Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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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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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
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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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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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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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
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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In a separate topic that I've started on 30 January 2017 asking about the changes in Shingwedzi I have not received any answers yet and hope under this topic might get the information request.

PRWIN wrote:Any feedback on where the different sites are and how one can book a specific number. Camping needs differ from people and what might be fine in a ground tent might not be OK for a caravan of off-road trail that need sufficient space and limited by height of the trees nearby.

Will appreciate an update of the map indicating where the different sites are and the no-power campsites. I would like to book for Jan and need more info before making any decision on booking.


The splitting campsites into different types for booking purposes and demarcation was introduce in Dec 2016 already when bookings came available for Nov 2017. According to the new bookings you will not get two types of campsites (with or without power) anymore but 4 different types. This means you will now be limited to where you can camp and therefore important to know the size of the campsites and the position of the different sites. The change will result in the campsites with no power not being available anymore, but no detail is given on where all the sites will be leaving a lot of questions unanswered since I've asked in Feb 2017 already

Camping No Power (CK6) - not available any more from Nov 2017. Used to be 10 sites.
Camp Site (CK6PL) - new on the list (6 available) and uncertain where these sites will be
Camp Site (CK6P) - old booking code (now only 26 available and used to be 50 sites), but do not know which sites are not included anymore and if some will fall in the area of the old no-power sites.
Camp Site (CK6PZ) - new on list (2 available) and unsure where to find them
Camp Site (CK6PV) - new on list (26 available) and referred to perimeter sites. What will the size of these site be and where along the perimeter? Can't imagine fitting 26 sites along the perimeter.

The change is form 50 sites with power and 10 sites without power to 60 sites with power.

Can Shingwedzi hospitality manager please inform the public on how the campsite will be deviated and where the locations of these sites will be on a map. Surely after 8 months since implemented this change on the bookings system a new map must be available and power points installed for the extra 10 sites that will no have power in Nov 2017.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Snoobab

October is the last month before the new sites are implemented . Link below shows the difference in price for campsite with a view and one without. CK6 falls away from November
https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/shingwedzi/tourism/availability.php?camp_id=43

November Bookings no ck6
https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/shingwedzi/tourism/availability_months.php?month=11&year=2017&submitButton=&go_to=%2Fparks%2Fkruger%2Fcamps%2Fshingwedzi%2Ftourism%2Favailability_months.php&resort=5
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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We have asked if there is a new map available and will post the info as soon as we hear anything. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Response from Kruger (22/8/17):
Shingwedzi Camp site will be upgraded (sites demarcated, additional roads, power boxes, taps ). The site will be handed over to the contractor next week. Estimate completion is mid October 2017. Once the project is completed the new map will be designed and circulated – latest end October.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Hope we don't have contractors all over place while camping.

Am curious how they know how many V / L / P and Z campsites there are without having a map or a set out already done?

How do contractors know where things go without having a plan of area? :hmz:
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp New camp sites

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I read that there would be a map of the New...demarcated Camp Sites..latest end of October..It is now 1st November..Please update thx
Malalane 16 Nov 2016
Pretiouskop 17 - 21 Nov 2016
Satara 22 - 25 Nov 2016
Low Sabie 26 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Skukuza 3 - 8 Dec 2016

Twee Rivieren 20 - 21 March 2017
Mata Mata 22-26th March 2017
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Just had a response from SANParks.

Shingwedzi Camp site has been demarcated as perimeter sites and normal sites, without site numbers at this stage. It is a pilot project which will run for 3 months and if we are then satisfied with the lay-out and the feedback from our visitors it will be permanently numbered, hence no map is available yet.

Visitors should note that they need to check in at reception prior to setting up camp as they are at risk to be moved from a perimeter site to a normal site if they did not pre-book accordingly.
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A BIG Thank You to Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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On this last day of 2017 - only 4 weeks since I returned from my last SA trip (and only 7 weeks until the next) - I want to thank a few people...
It's a long story which I won't bother you with (those who need to know are well aware of the details!! :) ) but here's a BIG Thank You to Shingwedzi camp management and reception staff for their assistance to get my phone back! You went above and beyond! :thumbs_up:
But they couldn't have done it without the help of Corina and Cees of Bakkers Bed and Breakfast in Phalaborwa and Cindy and Jonathan of AvisBudget at Phalaborwa Airport.

Thank You! :gflower: Have a wonderfully wild 2018. Stay happy and healthy!! :k See you in a few weeks!!
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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My last visit to Shingwedzi was in 2016 and we once again found this an outstanding camp and staff. Our camping neighbors had car problems and were stuck in camp for a day or two. The camp manager personally helped them with arrangements and visited them daily to ensure all was well.

Here we had a lovely stand right next to the fence with ellies and buffies visiting us daily.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Hi

Any further news on the map for camping?

I need to do a booking and have to stay away from the perimeter (can't believe I am saying this :wall: ) but due to my 5 year old, I would prefer closer to the ablutions and where he can't stick his hand through the fence.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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chas wrote:
Elsa wrote:Chas, not yet, but have a look at the very informative posts and diagram by members Here which could prove very useful to you.
Hi Guys

Just a couple of questions:

Any further news on the new map?

Which is the better sites for camping?
I know PL are for larger campers but which is better PL or P? (For shade and close to the ablutions)

How long before you go can you request a site?

Which are the better camping numbers?

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Hi Guys

Anyone got any answers for me?




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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Chas, afraid the official camp map is not yet available and I have been assured they will let me know as soon as it is. :thumbs_up:
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