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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Shindzela after it being recommended in our guide book and we were not disappointed. Shindzela is simply great! We stayed for three nights and had 5 games drives and 1 walking safari. We were able to see 4.25 of the Big Five, hence, we'll have to back to see the lepard! The staff is really friendly and the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shindzela was our first safari experience and it was simply magic. We stayed there three nights and had 6 games in total. While the camp is very simple, it offers great comfort with private bathroom, hot water, mosquito net, wi-fi, etc.. Due to its remote location you really feel in the nature among the animals. We also appreciated a lot... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff working at Shindzela are very passionate about what they do. Wiann, Raymond, Yohan, Martha and the Chef worked together tirelessly to make our stay a memorable one. From the welcome through to the check out we have had no complaints at all. The Game drives, the view from the camp, it's location, cleanliness of the tents, food, their... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I simply couldn't stay at Shindzela again without acknowledging how amazing their camp is! The camp is one of my "happy places" in South Africa and I always leave the best until last. The tented accommodation and meals were wonderful, but what I love most (besides the lack of pretension) are the game drives & astonishing viewings that we experienced.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 11 people (family and friends), stayed in 5 tents at Shindzela. One of the families had done numerous safaris throughout Africa, but the other families were "novices". Unanimously, everyone in our group felt like the lodge, the staff, the rangers and trackers went beyond our expectations to provide us with an outstanding experience in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our touroperator wanted to book another tented reserve in Timbavati but that one was fully booked. We did not mind at all they booked subsequently Shindezela! What a great place to stay! The setting was great and the staff was excellent. Really our number 1 highlight!! What we liked also was the small scale of Shindzela. With 8 tents, you... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was our first safari experience, and Johan, Jeffery, Sam and Raymond were fantastic! They have an incredible amount of knowledge and shared it, answering any questions asked. We saw 4.75 of the Big 5 (saw part of a leopard!) and learned so very much. Everything we needed or could want was provided. The tent was great, loved the outback... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is exactly what we were looking for. Reasonably priced, intimate setting, excellent staff. The lodge is not fenced in so animals occasionally wander through the camp which adds a bit of excitement. There is a watering hole across the river bed that attracts elephants and African buffalo. We saw some every day we were there. The tented rooms were... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

for my wife and me this is our first african safari trip ever taken. this is a culmination of my dream of many years and both of us enjoyed every bit of staying at Shindzela....this is a stunning and rustic place to stay if you are an avid wildlife enthusiast. the tent is compact with ensuite shower with all the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Shindzela was our first stop on our South African/ Swaziland adventure and it was a gem. We stayed for 3 nights only, but the guides were great and made sure we saw as much as possible. The drive into the Timbavati wasn't too bad, but we were going slowly so it took us longer than it should have. There are... More 

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