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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Shindzela for 5 nights and had an incredible experience. This place is 3-star done incredibly well at a great price. All of the staff seeemed to have experience from 5-star lodges and were always friendly, helpful and fun to be around. The meals that were provided were always tasty and plenty available. The fact that animals regularly... More

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Jupiter, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience! We loved our time in Shindzela - the staff were fantastic;the drives were excellent; the walk was VERY exciting; the meals were superb; the company of the other guests was delightful; and even though it was really chilly for us - the hot water bottles made our already comfy beds feel totally luxurious!!! Loved this experience and... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Shindzela as a solo male traveler for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. What I loved about Shindzela: -The staff and food are incredible -It is far from a commercial feel as possible -There are a maximum of 2 jeeps on the property (when I was there only 1) so it is a true "hunt" to find... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A step above camping in the wild. Slatted wood floor platform with porch in front, bathroom in back surrounded by bamboo or similar, tent with zipper over bed. Our tent barely had room to walk around the bed with a bureau and a rack for clothes, I think a floor fan, and bedside tables. Bathroom had showerhead, sink, vanity, and... More

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was my husband's first safari, and I am so happy we chose Shindzela. Johan and Raymond were amazing, and the animal sightings were incredible. We've already started saving our pennies to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We traveled extensively in several countries, and deliberately selected a wide variety of experiences and accommodation types. Shindzela was our favorite. We were drawn in my the "tent camp" distinction and the good (and well deserved) reviews, and left impressed and delighted with the experience. We stayed for two nights, and participated in three game drives. The property is contiguous... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The pictures on the website are good, but the camp is so much beter! The safari tours are great, with a tracker and a ranger, you feel save. And the food is also very good. Overall a great experiance.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We came for two nights after staying at a lodge in Klasserie (Africa on Foot, also lovely) to vary our experience. My mom was a little hesitant about the "tents" but they are really just nice rooms with canvas walls. The guides were great, and excellent trackers. We saw amazing animals, including the namesake honey badger itself in camp. Great... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We first selected a 10 day luxury safari at four camps/lodges in Botswana & Zambia, and while checking out the lux accomodations on Tripadvisor, we stumbled onto Shindzela. Because of the great reviews here, we decided to first visit Shindzela for three days. Shindzela was the highlight of our trip. The other camps and their staffs were very nice. it... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had a lovely 4 nights and was missing the routine of the safari when we got back home. It was more than I have imagined. Good food, great company in a very comfortable idyllic setting. It was a great introduction to safari and thank you Shindzela.

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Address: Johnniesdale Farm, 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 Tented Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

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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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