Our fourth visit to Shimuwini, and the staff and setting remain the high points. Game to be seen driving around the area is often not that good, but staying in camp you can see plenty coming to the river just outside the fence. The units are a bit tired and unimaginitively designed, but all have some river views and the ones nearer the river have the best atmosphere. A shame that the hide which appeared to have been flood damaged was closed. No shop or mains electricity, and limited cellphone reception, but good lighting and fridges in the units, plus central freezer.
- 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