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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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PRESTON
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shindzela is a lovely relaxing place to stay, the beds are very comfortable especially after having spent the night in the hide. It is really nice to have a small pool to relax by between drives. The food is very good. Our ranger Vian was very enthusiastic which helps to make everything more interesting.We will definitely be returning. Wifi was... More 

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Oulton Broad, Suffolk
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17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I found out that Andre and his brothers had bought their own lodge, Shindzela, I thought "I've got to go and see it". I have known Andre and Carolien for a number of years. He was manager of the old Gomo Gomo lodge and half buile the new Gomo Gomo. They are lovely people and deserve every success. If... More 

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful setting in the bush with loads of character. Food was delicious, beds comfy and staff super friendly. After a morning safari, rest by the pool and watch the animals come and drink at the water hole approx 30 metres away. At this water hole there were elephants everyday and once a female giraffe and her baby drank. We... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a person knowing the animals of the bush only from the zoo, the experience was amazing. The rangers/trackers managed to show us at each drive at least one (often several) nature highlights - be it a buffalo-lion stand off, a pack of wild dogs feeding on an impala, a couple of lazy lion cubs, a sun-downer next to a... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love this place. Everyone here's friendly, kind, helpful and knowledgeable. We stayed here 3 nights had 6 game drives. They offer a early morning and afternoon game drive in a open 4x4, also can book a walking safari with max of 8 people. All of the afternoon drives go into the night. Our guide veon was the best foaled... More 

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Shindzela, Owner at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Leonard C! The Shindzela Team... More 

Burlington, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Shindzela was just great. Facilities were very good and comfortable; Small but well organized. We really felt part of the nature surrounding us. A water hole on the other side of the "dry" river (150-200m) attracts all kind of animals. During our safaris, we went off road many time and got really close to the animals. We were lucky and... More 

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Shindzela, Manager at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you mag47!! The Shindzela Team... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Shindzela. We loved it very much. Staff is customer oriented, food delicious, tents very comfortable and above everything, all safaris (2 per day) were unforgettable! We had the chance to see the Big Five and so much more! Thanks to everyone at Shindzela to make our dream comes true!

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Huntington Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Having done a safari before this one I was going to be a bit picky. I had a perfect safari the first time and hoped this one would at least be somewhat comparable. My prerequisites are: OPEN jeep (no stupid vans where people pop their heads out the top to look) TENTS - I love the smell of canvas -... More 

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Thank you maggiewaterman!! The Shindzela Team... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came to Shindzela as a group of female friends and stayed for 3 nights. In that time we saw everything we wanted - and we all had a different "bucket list". The guides did a superb job of sorting out who wanted to see what and do their best to make sure it happened; and in our case it... More 

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australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I returned to Shindzela for a ten nighta, only way to go. So peaceful, but exciting. Full of unexpected events of sightings. My wonderful friend and guide Johan along with Jeffery took me on some wonderful drives and sightings especially the two cheetahs --totally unexpected. So many animals made their appearances the big five included. The tent was so comfortable,... More 

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