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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Have a look here tent dweller Bungalow (BD3) Shingwedzi


RosemaryH, I did look at the above mentioned link before making the booking but are those pictures of the accommodation before or after the flood renovations?

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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TD I am quite sure the shape will be exactly the same as before.
Crested Val will be staying in one next week, hopefully she will have a pic or 2 to share.

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Elsa, thank you :gflower:

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We are actually there tomorrow night, also in a BD3.............will report back TD. :thumbs_up:

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Crested Val, as always you are a star :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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RosemaryH wrote:
Have a look here tent dweller Bungalow (BD3) Shingwedzi


RosemaryH, I did look at the above mentioned link before making the booking but are those pictures of the accommodation before or after the flood renovations?

The only difference in the layout after the renovations are that they removed the ladder leading up to the loft. :)


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squirrel_asc, so the loft is not able to be used? :doh: :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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squirrel_asc, so the loft is not able to be used? :doh: :doh:


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Hi,

Why the move away from the bd5 units with the lofts ?

It was one of the last semi affordable units for a person with a family to stay in.

I see they note them as having a flip down bed, what exactly is that ?


Dear Bucky

The lofts in the BD5's were changed for several reasons but mainly due to the safety of our guests and staff members. The ladder to the loft and positioning thereof has caused concern for many years and a decision was taken to implement changes. It was then already changed on the reservation system to BD3. The renovations after the floods gave us an opportunity to remove ladders leading to the loft completely.

The units now have three single beds plus a fold-down ( single bed on wheels which can be put down when needed). The kitchen is already equipped for four and additional linen and blackets will be stored in the cupboards of the units.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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So far we only stayed once in Shingwedzi but we will change this shortly :thumbs_up:

We have been booked into the BD2 bungalows but really do not know which one is located best.

From the camp map No. 69 - 71 looks lovely located. Any advice here resepctively do have anybody a favourite???

Thanks so much for you help in advance :k


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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Hi TD
Just back from Shing, and I am delighted to report that it has been restored to it's former glory!!!!

All the units are exactly the same on the outside as they were before the floods, but they have been completely refurbished inside.

As Rosemary has already said, the BD5 units are all now BD3, as they have taken away the stairs.
They have an ensuite shower, loo and basin, and an outside kitchen, equipped much the same as other camps.

"A" circle has the BD3 units, and we stayed in A3 on the first night, and A7 on our last night (both were in a good position) as you look out onto that lovely large circle with the trees, though A3, A4, A5 and A6 are quieter, as it is a no through road. A1 and A2 are for the disabled guests.

Here is a photo of A3, which is semi-detached with A4.

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All the public areas - reception, shop etc have been completely refurbished inside, and look great.

Sadly the causeway out through the back gate is closed, as part of it was washed away, and I don't see any repairs happening as yet. The picnic site is also closed, otherwise all roads are open, as far as I could tell.
Some of the trees along the river were felled by the floods, but many are still standing.

Any other info you need, don't hesitate to ask. :thumbs_up:

Hi Pumbaa
The BD2 units are in "B circle, and they are the ones built in 2009, with the tiled roofs.............not as attractive from the outside as the older ones, but probably nice inside. They all looked fairly well placed, from what I could see, and would be a matter of personal choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Crested Val, many thanks for the info :gflower:, it will be our first time in Shingwedzi and we are looking forward to our stay

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Crested Val, many thanks for the info :gflower:, it will be our first time in Shingwedzi and we are looking forward to our stay


it is my favourite camp (with Punda a close second!!)
In my opinion less commercialised than the others (though with some creature comforts!!)

On my first visit I felt I was really in the African bush!! :thumbs_up:

If you look at 2013 flood photos, it is amazing how it has been restored!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Crested Val, many thanks for the info :gflower:, it will be our first time in Shingwedzi and we are looking forward to our stay


it is my favourite camp (with Punda a close second!!)
In my opinion less commercialised than the others (though with some creature comforts!!)

On my first visit I felt I was really in the African bush!! :thumbs_up:

If you look at 2013 flood photos, it is amazing how it has been restored!! :clap: :clap: :clap:


It's the best camp in Kruger! By far! :)

Thank you so much for the feedback Crested Val :) can't wait to return back there .. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Certainly the best main camp.

When we visited last October it was all very fresh and clean following the floods. It hasn't lost its atmosphere.

We saw a video of the floods in reception. Well worthwhile.

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 Post subject: Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Pumbaa wrote:
So far we only stayed once in Shingwedzi but we will change this shortly :thumbs_up:

We have been booked into the BD2 bungalows but really do not know which one is located best.

From the camp map No. 69 - 71 looks lovely located. Any advice here resepctively do have anybody a favourite???

Thanks so much for you help in advance :k


From what I remember, Pumbaa, they are all placed in a circle, and I don't remember any one bungalow having a "better" position than another. I agree with Val! :thumbs_up:

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