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Re: Shingwedzi re-opens some of its facilities to tourists

Unread postby okie » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:19 pm

Chip wrote:Hi okie, did you see a lot of game while you were at Shingwedzi? I see that you were there last week.



Hi Chip -- now back home , sorry not answering earlier .
Game around Shing was not plentiful , but always enough to keep your interest . Lots of ellies , like always :D .
Saw a young leopard near Red Rocks :) .
Shinwedzi River has water in it , with hippos right in front of the camp . Kanniedood dam wall broken , and probably will not be repaired again , in any event lots and lots of water .
Funnily , we were not bothered by mozzies at all , and seemingly less than during past visits :doh:
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Re: Shingwedzi re-opens some of its facilities to tourists

Unread postby bondm » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:32 pm

Hi all, Thanks for the update on Shingwedzi - one of my favourite camps. Been staying there for 15 years and always spot something different on the road up to Babalala. Had tentatively made 2 bookings at Mopani but will now change the first to Shingwedzi - will come well stocked up with insect repellants in case the mozzies haven't dissappeared by late November. Thanks again for the info.

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:45 pm

There is lots of water in the rivers and pools which are normally dry this time of year. This is due to the high rainfall at the start of the year.
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Unread postby gmlsmit » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:22 am

Just maybe it will be very good idea for the SANParks authorities to spray the accommodation units again, not necessarily with DDT.
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Re: Shingwedzi re-opens some of its facilities to tourists

Unread postby Stephens.L » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:11 am

The latest news coming from Shingwedzi is that the following facilities are open:

Shop
A circle
B Circle
Swimming pool
Reception
Old day visitors area
Filling station
Reemester Guest house

You will be informed should there be any change at Shingwedzi camp
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Re: Shingwedzi re-opens some of its facilities to tourists

Unread postby Stephens.L » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:40 am

bucky wrote: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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Unread postby umtali1 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:50 pm

We have just returned from visiting the KNP and stayed in Shingwedzi for 3 nights. We were very impressed how the staff have got the camp up and running again. It hasn't lost it's atmosphere at all, although the amount of damage to the surrounding vegetation is horrifying to see.
Congrats to everyone who has made it possible for us to be able to stay there again. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:59 pm

Great to see that Umtali, thanks for the heads up! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shingwedzi re-opens some of its facilities to tourists

Unread postby Stephens.L » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:34 am

The good news coming from the far north is that, Shingwedzi Restaurant is partially opened. Currently the restaurant serves tea, coffee and sandwiches while there are finalising the setup. We will inform you once the restaurant is fully operational.
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Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:51 am

Umtali1 and Stephens.L :dance: Thank you for the Positive feedback. :whistle:
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Unread postby jaytea » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:38 pm

Had a nice supper at the Shingwedzi restaurant last night - so they are very close to fully open! Great camp - out first time here...
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Unread postby Carol g » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:45 pm

That's such good news jaytea :dance: :dance:
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Re: Shingwedzi re-opens some of its facilities to tourists

Unread postby umtali1 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:32 am

Good news jaytea. :thumbs_up: Hope you enjoyed Shingwedzi's ambience.......

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Re: Shingwedzi re-opens some of its facilities to tourists

Unread postby Stephens.L » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:42 am

Dear All

We are proud to announce the reopening of the following tourists facilities at Shingwedzi Restcamp:

Restaurant
East Gate
Causeway
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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:44 am

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