We are trying to pick a private reserve for our 2015 trip and have narrowed it down to Shindzela Tented Safari camp in Timbavati or Umkumbe Safari Lodge in Sabi Sand. The accommodation style doesn't worry us i.e Shindzela runs on solar lights and gas. Our priority is to get the most out of the game drives & bush walks.
Shindzela is on 3500 hectares and the camp overlooks a small waterhole, while Umkumbe is on 6500 hectares and overlooks the Sand River. During the time off between game drives it would be nice to sit back and watch animals go by.
Any thoughts welcome.