The Shamwari Group is very proud to end the year having raised over AUD$1.08 million to help save endangered rhinos, working hand in hand with the Wilderness Foundation on this ‘rhino journey’ to help protect their very existence.
Adding to their conservation efforts, September saw the successful release of two magnificent ex-circus lions rescued from Bulgaria by the Born Free Foundation. Jora and Black’s epic journey took them almost 17,000kms via the UK, and concluded with their arrival at their overnight camp before final release into their large, naturalistic accommodation at Shamwari Game Reserve.
Jock Safari Lodge, in the Kruger National Park, was recently graded as a ‘5 Star Game Lodge’, a new category by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, that apart from the hospitality experience incorporates the safari experience into the grading!
The Shamwari Group’s Explorer Camps now offer new style tents, enhancing accommodation at this unique two day walking experience, at Shamwari Game Reserve and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. At Shamwari Game Reserve’s Explorer, a new main tent has been created to marry the new accommodation tents, which are larger in size, 3x4m, boasting a larger overhead tent to make them cooler.
The interiors offer two single beds, a double bed can be created, and decor is a classic design with copper lanterns, old SA Railway chests and desks made from original Singer sewing machines – for that touch of originality. All tents are en-suite and also open to a deck with a wraparound canvas, which guests can unzip to take in the magnificent views. Eco-friendly bio pots for toilets and the classic bucket shower system adjoin every tent.
The seasonal Explorer Camps operate during the following months: Shamwari and Sanbona Explorers – October until April and the Jock Explorer – April to October.
Due to the proximity to Cape Town, guests can experience a unique beach and bush holiday when staying at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Aside from the scenic drive from the ‘Mother City’, guests can also fly in!