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Sirheni Bushveld Camp
This page displays all information relevant to this park/camp, except the following:
Sirheni is not currently accessible due to the low water bridge being flooded. We will offer assistance in diverting guests. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
‘Sirheni’ is a Tsonga word that means ‘cemetery’, after a type of elephant graveyard at a site near to the camp.
Sirheni Bushveld Camp nestles on the edge of the Kruger National Park’s northern plains within the Mopane veld of the region. The Sirheni Dam, on the Mphongolo River, lies next to the camp. The accommodation facilities and the camp’s two bird hides overlook the dam and a wide variety of game and birds are attracted to it. Visitors have been awakened to the sounds of lion and hyena, as there are often kills at the dam. Sirheni has a resident leopard that is seen on a regular basis, often coming down to drink at the dam.
5 Things to seek
3. Resident Leopard
4. Sable Antelope
5. Roan Antelope
- Tel: +27 (013) 735 6860
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6095
- 5 x 4-bed units, (2 single beds) equipped with separate shower, WC and basin, lounge with two bench beds, a fully equipped kitchen and an outside roofed veranda.
- 9 x 6 sleeper units. These units consist of 2 bedrooms (one bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom, and one bedroom with 2 single beds) and 2 sleeper couches in the lounge. There is a separate bathroom with shower. Units have a fully equipped kitchen and have ceiling fans.
• 1 x 6 sleeper unit that consists of 4 single beds and 2 sleeper couches. This unit has 2 bedrooms and a (limited channel) DSTV system, separate bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen and ceiling fans.
Accommodation at Sirheni Bushveld Camp caters to a variety of guest requirements and is well suited for those Guests who are looking for a self-catering bushveld experience.
To view the accommodation prices, refer to Tariffs
Activities & Facilities
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- Information at Reception.
- There is a public telephone.
- Mini Shop at Reception stocks basic items such as firewood, ice and Telkom phone cards. There are no foodstuffs such as meat available.
- No ATM facility available
- Communal Freezer facility.
- No electricity (plug points) available for appliances in units.
- Each accommodation unit has it’s own braai (barbecue) facilities.
- No cellphone reception.
- A boma (communal braai/barbeque facility) at the perimeter of the fence overlooking the dam.
How to get there
Travel routes and times from central Gauteng
Punda Maria Gate
Take the N1 to Polokwane (Pietersburg). At Makhado (Louis Trichard) link up with the R524 and follow this route for ±140 km. That will take you to the gate. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate. Sirheni Bushveld Camp is 54km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!
- General tariffs information
- 2012/2013 full tariff list (word document or pdf document)
- Pensioners' discount
- Daily conservation fee
- Pre-booked/Advanced Reservations for Day Visits
- Tariffs for Kruger outdoor activities and guided game walks / drives
- View pictures of Sirheni accommodation and availability
Please ensure that your stay is happy and safe by taking note of a few simple warnings. You will be sharing your stay with many exciting and unusual creatures but without knowledge some of them could be dangerous:
- Bats, Spiders, Snakes, Scorpions, Malaria Zone
If you must walk around at night please DO NOT DO SO WITHOUT A TORCH.
Remember: by feeding any wildlife, you are signing their death warrant as they become aggressive!
Kruger is in a summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually convectional and can result in heavy downpours. The summer months (October to April) are hot and often balmy. Winters are warm and mild, although visitors going on night-drives will require warm clothing.
Only residents are allowed in the camp and on the access roads to Sirheni Bush Camp. Sirheni Bush Camp can be booked through Central Reservations and is a wonderful bush experience for all. Sirheni Bush Camp is situated within easy reach of the larger rest camps so that guests can make use of the larger camps amenities if needed.
Flora and Fauna
The camp is renowned for the prevalence of antelope species that are rare in the Kruger National Park, such as roan, sable, tsessebe, lichtenstein's hartebeest and reedbuck.
A poster at reception calls for guests sightings of rare antelope to be recorded. Eland are another species, rare in Kruger National Park, they are regularly seen in the area, while Sharpe's grysbok is a special species of the northern parts of the Kruger National Park. Elephant and buffalo are common, both grazing on the camp’s fence-line at night, alongside hippopotamus. Lion, leopard and spotted hyena have been seen, while in the grasslands between Babalala and the northern link to the Mphongolo Loop, cheetah, wild dog, African wild cat and several others may be seen.
Sirheni camp is set in mopane woodland, giving the camp a shady luxury feel. As one moves east towards the main tar road, the vegetation becomes mopane shrubland and grassland which is good for grazing species.
For more birding information and park bird checklist, go to Information for Birders
Birding in Sirheni
The parks’ 5 bushveld camps all offer superb birding opportunity. Camps in general attract a boon of birds.
They are all well foliaged and usually next to water-courses. The advantage of the bushveld camps is that there are less other visitors to scare things off. All of these camps have hides or viewing platforms that further enhance birding. Some of the specials associated with this camp are:
Sirheni: Excellent Birding in camp and proximity to Pafuri make this an ideal destination for birders. Dwarf Bittern, Arnot’s Chat and many others.
People with disabilities
Please see additional information on Wheelchair Accessibility
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