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Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shindzela tent camp is a great place to unplug, relax and enjoy a nice little safari. The staff was really friendly and engaging. There are only 6 tents, so it is a nice intimate setting. Our tent deck faced the dry stream and across from that, the watering hole. Thomas had a great time setting up his camera and taking...

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Oosterhout (NL)
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The assessment of my three nights stay at Shindzela is a bit ambiguous: For a start very hard to find the right way into Shindzela. A long and bumpy ride on dusty roads with lots of wrong turns.... The hospitality and staff's generousness, situated in the heart of Timbavati Natural Reserve, the wild life with no frontiers in the camp,...

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never been to a safari lodge twice but Shindzela was so perfect that we decided to return! And we enjoyed as much as we did last year. Wiam and Marta and the rest of the staff made us feel coming home as friends. And I must say the food has improved! The atmosphere is just as it should...

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Thank Johan61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed in many safari lodges in the greater Kruger area from luxury to basic, and Shindzela is basic. The game drives and the sightings were great, but the tent/room was very small, with just a hanging rack for clothes. We had one very hot night which was most unpleasant - with a mosquito problem. The door into the room...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, if you plan to travel to Shindzela on your own, I suggest to rent a 4x4, the roads are quite rough once you leave the main tar road of Timbavati. The day we arrived we started with an afternoon/sunset drive. Important to know that I have been to Kruger back in Oct, 2015, when I saw an...

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United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to South Africa and our trip wouldn't be complete if we didn't stay at Shindzela. It truly was amazing from beginning to end. We stayed during the peak season and we were fortunate enough that they had an availability. I received detailed information from the confirmation email from directions (should you wish to self drive)...

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My husband & I really loved our stay here. Rustic yet as comfortable as could be. At night you can hear the lions roar and hear things walking outside your tent....exactly what I wanted on my safari!!! The game drives were great, food excellent, and the view of the watering hole with all the animals was an added bonus. While...

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1Thank Pakrugg
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! Super impressed by our three night stay that gave us time for five game drives. Rustic Open camp with very comfortable accommodation in sheltered tents. With no TV or music during the day there was just silence only interrupted by passing wildlife. We had a great run with the game drives and the guides are all passionate and knowledgable...

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was my second time in South Africa and I did Kruger last time and wanted to do some different experience. Well I didn't regret it at all! Shindzela is just 3 days of relaxing and spotting animals. You get your meals 3 times a day (which are really great!), 2 times a day a game drive with sundowners in...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a wonderful lodge - great tents, in an unfenced setting, overlooking a water hole. Absolute value - good food, wonderful staff and ambience. The only downside for us was our guide. He was very inexperienced and was filling in for a regular employee who was on leave. His lack of communication was more than made up for by Raymond,...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Address: Johnniesdale Farm | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: £206 - £553 (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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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp South Africa/Kruger National Park
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“Every room deck has a view of the watering hole, it's pretty awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles 7tiffineyc, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“tent #5 overlooks the waterhole.”
 of 5 bubbles Chui65, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tent six has the best view of the water hole”
 of 5 bubbles smcd1963, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“When we go back, I would probably prefer to be in one of the closer tents (#4 or #5), but honeymooners might like #7 or #8. ;)”
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 of 5 bubbles 4WornPassports, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-4 have great view of watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles neilandlinz525, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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