Sirheni Camp

Sirheni Bush camp entrance gate

Sirheni Bushveld Camp is a private camp located in the north of the Kruger National Park and is the most secluded bushveld camp, it has a 4 km stretch of private gravel road for use by  Sirheni Camp residents only. 

Sirheni camp is situated in the heart Mopane veld region and lies on the banks of the old Sirheni Dam (which has since been bratched) and Mphongola River.

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The camp does not have a restaurant or shop - the nearest shop and petrol station is at Shingwedzi or Punda Maria Rest camps.

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Accommodation

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Sirheni Bushveld Camp has 15 chalets:The 5 standard chalets have one bedroom with 2 single beds or a double bed, en suite bathroom and ceiling fan.

There are no plug points in the chalets and electricity comes from solar panels. To recharge batteries, there is 240-volt power at reception.

Sirheni chalet bedroomSirheni chalet bedroom

10 family chalets with 2 bedrooms, ceiling fans and en-suite bathroom.....

Sirheni family chalet 2nd bedroomSirheni family chalet 2nd bedroom

Each chalet has a small lounge, veranda and some have views over the river.....

Sirheni river view from our bungalowSirheni river view from our bungalow

and a double sleeper couch in the lounge.

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Outside view of chalet and riverbedOutside view of chalet and riverbed

All the chalets have a fully equipped kitchen, a gas stove, a  fridge and braai (barbecue) area. The communal freezers are house in a small room at the entrance gate of the camp.

Sirheni Bushveld camp kitchenSirheni Bushveld camp kitchen

There is a boma (communal braai/barbeque facility) at the perimeter of the fence overlooking the river.

Sirheni Bush Camps bomaSirheni Bush Camps boma

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Activities

Sirheni camp has 2 wonderful hides; one hide is on the eastern perimeter overlooking the old dam (which has since been breached)... 

Sirheni hide overlooking the old damSirheni hide overlooking the old dam
Inside Sirheni camps hideInside Sirheni camps hide

the 2nd hide overlooks the river on the western side of the camp next to the boma....both hides are perfect for bird watching and to watch game as they come to the river for a drink. 

If you are lucky you might just see the elusive Leopard as it comes down to river.

Sirheni camps boma and 2nd hideSirheni camps boma and 2nd hide
Inside view of Sirheni camps 2nd hideInside view of Sirheni camps 2nd hide

There is always something to find in camp to photograph - like our Tree Squirrel.

There are a number of activities on offer at Sirheni camp: like guided game drives or guided walks, please ask at reception when you check in.

Or you can do a self-drive like we do, this is a lovely scenic area with loads of elephant, buffalo and many other interesting critters.

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Large Tusker at Boyela waterholeLarge Tusker at Boyela waterhole
Male lion at Boyela waterholeMale lion at Boyela waterhole
Sirheni Dam viewed from chalet number 15. The dam has since been breached so there is no longer year-round water in front of the camp. In a way it's good as you see more animals walking in the dry riverbed.

This page has been created to allow visitors to post their special stories and pictures for others to see.

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, discuss and rate each picture and story.

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Roan Antelope 
The Roan is one of the rare sightings in the Kruger - they are found mainly in the north of the park around Punda Maria and Sirheni. We saw this one along …

Resident Sirheni Leopard 
Sirheni is famous for its resident leopard. It is seen most often from the low-level bridge that crosses the Shisha river, 6 kiliometers from camp, or …

Nile Crocodile in the Mphongolo River 
We photographed this croc from our bungalow in Sirheni camp. He was gliding up and down catching fish - he had just swallowed a large fish when we took …

Saddlebilled Stork 
This saddlebilled stork was fishing in the Sirheni dam and we took this photo from bungalow number twelve next to the hide.

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