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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:18 pm 
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Did you have any choice for alternative accommodation?
Which camp or camps have you now got?


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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Did you have any choice for alternative accommodation?
Which camp or camps have you now got?

Your choice will depend on what's available elsewhere in the park for the dates you had booked - we were prepared to change our dates from easter week end to the following weekend as we still had to be in school holidays for the family'ssake = we got 2 nights Mopani and 3 nights Olifants (3 to 7April) and we are satisfied


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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Dear all :D ,
I`m new in this forum.
I have also asked my question on the forums page : "Best Bungalows Situation". Hope I have not created any confusion.
I have visited Kruger several times since 1978 but never had been in Sirheni.
Originally I had booked Shingwedzi but had to swop because they closed Shingwedzi due to the floods for the whole year. It is such a pitty I love Shingwedzi, it is my favourite camp.

SIRHENI - I have a booking there in September for a Unit GC6. From the camp map I can see that the only Unit GC6 is the Bungalow No. 14.

Is there anyone who has ever stayed in Sirheni No. 14. I new from the Forums Sirheni-page that No. 15 must have a very good view.

My question : Does the Unit 14 in Sirheni has a good view onto the dam ??
Hope someone is able to help me.
Thanks, Brigitte

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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welcome to the forum squirrel :D

Sirheni :dance: a so beautiful camp
I was in #15 and it was fabulous, beside the fence and a huge view onto the dam (in front and to the left side) :wink:
#14 maybe has a little bit more trees... but can't remember exactly, sorry :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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SIRHENI Unit 14 - I have a booking in September for a Unit GC6. From the camp map I can see that the only Unit GC6 is the Bungalow No. 14.

Is there anyone who has ever stayed in Sirheni No. 14 or knows about it. Does the Unit 14 has a good view onto the dam ??
I hope someone can help me.
Many Thanks, Brigitte

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18. - 19.11. Orpen
19. - 21.11. Mopani
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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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beware Shireni is now closed due to the flood
I don't know if in September it will be ok :?
have a look here

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Dear Anne-Marie,
don`t worry, Sirheni was offered to me instead of Shingwedzi so it must be open in September.

But still my question is not answerred so far, I`m really looking forward for some help :
Does someone know the Unit No. 14 in Sirheni,
I would like to know if there is a nice view onto the dam ? (booking code GC6)

Greetings, Brigitte

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05. - 07.11. Skukuza
07. - 10.11. Talamati
10. - 14.11. Olifants
18. - 19.11. Orpen
19. - 21.11. Mopani
21. - 24.11. Shimuvini
24. - 27.11. Sirheni
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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Unit 14 is fine.
We stayed there.
The view from the terrace is not as exclusive as from 15, but you can see the water. You can also hear what's going on too. I was back and forwards to the fence (10 metres away), like a yo yo.
Also, you have the hide close, and a nice short-cut to reception.


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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Dear Zivvy&Muffin,
many thanks for your answer. I`m glad to hear that No. 14 will have a view onto the water. I understand that the view is more less through the trees in front. - Anne-Marie remembers (but not sure) that there are trees in front of no. 14.
I think we will enjoy it.
Greetings, Brigitte :gflower:

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25.10. - 28.10. Biyamiti
28.10. - 01.11. Lower Sabie
05. - 07.11. Skukuza
07. - 10.11. Talamati
10. - 14.11. Olifants
18. - 19.11. Orpen
19. - 21.11. Mopani
21. - 24.11. Shimuvini
24. - 27.11. Sirheni
27. - 29.11. Punda


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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Some really good news in Lesego's latest report on the flooding:

Lesego wrote:

Camps Closed:
Sirheni - Flood damage. 5 units to be reopened by 26 April 2013 and remaining 10 units by 31 May 2013.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:59 am 
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Hi Members,

I wonder if you can all clarify something for me?

We will be visiting Sirheni for the first time, early July 2013. With regards to the petrol situation, which is the closest camp in order to fill up petrol? Im assuming it is Shingwedzi, but is the petrol station operational at the moment?

Would greatly appreciate some more information.

Regards,

Gabi

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Gabi, the latest report says camping at Shingwedzi is to be opened by 15th June, not sure if the petrol station will be up and running tho, otherwise it will be Punda Maria as the next closest.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Under the home page of Sirheni - 5 Things to Seek the number 1 listed is Reedbuck. We have stayed twice at Sirheni 8) 8) 8) but up to now they have eluded us. We saw the resident leopard though :thumbs_up: and many other animals. Once a few years back we “saw” two of them at Talamati Bushveld Camp very early morning at the bird hide but on second thought I doubt if it really was Reedbuck that we saw as the two disappeared very quickly, too quick to be sure :?.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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. . . and Sharpes Grysbok, also be on the lookout for the Roan antelope at Babalala.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Sirheni open again. Superficial damage to some units, but mostly replacement of beds / furniture / fridge inside. We were in #8 which had quite a bit of new furniture.

Other repairs still underway and generators sounded louder (less protected?) than previously. Currently no drives offered.

Big item is the dam, well the ex-dam. That is gone and will not be restored as I understand. Thus water views are very different to previously and #11 to #15 are looking at a sand bank the floods left. Apparently, the area will be landscaped at some point.

The Mphongolo road in pretty good shape all things considered, but many changes to the river banks!


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