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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a well-run, efficient, welcoming camp that feels like home instead of a fancy hotel, with the absolute best staff and guides, then Shindzela is for you! They have installed a water cooler to cut down on plastic waste and have a two vehicle rule - no more than two cars around an animal at a... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night. We drove here from Ulusaba and it took about one hour. We were given excellent directions from the camp, didn't go wrong once ! All the staff were very good including the entertaining chef ! The tents were very comfortable, lovely spacious bathroom and super comfy bed. The food was good and it was lovely... More 

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Bullaburra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family spent four nights at Shindzela in early July. The camp is unfenced, you sleep in tents, and you won't get a massage or be served caviar. But what you do get is a truly wonderful African safari experience. It has a maximum of 18 guest, so there is an intimacy and friendliness about the whole place. From the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend came here on the 15 May 2014 (I know it says August but there wasn't an option for May), now we're engaged and thinking about where to go on our honeymoon, we looked up Shindzela again because it was the best place either of us had ever been. Very surprised to see one or two negative... More 

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Shindzela, Owner at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, responded to this review

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this fabulous tented camp in the heart of the Timbavati for 3 nights in May this year. It was our second visit here and definitely didn't dissapoint. The camp consists of 8 tented rooms, which are simply, but elegantly furnished with all you need for a relaxing African bush experience. Most rooms are close to the pool and... More 

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Thank you Fiona-Michael C! The Shindzela Team! More 

Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently returned from a four day stay at Shindzela Tented camp within the Timbavati private game reserve. The camp is very reasonably priced and offers excellent accommodation in rustic wood and canvas cabins each with own en suit bathroom. The accommodation is definitely not basic and the simplicity of the design and choice of material means that you... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 June 26, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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