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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Johnniesdale Farm | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Caddo Mills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 5 nights at Shindzela early September. The location is superb, right on a river bed, which brought elephants everyday that we could enjoy from the comfort of our patio. The camp is unfenced allowing the animals to roam thru as they desired. The staff is amazing, our guide Wviian (sorry if I misspelled) was extremely knowledgable of the animals,... More

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Dear Kathy H We are so pleased that you had a great time!! we hope to see you guys again :) Take Care The Shindzela Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose Shindzela because my husband wanted to go on safari in a tent. This is the best of both worlds - a tent that is sited on a solid wood platform with a thatched roof overhead and a verandah attached at one end and facilities at the other. The hot water bottles placed in our beds each evening were... More

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Dear Duffydogca Thank you so much for your kind review! All the best The Shindzela Team More

Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was fortunate to spend 4 nights here in August. This was our first safari and it definitely exceeded all expectations. Our tent was clean, the bed very warm & comfortable, and hot water in the shower. Mike Tyson and his staff prepared excellent meals and the group dining was fun. The best part were the morning and afternoon excursions with... More

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Dear ibpapah Thank you so much for your kind words! I will pass this onto Johan and Jeffery! Thanks The Shindzela Team More

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

Stayed here for 4 nights in June 14. It is the perfect size and location of camp. The tents are excellent,with good distance between the individual tents to increase the experience.They have quality beds and excellent shower. The food served around either the fire or in the open seated area was excellent. The main reason though for going to Shindzela... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was superb: we saw 15 wild dogs and lot's of lions on our first night already. The guides are excellent because they give so much information about the animals. All together a gaming experience incomparable to other safari's we had before. I really enjoyed the hot shower underneath the stars.

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Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing time here. All staff were so friendly from owners to rangers/trackers and chefs, which made the stay there so much better. Recommend a stay at The Hide as well. Saw so much on the Game Drives. Top food and accommodation.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 5 night stay recently at shindzela , wow what an excellent experience, from the food to the comfortable accommodation, to the actual safaris. I cannot find fault . Johan our guide ( so knowledgeable) and Raymond his tracker ( so in tune with wild animals) it was the highlight of South African trip! We saw elephants, giraffes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lovely 4 days here. The lodges are incredibly comfortable and peaceful and the food is exceptional. The game drives (and one trail walk) were all memorable as the rangers made a huge effort to make sure you saw everything you wanted to see (as much as possible in a wild environment). I loved the way that the... More

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Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very lucky to see lions. Trackers and rangers did an excellent job. We felt very comfortable, food was nice and we can recommend Shindzela. Also walking safaris are well organized and are very interesting.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Shindzela for our base in Timbavati based on TA reviews. It offers excellent value for money and gives guests authentic feeling of being in bush as camp is unfenced and quite remote. Honey Badgers, Warthog and plenty birds frequent the camp area and sometime game is seen drinking at nearby waterhole. Tents are big enough but not spacious.... 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*
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