Our Bush Camp is a rustic getaway, further from the madding crowd in the heart of the bush. Close by is a dam frequently visited by the Cape buffalo where they enjoy wallowing in the mud. Marlboro storks and other birdlife are seen frequently at the dam too.
There are 5 Gemsbok tents, simply furnished each with 2 beds and a side table. They are made up of linen and duvets. 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 2 fridges with a small deep freeze section.
Wood is supplied for the duration of your stay, replenished daily.
There are 2 ablution facilities with shower, toilet and basin. The geyser is a form of donkey boiler, called a Rocket. You need to make your own fire for the Rocket, a decent fire will heat the water up in 15 minutes. The water is drinkable, it comes from our trusted borehole.
While taking a shower, you have the opportunity to view game at the small watering trough, encourages the animals to drink close by including the herd of Buffalo, who cruise by inquisitively. But don’t fear, there is an electric fence for guest’s protection. For your safety from leopard and buffalo, walking around the bush is not permitted, and driving on the trails too, unless one of our trackers accompanies you.
The rest of the camp is solar and gas energized. An electric point is available nearby for those campers with electric gadgets. Lighting is provided in the form of solar Consol jars and the moon of course!
Bring your own:
Torches, extra blankets, fire lighters and matches, toiletries
Please refrain from playing loud music.
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 at Shayamoya’s Sanctuary 034 435 1110 or 078 745 2564
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: R400 p/p/p/n, Minimum charge of R1600 p/n (or 4 people).
There is an inventory list that guests sign on arrival. There are charges for any breakages and missing items.
083 456 8423