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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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Johnmac1956 Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Shindzela surpassed all expectations! My husband and I spent 5 nights there in July as part of our first anniversary celebration in South Africa and we are already looking forward to returning in the future! The game drives: In one word-- amazing. In more than one word--we saw lions almost every day, herds of elephants, buffalo, rhino,... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is a lovely way to begin your safari adventure. Te fantastic rangers and trackers show you what you need to know to see everything! The night drives were thrilling but the walk was a little disappointing (not something that can be helped though). The staff cater for your every need without being over the top or... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights mid May. We thought we would miss the afternoon drive as we got stopped by police in Hoedspruit and then by a herd of elephants on the way into the reserve. When we arrived, the staff drove us to join the game drive and we saw a big herd of buffaloes, then 2 white rhinos. Saw 4... 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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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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