Shamwari Conservation Experience

Accommodation, Facilities, Meals

Shamwari Conservation Experience generally hosts participants in veterinary and conservation experiences from Highfield Lodge, which is in the mid-section of Shamwari.

  • Four rooms sleeping up to three per room (bunk bedded)
  • Sharing with en-suite shower or bath, toilet and basin per room
  • Cupboard shared with individual trunk per person
  • Communal safe
  • Lounge and dining room
  • Plunge Pool
  • Fireplace (braai or barbeque area)
  • Lecture or study room


Laundry services are provided on average once a week. It is advised that no delicate or high-value clothing is brought or handed in at the laundered. Although every care is taken with this guest service, Shamwari CNSV: XP will not be held responsible for any damages to apparel as result of hard water, colour runs, shrinkage or marking due to chemical cleaners.

Food and Meals

Three meals are provided on a daily basis. Meals will either be served at the facility itself 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. There are no facilities to service Kosher or Halaal requirements but the supply of such meals can be serviced at extra cost, 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. Still and spring water and soft drinks are available on site and with greater selection, from local trading stores.

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).