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Alabama
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was our first safari experience but I'm afraid we are ruined forever! We could not have had a more perfect three days. We saw the BIG 5 in our first 24 hours, a leopard eating a warthog, hyenas eating an elephant carcass, 2 WHITE LIONS, more lions "getting busy" and more! Eugene was our guide; he went out of...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing expierence. Good food and amazing game drives thanks to our guides Sam and Brett. Elephants next to the tent truly amazing. Got op close to elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebra,lion, wild dogs, wildebeest and many more

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A wonderful bush camp situated in the Timbavati Reserve one hour along a rough track giving a true feeling of being in the middle of the bush. Everything about this place is special. It's not 5 star in anyway. It's far better than that. It's personal attention, welcome, camp food, game drives, views, elephants keeping us awake all night outside...

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Thank neilandlinz525
West Sussex
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The three of us spent 6 nights at Shindzela. We chose the camp on its excellent TripAdvisor reviews. We were NOT disappointed. The camp consists of eight tents for guests, these were very comfortable with an open air en-suite shower-room, one niggle is that it would benefit from shelving or chest of drawers, in their absence we had to keep...

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Thank sussexoldbrit
NZ
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I spent 4 wonderful nights at Shindzela. We loved every minute of our stay, including the relaxing accommodation, beautiful surroundings and amazing game drives. All the staff were great, very friendly, helpful and chatty. We had Johan as our ranger for all our drives and his enthusiasm for and knowledge about the wildlife and local area was...

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1Thank TVRNz
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My very brief visit to Shindzela was the highlight of my 3 1/2 week trip to South Africa. The accommodation was excellent, food was great, game drives were brilliant (Sam, our guide, loved to off-road to get as up close and personal to the wildlife as possible), the camp was beautiful and quite an exciting place to be. Previous reviewers...

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Thank AndreaHavers
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We loved everything about this place. The accommodations are really cool. Tents that aren't really tents. Yes the walls are canvas but the floor is wood and roof is thatched. And the King sized bed could have easily been in a 5 star hotel. We went in August which is winter so the mornings were cold but the hot water...

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2Thank Mark R
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Highly recommend! Three nights in Shindzela was the highlight of this trip. Eugene was our guide, and he was simply the best. You know you're having a good day when your guide is taking photos/videos of the animals. Multiple hyena eating a dead elephant carcass, two white lions (only three in the wild in the world), herds of cape buffalo,...

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1Thank staledale
Reviewed 19 August 2016

What an experience! We were here for 4 days, and we all wished we could stay longer. Our guide Johan gave us so many wonderful experiences, and we are forever gratefull. We had a total of 8 game drives, 4 morning and 4 afternoon, and every time we saw something new. Johan did his best to get us up close...

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2Thank Bjarte T
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We have a few days overnight at the Jock Safari Camp. What a unique experience; The tents are equipped with good beds, a toilet and outdoor shower with hot water everywhere and LED lighting. It is here consciously with electricity and therefore they use solar power. We had a great guide, Johan, who has shown us very much. We have...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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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: $375 - $1,005 (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”
 of 5 bubbles janet074, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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