, is an intimate satellite camp of the main Lodge at Shishangeni Private Game Lodge
, which has been named in memory of one of the magnificent elephant tuskers of yesteryear, whose left tusk length of 317 cm is the longest on record for a bull in the Kruger National Park
Shawu was a large bull, with a shoulder height of over 3.4 metres. With the perennial cool waters of the Crocodile River as his permanent supply of water, he was regularly sighted in the area, until he died of old age in 1982.
Explore Africa's wildlife in and around Camp Shawu. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, cheetah, hippo and crocodile abound. You will return restored and rejuvenated - having absorbed the magical energy and spiritual presence inherent in the bush.Accommodation at Camp Shawu
Situated in the 15,000 hectare southern eastern tip of the Mpanamana private concession area, this uniquely designed camp comprises only five rooms, each with private decks overlooking the only dam and permanent water supply in the area.
The Camp can accommodate 10 guests in 5 very large rooms overlooking the Mpanamana dam.
Authentically constructed dung walls on the outside, combined with canvas on the inside and completed by the shaggy style thatching, each very large room is luxuriously equipped with romantic ball and claw bath, mini bar, sitting room facing an open fireplace, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, outside shower and paints the perfect picture of past colonial times.Activities & Facilities
The central area consists of a main lounge, indoor and outdoor dining area as well as a splash pool. Daily menus are designed around guest desires and private meals can also be taken on the private decks, under the star studded African skies. Personal service and attention to detail are the hallmarks of this camp.
A large veranda with reclining chairs is the perfect spot from which to watch the game come to drink, which includes large herds of elephant. Game drives in open four wheel drive vehicles are taken twice a day, with the possibility of guided walks an option for the more adventurous.
Guests are collected from the main camp at Shishangeni Private Game Lodge
and transferred to Camp Shawu
in open vehicles, which is the perfect start to your safari as you journey deep into the African bush, leaving all the hussle, bussle and stresses behind. The camp is in constant radio contact with the main camp in case of emergency, but there are no other telephone or communication facilities available.
Following in the large footprints of Shawu is the current largest tusker in the Kruger, known as Duke. Offering a unique photographic opportunity, he is very often seen around the Camp, as if he too has come to pay homage to the legendary Shawu.