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Sirheni Bushveld Camp

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Elmar » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:35 pm

Which do you prefer at Sirheni - unit 1 or unit 7? Thanks, advice much appreciated.

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:29 am

@ Boslaatie yes hopefully you get a visit from the leopard!!! :mrgreen:

@ Elmar, Ive only stayed in unit 14 - hopefully some of the members could give you more advice, have an awesome trip ! :mrgreen:
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:16 am

Boslaaitie wrote:We are going to sirheni in june for the first time. Please tell us how is the sighting around sirheni at the moment an what is the best roads to travel around it?


boslaaitie can you believe its June !! wishing you an awesome trip
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:18 am

Bazzerk84 wrote:We are also Sirheni bound, for the first time, in June :dance:

Another first will be a couple of nights in the tents at Punda.

Last time we were in Northern Kruger was November 2015 so we cannot wait to go back!


Bazzerk84 , hope you have an amazing trip !! let us know how it goes
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Bazzerk84 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:39 pm

Thank you Reza :)
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Mischief » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:31 am

Bazzerk 84... Do enjoy your trip.Looking forward yo a travel tale/ report or some feedback from you.This always greatly assists other visitors to the Forum who will be visiting the same camps and areas or even who may be thinking of visiting! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:28 pm

Thank u Reza. We will enjoy it. And I will be doing my first trip report in about 10 years

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:57 am

:thumbs_up: CANT WAIT !
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Bazzerk84 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:46 pm

Sirheni was absolutely perfect!

1. Well appointed, clean and comfy chalet (we were in number 11)

2. Peace and quiet by the truckload

3. We had an elephant walk passed our chalet one evening whilst we were braaing and, were serenaded by hyena in the distance every night whilst we were there. One night we heard the rasps of a leopard and one was seen by a fellow camp-mate walking through the riverbed. Missed that one sadly :wall:

I would definitely recommend this one!

We learnt though that not all bush camps are created equally. We spent our last night at Shimuweni, and were left terribly disappointed. The setting was stunning, but the chalet was dark and dingy and in desperate need of a refurb. We also prefer some privacy between the chalets, similar to what one finds at Sirheni and Bateleur.

We will visit Sirheni again for sure!
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KNP September 2017 (Punda, Bateleur, Letaba)

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Check out my wildlife photography on Instagram @bazz.matt.wildlife

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:21 pm

Bazzerk84 , so glad you had a good stay !! Your post really makes me miss this special place ! Pity you missed the leopard in the riverbed ! But really cool to have an elephant that close to camp !
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:40 pm

Thanks for the feedback Bazzerk84 - this is one camp I still need to explore, and now cannot wait!
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Bazzerk84 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:25 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Thanks for the feedback Bazzerk84 - this is one camp I still need to explore, and now cannot wait!


It's a pleasure DinkyBird :)

If you can and don't mind the foot traffic to the right-next-door bird hide, try for unit 12. It must have the best view into the riverbed!
KNP June 2017 (Sirheni, Punda, Mopani, Shimuweni)

KNP September 2017 (Punda, Bateleur, Letaba)

KNP November 2017 (South KNP, staying outside of the park)

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:20 pm

ANYONE been in at sirheni recently ...any updates on sightings in the area :mrgreen:
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by amecullen » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi

Just looking for some advice, this is our fourth trip to Kruger, this time we are starting in the North.

Two nights in Punda Maria, then two nights Sirheni, then three nights Satara, three nights Lower Sabie. The furthest we have been north on previous visits is Shimuwini, so really looking forward to this.

We arrive on 31st October, so now looking at booking some sunset drives, thinking of one on our first night in Sirheni, is this recommended?

Also, just realised that the drive from Sirheni to Shingwedzi is 35km and then Shingwedzi to Satara is another 178km, is this doable, or should I swap a night in Sirheni for one nearer Satara? If we stick with the current plan, would we arrive in time to do a sunset drive on our first night in Satara?

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:49 pm

Siheni is very nice. We where there in june for the first time and enjoyed it alot. Saw lions and heard leopard the obe evening. From siheni to satara is about 210km. If you stick to the tar road and dont stop to long at sighting you will make it easy. Its going to be a long day but one can do it. Just start as the gates open.


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