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Shingwedzi Rest Camp

Shingwedzi Rest Camp
Shingwedzi Rest Camp

 

Shingwedzi Rest Camp (71 km. from Punda Maria Gate, Kruger National Park 1390) — This charming rest camp is set amongst a forest of Mopani trees with a river running through it in the summer months. The camp gets its name from the Tsonga name for the nearby river.

It is the stomping ground of many breeding elephant herds and most famous for being the area where the legendary tuskers roamed. One of the Magnificent Seven elephants, Shingwedzi, died near the camp. The Magnificent Seven are the top seven elephants with the largest tusks that were known to roam the area in the 1970’s to the 1980’s.
The usual selection of accommodation is available, including bungalows, rondavals, a guest house, camping sites and a cottage that sleeps four people.