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australia
Reviewed 1 April 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,...

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London
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Spent two nights at Shindzela. It was my partner's first time in the African bush and it was a wonderful introduction. We had amazing sightings of elephant right by our tent and our guide, Viaan was just superb. The room was very cool and spacious. The kitchen staff were wonderful and produced lovely, home cooked meals. We hope to be...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2015

What a wonderful 3 nights we spent at Shindzela Tented Camp. From the time we arrived, the rangers and staff where attentive, polite and looked after our every need. The tent had a wonderful comfortable double bed in it, with mosquito net and crisp white linen. The bathroom was a bushveld delight. My tent overlooked the river and forest. Two...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 16 March 2015

This was my first trip to South Africa and naturally I had to take the opportunity to see the wildlife. I talked to some friends at home who had been on safaris to get some pointers as to what to look for but when I started exploring options I found scores of accommodation possibilities. I decided to opt for Shindzela...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We stayed 4 nights (in tents 7 & 8) and thoroughly enjoyed our time with the excellent staff, great drives (twice a day) and hearty food. The tents are comfy with very good beds. The open camp makes for animals roaming through the camp at night. The small scale (8 tents) allows for a very personal approach. The rangers are...

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Namur, Belgium
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We found in Shindzella everything we were searching for : quietness, immersion in nature, friendliness, relaxed atmosphere. Tents are very comfortable and provide a very nice experience. Rangers, trackers and all the staff are very welcoming, very professional. Game drives and bushwalk are very interesting : you have to search for animals and each one you meet is a "gift",...

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Oakland, California, Usa
Reviewed 24 February 2015

My wife and I went on Safari for the first time last September. Through a recommendation from someone who helps plan trips to South Africa, we learned about Shindzela. Bottomline: we had an experience of a lifetime and a lot of it had to do with Shindzela's staff, the excellent meals, the feel of an open camp, the comraderie of...

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Thank you Hamilton T! We really appreciate your review!! See you soon then.... The Shindzela Team!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I attended Shindzela solo in February 2015. Have no worries if you area a solo traveler, I had a great time! I had a great time to say the least. The staff was excellent, the food was good, the wildlife was awesome, and the camp was exactly what I wanted for a safari. I would recommend this to anyone looking...

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We had six nights here and saw some amazing sights. A small and intimate camp with great guides and trackers. We saw everything we wanted to and more......... Just brilliant Thanks to all the staff , Helen and Keith

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The staff really make this place. They are like one big family and throw them selves into making the whole place work . Its the perfect Timbavati bush experience, a little like the old Gomo Gomo we used to stay at, (we have not been to the new one). Small, intimate, simple but with great little touches. We dont like...

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Thank you simonsmith! Hope to see you guys again soon ;) The Shindzela Team

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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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: $340 - $907 (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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“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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