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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

3.0 of 5 Johnniesdale Farm | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff really make this place. They are like one big family and throw them selves into making the whole place work . Its the perfect Timbavati bush experience, a little like the old Gomo Gomo we used to stay at, (we have not been to the new one). Small, intimate, simple but with great little touches. We dont like... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you entered Timbavati Private Game Reserve it's another hour drive to get to Shindzela. And that drive is quite an adventure on its own: luckily we have a 4x4, because of the rain of the last couple of days the water was pretty high in some of the rivers we had to cross. Also we saw already lots of... More 

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

We spend a couple of nights here beginning of December. Despite the fact that we were a bit unlucky the first few drives, we got rewarded big time the final night and morning with two leopard sightings. The place itself is wonderful; you really experience being out there and the staff is great; our guide Sam and tracker Raymond did... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you are looking for nothing fancy but comfort is important, You will love Shindzela. We wanted the real bush experience by sleeping in tents, and they were really comfortable. All the staff was extremely friendly. The pool could be a bit bigger, but hey youre in the bush. The breakfast, lunch and diners were great. We Always had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had a fantastic two nights at the Shindzela camp. The crew greeted us warmly and the accommodation was really cool. The tents offered luxurious beds and private bathroom attached to it. That's how I imagined glamping. Our guide Johan is extremely knowledgeable & has a great sense of humour. I still don't know how he did it, but he... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a lovely three nights at Shindzela and I will happy recommend it for a fabulous bush experience - the camp is unfenced and the buffaloes sleep amongst the tents sometimes. A full bush experience with a homely, comfortable atmosphere, very comfortable beds. Great stuff - go for it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have to admit this is the first safari experience but was really hooked. The accommodation is very nice, basically the poshist camping setup ever - I loved the African shower (open to the elements - but with a privacy screen. The guides were great and extremely knowledgeable and worked really hard to make sure everyone enjoys their trip and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great authentic Bush Camp experience with knowledgable guides, expert trackers and excellent food. The game drives were not only informative, but also exciting as they are allowed to drive off road and in to the bush for animal sightings. The guides had answers to all of our questions and helped explain all that we saw. The tents are clean and... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Friendly and well received staffs, accommodation is better than I expected, good food (gained a few extra pounds). Game drive was good viewing the animals in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, lion and leopard had gone hunting, we did not see them. None to complain.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Shindzela Tented Bush Camp and were extremely pleased with the experience. From the outset, Carolien was very efficient in providing all requested information before we arrived and the driving directions were faultless. Although having no previous experience of a safari, we chose this because we would be in a small group (8... More 

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Address: Johnniesdale Farm | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shindzela Tented Safari Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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