

Day 2 (Saturday)
 

  • Early rising can be expected due to the nature of walking and temperatures during summer
  • During winter guests can expect to rise later due to the cold and set out on trail late morning
  • Enjoy muffins, fruit sticks, biscuits, tea and coffee amongst mother nature
  • Morning walk commences and can last up to 4 hours, depending on temperatures
  • Enjoy a hearty brunch upon return to camp or expect a brunch surprise out in the bush
  • Relax in your hammock, catch up on some rest or simply adore the wild
  • A variety of light sandwiches with fresh fruits will be enjoyed for lunch
  • Afternoon hike
  • Sundowner drinks are enjoyed in the bush, close to camp
  • Enjoy dinner and an evening around the fire

Day 3, day of departure (Sunday)
 

  • Early rising can be expected due to temperatures during summer
  • Enjoy a breakfast in the bush before departing at 10h00
  • A brief walk on morning of departure is optional

LODGE FEATURES

  • 2 x fold out aluminum stretchers with individual duvets and pillows
  • 1 x Three tier cupboards
  • 1 x LED light for night use
  • 1 x outside hand basin (warm water is supplied on request or at first light in the morning
  • 1 x Hammock
  • Guest amenities include insect repellent, toilet paper, towels, tissues, sanitary bags as well as shower gel and shampoo








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