Shamwari Explorer Camp

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
1 bedroom, premium bedding, bed sheets

Overview of Shamwari Explorer Camp

Shamwari Explorer Camp

3-star property
Adults-only tentalow in Paterson with outdoor pool and restaurant

10,0/10 Exceptional

1 verified guest review

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Paterson, Eastern Cape, 6130
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools

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About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 46.9 miles/75.5 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Shamwari Explorer Camp

3-star tentalow in the mountains
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace at Shamwari Explorer Camp. A garden and a restaurant are available to all guests.
Other perks at this tentalow include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in the lobby
Room features
All guestrooms at Shamwari Explorer Camp have comforts such as premium bedding, as well as amenities like free bottled water.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • Wardrobes/closets and daily housekeeping


Afrikaans, English, German, Spanish, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 cabins


  • Check-in time from noon - 12:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Welcome Lounge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 1 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must check-in and park at the Welcome Lounge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The Welcome Lounge is open daily from 8 AM to 5 PM. Guests should arrive by noon for transfers to Explorer Camp (approximately 30-minute drive).
  • This property is located in Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the game reserve.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Safari nearby


  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 2014
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Additional fee: ZAR 100 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1450 per vehicle (one-way)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
The property is closed during May, June, July, August, and September.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Shamwari Explorer Camp Lodge Paterson
Shamwari Explorer Camp Paterson
Lodge Shamwari Explorer Camp Paterson
Paterson Shamwari Explorer Camp Lodge
Shamwari Explorer Camp Lodge
Lodge Shamwari Explorer Camp
Shamwari Explorer Camp Paterson
Shamwari Explorer Camp Safari/Tentalow
Shamwari Explorer Camp Safari/Tentalow Paterson

Frequently asked questions

Is Shamwari Explorer Camp currently open?
The property is closed during May, June, July, August, and September. The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shamwari Explorer Camp?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Shamwari Explorer Camp?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Shamwari Explorer Camp?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shamwari Explorer Camp?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Shamwari Explorer Camp?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1450 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shamwari Explorer Camp?
You can check in from noon - 12:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Shamwari Explorer Camp and nearby?
Shamwari Explorer Camp has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Shamwari Explorer Camp?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change).
What's the area around Shamwari Explorer Camp like?
Shamwari Explorer Camp is located a short 1-minute walk from Shamwari Game Reserve.

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10/10 Exceptional

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