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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:19 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Thanks for the pics DB, looks lovely and soooooo neat :clap: :clap: :clap:

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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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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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From our drive this eve:
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Sunset from our campsite:
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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Not much water in that river but we now know that can change! :?
Super pics!
sigh! :mrgreen:

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

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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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