Wealthy South Africans who want to pretend to be poor can arrange a stay at “Shanty Town”, a part of the South African Five-Star game reserve and spa Emoya Estate.
A Shanty is a small hut made out of old corrugated iron sheets or other waterproof material. It is a place of dwelling for the poor, often lacking in basic amenities like electricity or running water. To be living in one, you’d have to be going through an extremely rough patch in life.
Except of course, when your shanty is located in Shanty Town, and you’re just playing ‘poor’. Yes, as bizarre as it sounds, there are people in this world who think playing poor is a fun sport. And resorts like Shanty Town exist to help them achieve the experience.
Shanty Town is a part of Emoya Estate, a South African five-star luxury game reserve and spa.