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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Lovely pic :thumbs_up: We stay in nr. 4, also close to the bird hide :)

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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:hmz: only one way ,after gwendolen only show that little gem,and that's to see it for yourself. :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Please note Shimuwini Bush Camp is not accessible at the moment. We will give you more updates as the day goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Any info on how the camp is doing and severe the flooding was?
We have reservations for March 20th and 21st and wonder if it will be open by then
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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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I have heard that there was damage to Shimuwini. I cannot tell you the exact impact or time frame for repairs though.

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Thanks anyway Imberbe,I must be patient
I know I have time but don't want to wait until the last minute to check
I want to have more options available instead of taking what is left to fill in those 2 days

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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I would be expecting the damage in Shimuwini Camp to be relatively minor, given the Letaba river levels this time, compared to 2000.
Two or three of the chalets are a metre or so lower than the others (incl Nr11 if memory serves); so given the bulletins it could be minor damage to those lower chalets.
The immediate difficulty may well be the access road as I think there was more than the causeway suffering a bad breach.

Anyways, they are accepted bookings in March so are presumably reasonably confident of being back by then (as opposed to Sirheni who are not accepting even June bookings at the mo'... and from the one good picture I've seen it does seem the Sirheni access has had a major landscape change).


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Thanks so much zivvy and muffin
That allays my fears considerably

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I have just returned from my second trip to Shimuwini and must say it is my favorite camp by far!
The peace and quiet, even over a long weekend, is priceless and the staff are the friendliest and most helpful I have encountered in the park.

For those that were wondering what flood damage was done, the flood waters apparently did not quite reach up to the huts but it looks like they got very close.
The hide is damaged and not in use and some of the benches on the lawns are missing planks.
Apart from that it all look in good condition.

It seemed to me like there was less game than usual along the river road which could probably be put down to the flood damage.
We saw hyaena and a lone buffalo but little general game.

However, we had incredible sightings on the main road between Shimuwini turn off and half way down to Phalaborwa.
In one day we spotted two leopards, lions mating beside the road and wild dog on the sunset drive!!! Unbelievable especially when the general consensus is that game viewing is poor in the north.

I can also recommend going on a drive with Godfrey.
I have so far done 3 drives with him and he has a ton of extra information which he is willing to share and makes the impression of a kid in a candy shop.
Hard to beat his enthusiasm!

Looking forward to my next visit!


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Shimuwini is my favourite bushveld camp. :D

I agree that Godfrey is a wonderful guide and asset to the camp and to KNP. :D We have done two walks with Godfrey and both were so enjoyable and informative. He also took us on a special 'scenic' tour back to camp after our walk which added something special. His quiet yet confident, friendly and humble demeanour are very endearing and put you at ease at once.

On our way back to camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Yes the low level crossing over the river is amazing. Did it the last time we were there and it was a real treat. I was disappointed that the access road had not been fixed yet this time round. However had we taken that route we would have missed the wild dogs!


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Nikipedia - many thanks for the updates from Shimuwini.
I do hope the access to the river crossing gets sorted.

I too have enjoyed lovely KNP drives past there (but not Dogs or leopards :clap: ).


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Apparently it was going to be fixed by the weekend


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Could someone tell me if they have power points in the cottages...to charge laptop/batteries etc?

We are going in August and cant wait..

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Dear John

Please note that we do not have power points in our cottages at Shimuwini. However, you can charge your laptop at the reception. Our staff members at the camp will be waiting to assist you.

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