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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Snoobab » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:11 am

Anyone stay at this hide recently? I will be there in beginning October and just wanted to know if they still supply bedding that you collect at Mopani Camp or do you need to take your own? Last question, are there chairs for around the braai area or once again do you need to take your own?
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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Mischief » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:44 am

HI There Snoobab

So nice to see you posting on the Forum again. In answer to both your questions,the answer is as far as I know YES and YES but if you have any doubt in your mind give Mopani Camp a ring or even send an email.

Here are the details Contact Numbers

tel: +27 (0)13 735 6535/6
fax: +27 (0)13 735 6547

Duty Cellphone
cell: 082 802 1113
Acting Camp Manager
Tebalelo Ramabulana
email: Tebalelo.ramabulana@sanparks.org

Duty Manager(s)
Pieter Du Plessis
email: pieter.duplessis@sanparks.org
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Nomonde Kgabage
email: nomonde.kgabage@sanparks.org
Region
Nxanatseni Region (Northern part of the Park)
Regional Manager
Mr Reuben Ngwenya
email: reuben.ngwenya@sanparks.org

Hope you get your confirmed answers and thoroughly enjoy your stay! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Snoobab » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:47 am

Thanks so much Mischief I will do so :thumbs_up:

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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by squirrel_asc » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:12 am

We stayed there in March, and the answer to your questions are yes and yes. :D

There were some cobwebs under the chairs at the braai that looked suspiciously like the handiwork of a black widow :shock: , so I would suggest checking them before your sit down! (We ended up checking all the chairs, and picking two cobweb-free ones to use, moving the others (very carefully) as far from the braai as we could! (We did also inform Mopani reception, and they said they'd get someone to check it out)
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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Mischief » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:15 am

:thumbs_up: Thank you squirrel_asc!
:shock: at the spider webs under the chairs. I am not a creepy crawly fan at the best of times. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Snoobab » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:04 am

Thanks squirrel_asc

Spiders are not my best friends so I might just stand around the braai.
Really looking forward to the night

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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by squirrel_asc » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:23 am

Snoobab wrote:Really looking forward to the night

You have a lot to look forward to! It's an absolutely incredible experience... 8) :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by rodgerh » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:53 pm

Pictures from the hide at Shipandani
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HI GREAT PEOPLE, WE HAVE NO BABOONS & MONKEYS HERE AT YOUR CAMPSITE,

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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by rodgerh » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:10 pm

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HI GREAT PEOPLE, WE HAVE NO BABOONS & MONKEYS HERE AT YOUR CAMPSITE,

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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:01 pm

Awesome rogerh - you were spoilt at Shipandani :D

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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by rodgerh » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:14 pm

I was really enjoying Rosemary, by myself,this one was close to the bird hide
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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:55 pm

Very nice sightings Rodger! 8)

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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by manicwalker » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:15 am

Great "Hide" sightings Rodger :thumbs_up:
Thanks for sharing your super photos :thumbs_up:

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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Mischief » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:41 am

Great sightings at the Hide Rodger.Looks as though those plovers were warning the buffalo to back off...I wonder if they had some eggs or chicks nearby? Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shipandani Overnight Hide

Unread post by Snoobab » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:12 am

I stayed at the hide two weeks ago and what an experience. There were loads of Water Thick Knees everywhere. We saw both the White Backed and Black Crowned Night Herons with a lot of Green Backs in between. Animal wise it was a bit quiet but the experience of being out in the bush was unbelievable. It was full moon so didn't get as dark as it would normally but the quiet is dare I say deafening. We tried our best to stay awake all night but the eyes had other plans so we might have missed things in the middle of the night. It is amazing how quiet animals can be when they want to.
Anyway if you are thinking of staying there don't think just do it you wont regret it.


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