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Christina Lake, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very special 2 days here. Martha , Wiann and the rest of the staff made sure we will never forget this experience. So special. Thank you very much. We will certainly be back. Experiencing nature and wildlife first hand and getting so close to it. Unforgettable.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This camp is absolutly amazing. It is clean, the service is really nice, you eat well, the guide and spotter are just great, lots of wildlife, we even saw the leopard and a pack of wild dogs. The only thing we missed was the lions but we heard them from a far distance a couple time. Blend with nature in...

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australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well i made my return longer this time 20 nights, and again i did not want to leave....I had so much fun, met so many nice people some new guests and some return guests. It is still as peaceful as my previous visits. Everything was greener, the wildlife wilder, and plenty of them to see. The drives again were super,...

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3Thank janet074
Palermo
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Shindzela is the best place to stay if you want to discover the park and have an intimate experience with animals, not only the Big 5. On top of that, the staff is super friendly and competent, making your safari experience unique.

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1Thank MG81
Northampton. UK
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I'm not a fan of long reviews. But this place is just so fantastic that I need to say so many things. I searched intensively to find Shindzela as I wanted somewhere that would feel like I was really in the wild. I didn't want brick walls or air conditioning. I wanted to hear the animals as well as see...

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3Thank SteveNorthampton.UK
Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 16 February 2017 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 13 February 2017 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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2Thank Johan61
Reviewed 8 February 2017 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 5 February 2017

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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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $370 - $964 (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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“It is a Tented Camp Site not actually a Hotel, but it does have free wifi”
janet074, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Every room deck has a view of the watering hole, it's pretty awesome.”
7tiffineyc, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“tent #5 overlooks the waterhole.”
Chui65, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tent six has the best view of the water hole”
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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4WornPassports, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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