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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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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

GREAT stay. We had a fantastic 24 hour stay, leopard was no 1 wish, we had all our wishes come true, elephant, LOTS of lions, 1 leopard, rhinos and even wild dogs. Excellent guides, great food. We'll be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had high expectations visiting a safari camp for the first time. Shindzela exceeded all of my expectations. This is a true bush camp and we were fortunate to be guided through the wild by Wiánn DeLang Beerg. Breakfast and lunch are served in an open air room with a bar for evening drinks. Dinner is outdoors at communal tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place with fantastic people! From kitchen staff to the Rangers! It is an experience to reach the camp, but that's so worth it! The tents were fantastic, the bed very good and the shower awesome. Hot water all the time!! We were amazed that the facilities in this camp were so good including the WIFI, which we... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful stay we had at this tented camp! Beds and tents are simple but feel luxurious in this small camp. Since we were here during winter it got quite cold at night. What a nice surprise to find a warm water bottlle in our bed! Staff was really nice and the full board food was simple but very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 July 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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 July 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 July 2, 2015

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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