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Camp Shawu is located on the Shishangeni Private Reserve, a 15000 hectare private concession of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This legendary wildlife reserve has the deserved reputation for showcasing some of the finest game-viewing on the continent.

Shishangeni comprises of three camps to choose from: Shishangeni Private Lodge, Camp Shonga and Camp Shawu. Each of the three adding a different experience to the visitor. All camps offer big five game viewing, superior service, excellent cuisine and some of the best accommodation in Southern Africa.

Camp Shawu named after the most famous of the African elephants, the Magnificent Seven. 'Shawu bull' roamed the valley here for sixty years. With the longest tusks ever recorded in South Africa, Shawu commanded instinctive respect and admiration from all who gazed upon him. Those lucky enough to have encountered this awe-inspiring bull say he took your breath away. Camp Shawu aims to do the same.

With authentic buffalo dung walls, Camp Shawu captures the spirit of the 'real Africa' described by famous explorers of colonial times. Private decks overlooking the Mpanamana Dam, allow guests a priviledged view of game gathering to drink.

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.

Camp Shawu can accommodate 10 guests in 5 very large rooms overlooking the Mpanamana dam. All are luxuriously equipped with romantic ball and claw bath, sitting area facing open fireplace, ceiling fans and outside shower. A large verandah with reclining chairs and umbrella is the perfect spot from which to watch the game come down to drink.

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