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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Joep Stevens posted under the Kruger Floods 2013 topice:
Shingwedzi Camp has been extensively flooded on the night of 20 January 2013. From inititial assessments at Bateleur, it is apparent that most of the water came from the Mphongololo River catchment. Initial assessments indicate that repair work will take several months and estimates at this stage indicate the camp might reopen by August or September. However, this could still change and thus our decision to remove all availability for the remainder of the year. Guests with bookings will be contacted in due course in order to try and find alternatives. They are welcome however to contact the reservation offices to initiate any changes themselves.

Yesterday reservations advised no bookings being taken for Shingwedzi for the rest of the year - we had to change our March booking due to the floods

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Have a look at this web-site to see pics of the flooded Shingwedzi camp with only bungalow rooftops showing and still stick out :
http://www.wildcard.co.za/blog.htm?acti ... st&id=4148

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:28 am 
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Did you pick up the good news in Lesego's latest bulletin:

Lesego wrote:
Camps Closed:

Shingwedzi - Severely flooded - Camp and Day Visitors area out of bounds for public. Camping and B-circle units (EH3, BD2, BD2Z & BG2) to be reopened by 15 June 2013 and remainder of camp possibly open by 30 September 2013.


That is a tremendous effort by everyone involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Availability for Shingwedzi indicates accommodation available from 14 June 2013, see:

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/ca ... ;year=2013

good news.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Fortunately the trees between the river and the access road to the camp which were visible from the high water bridge have remained intact .

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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I do think that road up to the camp main gate is one of the most beautiful in the park. I do hope the bulk of those majestic trees survived.

Is that what you are referring to ndloti? I guess you mean those currently able to be seen from the bridge? Do hope the rest of them survived intact.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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This is such great news.

Well done to everyone involved in getting Shingwedzi up and running again, if only partially.

A remarkable effort.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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3 d , yes , the ones visible from the high level bridge are still intact , I cannot vouch for the trees downstream from camp towards the Kanniedood dam where theriver banks are lower , but from the signs it seems to have been a flash flood and not a sustained high speed flood as large trees along the Mphongolo loop seem mostly intact and some of the short river view by ways on this road are closed as they have been partially washed away , the riverbed along the Mphongolo has taken on a new apperance ..

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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I drove the Mphongolo Loop just after it reopened (judging by the vehicle tracks I may well have been the first tourist vehicle) and was very pleasantly surprised. The river itself and the riverbanks took a hammering, but the vegetation is largely intact. Some trees right on the river were knocked off their socks, but elsewhere the only reminder of the flood is the debris hanging in trees and bushes, in places at an impressive height.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi All
Could someone tell me if the BG2 units at Shingwedzi have a verandah.
Thanks a lot


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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi Grasha

They do have a veranda, but not a closed one. Here you can find some pictures. I will also take more pictures for the accommodation thread in July when we visit.


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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hello everyone.

Please forgive my question if it is a duplicate (I thought I found the answer before but was unable to find it again)! I am looking to book my first stay in Shingwedzi but I am a bit confused as to the location of bungalows. I looked at the map and I do not see where the BD3 are located. Are these the same as the BD5?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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sarafl wrote:
Hello everyone.

Please forgive my question if it is a duplicate (I thought I found the answer before but was unable to find it again)! I am looking to book my first stay in Shingwedzi but I am a bit confused as to the location of bungalows. I looked at the map and I do not see where the BD3 are located. Are these the same as the BD5?

Thanks in advance for your help!


Hi sarafl! I also checked - no sign of any BD3's on the map. many of the maps are outdated. Changes to most of the maps have been noted by roaneric on the "accommodation photos" thread. Unfortunately no changes yet posted about Shingwedzi's map. Maybe you should pm Roaneric or phone the camp. However, I wonder if more changes may not be applied to the map after the floods and repairs... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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If you look at the description of the BD2 it states that only unit 69 has a veranda - I assume this is a mistake. Can anyone confirm?

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi All
Does anyone know if Shingwedzi offers bush walks, and if so what has the experience been like, (area walked, sightings etc)


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