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Flora and Fauna

Mammals

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.

Vegetation

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


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  • On 31 May 1926 the National Parks Act was proclaimed and with it the merging of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves into the Kruger National Park. The first motorists entered the park in 1927 for a fee of one pound.

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