Kwamaphumulo Fishing Camp is a rustic fishing camp ideally situated in the Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve, just 30 minutes’ drive from Durban. This true piece of Africa offers water sports, fishing and game drives and is also minutes from the spectacular beaches of the South African Indian Ocean coastline.
From awe-inspiring cliffs and waterfalls to lush forests, this reserve is home to rhino, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck, wildebeest, warthog, and a variety of birds. The rustic Fishing Camp sleeps eight guests in tents built-on stones and hidden in the trees. Each tent sleeps two guests in twin single beds.
There is a communal ablution with a shower and there is no electricity, however lights are powered by batteries and paraffin geysers and gas are provided for cooking. The kitchen is equipped with pots, pans, cutlery and crockery for guests' self-catering needs.
Shongweni Dam is an excellent venue for overnight camping, game-viewing drives, fishing, picnics, nature trails, and a variety of non-motorized water sports. Activities of Shongweni include canoeing, sail-boating, trailing, rock climbing and game-viewing.
Shongweni Dam wall is an engineering marvel, with the largest ‘Hydroplus Fuse Gate’ system in the world. For the historian, the original water works are preserved as a National Monument, and some important archaeological site have identified some of the earliest signs of cultivation in the world, making Shongweni a National Heritage Site.
Due to many habitats, the reserve supports a wide variety of wildlife including rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, waterbuck, kudu, wildebeest, caracal, black-backed jackal, dassie, warthog, ostrich, three duiker species, mongoose and the smaller mammals. It is also rated as one of the top bird sanctuaries and there are over 200 species recorded. There is a nature trail and three beautiful picnic sites, and game-viewing drives, horse rides and canoes are available, though advanced booking is essential.
- Type: Self-catering, Tented Camp
- Sleeps: 8
- Check-in: 01:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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