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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:38 am 
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There are communal freezers at Shimuwini where you can keep your meat.
Its shared with all other visitors, but with it being such a small camp you should not have a problem.
The freezers have baskets inside with the bungalow number.
Depends on how much meat you are talking about :D
These freezers are located in a little building as you enter the gate... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Boma's at Shimuwini
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I think this is the new pool area.

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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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The sunrises are just awesome over Shimuwini..

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 Post subject: Shimuwini After a 1 night stay
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:50 pm 
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I am just back from a wonderful Easter weekend getaway in Kruger and stayed 1 night at Shimuwini Bush Camp and 1 Night at Mopane Camp..

During the past i have stayed in Berg en dal, Skukuza , Mopani and Letaba, and just have to say that my night at Shimuwini was the best and most unforgettable stay ever at Shimuwini..

The last 11km drive 2 the camp from the main road is gravel, and can be a bit irritating, especially when u driving a low Mazda 6 with 4 passengers and a Boot 2 put a Boeing 737 to shame.
Don't get me wrong, most cars should make it comfortable and any irritation would be made up very quickly..

There is also a resident female leopard that currently has cubs, from what the local Ranger told me..
The staff are very friendly, well, actually all Kruger camp staff are friendly, in my last 10years of going there I have never had a problem with staff...

The entrance 2 Shimuwini, is, well, basic, nothing to shout about at reception either, but don't let that affect you, the chalet more than makes up for all that..there is no shop, so stock up in advance, they do have a large freezer room, but never needed it as the fridge,freezer in the chalet suited me fine...there is a stove and all utensils as well..we had electricity whole day and night during our stay..

I was told, that one of the largest Black mambas was caught at the camp, and its skin is on display at reception, scary i tell you.. :sniper: ...
Watch out for snakes....they full, but i guess they everywhere in Kruger...

The chalets are awesome, I stayed in number 7, whichI would say is perfect, as you in the middle, of a tottal of 15 chalets, u get to look at the middle of the dam and the hide is juts on the left, I felt much safer seeing passers by walking looking at the dam from the electrified fence...oh yes, plz don't touch the fence unless u want a Johnny Bravo bad hair day.....

from the veranda / braai area you have the perfect view of the river, and the animals coming for a drink...Hippos are full...only saw 1 croc but im sure there were more...

the bird hide is fantastic, and brings u closer to the river.

the resident duiker is very cute as well, me and SO patted it, very tame as well..hope its not a crime feeding it :redface: ...IT WASNT ME.....

chalet 7 had 1 room with 3 beds, and 1 room with a double bed...main bedroom had an ensuite, while there is separate toilet/bath and separate toilet and separate shower....

the sounds at night were just awesome....made me want 2 get up and take a walk at 4.30am, which me and SO did.
Nothing beats watching sunrise having a hot coffee and a biscuit.. :D ...

it was awesome watching the hippos come out, laze on the grass, also saw a single wildebeest come and drink water..was hoping for a croc kill, but hey, we cant have everything go your way now can it... :naughty: ....

here are the pics that I have taken , and hope this summary and pics will be of use 2 fellow forumites..:

My Chalet:
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View from the Veranda:
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Hippos relaxing....taken from the fence, just below the chalets:
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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).
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"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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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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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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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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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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 Post subject: Re: Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
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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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