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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Hi Michael,
We stayed at Shingwedzi 27 and 28 July 2012. LOVELY CAMP. The story about the Lions is true .... quite vocal :D We saw some of the big named Tuskers in the riverbed in front of the Restaurant and there was a Verreaux's Eagle Owl in front of our hut.

Remember the S50 to the "South" of the camp. Here you visit a dry Kanniedood Dam. There is a beautiful bird hide along the way where we saw Kudu and Nyala at the hide, and further on the BEAUTIFUL Grootvlei Dam with Elephants, Tuskers and there was a large herd of Buffs at the same time. The usual impala, Kudu, Kori birds and a fish Eagle. You then carry on to Tihongonyeni where we nearly always see Roan, Tsessebe, Eland, Kori's, Kittlitz's Plover, named Tuskers.

To the North, you can visit Pafuri loop and Picnic area/ Crooks Corner/ Nyala loop, etc and go back to Shingwedzi before gate closing time.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi Ndloti,
Good to hear from you :D There was not much water in front of the hide, but on the right hand side it looks a bit better. Here are a few photos that we took on 28 July 2012:

To the left when you sit in the hide
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Directly in front of the hide
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On the right hand side
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There were not any birds, but it was a windy day and still early. We saw Nyala, Kudu and Impalas around the hide.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi Ndloti,
That photos was indeed taken at the Nyawutsi hide. We did not visit the Kanniedood hide this time.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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ndloti wrote:
I have been advised that the area is very dry - there is very little water left in Kannidood dam - the last significant rainfall was in January this year .

Oh dear :(

But Grootvlei has water still? The red rocks waterhole is closed. There really is not much to drink up there in such dry times :?

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Good morning Bushbuddies,
You can maar go to Shingwedzi. We have been there end of July and saw an abundance of animals. Perhaps we should have written a TR :(

There was a giant eagle owl in the camp , and there were babies as well. We again took nice photos of crested guinea fowl and crowned hornbills. We even found a yellow spotted nicator. What was also nice was the large number of ground hornbills we saw .... there were 9 of them in one of the groups. We found them from Phalaborwe gate up to Pafuri.

Roan, Eland, Tsetse - we found them at Tihongonyeni and Klopperdam. A must is of course is Grootvlei Dam - there was enough water for a large herd of elephants and buffalo to play in the end of July.

Conclution - go and enjoy the North and Shingwedzi :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi there

We want to stay in Shingwetzi next year and would like to know what the EH3 huts are like? We booked 2 of them and asked for 2 next to each other. Are some units better than other and does anyone have some pictures for us?

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Hi, we stayed in the EH3 huts three years in a row. They are lovely and the view of the Birds, Squirrels etc. in the open plain, magic. i know you will enjoy it. (While braaing! :thumbs_up: )

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Thanks Philip/Alet

In what unit number did you stay and would you prefer a specific number? One close to the bathrooms? And on the map, it seems like the bathrooms are in front of unit numbers 62 / 63. Do you still have a nice view or are you looking at a big building ? What is your opinion. Do you have pictures of your stay?

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi Marijke,
Here are photos I took of a EH3 hut in Shingwedzi end of July this year (27 July 2012). I cannot remember the number but it was near a kitchen and ablution block (63?). You have a lovely view of the plain in front of the units - there are trees with lots of birds and small animal life in them. We also had a Owl in the tree in front of our hut. The restaurant look out on the river and the view is excellent. The room is spacious with three beds, a large cupboard and a basin with hot and cold water. You also get a kettle with mugs and coffee and tea inside the Hut. The freezer/fridge on the stoep is fairly large. This is a camp you always wants to go back to!

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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:redface: Hi Roaneric, sorry for only replying now :wall: I agree with Vvv! EH3 = 60 to 63. :thumbs_up:
You will love it. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pool at Shingwedzi Restcamp
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Hi there and welcome!

Have a look Here
Its not # 30 but next door and can maybe give you a idea of what they are like.

and a Video clip

Also if you have a read Shingwedzi Camp you might pick up some info re the swimming pool.

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 Post subject: Re: Swimming pool at Shingwedzi Restcamp
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Thanks, I will take a look, the photos are just making me more excited and can't wait.


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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Back from our lovely trip to Shingwedzi! 8) Even though it was extremely dry - had some nice sightings. See my TR for more... :whistle:

Just wanted to know. On the Kanniedood road, South of Shingwedzi, there is this stone underneath a tree there:

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Does anybody know what the story is here? Who Brankey was? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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There was adiscussion on it recently on this forum ...

Here it is :

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 Post subject: Will Shingwedzi be closed due to Drought and then Floods?
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I have heard rumours that Shingwedzi is in danger of closing temporarely due to the water shortage brought about by the current drought in the north of Kruger. Is this true? We plan on going to Shingwedzi in December for 4 nights so this will affect our plans severely.
For the sake of the wildlife I really hope the area get some good rains very soon :pray: .

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 Post subject: Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?
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I also hope Northern Kruger gets some good rain soon :pray:

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