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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by leervis » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:20 am

Even without the water in front of the camp Sirheni is great, well kept, wonderful area and great drives. It is a true bush camp, very different to Shimuwini with it's rolling lawns and swimming pool. Still my favourite bush camp and really looking forward to our next visit in September.
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by shrew » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:35 pm

Hi all
Just got back home from a wonderful trip to Kruger. Sirheni was an absolute winner, the accom was wonderful, the staff are unbelievable (Paul took us on the best night drive I have ever been on). I will definitely be back on my next trip and strongly advise anyone who is considering staying here to definitely do so.
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by leervis » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:16 am

IMHO Sirheni is the best of the bush camps.
While sightings are always " how lucky you are on the day " we have seen everything in the area, and tons from the camp.
The best way to get there is via Polokwane - Giyani - Punda Gate. From Jhb about 50kms further than the Phalaborwa gate. Good roads but comply with the speed limits or it may be an expensive journey. The camp is well laid out with each cottage having a good amount of privacy.
The dam was washed away during the last floods, but there are normally pools in the river bed.
After driving out of the camp, within about 4 ks, you have a choice of 3 directions which is always nice.
Close enough to get to Pafuri, and the sand road to Shingwedzi is one of my favourite drives in the Kruger. Enjoy!
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Vols » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:40 pm

Hi Reza

I was at Sirheni a couple of weeks back - all I can say is WOW and what a great camp it is. Definitely in my opinion one of the best (probably the best...) Paul (the camp manager) is fantastic to say the least! He really is the best man for the job - full of passion and joy. Kudos to the staff of Sirheni for their friendliness an very well kept camp.

The north is not as severely affected by the drought than the south - the veld looked surprisingly good - to me it was typical winter veld and there are many things to see in the area. The scenery is just breathtaking. There lovely drives around the camp and can make a day's travel up to Pafuri.

Animal sightings - Lots and lots to see around the camp. You actually do not have to leave the camp at all. Its such a peaceful and beautiful setting with the riverbed and tall trees. Every night we heard the resident leopard making its rounds (more to the left side of the camp - towards the dam wall). His call was clearly heard from Hide2. A giant eagle owl was in the trees opposite our cottage and the night-jars sang their chorus throughout the night. On our night drive Paul found us 25 lions (with cubs of all ages and sizes) - he says that particular pride in the area members up to 35+ lions. Other great sightings included hippo, crocodiles, elephants x million, buffalo, genets, lots of general plains game and of course many birds. On this trip I was lucky enough to see sable and roan which is a first for me. You simply cannot go wrong with Sirheni - its probably one of Kruger's best gems. The S56 is a must - I think it is about 30 km but it will keep you busy for a while since there is activity around every corner - and it is such a breathtaking road.

We stayed in unit 2 - beautiful view and private. (I believe all units are perfectly situated).
I cannot wait to go back.

Oh and I almost forgot the best part of Sirheni - no real traffic jams :dance:
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Vols » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:34 pm

I might be wrong Reza, but think that Paul will be moving to Shimuwini soon - so you might miss him in Nov.
I first met him when he was at Bateleur and then visited him at Sirheni on two trips. Guess one of my next visits will have to be Shimuwini.

Enjoy the trip in Nov - hopefully the time goes by quickly
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:26 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback Vols :thumbs_up: Great to read

I will ensure that Paul and management are notified of your comments :thumbs_up: :gflower: Thanks for taking the time.
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:49 am

Hi

I spent some time at Sirheni 24/11 - 28/11

What an amazing experience and what a beautifully hidden bush camp this is.

We saw a pride of 17 lion littered with cubs at the boyela waterhole about 10 kms from camp , as well as 2 huge male lions and 3 lionesses on the mpongolo loop about 7km from camp , the 3 ladies were on the hunt and we witnessed a failed attempt at an Impala ... it was breathtaking , spent about 50 minutes with the 5 lions with no other vehicle around.

We also were lucky enough to get some rain during our stay and although the riverbeds are still dry, there were plenty puddles of water and the Mopani trees were filled with green leaves, countless baby impala that could have been days old as well.
Beautiful camp , well maintained ! cant wait to be back :thumbs_up:
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:55 am

George_Brits wrote:I totally agree with you, Reza. It is such a beautiful camp and is one of my favourites in the north of the Kruger.


for sure George! hope to be back at Sirheni in August this year :mrgreen:
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Reza » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:04 am

Forgot to mention after my last visit to Sirheni that the camp is now fully solar powered so there is electricity throughout the day and no longer certain periods... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks for the info Reza! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by George_Brits » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:55 pm

Wonderful info, Reza. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:26 am

Sirheni is a great Bushveld Camp 8) Thank you for the feedback Reza :thumbs_up: May your return to Sirheni in August be equally pleasant and rewarding. You had good lion sightings in the vicinity 8)
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Elmar » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 am

Is there a generator located in Sirheni camp? If so, where? I would like to request a unit that is not close to the generator. Thanks!

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42 am

Reza wrote:Forgot to mention after my last visit to Sirheni that the camp is now fully solar powered so there is electricity throughout the day and no longer certain periods... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

So I would say no generator needed except for maybe as a backup in case of extended periods of overcast weather. :thumbs_up:
but reading through this topic there doesn't seem to be any complaints of noise.
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:25 am

Good morning

My family an I are going to sirheni for the first time in june. :D This is only my wifes 3rd time to the kruger. She don't really like the busy south so I decided to make a change and we are only going to the north. Starting with 2 nights at letaba then 2 nights at sirheni and ending at shingwedzi in the rentmeester for the last 2 nights. I have been to the kruger many times but dont know the north that well. The 2 nights at sirheni. I know all the bangalows at sirheni will be nice but what will you mites prever between number 11 and 15? The whole of the camp is still open the time we are going. 11 is in the middle but have a nice view of the pool in front of the camp. 15 is like i have read in the corner next to the fence, nice and private and next to the fence. sounds good to me. But would just like to know is you would be able too see water from number 15 in june? I like to sit and watch the animals coming for a drink. Looking forward to your sugestions.

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