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Sirheni

The Sirheni bush camp is situated in ideal elephant country, also known for rarer antelope species not found elsewhere in the park

About Sirheni

The Sirheni bush camp is situated in ideal elephant country. The area is also known for rarer antelope species not found elsewhere in the park.

The name Sirheni is derived from the Tsonga meaning cemetery – not after a human cemetery, but a large amount of elephant bones once found in the area. The camp itself is situated in a loop of the Mphongolo seasonal river in the far northern section of the Kruger National Park, on the Mopane plains. It has an idyllic setting among a grove of trees. Two hides often deliver good sightings. This area is well known for regular sightings of a resident leopard, as well as hyena, lion and elephant. The area also produces sightings of rarer antelope species, such as Sable, Roan and Reedbuck.

Why visit Sirheni?

  • Sirheni has an idyllic location in prime elephant country.
  • Birding can be very productive in the area.
  • The mopane trees butterfly shaped leaves change to yellow, orange and red brown in autumn, which gives this area it’s unique warm winter colour.
  • Crossing of the tropic of Capricorn

Tips:

A camp to get away from the crowds in the larger main camps.
Walk around the camp site for,great birding and tree spotting possibilities.
Make sure to visit the tropic of Capricorn cairn and the Mooiplaas waterhole, which often gets good elephant and predator sightings
In the camp, be sure to keep an eye and ear open for owls and nightjars at night.
Attempt to find one of the thousands of cicada

Biome(animal and plant habitat)

Mopane shrubveld

Animals to look out for in the area:

African Wild Cat – if you’re very lucky
Eland
Elephant
Lion
Sharpe’s Grysbok – this is a species only found in the north of the park
Buffalo
Cheetah – if you’re very lucky
Hippopotamus
Leopard
Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest
Reedbuck
Roan
Sable
Spotted Hyena
Tsessebe
Wild Dog – if you’re very lucky

Birds to look out for in the area:

African Darter
African Fish Eagles
African Spoonbill
Black-bellied Bustard
Black-winged Stilt
Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark
Collared (Red-winged) Pratincole
Cormorant Reed
Cormorant White-breasted
Crowned Lapwing
Egrets
Kingfishers
Red-crested Korhaan
Storks
Swallow Mosque
Swallow Wire-tailed
White-winged Tern

Not to miss routes in the area:
Water centered game and bird viewing:

Find more information about the environment around the bush camp, from the main camps close by
See Shingwedzi
See Punda Maria

Accommodation:

Cottages 5
Guest Cottages 10

Contact Bateleur

Tel: +27 (0)13 735-6860

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© images Jacques Fouché

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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