Sirheni Camp in Kruger National Park is the northernmost camp of the Kruger Park's 5 bush camps, forming an oasis in the surrounding mopane plains.
Sirheni Camp forms part of a relatively new concept in bush lodging accommodation in the Kruger National Park. Smaller, more luxurious camps are built in the more remote areas of the park. Each of these smaller camps in Kruger National Park are situated within easy reach of the larger rest camps so that guests can make use of the larger camps amenities if needed.
The family cottages, which are fully equipped with modern facilities, are self-catering. These accommodation cottages are spread out in a long, well spaced line along the bank of the Mphongolo River with a view of Sirheni Dam. All accomodation and lodging units are serviced daily and supplied with bedding, towels and soap.
There is only solar electricity in the camp in Kruger National Park and there are no plugs in the units. The main offices have 240-volt power if you want to charge batteries. Sirheni Camp's 15 cottages sprawl along the northern bank of the Sirheni Dam, under a leafy canopy of huge Jackalberry, Leadwood, Tamboti, and Knob Thorn Trees.
Sirheni Camp in Kruger National Park has two superb hides positioned about 100 metres (328 feet) apart and connected by a trail which follows the length of the perimeter fence. Like the balconies of most of the cottages, they are raised quite high, giving views over the water and surroundings.
The hide on the perimeter fence, overlooking the Sirheni Dam, is a good place for doing some bird watching. The hide is also the best place for sightseeing and observing game coming down to the water for a drink. Perhaps you could catch a glimpse of Sirheni Camp's resident Leopard which is seen on a regular basis, often coming down to drink at the dam.
Night drives enables the vacationer to take part in the nocturnal nightlife activities of Kruger's secretive creatures. Guided bush walks, in the company of trained field and transportation guides with backup rifles, take groups of up to 8 people out into the bush for a few hours.
Track Rhino, Elephant and Lion on foot and learn and observe fascinating facts about the African bush. Sirheni Camp in Kruger National Park is private, which means that only residents are allowed in the camp and on the access roads to the camp.
The game viewing along the riverine route is an exciting experience as huge trees form a natural arch tunnel, so you never know what to expect around the bend.
Entrance gates and rest camp gates are closed at night, therefore visitors must ensure that they arrive at the entrance gate in good time to reach the restcamp before closing time. No permits will be issued for late arrivals.
Sirheni Camp in Kruger National Park is the local Shangaan word meaning 'the grave'. This camp is named thus in memory of an Elephant that died of anthrax and was buried nearby in 1959.
Sirheni Camp Facilities:
- Information at Reception
- Public Telephones
- Communal Freezer
- There are no electricity plug points available in the units.
- Only two units are equipped with DSTV
- Each accommodation unit has it's own braai (barbecue) facilities
- Mini Shop- stocks basic items such as firewood, ice and Telkom phone cards