Shimuweni Bushveld Camp

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There are three types of bungalows at Shimuwini Bushveld Camp. The smallest is a four-bed unit with two single beds in the bedroom and two more in the lounge. The bathroom has a shower only. Then there’s a five-bed bungalow, with two bedrooms consisting of two single beds in the one and three singles in the other. Here you’ll also find two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower. Finally, there’s also a unit with six single beds in three bedrooms. This unit has one full bathroom with a bath and another with an outdoor shower – the only one of its kind in the camp. All bungalows have full kitchen facilities and an outside braai area on the lawns that separate the bungalows from the river. While units 1-3 don’t have river views, they’re the closest to the private bird hide that you’ll find inside the camp. Units 4-15 all face the river with the largest, and most private, being unit 15, situated the furthest end of the camp. This is the one with the outdoor shower. There is no shop or restaurant at Shimuwini Bushveld Camp and this is partly what gives it its charm. You can buy wood, firelighters, ice and still water at reception and braai or cook your meals at your bungalow.

You’ll find two boma’s inside the camp where you can braai in a larger group (you don’t need to book these beforehand). One of the boma’s is conveniently located next to the swimming pool, ideal for an afternoon braai and cool-down.

The bird hide inside the camp is wonderful as only you and the other guests at Shimuwini has access to it. Here you can while away the lazy mornings not spent spotting animals in the bush.

The private road that leads to the camp is narrow and quite densely vegetated. It also crosses a couple of riverbeds; so don’t be surprised if you encounter a few elephants before you’ve even really left the camp.