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Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Kruger National Park
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The name means “place of ironstone”, referring to the many dolerite or ironstone hills in the area.

Shingwedzi Game Reserve preceded the present Kruger Park. The rest camp lies in the heart of mopane country in the Kruger National Park. It is located on the bank of the Shingwedzi River in an alluvial plain area with sparse grass and less dense vegetation.

Shingwedzi Rest Camp
You will be pleasantly surprised to discover that you can see the beautiful Impala Lily (Adenium multiflorum), an endangered species except in South Africa, in bloom on the premises of the rest camp. And you will enjoy the company of the Glossy Starling, the Blackeyed Bulbul, Hornbill and other birds, when you prepare your food on the braai and sip your wine in the late afternoon sunlight.

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. Some of the animals to be seen in the area: Kudu, Impala, Duiker, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion and Leopard. In addition the bird life is prolific.

Impalalie - Impala Lily
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