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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Johnniesdale Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Magnus P Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay here as part of our honeymoon. The staff was very friendly, and really went out of their way to assist us and to make us comfortable as far as possible. The rooms were clean and comfortable and all facilities in good working condition. The location is a bit far from the nearest town, but this provides... More

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

We returned to Shindzela from March 20-23, 2014 to introduce my sister to Africa. Though the big five were scarce, indeed a lot of the animals we did see were a bit skittish, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The "hunt" for the animals is a great part of the experience and when you do finally spot something even just an impala,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to stay and a nice, friendly, service minded team. The camp is intimate but offers enough privacy. The daily schedule with 2 game drives is excellent. Comfortable with all the essentials but not over the top. Knowledgable guides. Because the access road was flooded, drivers from the staff drove our car through a couple of rivers to... More

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

The camp location was quite remote. Once you were there this was your base for the duration of the stay - the camp is not fenced so animals could wander through! The tents were brilliant, food was good and staff were exceptional. The daily timetable was for 2 game drives early morning and late afternoon. In between these drives and... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a no-frills visit to a beautiful camp. Staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful, and the guides and trackers were first-class. Meals were hearty and informal and we soon became friends with fellow guests around the table. What a pity we could not have a proper braai around the fire due to unexpected showers!... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were diving in Mozambique, flying via Jo'burg. Due to the flight scheduling over the New Year, we decided to add in a couple of days on safari and I am so glad we did ! The accommodation is lovely considering its posh camping - watch out for horse flies in the open bathroom though (use the spray - they... More

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a safari. The guides show miracles with the best spotting ever. Real wild safari, right through the bushes sometimes. Cars are comfi, the tents are very luxurious and cool. Nice food, nice people. Will be back one day!

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, what can I say. I left with sadness. All that I expected turned out to be beyond my wildest dreams, it is the best Safari yet. The Lodge was like "paradise" (although I did not see any "apple trees". Togetherness of tents in its delightful surrounds. The staff were wonderful friendly people, when it came to caring about all... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights - which was for us just right. Shorter stay and you don't get the right feeling for the safari live. Longer stay and maybe it will get a bit boring because there is not a lot to do beside the game drives. We loved the dinner and evenings beside the fire place, the casual atmosphere in... More

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Sassenheim, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location, a real nature camp with wondertful people and wildlife all over the place. Especially the guides were fantastic. Experts in spotting game and taking good care of the guests. Also the food served in the camp was delicious as well as the wine served.

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Also Known As:
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Hotel
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Address: Johnniesdale Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shindzela Tented Safari Camp 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shindzela is an authentic tented bush camp situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, greater Kruger National Park. The camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests and is unfenced, making it very much part of the wilderness. Shindzela is not built by an award winning architect, nor is it furnished by an interior designer. What you will find though, is a comfy bed, freshly laundered linen, and décor from local crafters and artists. Shindzela is a comfortable/rustic tented bush camp, where you can relax, enjoy our warm hospitality and immerse yourself in the African wilderness. We love our informal, relaxed atmosphere. Each safari tent is built on wooden decks, and has their own en-suite shower/toilet and hand basin. The camp also has a swimming pool and overlooks our little watering hole, from where you can watch animals come down to drink. ... more   less 
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