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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:45 pm 
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We are booked to stay in this camp next month, and I am so excited and so looking forward to it. We last stayed there a number of years ago. Wonderful to see Shine still there!

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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ImageIMG_4149-1_edited-1 by Charliecornwall, on Flickr

She spent most of the time we were in camp with us.


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Just 2 months and we will enjoy our favourite camp. Hope Shine will still be there

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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We have just spent 3 glorious days at Shimuwini, in unit #6 :clap:

Upon arriving we found the weather to be what in my experience was most 'unseasonal' - very cool and overcast and windy! We even needed to add a jersey and jacket for the first day.

And Shine came to call - on two evenings. She is looking like she is getting on in years now.

Shimuwini - what a magical place to just sit and soak up Nature. One can easily spend days in camp enjoying the comings and goings to the dam the camp overlooks.

The turn off to camp makes it clear this road is only for overnight guests:
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All units in Kruger should have signs up that read as follows:
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The 'new' birdhide now on the left side of camp facing the river - the old one was on the opposite side.
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Sunrise over Shimuwini:
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Clink time!
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The pool is sparkling clean, it is the cement that makes the water look less blue:
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Not for us ... we had no signal at all in the camp (Vodacom):
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I took this pic on 24 Feb 2015, one day short of 15 years after the 2000 flood, of which the level is marked on the cottage. Take note how low the water level is this year:
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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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WOW WOW WOW, thanks so much. Great pics. Now I CAN'T wait. So glad shine is still there. And number 6 is our favorite unit, what a view hey. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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:clap: :clap: :clap: good description of this magnificent camp

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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It was quite amusing when we were there a few weeks ago ... All the staff were settled under the jackelberry tree Nattering away on their cell phones ... we just couldn't get a signal They were all MTM and we Vodacom!!!!

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Brings back happy memories of our 3 days in November.
We had MTN and had no signal and staff were on Vodacom queuing for the spot under the tree to chat.
Maybe it changes from time to time!


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Beautiful images DinkyBird!! Still have to wait until June for our 3 night stay but now I'm looking forward to it even more... :D

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