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    Hi,

    Has anybody recently been to Songimvelo (despite all the issues with land invasion there)?

    I understand there is the old Kromdraai Camp with chalets and (limited) camping. However there seems to be no road within the Reserve to the main part with the game drive loops, but only a 20 km detour on public roads to the more western office entrance. Is it possible to camp entering via the office entrance? I saw camping pictures by Peter Levey of an LROC outing last year which gave the impression they camped somewhere in the western part.

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    Hallo Manfred, I would also love to do this trip, thus kindly post a report if you do go. I recently read somewhere that one can't camp there anymore. The guys camped at a nearby 4x4 trail.
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    If you still need info on Songimvelo I can put you in contact with the powers that be, as my better half works for MPTA (Mpumalanga Parks Tourism Association ) they are in charge of Songimvelo.
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    Any info would be great, I'm still planning the trip - Perhaps in the first quarter of 2015.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDYTD5 View Post
    If you still need info on Songimvelo I can put you in contact with the powers that be, as my better half works for MPTA (Mpumalanga Parks Tourism Association ) they are in charge of Songimvelo.
    Randy, can you please give me contact details for them. We wish to go and do the Dunbar 4x4 route that's situated in the reserve.
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    Just a short update: Did not go to Songimvelo. as due to bad weather I did not drive the R541 dirt road down from Bulembu Border Post. I had phoned Kroomdraai Camp (017 884 0047) and they confirmed that you can no longer camp there, only chalets at R 650 pn. They also stated that you cannot camp in the main reserve. They said it might be possible to camp at Shiyalongubu Dam near Louw's Creek, but I think there is no formal caming? I had also tried to contact nearby Ebutsini Lodge/4x4 Trail, but got no reply. Anyhow their website states that they have no camping. So formal camping seems to be unfortunately limited in the area.

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    Anyone been to this reserve recently? Any information please comment

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    Good day
    I would also like to know where is the best place to camp in the area and what is the route like. I'm looking for a nice 4x4 trail to do in the area (8 vehicles) but should at least be level 3/4.

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    Default Re: Songimvelo Game Reserve

    Krappie, sent me your details in a PM, have a gamefarm with gr3-5 stuff and bushcamp near nelspruit
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