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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Annaluisa » Mon May 18, 2009 11:36 am

Apparently No. 15 (which is a 4-sleeper - code C04D) is an excellent choice as regards the view.
You haven't mentioned how many are in your party, but I know this unit only has one bedroom (the other two beds are in the lounge).
I have also heard No.2 mentioned as being a very good one to stay in, but am not sure how many beds it has.

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:17 pm

Here's some pictures off Sirheni we made a few weeks ago.
We stayed in cottage number 2.

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Amedeus » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:19 pm

This is a wonderful camp!!
We stayed there about a month ago and we had fantastic sightings!!
A leopard came down to the river at 9:30 in the morning and a group of elephants had a fantastic bath in front of us!!
We saw the big 5 although we saw the rhino and the lion close to Punda.
We had cottage no.7, the best cottage!

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Amedeus » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:26 pm

I have some photos of the leopard and also a couple of the ellies! Go check out my Travel tale: Watch out Sirheni!
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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Amedeus » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:46 pm

If I'm honest I'm not quite so sure which CO4 is the best.
#8 is a bit closer to where the animals come to drink water (saw ellies in front of no.9) but unfortunately it's quite a bit away from no.7.
#11 was where we saw the leopard further in to the bush but then again the leopard came down at #7.
#13 is nice and close to the birdhide the hippos sound really close at night and this # would definitely be my choice for bird lovers.
But I must tell you Sirheni is wonderful you WILL NOT be disappointed whatever bungalow you get!

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Annaluisa » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:08 pm

As far as I'm aware, there are only two C04 cottages - no. 4 and no. 15.
The latter is right at the end and has a wonderful view of the river.
We stayed at Sirheni recently and had booked no. 15, but there was a mix up and we ended up in no. 4 - as mentioned, all the cottages are great, but if you intend spending a lot of time in camp, I would definitely try to book no. 15.

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Annaluisa » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:20 pm

My apologies, I meant to say there are only two CO4D cottages (with a double bed in one room), but there are five C04 cottages (4-sleepers) in total. I'm pretty sure the C04Ds are no. 4 and no. 15

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Amedeus » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:46 am

All have a nice view except no.9 but that is a six sleeper.

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Sirheni in September/October?

Unread post by Annaluisa » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:21 am

Hi all

We have stayed at Sirheni in the winter months, but are planning a trip to Kruger in late September/early October 2010 and I was wondering whether those of you who have stayed there around that time of year could let me know whether there is usually still some water in that beautiful river then? We hope to spend several days at Sirheni, but would possibly spend longer elsewhere if the river tends to be dry then. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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Re: Sirheni in September/October?

Unread post by stu » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi Annaluisa
had 4 nights at Sirheni 11th-14th Oct. river at camp was full, also on the molohongo loop the usual waterholes all had water in them despite the park being very dry so you should be ok :thumbs_up:

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Re: Sirheni in September/October?

Unread post by Daffy » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:08 pm

Hi Annaluisa,

This year we spent some time in Sirheni in may and beginning october. There was plenty of water, also in october. I agree with Stu.

It's sure one of our favourite places to stay in Kruger. We stayed in nr. 15 ( the last one on the corner ). Excellent view and very quiet.

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by alf » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:19 am

Wow is all I can say about this little camp.
Visited this camp recently for the first time and surely i will be back.
Had unit no 3 and 11 on my 2 visits during my 19 day roller coaster ride through KNP.
Thank you so much for the people who sponsored the visitors book in unit 3, I can't remember your names but what a wonderful idea.
In this book every visitor to unit 3 can make comments about the unit, cleaning lady or even sightings from the patio.
It's so interesting to read all these comments.
I wish every bushcamp can put a visitors book in every unit.

Also well done to the staff at Sirheni!!! :clap: .
You are doing a great job.
The staff from Shimuwini can learn so much from you.
We didn't see any animals from our patio but a resident leopard was spotted across the river an our before our arrival.
Made my booking for Desember 2014!! Whoohoo

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Kingfisha » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:45 pm

I was trying to establish from this tread if there is still water in the Sirheni waterhole around end March? For 2009 there was no postings in that time period.

We are in Sirheni for 3 nights in the beginning of April (cannot wait :dance: ) and just wondered if there will still be some water.
Is there more water on the one side of the camp than the other ie on no.15 bungalow side or no 1 bungalow side?
Hope someone can help?

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by alf » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:50 am

The dam wall is build to the left of cottage no 15 so yes there's more water that side.
Cottage 15 is nice but it looks more over the dam than over the river.
When we were there in early January the dam had plenty of water.
If i remember correctly the staff at Sirheni told me there's water in the dam all year long.
Made my booking for Desember 2014!! Whoohoo

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Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp

Unread post by Daffy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:53 pm

We stayed in no 15 last year in May and November.
In may there was plenty of water and a lot off Hippo's, giving wonderful concerts.
November still water, but a good deal less.
Hippo's didn't mind, continuing the singing.
The low water gave us a good view on there movements from the dam to the river and back.
In November rains have come so you'll be alright with the water level in April.

We were unlucky not spotting the resident leopard, but had a great meeting with an other leopard early morning just 3 km outside the gate on the road.
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23-27 Shingwedzi
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30-04 Satara
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