Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Thanks for the feedback and info DirtTrail. :thumbs_up:
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Greetings Friends. Is there any map indicating the demarcation of the various camping stands so that when you arrive you do not camp on another persons stand and then have to pack up camp when they arrive as it were?
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Hi.

Info from our camp in Oct 2019

The camping ground was demarcated, but with time marking bricks have been moved.
They had not implemented reservation per stand.
You either book and pay for a perimeter stand or normal. (After 10 nights at a perimeter stand, the acting camp supervisor came to check our reservation) Prices of large stands are the same as normal, not sure if that is managed.

Apply normal camping etiquette, size of stands should indicate where each boundary is, don't camp on top of someone else, keep servitude and roads clear. Look out for existing motorhome/campervan reserved sites, ie tables, chairs, sign etc

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Thanks for the Information
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Hi Sammuri

I was camping in Shingwedzi during May this year.
The marking bricks are still there and have been re-painted BUT there is no differentiation between road and stands which does result in some people camping in what is supposed to be a road! However, all stands are now numbered clearly with large green metal markers and the stand number in white. These have been erected on poles or, in the case of the view sites and large sites, fastened to the fence. Despite this, some people seem to ignore the numbering and the painted markers. Unfortunately there is still no pre-booking of stands although many people have requested this.
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Re: Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Last time I was in Shingwedzi the campsites were demarcated & numbered but demarcations were not very clear. However you cannot book a specific site other than Perimeter (V) Large (?L) or disabled (Z).
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Shingwedzi closed in Sep ?

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Does anyone know why Shingwedzi has no availability at all from 12 -20 September 2022? Are they refurbishing the camp? I cannot find an explanation on Sanparks website.
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Pamela, the have in the past had a classical musical baroque interlude held there around that time and they do block book the camp for it as bookings are separate.
I'm not sure if it will be held next year as I haven't seen anything re that but I'm assuming it could be what is happening?

Edit: It does seem like it might indeed be a planned event.

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Thanks Elsa - wow it looks amazing :clap:
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Does anyone have any idea which campsites are the CK6PZ? It's partly the only campsite available when we want to go, and also I have a neuromuscular disease (and waiting for results on a possible blood cancer - my blood counts are wrong, but not verified why yet), going with my elderly parents. I assume it would be near the ablutions, but does it have shade? I'm badly affected by heat. (We are going in May).
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Hi, I had a walk around the ablutions and did not see any specifically demarcated Z stands. (unlike Satara where they are chained off and locked)

There are a couple of stands in front of the ablution block with some trees which would offer part shade during part of the day. The main ablution block has entrance ramps and Z toilets. But no assitance in the showers nor bath room.

There are no demarcations on any stand in the camping site showing whether they are P, Z, L nor V stands. Each stand has a clear number though with white bricks demarcating the stand.
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Thanks to you and PNF who has helped me privately!

Thankfully, I'm not in a wheelchair full time anymore, and can walk 700m in a go at the moment (Huge for me, small for everyone else, I know). But it does seem a bit odd that the showers etc wouldn't be adapted. I am coping fine at home with no adaptions. I have a bath chair for when I've been bad, but thankfully, am on a good wicket at the moment. Just need some vitamin KNP!!
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Re: Shingwedzi restaurant and shop

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Hi angieoneill !

This was the menu on August 25th
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You can find the current menu on the website mpilaleisure.co.za.
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Re: Shingwedzi restaurant and shop

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For an update
Seems construction is still ongoing, lets hope it will not be much longer.

FNP sent me through the pics taken during her stay there.
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