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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:19 pm

Some pics of the camp we took this morning.

Very impressed with the neatness of the camp, the friendliness of the staff and how smart the newly refurbished shop is; also how well stocked it is. Fresh fruit and veg, loads of frozen meat, bread, cheeses etc.

Tindlovu now manages the restaurant.

ImageShingwedzi by dinkybird, on Flickr

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Carol g » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:29 pm

Thanks for the pics DB, looks lovely and soooooo neat :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Tessa G » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:11 pm

Thanks for those photos DB. We will be there sooooon :clap:

We e-mailed Shingwedzi (David Molobi), to see if it would be possible to reserve our favourite bungalow for Dec and were bowled over when 24 hours later he e-mailed us back to say that it was done and that he was looking forward to having us stay at Shingwedzi. We were so appreciative and mailed our thanks back but really hope we can get to thank him personally in Dec.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:54 pm

ImageShingwedzi bridge by dinkybird, on Flickr

From our drive this eve:
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Sunset from our campsite:
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:59 pm

Not much water in that river but we now know that can change! :?
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Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:05 am

Thank you for the posting the photo's of Shingwedzi Camp Dinkybird. The restaurant and shop area looks first class, clean and tidy. Those big trees along the river bank looks so "Shingwedzi Peaceful" in a "Wish I was There" kind of way.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:36 pm

Folk often ask about internet and cellphone signal in Kruger. Shingwedzi has very intermittent signal, it can drop for 24 hours or more. (2x in the past week)

I am finding Vodacom slightly faster to connect to internet (2G) than MTN. MTN is very sloooow.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby lindsayz20 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:52 pm

Hi everyone im looking to book shingwedzi in october of 2015 and i see BD2D units listed but i cant find them on the map can anyone tell me what units these are? Has anyone stayed in them? Thanks

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:07 pm

Lindsay, as far as I know they will be the ones in the B circle and the D means it has a double bed as opposed to two single beds.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby lindsayz20 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:30 pm

Ty elsa the double bed is a plus! Have never been to kruger before was supposed to go a few years ago but that didnt pan out

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:36 pm

Well then I wish you all the best for a most enjoyable trip! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Katja » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:52 am

lindsayz20 wrote:Hi everyone im looking to book shingwedzi in october of 2015 and i see BD2D units listed but i cant find them on the map can anyone tell me what units these are? Has anyone stayed in them? Thanks


The 2 BD2D units are no. 27 and 28 in the A circle.

I stayed there in 2006. You can see a few photos of no. 27 on this webpage. I suppose there is newer furniture in them now (after the flooding of the camp in January 2013).
What I didn't like about the units is that the kitchen is inside, and that you don't have a verandah like most other units, just two chairs and a table outside the entrance door.
The nice thing is that the units are close to the fence.

There are also a few photos on the SANParks website Shingwedzi BD2D but I don't know if they were taken before or after the 2013 flooding.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby tent dweller » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:13 pm

I have just returned from my annual pilgrimage to the Kruger and in my opinion Shingwedzi has the best swimming pool, it is blue, sparkling clean and VERY well looked after, the pool attendant really does a good job, by 7am, it was swimmable, it was the only refuge from the heat wave that was sweeping across the Kruger
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:46 pm

Must agree that it is a sparkling pool TD!
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby K-4S » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:51 pm

A hot summer afternoon spent in the pool at accompanied by one of those frozen yoghurt's they sell in the shop is a must for any summer visitor to Shingwedzi!!

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