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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights at Shindzela. It was my partner's first time in the African bush and it was a wonderful introduction. We had amazing sightings of elephant right by our tent and our guide, Viaan was just superb. The room was very cool and spacious. The kitchen staff were wonderful and produced lovely, home cooked meals. We hope to be... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful 3 nights we spent at Shindzela Tented Camp. From the time we arrived, the rangers and staff where attentive, polite and looked after our every need. The tent had a wonderful comfortable double bed in it, with mosquito net and crisp white linen. The bathroom was a bushveld delight. My tent overlooked the river and forest. Two... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to South Africa and naturally I had to take the opportunity to see the wildlife. I talked to some friends at home who had been on safaris to get some pointers as to what to look for but when I started exploring options I found scores of accommodation possibilities. I decided to opt for Shindzela... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews 146 reviews
44 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights (in tents 7 & 8) and thoroughly enjoyed our time with the excellent staff, great drives (twice a day) and hearty food. The tents are comfy with very good beds. The open camp makes for animals roaming through the camp at night. The small scale (8 tents) allows for a very personal approach. The rangers are... More 

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Namur, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found in Shindzella everything we were searching for : quietness, immersion in nature, friendliness, relaxed atmosphere. Tents are very comfortable and provide a very nice experience. Rangers, trackers and all the staff are very welcoming, very professional. Game drives and bushwalk are very interesting : you have to search for animals and each one you meet is a "gift",... More 

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Oakland, California, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I went on Safari for the first time last September. Through a recommendation from someone who helps plan trips to South Africa, we learned about Shindzela. Bottomline: we had an experience of a lifetime and a lot of it had to do with Shindzela's staff, the excellent meals, the feel of an open camp, the comraderie of... More 

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Thank you Hamilton T! We really appreciate your review!! See you soon then.... The Shindzela Team! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I attended Shindzela solo in February 2015. Have no worries if you area a solo traveler, I had a great time! I had a great time to say the least. The staff was excellent, the food was good, the wildlife was awesome, and the camp was exactly what I wanted for a safari. I would recommend this to anyone looking... More 

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had six nights here and saw some amazing sights. A small and intimate camp with great guides and trackers. We saw everything we wanted to and more......... Just brilliant Thanks to all the staff , Helen and Keith

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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Thank you simonsmith! Hope to see you guys again soon ;) The Shindzela Team More 

Durban, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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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