SANParks Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Description of Accommodation :

SAN Parks Camping Shingwedzi Rest Camp – Kruger National Park

The Kruger Park is world famous. With an area of almost 20,000 km2, it is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is for the most part located in Limpopo, the northernmost region of South Africa. A park where the treasures of South Africa in the form of archaeological finds, Bushmen rock paintings and animals and plants continue to surprise you every day.

This beautiful South African National Park, where you will find 336 different trees, is a home for a large number of animals. You will find 49 fish species, 34 amphibians, 114 species of reptiles, 507 species of birds and 147 different mammals including the world famous Big 5!

The Shingwedzi Rest Camp is located in the northern part of Kruger National Park in the heart of Mopane country. A beautiful route towards the south-east following the road along the Shingwedzi river towards the Kanniedood dam is one of the most rewarding tours. Waterbuck, nyala, kudu and elephants are very often spotted in this area and also the bird life is exuberant and colorful. An overnight stay at Shindwezi camp is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It is a camp that still carries the essence of bush life and the absence of modern technology only contributes to that. Magical evenings in the circle of your accommodation and the glowing warm coals in your braai make the tongues come loose …

In this area you will mainly look for the giant Eagle owl, elephants, the African rock python, the spotted hyena and the much less dangerous, but very special green pigeon.

Camping Shingwedzi Rest Camp

There are 50 camping places with electricity and braai / barbeque facilities in Shingwezi camp.

The camping pitches are for a maximum of 6 people. The camp has a shared shower / toilet and laundry rooms and there is a shared kitchen. There is 24 hours hot water supply, electric hobs, and washing up facilities.

Activities

Bush walks with a guide, you go out for a few hours with a trained and armed ranger, the group will not be larger than 8 people. They will read the traces of Elephants, rhino and lion and tell you about the fascinating nature of South Africa. Think of comfortable shoes, comfortable clothing and don’t forget your camera and binoculars! Walks are not permitted for children under 13 years of age. You must book this activity in advance.

Game drives, choice of sunset, night and morning game drives. For these game drives, it makes sense to book it in advance to avoid disappointment on the spot. On request (at least 2 months in advance and upon availability) you can book a “Day drive”. You then rent a car and driver and you can then visit those places in the park where no tourists come.

Bush Breakfast or Bush braai including the game drive (ride of max. 1 hour) to the place of the Bush meal. Meals in a beautiful place by an open fire in the middle of nature are a great experience (Meal is between 90 minutes and 2 hours). Ask for availability during your booking.

Northern Plains 4×4 adventure trail (weather dependent activity)
Kanniedood Bird hide bird spot ± 7 km from the camp

Ntishivana Bird hide bird spot ± 30 km from the camp
Wildlife movies every night except Sunday evening

Facilities

-Reception with information
-Public telephone and letter box
-Cafeteria
-Restaurant
-Shop
-Mini ATM in restaurant
-Washing machine
-Gas station

-Shared laundry / shower and cooking facilities
Cook and eat utensils for rent at the reception
-Basic first aid assistance
– Conference facility
-Picnic area for day visitors
-Cell phone range

Route description

From central Gauteng

Take the N1 to Polokwane (Pietersburg). At Makhado (Lois Trichard) take the R524 and follow this route for ± 140 km. This will take you to the entrance of the park. The trip there will take about 5 to 6 hours. Shingwedzi restcamp is still 71 km from the entrance and will take another 3 hours if you do not dwell too much on the wildlife that you will undoubtedly encounter.

 

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