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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a once in a lifetime amazing stay at the Shindzela Tent camp. We spent 4 days and nights experiencing the wonders of the Tmibavati Game Reserve which shares an open border with Kruger National Park. We drove in, around and near the majestic animals of the park seeing the "Big 5" 3 of the 4 days we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing place to be. You're in the middle of the wild nature surrounded by way too much wildlife (unfenced!!!) and a wonderful staff to give you the best safari experience in South Africa. There are so many animals in and around the tented camp... a feast for your eyes. Our guide Brett (freelance) is the coolest cat and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 3 nights in the camp which makes 6 opportunities to meet with the animals during a driving safari or a walk with one ranger. I would recommend to spend one of your safaris walking in the bush ! Obviously you can meet with the animals anytime of the day since the camp is open. Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions... you... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With limited time in South Africa on our recent visit, we decided to go for a private camp in Timbavati, as opposed to the government run national parks camps in KNP, and were very pleased with our choice of Shindzela. An amazing, small, family run camp where you are made to feel part of the family from the moment you... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is quite out of the way so make sure you follow their directions/travel instructions as getting from Hoedspruit can take you 1-2 hours given road conditions and animal sightings along the way. I'd recommend getting a car that is not low to the ground due to the rough road. None of these issues are negative; the feeling of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit Shindzela because of the rave reviews it gets on Trip Advisor and also because it offers very reasonable rates promising a top notch private game lodge experience. At places like this I think one's experience is very much influenced by the guide assigned to your group. In our case I must say that we were not... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in many Safari Lodges and Camps over the past few weeks but Shindzela was a standout for us. It was mid priced but as good a standard as many higher priced Camps. The tents we great with plenty of room, electric blankets on the beds and a great ensuite bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and cosy... More 

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Clowne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been exploring South Africa Our first go at a Safari was at Shindzela After a long drive through the bush we found the camp Welcomed into our tent for two nights, the tent is suspended in a log cabin Nice clean fresh white sheets and very airy Drums called us to a fresh dinner then onto our truck... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best experience at Shindzela! Staff was fantastic!! Our safari guide very knowledgable and kind! Wian, THANKS! This was just an unforgettable experience! Everything is well taken care of and dinner, breakfast and lunch excellent! Even if you have a diet!!! Unbelievable! What a great stay!!!!! The lodges are so amazing, with a warm bottle for the night!

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

As frequent bush-goers, my girlfriend and I visited Shindzela in April 2016 and over the course of our 2-day stay, Shindzela quickly established itself as our favorite bush holiday. We loved the tents and the minimalistic design; we slept with the zip down windows open and felt part of the bush, being able to hear every noise at night from... More 

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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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Address: Johnniesdale Farm | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $222 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shindzela Tented Safari Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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