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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by GlenD » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:29 pm

Hi All
Does anyone know if Shingwedzi offers bush walks, and if so what has the experience been like, (area walked, sightings etc)

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi Glen

They must do. The back up on the walk we did from Mopani about three weeks ago was a guide from Shingwedzi who was working at Mopani until Shingwedzi camp opens again.

Look here for link to Tariff List - Shingwedzi has Morning Walks listed.
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Re: BD2 - Shingwedzi Camp

Unread post by Stephens.L » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:29 am

Dear Jen

Please note that the BD2 still have verandas. The only change that we are currently implementing is converting BD5 into BD3.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi all

We visited Shingedzi in June and I took a few pictures of the camp. They are still busy with reconstruction, and soon the camp will be fully operational.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by wheckroodt » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:21 pm

Shingwedzi is back up and running, accommodation neat and clean and looks new. The shop has been beautifully redone. Sorry I did not take a photo of it but its nice.

The trees on the road leading into the camp are all still standing, the hide at kanniedood is nearly rebuilt so let the good times roll.
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Shingwedzi

Unread post by nunu » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:45 am

I have just returned from a long stay in the KNP. Planning to do my trip report a bit later but I have to say this, Shingwedzi was an absolute revelation. I was so amazed because the last time I stayed there it wasnt good. But "WOW" the accomdation was superb, so clean and organised with crisp bedding and gleaming utensils. But the best part was just the whole general presentation of the camp and and attitude of the staff - organised, friendly and a great atmosphere - no other camp came close - wish I had spent the whole time there.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by squirrel_asc » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:34 am

tent dweller wrote:
RosemaryH wrote:Have a look here tent dweller Bungalow (BD3) Shingwedzi


RosemaryH, I did look at the above mentioned link before making the booking but are those pictures of the accommodation before or after the flood renovations?

The only difference in the layout after the renovations are that they removed the ladder leading up to the loft. :)
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:22 pm

tent dweller wrote:squirrel_asc, so the loft is not able to be used? :doh: :doh:


Stephens.L wrote:
bucky wrote:Hi,

Why the move away from the bd5 units with the lofts ?

It was one of the last semi affordable units for a person with a family to stay in.

I see they note them as having a flip down bed, what exactly is that ?


Dear Bucky

The lofts in the BD5's were changed for several reasons but mainly due to the safety of our guests and staff members. The ladder to the loft and positioning thereof has caused concern for many years and a decision was taken to implement changes. It was then already changed on the reservation system to BD3. The renovations after the floods gave us an opportunity to remove ladders leading to the loft completely.

The units now have three single beds plus a fold-down ( single bed on wheels which can be put down when needed). The kitchen is already equipped for four and additional linen and blackets will be stored in the cupboards of the units.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:26 am

Hi TD
Just back from Shing, and I am delighted to report that it has been restored to it's former glory!!!!

All the units are exactly the same on the outside as they were before the floods, but they have been completely refurbished inside.

As Rosemary has already said, the BD5 units are all now BD3, as they have taken away the stairs.
They have an ensuite shower, loo and basin, and an outside kitchen, equipped much the same as other camps.

"A" circle has the BD3 units, and we stayed in A3 on the first night, and A7 on our last night (both were in a good position) as you look out onto that lovely large circle with the trees, though A3, A4, A5 and A6 are quieter, as it is a no through road. A1 and A2 are for the disabled guests.

Here is a photo of A3, which is semi-detached with A4.

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All the public areas - reception, shop etc have been completely refurbished inside, and look great.

Sadly the causeway out through the back gate is closed, as part of it was washed away, and I don't see any repairs happening as yet. The picnic site is also closed, otherwise all roads are open, as far as I could tell.
Some of the trees along the river were felled by the floods, but many are still standing.

Any other info you need, don't hesitate to ask. :thumbs_up:

Hi Pumbaa
The BD2 units are in "B circle, and they are the ones built in 2009, with the tiled roofs.............not as attractive from the outside as the older ones, but probably nice inside. They all looked fairly well placed, from what I could see, and would be a matter of personal choice.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Wild@Heart » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:17 am

Crested Val wrote:
tent dweller wrote:Crested Val, many thanks for the info :gflower:, it will be our first time in Shingwedzi and we are looking forward to our stay


it is my favourite camp (with Punda a close second!!)
In my opinion less commercialised than the others (though with some creature comforts!!)

On my first visit I felt I was really in the African bush!! :thumbs_up:

If you look at 2013 flood photos, it is amazing how it has been restored!! :clap: :clap: :clap:


It's the best camp in Kruger! By far! :)

Thank you so much for the feedback Crested Val :) can't wait to return back there .. :)
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by squirrel81 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:07 am

Dear Pumba,

we stayed twice in 55, that is next to an old hut which has no view onto the patio of 55 so there is more privacy.
I had a look around in the circle B and found 71 and 72 would also be a good option. The distance between them gives a lot of privacy.
Enjoy your stay at Shingwedzi Camp !

Greetings, Brigitte


I`m sorry I made a mistake (where are my glasses ?) we stayed in 54 !!!
Sorry for that :gflower: Brigitte.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:58 am

Hi guys, planning our first stay at Shingwedzi. Could only get BG 2 units so will split the kids between hubby and I. Any recommendation on unit numbers? We would love a spot where the kids can just play around us while we enjoy the fire etc.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by PietSkiet » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:03 am

Hi Cape of Storms,

Shingwedzi is one of my favourite camps, but we don't visit there often enough.
I am not sure how much has changed since the floods but the bungalows are in two big circles, almost like Satara, so there is plenty of space for the girls to play in front of the bungalows while you enjoy the fire, no grass. There is normally 2 bungalows joint together, so I would suggest to request a two bungalows that is joint.
Shingwedzi has a lovely pool, so maybe try and stay as close to the pool as possible.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by squirrel81 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:16 pm

saraf wrote:I think you might be better getting two bungalows that are not linked but have facing kitchens, if you see what I mean. The linked bungalows actually more separate with a wall and then a fence between them. You will share a parking space and the area between the units that face each other which would be better for families I think.


Dear Pietskiet,
I must agree to the above. Try to get 52 + 51, their entrance and the patio must face each other. I have stayed twice in 54 (which is BD2). It is close to the pool and I found it is situated in a quiet area. Furthermore the communal kitchen is not to far away. The BG2 units do not have a kitchen.

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:26 am

thanks so much. Called and was promised units 49-51. On the bend so all three are together according to the lady who helped me! Can't wait!!!
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