Shingwedzi re-opens some tourist facilities

June 13, 2013, 9:36 AMBy: |6 Comments | Tags: Floods, Shingwedzi
Shingwedzi Rest Camp under water in January 2013

News Flash: The Shingwedzi Camp in Kruger, closed since heavy floods in January, is reopening some of its tourist facilities from tomorrow, 14 June 2013. SANParks reports.


The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Shingwedzi Rest Camp will re-open some of its facilities to tourists on 14 June 2013. Shingwedzi was temporarily closed in January due to floods that saw the whole rest camp under water.
 
“The park experiences heavy rains at the beginning of each year with most of our infrastructure such as tourist roads, bridges, picnic spots and bush camps badly affected; however, this year, we were completely devastated when the whole of Shingwedzi was submerged,” said KNP General Manager: Communications & Marketing William Mabasa.
 
Although no human life was lost in the park due to the floods, staff members and tourists at Shingwedzi lost all their belongings. The repair process, to hopefully restore the camp’s essence of the bush and rustic feel, is on course.
 
The facilities and services at Shingwedzi that will open on 14 June are: the reception, temporary tuck shop, filling station and campsite. Accommodation units found at B circle will gradually reopen by 30 June 2013.
 
The following facilities are still closed:

Day visitors areas (new and old site), bird hide at Kanniedood Dam (to open by the end of August 2013), swimming pool (to open by the end of August 2013), restaurant (to open in September 2013), A circle units (to open by the end of August 2013). The S50 road alongside the Shingwedzi River via Kanniedood Dam and Dipeni outpost will open on 20 June 2013.  
 
There will be a special welcome for guests checking in at Shingwedzi on 14 June. To book or find out availability of accommodation, please call the central reservations on 012 428 9111.

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coach to malacca says:re-opening part for tourists will be a good platform for them, thanks for sharing this piece of vital information.
Posted on: July 18, 2013, 8:01 AM
 
singapore airport transfer says:very true and I guess it will be a very good news for all the tourists and also I have gone through with the owl gallery that is simply admirable.
Posted on: July 20, 2013, 11:35 AM
 
bus to cameron highlands (Bus Service Malaysia) says:Well great news for the tourists. The re-open part will now majke the tourist more happy and satisfied. Now all will be enjoyed.
Posted on: August 21, 2013, 3:14 PM
 
curefor-snoring.com says:Good to know, The Shingwedzi camp in Kruger has been reopened partially for visitors. The camp was temporarily closed due to the heavy flood occurred there. Some facilities such as dam, swimming pool, bird view etc will be opened within a few days.
Posted on: December 18, 2013, 11:47 AM
 
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