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Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“lovely camp”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Recently renovated after being closed,new fridge and kitchen utensils. Staff very friendly, helpful well stocked shop. The restaurant was closed but looked like it was about to reopen. Peaceful atmosphere and drives quieter than in the south. You could see how devastating the floods had been, huge trees down and swept down the river.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

This SANPARKS camp has recently been restored following devastating floods earlier this year. We were disappointed that the chalets with loft rooms are no longer allowing use of the loft area. It makes the floor space very cramped for four beds.
The staff at this camp were by far the friendliest of all the (many) Kruger rest camps at which we have stayed. Well done - it makes Shingwedzi stand out in our happy Kruger memories.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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96 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Shingwedzi Rest Camp has been beautifully repaired and refurbished and it was great to be back for 3 nights. The bungalow was excellent as always, the staff very efficient and the location and surrounds beautifully quiet. We've never seen so many elephants before, including lots of young and very young ones. Lovely birds and the Apple Leaf trees were in full flower - so much so that sometimes we drove over capets of pink and mauve.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed here 1/10/13, checked in just before 6pm to find out the restaurant was still closed until further notice. Managed to get some frozen meat in the shop, which closes at 6.30, unfortunately this was the only place we stayed where there was no microwave to defrost stuff. Ran back to the shop and the guy there was very helpful and defrosted meat for us in the staff room. The cooking area at the front of the accommodation was large with a good sized table that comfortably sat 4,and a combined effort of cooking on the Braai and the 2 burner hob worked well. The semi detatched cottages were newly refurbished, set in a large circle, and came with a good sized, modern bathroom. We were only here for one night, but admired the way the camp was recovering from the flooding.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

A very good one night stay in a very well refurbed room and bathroom.
The restaurant wasn't quite functioning so did a Braai, with food bought at P&P Polokwane on the way.
Didn't see much game so glad we only had the one night.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This rest camp was damaged by flooding in 2013, and is slowly being brought back with repairs and refurbishing. The camp I stayed in was clean and comfortable, but the big draw of Shingwedzi is the game watching. Someone in a previous review said it was for the hard-cord of the game watchers, and they were spot on correct. Just driving in and out of the camp may give you views of game you aren't going to see in other parts of Kruger. And because it is a long drive north for a lot of people, there aren't as many tourists breaking every rule of Kruger just to get a picture.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed only for one night. They are still repairing and refurbishing the camp after the floods. The swimming pool and restaurant are not available at this stage. . Our accommodation was clean and comfortable

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Property: Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Address: 71 km From Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 171 Speciality Lodging in Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:2 star — Shingwedzi Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 

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