Shimuwini means "Place of the Baobab Tree" in the Shangaan language and the camp is so named because of all the Baobab trees that line the Letaba River in the vicinity of the camp...
This camp is also the most modern of the bushveld camps as it was completely rebuilt after the 2000 floods.
Shimuwini Bushveld Camp does not have a shop or a restaurant but you can buy wood, firelighters and ice at reception.
Shimuwini Bushveld camp has 15 Bungalows; with three types of accommodation, the smallest is a four-bed unit with two single beds in the bedroom and two more in the lounge, with one bathroom.
Then the five-bed bungalows, with two bedrooms consisting of two single beds in the one and three singles in the other. With two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower.
The family cottage has six single beds in three bedrooms. This unit has one full bathroom with a bath and another with an outdoor shower – the only cottage with an outdoor shower.
All the cottages have a fully equipped kitchen with an outdoor braai area.
They all have verandas and nearly every cottage has a view of the Letaba River...
Shine was a Duiker that was adopted by the camp manager, after a leopard killed her mother, and lived in Shimuwini camp for many years...
The camp has two bomas, one of the bomas is conveniently located next to the swimming pool.
The bird hide in camp gives guests a good chance of spotting water birds and animals that come down to drink.
Take a walk round camp, we have seen and photographed a lot of different things such as flowers, spiders, scorpions and this African Rock Python Mario found in camp.
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The 20 km stretch of private road is reserved exclusively for guests staying at Shimuwini, this gives you both a relaxed and an uninterrupted game viewing experience.
We spent a whole day with two Leopard cubs....and had them all to ourselves!
Shimuwini bush camp offers guided game drives and guided walks, please ask at reception when you check in.
The area is also good for elephants and buffalo. The buffalos and Eles love to wallow in the mud pools on the side of the road.
This page has been created to allow visitors to post their special Shimuwini stories and pictures for others to see.
This bushveld camp is a very special camp and when guests return home and they start getting withdrawal symptoms, they are now able to log on and see the latest sightings, posted by guests and game rangers, from guided bush walks, game drives and night drives.
Visitors to this page can then comment on and discuss each picture and story.
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We spent four days at Shimuwini - the first 3 days we had some sightings of elephant, buffalo, fish eagle, hippos but no cats. We then chatted to Johann, …
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