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 Post subject: Re: First time in Sirheni
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:57 pm 
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I got one facts a bit wrong :redface: it was a sunset drive.
But it did leave from Sirheni, they come and pick you up right in front of your own cottage ( nice service :D )
I do recommend if you want to have a guided tour from Sirheni that you book it in advance.
We did it which was lucky because their own guide was on holiday.
This gave them time to hire a guide from Punda maria.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Hi there to all the Sirheni Fans....
We leave from Kruger in 19 days ( :dance: ) and will be spending 2 nights at Sirheni.
We have never been to this camp, although we firmly love and return to Shimuwini year after year.
This time round I am taking my parents along who have not been in the park for over 30 years.
I foresee them wanting to sit on the "stoep" just to take it all in as opposed to doing too much driving.
And now that I have gone through this thread carefully I am trying to choose a good cottage to request.
We will have a 6 bed unit and it will be high season towards the end of June.
I have seen a number of references to No.2 being good, but as I don't know the camp I have been wondering about the water levels in front of No.2 in the dry season and also the possible effect of the camp generator. Can anybody comment on this please.
Can anybody also provide some second and third options regarding bungalow numbers and also some advice on whether it is best to phone / fax or email a request.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Hi Waterbuck
You will not be disappointed at Sirheni.
We've stayed in number 2 in May and absolutely loved it.
We had no problems with the noises of the generator.
You can look at some of our photo's in the Accommodation Photo thread.

Shi stayed in number 1 and you can also view her photo's HERE.
It looks like number 1 also has great views.

Sirheni is one of the quietest camps in Kruger I think. Your parents will love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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I haven't been in Sirheni in November so can't help with the birding question.
the general feeling of the camp.is so peaceful.
You really get the bush feeling.
Sitting on your veranda watching all the beasties come by.
If you are really lucky you might even see the resident leopard.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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I was there (in March-April 2011). The camp is fantastic, all the bungalows (I'm nearly sure) have a spectacular view, there is a local Leopard who make appareance sometime behind the bungalows (no, no, not around... behind the fence :lol: ) and for me, one of the most beautiful dirty road : S56 and nothing disturb you to go to Pafuri... again a superb place... for birding
Go and enjoy :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Sirheni is a good birding camp, the dam is just next to the fence, it has a good KNP atmosphere, you may also experience the feel of the magical mystery of AFRICA in the area.

The camp is well positioned for visits to Babalala where you may see your namesake antelope.

We also found Sharpe's Grysbok in the area. Who knows you may see the resident Leopard and at night you may hear him labouring. Pafuri is not very far away, it is a good time of the year to visit this wonderful area.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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First time going to Sirheni - 28 and 29 March 2013 - also first time with our granddaughter and her parents - So looking forward to being in that camp :D
We will be in a 6 bed unit - what is the recommended ## to try and pre-book?
Do you check in directly at the bushcamp or do you have to check in at a main camp first (Punda Maria? /Shingwedzi?)
For sunset drive - where does one pre-book?
Please exccuse the quetions but I have looked in various places on the forum and can't seem to find the answers I need :?


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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Hi ruthp,

Can't help with the number to stay in, sorry. Sirheni is still on my to visit list.

But I can help with the other questions. All the bushveld camps have their own reception so you book in there as with the larger camps.

And to pre-book a drive you can email reservations@sanparks.org and they should be able to add it to your account.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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ruthp wrote:
We will be in a 6 bed unit - what is the recommended ## to try and pre-book?
Ruth, have you had a read through all the pages of this topic as there is great info and advice in there on the best # etc.
I am sure you check in at the reception office in the camp itself.
The drives seem to depend on if they have a guide available from Punda maria as to whether they do them or not.
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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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ruthp wrote:
First time going to Sirheni - 28 and 29 March 2013 - also first time with our granddaughter and her parents - So looking forward to being in that camp :D
We will be in a 6 bed unit - what is the recommended ## to try and pre-book?
Do you check in directly at the bushcamp or do you have to check in at a main camp first (Punda Maria? /Shingwedzi?)
For sunset drive - where does one pre-book?
Please exccuse the quetions but I have looked in various places on the forum and can't seem to find the answers I need :?


Check-in at sirheni camp reception. If no-one around do not worry! Your allocated unit is on a board.

It'll be hot in March. I would go for the middle number units on account they offer more shade (on average). All 6-bed cottages are close to fence, and have + / - depending on YOUR tastes.

Remember fridges are not on the whole time, so prepare accordingly and use freezer at reception. And have a cooler box handy and buy new ice daily. We had 40 degrees+ three straight days and all was fine with food, but would not have been were we not prepared.
It was still very warm at 10pm outside.

I tend to ask about Game Drives at reception. I will go if: a) I like the guide (always yes so far at Sirheni), and b) Its not fully booked. 3 groups of 2 is fine, more and I pass and ask about the next night (that's just me though :) ).
I do like the evening drives from Sirheni, it is such fun to comb the same area you drove in the days, but the wildlife is totally different.


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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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I hope my favourite bush camp didn't get too much damaged by the floods.

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Dear all :D ,
I`m new in this forum.
I have also asked my question on the forums page : "Best Bungalows Situation". Hope I have not created any confusion.
I have visited Kruger several times since 1978 but never had been in Sirheni.
Originally I had booked Shingwedzi but had to swop because they closed Shingwedzi due to the floods for the whole year. It is such a pitty I love Shingwedzi, it is my favourite camp.

SIRHENI - I have a booking there in September for a Unit GC6. From the camp map I can see that the only Unit GC6 is the Bungalow No. 14.

Is there anyone who has ever stayed in Sirheni No. 14. I new from the Forums Sirheni-page that No. 15 must have a very good view.

My question : Does the Unit 14 in Sirheni has a good view onto the dam ??
Hope someone is able to help me.
Thanks, Brigitte

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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welcome to the forum squirrel :D

Sirheni :dance: a so beautiful camp
I was in #15 and it was fabulous, beside the fence and a huge view onto the dam (in front and to the left side) :wink:
#14 maybe has a little bit more trees... but can't remember exactly, sorry :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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SIRHENI Unit 14 - I have a booking in September for a Unit GC6. From the camp map I can see that the only Unit GC6 is the Bungalow No. 14.

Is there anyone who has ever stayed in Sirheni No. 14 or knows about it. Does the Unit 14 has a good view onto the dam ??
I hope someone can help me.
Many Thanks, Brigitte

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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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beware Shireni is now closed due to the flood
I don't know if in September it will be ok :?
have a look here

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