Sirheni Bushcamp in the Kruger National Park

Sirheni Bushcamp in the Kruger Park is one of five Bushcamps in the Kruger National Park. "Bushcamps" are small, intimate little camps well-suited for those who wants to enjoy some exclusivity and are prepared to pay for it. They only have very small shops selling only the barest essentials, like firewood and ice.

Sirheni Bushcamp is located near the Mpongolo River in the Northern Kruger near both Punda Maria and Shingwedzi Restcamps. It features beautiful cottages, the shoppy, two gameviewing hides inside the camp with a wonderful view over the Sirheni Dam in the Mphongolo River.

Sirheni's atmosphere is quiet, peaceful and relaxed and it is quite difficult to leave after one's booking has expired. It is situated on the very game-rich banks of the Mphongolo River and the Sin a very beautiful part of the park and it is in a game-rich area. The Big Five occurs here, while wild dogs and cheetah sightings have been reported. In all, it is a good camp to spend a few days before moving on to another camp with other characteristics and experiences.

Places to visit in the vicinity are the Matjulu Waterhole, Afsaal picnic site, the Gardenia Hide, Renosterpan and others.

Quite large Conferences can be held here, with all the paraphernalia like overhead projectors etc. available. Enquire at the reservations link below.

For game drives, walks, bush breakfast and bush braais, enquire at the Sirheni reception office when you book into the Camp.

For Sanparks online reservationsClick Here

We recommend the following trip to the immediate surroundings of Sirheni Camp.

Distance 29km.

Drive Time without stop = 50 minutes

View Map

From Sirheni, follow the road through the gate and through all the twists and turns past the split to the left and carry on for a while until you reach the right turn towards the Rooibosrand (Red Bush Ridge) Dam. This is one of the most beautiful dams in the Kruger Park and one may see a lot of animals and birds here. Large herds of elephant and buffalo frequent the dam. Spend some time here with your binoculars also focused on the opposite side of the dam.

From here, drive back to the split, turn right and a little distance further, to the left towards the Silvervis (Silver fish) Dam. This dam is a smallish one in the Shingwedzi river in a part where there are many trees and one drive through areas where the growth is rather thick. This spot is a very remote spot where one may sit and watch the animals and birds coming and going for a long time - lost in nature.

From here, go back to the place where you turned left and turn left again towards the Tshanga Lookout and Picnic spot. This lookout is also very remote with few tourists visiting here. One may stretch a leg here, climb the little hill and take in the wide view over the Mopani veldt. Look towards the east and try to see the Lebombo range of mountains which forms the border between the Kruger National Park and the Parque Nacional do Limpopo in Mozambique, which now forms a Transfrontier Park with the Kruger, adding thousands of hectares to the grazing areas of the Kruger Park.

from here, depending on the time of day, you may go back to Sirheni or you can follow one of many roads around this area. To get an idea of what is available, you will need to get an overview of what the Park offers. For that, get our new E-Book we tell you about below.


In order to help people to get to know the Kruger Park better, we wrote a book containing large pictures, short descriptions, GPS Coordinates and travel times of more than 300 waypoints like camps, picnic spots, waterholes, dams, viewpoints and other interesting points along all of the public roads of the Kruger Park

The book is written in the form of a 20-day tour, taking the reader on a virtual tour through the park, giving the reader a rare graphical oversight over the park. Use the many GPS Coordinates to enjoy a pre-visit to the different places on Google Earth to make your virtual tour even more fun!

Although it is possible to follow the routes in 20 days, few people have the time available to travel all the routes described in the book, therefore it will be a good idea to download the book and do the virtual tour and then, after that experience, to design your visit to the Park as well as the trips and places you want to see and experience. more"