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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:48 pm 
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far2000 I stayed at Shimuwini for the first time last year April and absolutely loved it....we did not have electricity all the time :( so lucky you.

The camp is charming and beautiful :D The bird hide is amazing, I spotted a croc that was just too close for comfort :)

Glad you enjoyed it and hopefully you will have many more visits to Shimuwini :D

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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
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Now I really can't wait to get back.

We were there last Christmas/New Years and saw lion, buffalo and elephant from our verandah.

It could just be our favourite spot in the park these days.


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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
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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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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
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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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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Some photo's of our stay in cottage number 13.

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View towards the birdhide
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View towards number 12/11/10...
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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
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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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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
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I stayed there in 1991 , it was a most enjoyable first time experience of bushveld camps , it changed my attitude towards the conventional camps ...

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 Post subject: Re: My Review of Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
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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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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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I have been a frequent visitor to the KNP and coming from outside SA have always stayed in accomodation with utensils provided. For my next visit - in March - I will be staying in Shimuwini and Mopani, both for the first time. I looked at the facilities and both say accomodation equipped with kitchens but don't mention dishware, utensils and so on. Is it fair to assume we'll have to either manage without, or take our own...???


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Hi Billh,
Equipped with kitchens means they have everything (crockery, cutlery, etc). All you have to bring is your food and drinks.


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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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Hi Billh
Yes, 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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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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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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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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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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