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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

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Johnniesdale Farm | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a testing drive to get to Shindzela camp but really once there the experience was more than any of my previous safari trips. The tented camp was a great trial and thoroughly enjoyed, the staff were helpful in every way, the food was good and safari trips were informative and the wild life that we saw over three... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tented camp is an excellent place to stay to discover the greater Kruger park. We have spotted the Big 5 showed to us by the experienced staff. The accommodation itself was supurb, the food was really nice and the overall experience was great!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've spent a couple of months on safari now and my visit to Shindzela camp was near the top of my lodging experiences. It's a great camp. Not luxurious but not particularly basic either. Just what I was looking for in terms of being close to and in nature. The guides are very knowledgable and also personal. Try it, you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the past 20 years I have visited a number of game lodges- both private and national parks and a Shindzela rates the best value for money deal by a country mile. This is my second visit to a Shindzela and will most definately be returning next year From the moment you arrive at the camp you are warmly greeted... More 

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Thank you Gary K! The Shindzela Team PS, see you soon! More 

Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was amazing. The camp is lovely with several charming tents, each with own nice wooden bathroom and very well functioning wifi. Another amazing thing is that the camp is not fenced, and so animals can come inside the camp, or to drink water close and you can have a watch at the animals from the central area of... More 

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PRESTON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shindzela is a lovely relaxing place to stay, the beds are very comfortable especially after having spent the night in the hide. It is really nice to have a small pool to relax by between drives. The food is very good. Our ranger Vian was very enthusiastic which helps to make everything more interesting.We will definitely be returning. Wifi was... More 

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Oulton Broad, Suffolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I found out that Andre and his brothers had bought their own lodge, Shindzela, I thought "I've got to go and see it". I have known Andre and Carolien for a number of years. He was manager of the old Gomo Gomo lodge and half buile the new Gomo Gomo. They are lovely people and deserve every success. If... More 

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A delightful setting in the bush with loads of character. Food was delicious, beds comfy and staff super friendly. After a morning safari, rest by the pool and watch the animals come and drink at the water hole approx 30 metres away. At this water hole there were elephants everyday and once a female giraffe and her baby drank. We... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

As a person knowing the animals of the bush only from the zoo, the experience was amazing. The rangers/trackers managed to show us at each drive at least one (often several) nature highlights - be it a buffalo-lion stand off, a pack of wild dogs feeding on an impala, a couple of lazy lion cubs, a sun-downer next to a... More 

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Thank you Monotremata! We have taken up your concern regarding "Vegan Meals" with the chef! The Shindzela Team! More 

Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Just love this place. Everyone here's friendly, kind, helpful and knowledgeable. We stayed here 3 nights had 6 game drives. They offer a early morning and afternoon game drive in a open 4x4, also can book a walking safari with max of 8 people. All of the afternoon drives go into the night. Our guide veon was the best foaled... More 

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