Shamwari Conservation Experience

Accommodation, Facilities, Meals

Our lodging for individual participants, called Madolos Retreat, is situated in the far Northern extent of the reserve and hosts a maximum of 20 guests. We have ten-twin rooms, which are scheduled on a same-sex shared basis, unless on special request as a couple. All rooms are en-suite, with shower, toilet and basin. The lodge facilities include communal lounge, dining and swimming pool, with outside boma (enclosure), for enjoying a relaxing evening around the fire and under the stars.

Shamwari Conservation Experience generally host participants in veterinary and conservation experiences from Proctors Safari Lodge, in the Northern extent of Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

• Comfortable rooming, sleeping up to 3 per room (same sex basis)
• Sharing with on-suite shower or bath, toilet and basin per room
• Cupboard shared with individual trunk per person
• Communal safe
• Lounge and dining room
• Plunge Pool
• Fire place (braai or barbeque area)
• Lecture or study room

Laundry services are provided on average once a week, with laundry bags supplied on arrival. It is advised that no delicate or high value clothing is brought or laundered. Although every care is taken with this guest service, Shamwari Conservation Experience will not be held responsible for any damages to apparel as result of hard water, colour runs, shrinkage or marking due to chemical cleaners.

We do not have facilities for participants to do their own laundry, so please pack accordingly.

Food & Meals
Three meals are provided on a daily basis. Meals will either be served at the lodge or taken as a pre-packed serving, depending on planned or as result of unscheduled activities. Vegetarians and other dietary requirements can be catered for, if notified in advance.

Cooked breakfasts are served once weekly – generally on Fridays, subject to programme change.

There are no facilities to service Kosher or Halaal requirements, but the supply of such meals can be serviced  on request and availability.

Meals are prepared with exposing participants to an array of local dishes in mind and are generally taken on a self service basis, with the option of juice, tea or coffee available. Bottled still and spring water and soft drinks are available on site and with greater selection, from local trading stores.

Veterinary Experience participants expect mostly packed lunches for your early starts!

Example of Menus
Breakfast: cereal and toast, muesli and yoghurt, muffins and toast, cooked breakfast.
Lunch: sandwiches, wraps and potato salad, quiche and pasta salad, burgers and chips.
Dinner: macaroni and cheese with green salad, roasted chicken with vegetables,
traditional meals for example braai and potjie (local type of meal similar to stew).

No alcohol is sold in site, please bring your own.  As well as snacks extra food, special coffee and water if required.  We supply filtered rain water.