The Kruger National Park, land of giants, was once home to the Magnificent Seven: a group of elephants who roamed across its plains for decades and sported illustrious tusks. One of these great tuskers, Shawu, traversed a particular valley in Kruger for over half a century – owning the longest tusks ever recorded in South Africa. Onlookers were said to have their breaths taken away at the mere sight of him, and those at Camp Shawu aim to do the same.
The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship safari destination, drawing eager travellers who want to catch a glimpse of the Big 5 and the myriad of other wildlife that call the park home. With over 500 bird species, 147 mammals and 114 reptiles to name a few, there is plenty to see. Back at the hotel, be pampered at the spa or lounge by the swimming pool.
Found in a 15,000ha private concession that allows activities such as game walks (which are not permitted in the park), Camp Shawu has a prime positioning with its five spaciously-appointed rooms overlooking Mpanamana Dam. On-site amenities include a bar, restaurant, barber/beauty salon, secure parking, babysitting and indoor/outdoor dining areas.