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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:45 pm 
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We are booked to stay in this camp next month, and I am so excited and so looking forward to it. We last stayed there a number of years ago. Wonderful to see Shine still there!

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She spent most of the time we were in camp with us.


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Just 2 months and we will enjoy our favourite camp. Hope Shine will still be there

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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We have just spent 3 glorious days at Shimuwini, in unit #6 :clap:

Upon arriving we found the weather to be what in my experience was most 'unseasonal' - very cool and overcast and windy! We even needed to add a jersey and jacket for the first day.

And Shine came to call - on two evenings. She is looking like she is getting on in years now.

Shimuwini - what a magical place to just sit and soak up Nature. One can easily spend days in camp enjoying the comings and goings to the dam the camp overlooks.

The turn off to camp makes it clear this road is only for overnight guests:
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All units in Kruger should have signs up that read as follows:
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The 'new' birdhide now on the left side of camp facing the river - the old one was on the opposite side.
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Sunrise over Shimuwini:
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Clink time!
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The pool is sparkling clean, it is the cement that makes the water look less blue:
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Not for us ... we had no signal at all in the camp (Vodacom):
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I took this pic on 24 Feb 2015, one day short of 15 years after the 2000 flood, of which the level is marked on the cottage. Take note how low the water level is this year:
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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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WOW WOW WOW, thanks so much. Great pics. Now I CAN'T wait. So glad shine is still there. And number 6 is our favorite unit, what a view hey. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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:clap: :clap: :clap: good description of this magnificent camp

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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It was quite amusing when we were there a few weeks ago ... All the staff were settled under the jackelberry tree Nattering away on their cell phones ... we just couldn't get a signal They were all MTM and we Vodacom!!!!

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Brings back happy memories of our 3 days in November.
We had MTN and had no signal and staff were on Vodacom queuing for the spot under the tree to chat.
Maybe it changes from time to time!


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Beautiful images DinkyBird!! Still have to wait until June for our 3 night stay but now I'm looking forward to it even more... :D

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18 More sleeps and we will be here. Our first visit to this camp. Can't wait anymore!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Sure you will not be disappointed, in for a treat in a wonderful camp. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Hi all. We're spending 1 night at Shimuwini in April :dance: and I can't decide which unit to pick :hmz: . We're in a Gc5. I'm leaning towards unit 4 as it's close to the hide but I'd like to know if it has a good river view and enough grass in front of the unit for a toddler to play? Also, what's a good alternative if this units not available? Thanks :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Warm welcome to the forum Sawleha! :clap:

I see on the Index to best unit #'s 7 & 10 are recommended.
but really in my opinion all the units have great views onto the river and grass in front.
Also have a look My pics of #10
Do have a read through the topic where there is a lot of great info and advice on the various units. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Thanks so much Elsa. I've read through the topic, which is really informative and helped me rule out units 1-3. We like the proximity to the bird hide which is why I wanted to know specifically about 4. I've read good reviews of the units further from the bird hide, I was just wondering about this unit specifically. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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avoiding the phones....hhhmmm.... where is the jackalberry tree at shimuwini? i e which Units are close. think i might want to be a LONG way from it if people are going to be nattering on their phones there! about the last Thing i want to hear. shudder. yeh...i know...am a grumpy old woman.


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