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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:54 pm

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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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Philip1 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:08 am

:redface: Hi Roaneric, sorry for only replying now :wall: I agree with Vvv! EH3 = 60 to 63. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:13 pm

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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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:48 am

There was a discussion on it recently on this forum ...

Here it is :

Who was Bran Key
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Ingwhite wrote:1. What are the 5 sleeper cottages 2 singles and 3 beds in loft like? any recommendations here?
2. Has anyone had any luck with the long s50/s106 loop? Not sure if it has a name, is it worth it?
Thanks

My family stayed in one of the 5 bedded bungalows last year and found them to be fine for what they needed, there were 3 beds downstairs and 2 up in the loft.
The ladder up to the loft is quite steep so would not recommend the elderly or not too agile to attempt it, especially coming down in the dark! :wink:
But for the youngsters its fine!

We drove all the way up the S50 called the Dipeni Road, from Mopani Camp, in Feb this year and altho we didn't see a lot of animals, loved the peace and quiet of the road, think we only saw 3 other cars the entire length.
There is a wonderful view site called Shibavantsengela Lookout that gives one an amazing view of miles and miles of the park.
We had a enjoyable time parked up on the Grootvlei dam wall, watching 2 ellies having a bath and play time in the water.
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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:39 am

Dear All,

The far north is indeed very dry and it is hoped it will rain soon, both in the park as well as in the catchment areas to the north and west of the camp. Traditionally Shingwedzi gets it's water from the river but it also has emergency boreholes should the river source become a problem. There are no plans to close Shingwedzi down.

With kind regards.

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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:25 pm

Dear All,

Great news that the north had some reprieve yesterday. Shingwedzi had 9,8mm and Mopani 34mm. I see it looks promising for today, especially in catchment of Shingwedzi River. Let's hold thumbs!

Kind regards.

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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby Martin 112 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:24 pm

Realy good news. The Shingwedzi River is Floating. At about 20:00 the First water was spotted from the restaurant. Pictures coming tomorrow when its Better light

EDIT: here are the pictures

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sry for the bad resolution but the uplink is very small...

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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:39 am

Thanks for the pics Martin, they speak a thousand words! :thumbs_up:
and are a wonderful sight to behold.
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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby estellem » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:31 pm

It is amazing how a few mm of rain can transform the bushveld veld around punda changed from dry and no grass to a green carpet in 24 hours

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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:19 pm

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Unnumbered 3 km link road between H-1-7 and S56 at 7h23 a.m. on November 22nd.

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First donga at the bottom end of the S56 at 12h05 p.m. on November 22nd.

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Mopane and Lala Palms pretending they are Mangrove trees, just north of Boyela, 12h41 p.m. November 22nd.

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Floodwaters just starting to make their way down the Mphongolo towards the Shingwedzi confluence.

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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:30 am

Thank you, johanrebel. The photos are really appreciated. :thumbs_up:
We will be visiting the north mid Dec'12 and would like to see the river flowing. Last year it was also dry.
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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby estellem » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:45 pm

I also think this topic name can be changed there is water in shingwedzi river and is flowing over causeway veld is slowly turning green around punda is green and beautiful we can't sleep at night you hear the grass growing we heard pafuri also received their first 8 mm on Saturday, the north still need a lot of water to fill up all the dams and streams but it looks better than a week ago

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Re: Will Shingwedzi maybe close due to drought?

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:19 pm

I just had to bump this up a bit. Knowing what we now today about Shingwedzi - how ironic is it that this question was asked barely 1 month ago! :tongue: Who would've thought that Shingwedzi would be closed 1 month later because of TOO MUCH water... :whistle:
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread postby ruthp » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:52 pm

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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