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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very comfortable cottages located in a fenced environment with river views. Lots of space so all have good views and are quite private. The best mix between the small wilderness camps and the large commercial hubs. Cottages are well kitted out with a large covered but open dining room. Stay more then one night to really appreciate this great location.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Layout to the camp is perfect, from all bungalows you a great view on the Letaba river. Fact is, the bungalows are not as clean as in other bushcamps. Fact is, the refrigators in the bungalows should have been replaced years ago. They must be 30 years old or so. They still refrigate allright, however the noise is horrible and... More 

Thank rajang
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three days and 4 nights at Shimuwini last week. We stayed in no 7. All cottages have a view of the Letaba and there are great birds visiting the trees in front of the cottages. We also saw plenty hippos, crocs, waterbuck, elephant and buffalo in and at the water's edge. The bungalow has good beds but is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regular visitor for an overnight stay - this year cottage number 12 with a lovely view. Reception very friendly and check in no problem. Bedding & towels fresh and amenities clean and night was quiet punctuated by hippo's in the river and Hyena's chattering away whilst hunting. Self catering with only a fridge & hotplate and utensils, but communal freezer... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place to relax. We booked a 2 room cottage, one room with 2 single beds and 1 with 3 single beds. The kitchen is contained within the building and you have a great outside dining area and BBQ spot. Some of the smaller units have the kitchen outside too, so you need to be even more careful storing your... More 

Thank TucoRich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We loved this place, it is remote and has a limited amount of places to stay, very quiet. The only available thing here to buy is ice, so make sure you shop and stock up before you arrive. Also there are no plug sockets, only one for the fridge/freezer. we loved the remoteness of it and saw many beautiful birds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed as a group of six in no. 15 house after a long trip from home in Geneva. What a beautiful sight in front of the Letaba river, with the hippo pod giving it's best entertainment. The camp is quiet and exclusive, well maintained with friendly and efficient staff (thanks Busi). Nice drives along the river and up to... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

First off note this camp has no electrical power outlets, lights run off solar and the camp has a generator to supply the fridge (no freezer) and geyser in your house. The staff were happy to charge our phones in the office and there are communal freezers available. You can see from the above that this is a basic camp.... More 

Thank JohnE312659
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

A beautiful camp. Some of the chalets have recently been refurbished and are pretty well-equipped. The patio furniture is comfortable and fairly new. The view of the river is fabulous and the game activities are continuous and riveting! The only drawback is the lack of plugpoints and the dirt road in is very rough so it is better to just... More 

Thank reidJhb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is our second stay and as the first it was great, great views over the river for a relaxing afternoon if u dont choose to go out. Tip though put all fruit and veg in the cupboards above do not leave in the provided veg baskets with the mesh door as the critters will find a way in...learnt from... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shimuwini is a Shangaan word for "Place of the Baobab Tree". The camp is so named because the nearby Letaba River which fronts the cottages, is lined with these huge trees, one of them estimated to be between 2 000 and 3 000 years old. Shimuwini Bushveld Camp is the most modern of the bushveld camps, being completely rebuilt after the floods in 2 000. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shimuwini Bushveld Camp

Address: 50 km from Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 15
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