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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by RobertT » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:57 pm

They are central in camp looking inwards so don't think there is a better number. You could possibly want the one closest ablutions or kitchen?

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:02 pm

Hut (EH3) #62 (close to ablutions) - see here link
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:19 pm

Squirrel81 we stayed in Rentmeester in 2014 and it was brilliant. I would definately book it. Perhaps someone has a more recent update. Enjoy your visit.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by bosfeetjie » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:20 am

RobertT wrote:They are central in camp looking inwards so don't think there is a better number. You could possibly want the one closest ablutions or kitchen?

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by bosfeetjie » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:45 am

So we are booked for nov in the huts, which unit is the best for SHADE? I don' care if it is furher from bathrooms/kitchen. But shade in front of unit and stoep is a BONUS! Thanks!

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:16 pm

As I have only stayed in recent years in #29 the family cottage I can't give you any advice on your query bosfeetjie.

But have a look through the Accommodationd photos for Shingwedzi camp and it might help in the mean time.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Albert » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:26 am

bosfeetjie wrote:So we are booked for nov in the huts, which unit is the best for SHADE? I don' care if it is furher from bathrooms/kitchen. But shade in front of unit and stoep is a BONUS! Thanks!


We frequently stay in the EH3 huts; lately mostly in units 60/61. If memory serves, there are none of the EH3s that are under large trees (no permanent shade); the mopanis in the circle are all about the same distance from the huts. I guess the best would be to figure out where the sun will be in the morning and afternoon and work from there.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by rowingboat » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:18 am

Hi, can anyone please confirm that the game drive vehicles are smaller at Shingwedzi compared with larger rest camps? I read this on another forum and the person who wrote it said she preferred it much better.

I'm guessing here, but do the large camps have capacity of 20 people per vehicle (2 vehicles for 40 people overall) while Shingwedzi has a capacity of 10 people per vehicle (2 vehicles for 20 people overall capacity).
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Olifants Nshawu GH: Oct 16-17
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:51 am

Rowingboat, I'm trying to rack my brains and think what size vehicles I saw there.
I would think they would have both sizes and it would depend on how many guests had booked drives as to which vehicle they use but maybe someone who has been there recently can confirm?

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:59 pm

I think you are right Elsa. I have definitely seen the big game drive vechiles in Shingwedzi, and a small one - the latter might be for wilderness camps.

On the website the max pax for a game drive one is able to book is 20. But as I saw, I have definitely seen the big truck come back from game drives while staying in Shingwedzi.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by rowingboat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:15 am

I thought it would be nice on the morning of our departure to take a sunrise drive to explore the S50 instead of driving ourselves, the 5 of us. However, if the group is large we may be outvoted. (we'd have a R1000 credit by dropping a night at Mopani for Shingwedzi).

When we check into the various camps, do you know whether reception staff will be able to view our credit on their computers? And are we able to spend this credit at their shops or restaurants or anything else, not just a game drive/morning walk?

(We have already booked several sunset/night drives at Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie in the first week of October, corresponding with the full moon perigee that week. I don't really want to book more drives until arrival and viewing the sightings boards, with the possible exception of Shingwedzi).
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Lower Sabie BD3U: Oct 6-9
Talamati GC6: Oct 10-12
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Olifants Nshawu GH: Oct 16-17
Tamboti CTT4: Oct 18
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:40 am

You can't spend the credit in shops or restaurants. But they can view your account from reception and if you don't use the credit , SANParks will refund your credit card if you email details once back home.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by rowingboat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:53 am

DinkyBird wrote:You can't spend the credit in shops or restaurants. But they can view your account from reception and if you don't use the credit , SANParks will refund your credit card if you email details once back home.


Thanks very much, DinkyBird. Cheers.
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Berg-en-Dal FA6: Oct 3-5
Lower Sabie BD3U: Oct 6-9
Talamati GC6: Oct 10-12
Mopani FF6V: Oct 13-14
Shingwedzi BD3: Oct 15
Olifants Nshawu GH: Oct 16-17
Tamboti CTT4: Oct 18
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by rowingboat » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:26 am

Elsa wrote:Rowingboat, I'm trying to rack my brains and think what size vehicles I saw there.
I would think they would have both sizes and it would depend on how many guests had booked drives as to which vehicle they use but maybe someone who has been there recently can confirm?


Hi Elsa, that is indeed correct. I received this reply from Shingwedzi camp:

"We have 20 and 10 seater vehicles for our activities and your children qualify to partake on the game drives"

Regarding use of credit, I also received this helpful reply from the Refunds Department:

"Yes, the credit will be available at park level, it can be used towards payment for any one of our 21 parks. Alternatively we can refund you via credit card. You can keep the money on credit until after your trip (in case you want to use it) and then once you have decided we will refund the money. Please note that you will have to send another e-mail requesting a refund, please do not forward your credit card details only the request and we will forward all the info you need to have regarding the refund. Enjoy your trip!!"
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Berg-en-Dal FA6: Oct 3-5
Lower Sabie BD3U: Oct 6-9
Talamati GC6: Oct 10-12
Mopani FF6V: Oct 13-14
Shingwedzi BD3: Oct 15
Olifants Nshawu GH: Oct 16-17
Tamboti CTT4: Oct 18
Joburg: Oct 19-20
CapeTown: Oct 21-30

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:31 am

Thanks very much for the feedback Rowingboat! :thumbs_up: 8)


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