This private bush camp has a stunning setting under the Weeping Borebean, Tamboti and Marula trees on the Shayamoya Reserve. Sunny in Winter and shady in Summer.
A small watering trough encourages the animals to drink close by including the herd of Cape Buffalo, who cruise by inquisitively. There is an electric fence for guest’s protection. You will notice the battery is in one of the showers, this tends to beep when the battery gets low so please don’t be alarmed. Walking around the bush is not permitted, and driving on the trails too, unless one of our trackers accompanies you.
The 5 Gemsbok tents are simply furnished each with 2 beds and a side table. They are made up with linen and duvets. Towels are replenished every other day. The camp is serviced daily between 8 and 10am.
Self catering facilities include a big braai pit, grid area and tripod to hang pots and kettle over the fire; kitchen fully stocked with utensils and a 2 plate gas cooker and fridge with a small deep freeze section. Please ensure to close the gas tank after use.
Wood is supplied for the duration of your stay, replenished daily. Use wood sparingly. Please avoid making big bon fires. Should you require an additional load of wood, please contact reception, R200 per load.
The camp is solar and gas energized. You need to make your own fire for the Rocket geyser, a decent fire will heat the water up in 15 minutes. Please use warm water sparingly. The water is drinkable, it comes from our trusted borehole.
An electric point is available at the nearby slaughter facility for those campers with electric gadgets. There is also a cool room there should you be a big group. Lighting is provided in the form of solar Consol jars and the moon of course! Switch off lanterns when going to sleep, please remember to recharge these in the sun each morning.
The camp is a rustic family getaway, please refrain from playing loud music.
Bring your own:
Torches, extra blankets, fire lighters and matches, toiletries
Bow and rifle hunting take place on the reserve, particularly in the Winter months.
The Shayamoya lodge activities such as tiger fishing, game drives and boat cruises are very popular however the lodge guests have priority choice on their availability. We can assist in booking fishing trips with other local operators though so please communicate with our reservations office. We can also arrange guided rhino tracking.
There is lots of entertainment for the whole family in and around the area. Visit the Shayamoya website for suggestions.
Enjoy relaxing massages and nail therapy at Shayamoya’s sanctuary, 034 435 1110 or there is the Mvubu SPA with lovely views up the Pongola river, Book direct 083 3200 358.
Only high axle vehicles can access the camp. A 4×4 vehicle is not necessary.
While the Bush Camp is self-catering, you are welcome to enjoy meals at the Shayamoya restaurant. If you wish to order packed breakfasts and lunches while out on activities, please notify our staff so that we can arrange these for you.
Rate: R350 p/p/p/n, Minimum charge of R1400 p/n (or 4 people).
There is an inventory list that guests sign on arrival. There are charges for any breakages and missing items.
Please contact Peter Duranty, Reserve Manager, should you experience any challenges.
072 067 7893
083 456 8423