Shimuwini bush camp is a very good option for the seasoned Kruger National Park traveller who has already visited all the main, more commercial parks or for someone who wants to get a little closer to the bush.
Situated in the north of the park the camp is quite isolated and you travel approx 11kms on dirt road from the main road to get to the camp.
You need to take everything along food-wise as there isn't a shop in the camp, however you can buy firewood and ice at reception. There are no plug points in the chalets so don't bother taking the hairdryer. Cellphones can be charged at reception but there is no signal, except occasionally at a tree near the river - which in my opinion is a good thing!
The beauty of Shimuwini however is that all units face the Letaba river and you are treated to the most breathtaking views right from your patio. We saw plenty hippos, some buffalos, crocodiles, buck and lots of birds without leaving the camp. The camp also has its own bird hide.
The units are spacious and comfortable and fully equipped. I would perhaps stress that malaria precautions should be taken especially during summer months due to the close proximity of the river.
The camp is quiet and tranquil and you feel very close to nature, exactly the way a bush experience should be. I can definitely recommend it!
- 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