Quatermain's 1920 Safari Camp
Lapa Dining Area Twin tent interior
Lapa Dining Area
Twin tent interior

Quatermain's 1920 Safari Camp

Quatermain's 1920's Safari Camp camp is the culmination of two decades of passion and experience in the safari industry. Quatermain's 1920's Safari Camp is an intimate and rustic, 3 Star graded, expedition style tented camp with en-suite bathrooms. Game drives are conducted on the award winning Amakhala Game Reserve and on the world renowned Shamwari Game Reserve, the latter by a private and exclusive arrangement.

The ethos behind Quatermain's is to offer guests the opportunity to experience the romance of those early safaris coupled with five star game viewing. Small and intimate, Quatermain's Camp offers the very best that an African safari can; authentic tented accommodation, candlelit dinners, warm fireside company and exciting safari drives.




South Africa


Enjoy game drives on both Shamwari and Amakhala Game Reserves as well as a guided bush walk at no additional costs.

Need to Know

Due to the rustic nature of the camp there is no electricity or wifi. Towels and hot water bottles (in winter) are provided.


Guests at Quatermain's can enjoy the excitement of "Big 5" safaris on both the award winning Amakhala Game Reserve and the world renowned Shamwari Game Reserve, the latter by an exclusive private arrangement, in a malaria free area.

Our twice daily 3 to 4 hour Game drives which depart directly from camp, are guided by our experienced rangers.

These safaris give guests the best possible chance to see a variety of wildlife whilst sharing the knowledge that these dedicated guides have built up over the years.

To round off the safari experience, guests staying for two nights or longer will have the opportunity to partake in a guided bush walk, a chance to see and learn about the smaller and less obvious aspects of our environment.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Guests can enjoy the opportunity of seeing a myriad of species in one of the most diverse habitats in Southern Africa, both reserve's stand at the merging point of five of South Africa's seven biomes.

The result of this diversity, is a higher than normal carrying capacity for all types of fauna and flora.

Species that one could possibly see on the Amakhala and Shamwari Game reserves during the safari tripsare : Lion, Savannah Elephant, Square-lipped Rhino, Hook-lipped Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Southern Giraffe, Brown Hyena, Aardvark, Aardwolf, Porcupine, Bat-eared Fox, Chacma Baboon and Vervet Monkey.

The reserves are also home to the following antelope species : Common Eland, Greater Kudu, Waterbuck, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok, Black Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Impala, Mountain Reedbuck, Springbok, Common Duiker, Cape Grysbok, Steenbok and Blue Duiker.

Game drives on Shamwari Game Reserve additionally offer large Lion prides, good Leopard spotting opportunities and Hippopotamus sightings.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Addo Elephant National Park.



Mini-bar in each tent. Each tent has a gas heater. Hot showers and flush toilets.


We can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests in our three old style safari tents, fitted out with military campaign style furnishings; the choice of pioneers, hunters and explorers of that time.Every effort has been made to stay true to the expedition style, with concessions only being allowed for rustic en suite bathrooms with modern conveniences. Our comfortable colonial style tents ensures our guests enjoy a genuine bush experience.



Quatermain's Camp was awarded "The Certificate of Excellence" by Trip Advisor for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Winner of The Tusker Awards - Africa's Ultimate Safari Experiences 2016 in the 'Best Value Safari Experience' category.

Winner of the Lilizela Tourism Awards. Best 3 Star Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape. 2015.


Our season runs from October - May.

Average StayAverage Stay

Most guests stay for 2 - 3 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

Regretably we do not normally accommodate children under 12 except in the case of a group booking.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

Voting is currently closed

Voting has now closed for the 2018 Safari Awards. We will be announcing finalists over the next few weeks, before announcing the winners in November.

On behalf of all the lodges, guides and organisations who have received your votes, we would like to say a huge thank you!