Shipandani Overnight Hide S 142 (Close to Mopani)

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Shipandani Overnight Hide S 142 (Close to Mopani)

Post by Toko » Wed May 23, 2012 3:32 pm

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Shipandani Overnight Hide is close to Pioneer Hide and overlooks the Tsendze River. During the day it's a normal hide, at night it's and overnight facicility aand you have to book it. The hide has foldout beds, bathroom and closed-off braai area for overnight guests.

How to get there:
The closest camps to Shipandani are Mopani Rest Camp and Shimuwini Bushveld Camp. From Mopani, follow the tarred road out for 1.5km and turn right onto the H1-6. After 2.5 km, turn right onto the S142 and follow it for 1.5 km. Just after the Tsendze River crossing, you’ll see the hide on your right.

GPS coordinates: -23.53011, 31.40928

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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by serval » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:01 pm

Highly recommended !
It has a wilder feel to it than Sable , in my opinion well worth the R400 odd per night , for which you can take 5 friends as it must be booked en bloc .
Ideally book it and be alone .

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The beds are stored against the wall and fold down to rest on the benches , when you check in you are given the keys to the padlocks for them and the boma behind the hide & the toilet . You must bring a water jerry can & bedding (both of which are included in the tarrif.)
Occupation time is 30 minutes before camp closing time , beds must be stowed up against the wall 30 min after camp gate opening .

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The boma .

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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by Mel » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:31 pm

You must bring a water jerry can & bedding (both of which are included in the tarrif.)
Does that mean, you are given the jerry can & the bedding when you check in for the hide.
Or does it mean you should be getting it, but have to bring your own despite the fact that it's included?
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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by Bushcraft » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:10 pm

Thanks for this serval \O \O

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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by serval » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:46 pm

It means that SanParks supplies both of these items , though unexplicably 2 weeks ago there were no water jerry cans available , and as I had not brought mine along I insisted that they did supply one , which they delivered to me at the hide.

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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by Mel » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:11 pm

Thanks for the info, serval. \O

0*\ about the jerry can, but at least they got it you.
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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by mouseinthehouse » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:15 am

Brilliant photos ^Q^ ^Q^

We didn't have any pachyderm visitors whilst there in September but it was a wonderful night. Will definitely book another sleep over in the future.

We weren't aware of SP supplying a water can and they didn't mention it at the time. I had also failed to read the fine print that a cash deposit was necessary when picking up the key - we didn't have enough cash at the time so they took our entry/exit permit and held it as surety. :O^

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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by Flutterby » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:43 am

Great sightings PRWIN. \O

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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by Polentswa » Mon May 18, 2015 6:44 am

The large 1100 strong Mopani area herd of buff comes to drink ..afternoon light is perfect for photography at Shipandane which is the best place in Kruger to observe the rare and elusive and nocturnally active White Backed Night Heron...right in front of the hide on the far bank ...not many people are aware of that


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Mabuasehube and Caprivi are calling

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Re: Shipandani Hide

Post by Flutterby » Mon May 18, 2015 11:46 am

Nice pic. \O

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