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Shingwedzi Rest Camp

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Potchefstroom
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Shingwedzi is super, great modern accommodation with more space than other camps. Excellent pool and restaurant. There is a great deck on the river if you want to use it. This was some of the best game viewing we had and beautiful views. A visit to the north is highly recommended. It is not as crowed as the south even...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Our second trip to this campsite, we really love the quiet atmosphere and viewing spots. Staff are friendly and very helpful, the restaurant serves simple but delicious and fresh food. The campsite, braais and ablutions are kept very clean. Very impressed.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed December 24, 2016

I visit the Kruger National Park at least 3 times a year. My last visit to Shingwedzi was in 2012. It was good then and still good now. The staff at reception is friendly and helpful. The accommodation I used was a basic Bungalow with no utensils or kitchen. I frequently camp so I am well enough setup to manage...

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Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This was other fourth stay in Shingwedzi and it was as always a treat. The camp consists of two large circles with the bungalows around it. This creates space and a special atmosphere. Shingwedzi does not have the river view of Letaba or the panorama of Olifants but compared to these restcamps we definitively we feel in Shingwedzi more "at...

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The chalet was neat, clean and well equipped. The linen and equipment in the chalet were in good condition. The staff, from reception to restaurant, shop to chalet cleaning staff were good, helpful and efficient. Certainly one of the nicest camps in the Kruger.

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The excursions from this camp always produce outstanding sightings. The roads are quieter than in the south and therefor result in less traffic congestion at sightings. The camp itself is well maintained and the chalets equally well equipped. The night sky is really something to behold.

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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We often stay in Shingwedzi Camp. Like always the lions did not disappoint on the road past Kanniedood dam. The shop is still well stocked. We stayed in Rentmeester Guesthouse for the first time. It is very spacious and well equipped. Located away from the rest of the camp, right on the river bank, it is the best spot by...

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Northern Tuli Game Reserve Lodges
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was just an overnight stop for us driving up the northern half of Kruger. It was inexpensive and not expected to be anything special. The accommodations were basic but clean. The main camp area was very nice and well kept with a nice restaurant and shop. The food was average and we had dinner and breakfast the following morning...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Beneath the sparkling stars of Milky Way and Tropic of Capricorn the continent of Africa showcases the opera of Shingwedzi. Sounds of birds and gentle flight of butterflies are interrupted by wooping hyenas while the lions guard the dry riverbeds and nyala buck watch from the shadows of giant fever trees. Gazing into the mystical flames of the campfire at...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We traveled coming from the Punda Maria Gate. They say in the north of the Kruger Park you see less wildlife. Well, to be true: we can't confirm, we already saw a lot of wildlife just arriving into the Park. We started with a lot of antilopes: waterbuck, kudu, impala's, nyala. Then big herds of elephants and a big group...

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Shingwedzi lies in the northern part of the Kruger National Park in the heart of Mopane country. A scenic game drive along the Shingwedzi River in a southeasterly direction towards the Kanniedood Dam is one of the most rewarding drives in the Park. Waterbuck, nyala, kudu and elephant are often seen here and the bird life is prolific. Staying overnight at Shingwedzi is an experience that will last a lifetime. It is a rustic camp that still carries the essence of the bush and is untouched by modern technology. Experience magical evenings where the accommodation is arranged in two separate circles and the glow emanating from braai (barbecue) stands cast a tranquil spell. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Address: 71 km From Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:2 star — Shingwedzi Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Book well in advance, at least 6 months, preferably more to avoid disappointment”
 of 5 bubbles Avdwesthuizen, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“The official Sanparks website has a lot of details with regards to each room and its amenities.”
  • Barbecue overlooking the camp
 of 5 bubbles 848antonn, Dec 24, 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in a cottage, it was basic but comfortable and inexpensive”
 of 5 bubbles LennyUSA, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Look for shade!”
 of 5 bubbles ljkilian777, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“The A circle is more typical old school Kruger.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrePlat, Sep 2, 2016 | Read review
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