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Zeist, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was other fourth stay in Shingwedzi and it was as always a treat. The camp consists of two large circles with the bungalows around it. This creates space and a special atmosphere. Shingwedzi does not have the river view of Letaba or the panorama of Olifants but compared to these restcamps we definitively we feel in Shingwedzi more "at... More 

Thank Geert B
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The chalet was neat, clean and well equipped. The linen and equipment in the chalet were in good condition. The staff, from reception to restaurant, shop to chalet cleaning staff were good, helpful and efficient. Certainly one of the nicest camps in the Kruger.

Thank Sandy W
Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The excursions from this camp always produce outstanding sightings. The roads are quieter than in the south and therefor result in less traffic congestion at sightings. The camp itself is well maintained and the chalets equally well equipped. The night sky is really something to behold.

Thank Vinnie275
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136 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We often stay in Shingwedzi Camp. Like always the lions did not disappoint on the road past Kanniedood dam. The shop is still well stocked. We stayed in Rentmeester Guesthouse for the first time. It is very spacious and well equipped. Located away from the rest of the camp, right on the river bank, it is the best spot by... More 

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Northern Tuli Game Reserve Lodges
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was just an overnight stop for us driving up the northern half of Kruger. It was inexpensive and not expected to be anything special. The accommodations were basic but clean. The main camp area was very nice and well kept with a nice restaurant and shop. The food was average and we had dinner and breakfast the following morning... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beneath the sparkling stars of Milky Way and Tropic of Capricorn the continent of Africa showcases the opera of Shingwedzi. Sounds of birds and gentle flight of butterflies are interrupted by wooping hyenas while the lions guard the dry riverbeds and nyala buck watch from the shadows of giant fever trees. Gazing into the mystical flames of the campfire at... More 

Thank Mynhardt O
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We traveled coming from the Punda Maria Gate. They say in the north of the Kruger Park you see less wildlife. Well, to be true: we can't confirm, we already saw a lot of wildlife just arriving into the Park. We started with a lot of antilopes: waterbuck, kudu, impala's, nyala. Then big herds of elephants and a big group... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Arriving on a hot day at Shingwedzi, and splashing into cool, well kept pool, is just wonderful! The whole camp is so well looked after, clean, and functional. The rooms are well appointed, very clean with excellent air-conditioning. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Ladismith, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Spent a night at Shingwedzi on our way south. We stayed in the B circle. Lovely kitchen with everything you could need. Dissapointed on the lack of privacy in the kitchen. There are wood partitions ensuring privacy at braai areas. They should extend that barrier closer to the parking to provide privacy in the kitchens. At night with lights on... More 

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Maun, Botswana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The camp is perfect for the north south or visa versa stop over. The swimming pool was a great hit with our kids. The units were smallish but well kept , we required an additional bed which was delivered faster than any 5 star hotel we have ever stayed in and it was done by pick up !!. The picnic... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Address: 71 km from Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Hotel Class:2 star — Shingwedzi Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Stayed in a cottage, it was basic but comfortable and inexpensive”
 of 5 bubbles LennyUSA, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Look for shade!”
 of 5 bubbles ljkilian777, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The A circle is more typical old school Kruger.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrePlat, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Modern units and traditional units available”
 of 5 bubbles GraemeBPollock, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rentmeester house is great.”
 of 5 bubbles reidJhb, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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