Shingwedzi Rest Camp is located in the northern region of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
Shingwedzi Rest Camp is located in the northern reaches of the world famous Kruger National Park. Even though this camp can accommodate more than seven hundred people at a time, it is not as busy as the camps further to the south. Shingwedzi Rest Camp is situated on the banks of a river with the same name, allowing for excellent birding in the wet summer months, but the game viewing is even better in the dry winter months when the river starts to dry up and forms isolated pools. Elephants are plentiful and herds of more than fifty are often seen. This area is also known for being the region where elephants have the largest tusks.
Shingwedzi Rest Camp has a reputation for being extremely well looked after and maintained. Various accommodation options, from camping to a well-equipped guest house, are available. There are 50 campsites, 12 huts with fridges, 66 bungalows with air-conditioning, one family cottage with a kitchenette and the Rentmeester Guest House, which can accommodate eight guests in three rooms. The Rentmeester Guest House is ideally positioned with a river view, and offers two double rooms, a room with twin beds and a double sleeper couch in the lounge. The guest house also has a television with selected satellite channels. The huts and camping spots share communal ablution and kitchen facilities. All of the bungalows have their own bathrooms, but some of the bungalows share communal kitchens.
The onsite Inyati Restaurant serves a wide variety of meals. Laundry services are available as well as a pool to cool down in during the heat of the day. There are a couple of game rich loops to self-drive along where lion, leopard, hippopotamus, elephant, bushbuck and crocodile are often seen. A wide variety of bird hides allows for excellent birding. Experienced rangers conduct game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, as well as guided hikes for the adventurous. There is the option to go on night drives to see nocturnal animals such as bush babies, or nocturnally inclined predators like lions or leopards. Interesting birds that might be seen on night drives – or be heard from the Shingwedzi Rest Camp - include the scops owl and Mozambique nightjar.
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