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Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay

Unread postby fazekma » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:14 pm

We have just returned from a superb 4-night stay at Shimuwini (13-16 June).
far2000 made the comment that
"There is also a resident female leopard that currently has Cubs, from what the local Ranger told me.."- well can confirm that they are still there...

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We found their den 5 kilometers from the camp gate, on the river loop road - in the rocks near the last Baobab tree. We found them at 07h30 on the 15th and spent the day with them, only returning to the camp for lunch - so that was seven hours of quality viewing time with the cubs and we took 1733 photographs of them!

They look about 5-6 months old so may still be around in December. Hope some of you spot them!

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Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay

Unread postby gmlsmit » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:53 am

We stayed in Shimuwini No 15 - and thought it was just great. Sitting there late afternoon with something cold in the hand smelling your braai developing into something special . . . . . , while watching the river peacefully flowing into yonder . . .

We experienced while walking through the camp that the view upon the river was good from all accomodation, I suppose little things make the visit special.

Like the little duiker, like the visiting leguan sharing our verandah, like the beautiful sunsets, the peacefull dusk and the freshness of dawn . . . . . :D :D
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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby roaneric » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:41 pm

Some photo's of our stay in cottage number 13.

Number 13
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View towards the birdhide
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View towards number 12/11/10...
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Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay

Unread postby Weltenman » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:02 pm

We stayed at Shimuwini in July 2006 and it was wonderful, saw elephants every day from our chalet and had a great experience one night where the elephants was eating at the same time as us, in the pitch dark. Everything was wonderful and relaxing and will always have the most fondest memories of the camp.

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Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:14 pm

We stayed there Dec 1999 when Frank Watts (of Battle in Kruger fame) was still the manager. Absolutely stunning camp. Has anyone climbed up the radio mast? Lovely views from up there. Frank and his wife came over for a braai a couple of times and every time he kept us entertained for hours with stories about Kruger, the animals and the people.
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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Kingfisha » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:37 am

Here are some photo's from our September visit at Shimuwini. An amazing place!!
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The swimming pool at the new boma.

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The Boma all dressed up. The pool is on the left (out of the photo)

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Our own resident leopard. There were 2 leopards with kill in the tree just outside the camp

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On sundowner drive with Johann Mdluli - The manager and star of Shimuwini

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View from bedroom.....

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Klipspringer on the road to Shimuwini

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General camp with dam in the background. Taken from no 9.
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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby WildThing » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:14 pm

Equipped with kitchens means they have everything (crockery, cutlery, etc).
All you have to bring is your food and drinks.

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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Kingfisha » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:21 am

They have cutlery and crockery, pots and pans, dishcloths etc.
But I found there are not enough bowls for eg. for salads etc.
So I always take a few bowls with. It really depends on your own style of catering.

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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby Nkulu » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:13 am

I have just managed to secure 2 x GC5 cottages at Shimuwini for the night of 2 May :dance: which combination sounds better, 10 & 11, 7 & 8, or 4 & 5
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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby alf » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:57 pm

Nkulu,

I assume you would want 2 cottages close to each other so i would suggest either 7 & 8 or 4 & 5. 10 & 11 are further away from each other than the other i mentioned.
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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby PaulEdge » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:48 pm

Hi Kingfisha
Thanks for the pics! Did you perhaps get a chance to identify the raptor above the leopard eyeing his grub?
We are thinking of staying in either unit 3 or 4. Which in your opinion has the best view of the water & hopefully also the game?
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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby RobertT » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:07 am

Think 4 would be better, we were there a couple of days ago.
The units are all in a line along the water, but I think 1,2 & 3 are set further back if memory serves me correctly.
I would have been quite happy though with any unit I had there.

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Shimuwini - What happens with electricity at night?

Unread postby kite » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:55 am

Is there electricity at Shimuwini at night or is it switched off? Are there any plug points in bedrooms? Many thanks cause would love to stay at a bushcamp.

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Re: Shimuwini - What happens with electricity at night?

Unread postby Tony Park » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:54 am

They don't really like you plugging things into the fridge point, but the ladies in reception are very happy to let you charge anything and everything in the office during the day.

They're very welcoming and friendly.

The generator charges batteries during the day, which run down over night.
There is generally enough charge in the batteries to run the fans all or most of the night, ditto the lights if you need them.

The fridges work very well given the sporadic use of the generator.
Probably best to leave the fridge plugged in so that when the generator is on it can get its full charge.

Get the maintenance man to show you the tricks re the fridge - there is a plastic container at the bottom with a an overflow pipe that feeds into it.
If the container fills up with water you will need to tip it out so the pipe can 'breathe'.

The electricity system at Shimuwini is a finely balanced little ecosystem all of its own, so get to know its strengths and limitations when you arrive and please don't upset it!

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Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Unread postby alf » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:09 pm

If i remember correctly the boma is closer to units 8 - 10.
The map shows it however closer to units 11 - 13, but that is incorrect.
I would rather go for unit 14 which is a GC5 cottage.
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