Shingwedzi Restcamp - Kruger Park lies in the northern part of the Park and is the largest of the northern regions 3 restcamps. It is a somewhat old-fashioned (though modern), friendly camp of lovely trees, impalala lilies and bungalows with shady verandahs.
A few scenic game drives from the camp is available, like the one following the Shingwedzi River in a south-westerly direction towards Tshange lookout point, or south-east towards the Kanniedood Dam and Crocodile Pool near the Mocambique border.
The riverine forest around and north of the camp is home to a number of Kruger Parks leopard community, as well as a variety of other game species.
Facilities at Shingwedzi Restcamp - Kruger Park:
- Information at Reception
- Public Telephone
- Post Box
- Mini ATM facility available in the restaurant
- Filling Station
- Communal Kitchens
- Communal Ablutions
- Swimming Pool
- Cutlery and Plates Hampers (from Reception)
- Basic First Aid Assistance
- Day Visitors Picnic Area
- DSTV (limited channels) only available in Guest House
- Cellphone reception
There are a number of gravel road loops in the area. The Kanniedood, Shingwedzi River Road down to Grootvlei can be very rewarding, while the Red Rocks loop towards Bateleur and the Mphongolo loop towards Sirheni are also productive.
If the whole day is free a trip up to Pafuri picnic site is a must, particularly for bird and tree enthusiasts.
Accommodation at Shingwedzi Restcamp - Kruger Park
50 x tent or caravan sites, with power point and rotating braai (barbeque) grids. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities (24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities). Maximum of 6 persons per site.
12 x 3-bed rustic units with communal ablution facilities. There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen with scullery and electric hotplate stoves is available. A small fridge can be found on the little veranda. There is no air-conditioning.
18 x 2-bed units with communal kitchen. Bungalows are equipped with ablutions (most with showers, but some with baths), toilet and wash basin. All bungalows have air-conditioning. A limited number of fully equipped utensil boxes (cutlery, crockery, glasses and frying pan) are available for hire. Contact reception upon check-in.
18 x 2-bed modern units (one room with 2 single beds). Bungalows each have an open air kitchen with cooker top, combined fridge/freezer and fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils. All units have air conditioning.
28 x 5-bed units (1 room with 3 single beds and 2 single beds in loft) with kitchens. Bungalows are equipped with toilet, a shower and wash basin. All bungalows are equipped with air-conditioning.
2 x 2-bed unit (one with a double bed). Equipped with en-suite bathroom containing shower, toilet and wash basin. Bungalows each have an open-air kitchen with cooker top, combined fridge/freezer and are fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and utensils.
1 x 4-bed unit, (1 room with double bed and 1 with 2 single beds), fully equipped with 2 bathrooms, (1 en-suite) kitchen and air-conditioning. The open air kitchen has a cooker plate, dining room/lounge and outside braai facility, fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. The cottage is not equipped with a microwave oven.
This is a large luxury unit in prime position with a riverside view. It is wellequipped with kitchen (with microwave oven), 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV television is provided. There are also communal braai (barbecue) facilities.
Rentmeester: Sleeps 8, with 3 bedrooms, (2 bedrooms with double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and a double sleeper couch in the lounge).
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.
Kruger Park Access Information:
It is important to read more about the upgrade on the access control system for the Kruger National Park.
Regulations when Exiting the Park:
In order to improve overall controls some changes have been made to the check-out process at camps in the Kruger National Park and your assistance and co-operation is kindly requested in this regard.
Guests are reminded that only guests with valid exit permits will be allowed to exit the park. For day visitors these are issued upon entry at gates and for overnight guests these are issued by the last camp on the guest itinerary.
January - March: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)
April - September: 06:00, 18:00 (Camp gates open 06:00
October: 05:30, 18:00 (Camp gates open 05:30)
November - December: 05:30, 18:30 (Camps gates open 04:30)
Guided Bush Walks
Game Drives (in the company of trained field guides)
Kanniedood Bird Hide (located about 7 km east of the camp)
Ntishivana Bird Hide (located about 30 km east of the camp)
Northern Plains 4 x 4 Adventure Trail (weather sensitive activity)
Wildlife films on the big screen (every evening except Sundays)
Bungalow (BD2Z): 2 single beds, Accessible to Mobility Challenged, Air-conditioned, Fridge, Hotplate, No smoking, Utensils, WC and shower.
Bungalow (BD2): 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fridge, Hotplate, No smoking, Utensils, WC and shower.
Bungalow (BD2D): 1 double bed, Air-conditioned, Fridge, Hotplate, Microwave, No smoking, Sink, Utensils, WC and shower.
Bungalow (BD3): 3 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fold up bed and bedding provided, Fridge, Hotplate, No additional mattresses will be provided, No smoking, Sink, Utensils, WC and shower.
Bungalow (BD3Z): 3 single beds, Air-conditioned, Fold up bed and bedding provided, Fridge, Hotplate, No additional mattresses will be provided, No smoking, Sink, Unit accessible to the mobility challenged, Utensils, WC and bath.
Bungalow (BG2): 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Communal Kitchen, Fridge, No smoking, No utensils, WC and shower.
Camp Site (CK6P): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, No view, PowerPoint.
Camp Site (CK6PL): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, Larger site, best suited for motor homes etc., No view, PowerPoint.
Camp Site (CK6PV): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, Perimeter view, PowerPoint.
Camp Site (CK6PZ): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, No view, PowerPoint.
Cottage (FF4): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds or 1 king size bed, 1 bedroom with double bed, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, Microwave, No smoking, WC and shower.
Hut (EH3): 3 single beds, Communal ablutions, Communal Kitchen, Fan, Fridge, No smoking, No utensils.
Rentmeester Guest House (GRM): 1 bedroom with king size bed, 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds or 1 king size, Air-conditioned, Double sleeper couch in lounge, Fan, Kitchen, Microwave, No smoking, WC and bath, WC and shower, WC, shower and bath.
From Johannesburg / Pretoria to Punda Maria Gate:
Take the N1 to Polokwane (Pietersburg), at Makhado (Louis Trichard) link up with the R524 follow this route for 140 kms and that will take you to the gate.
Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate. Shingwedzi Main Rest Camp is 71 km away from the gate.
Allow about 3 hours for the drive to the camp.