Shindzela is a tented safari camp set on wooden decks and nestled within a private concession on the “Big Five” Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
This is a unique and affordable wildlife experience for up to 16 guests. Explore the savannah either on game drives or on foot at any time because, at this owner-managed property, your hosts are highly skilled guides and trackers that personify the camp’s infinitely informal, relaxed atmosphere. Their warm African hospitality is what makes this serene wilderness encounter truly unforgettable.
The deliberate decision to keep Shindzela undeveloped allows the camp to blend beautifully with the bushveld. Its vantage point is further enhanced as the camp is completely unfenced and faces a popular watering hole, so guests can comfortably enjoy endless activity from all angles.
Solar power adds to the undisturbed atmosphere and, without modern distractions, guests are able to fully immerse themselves in the environment.
From R2 350
per person per night
Best Available Rate
|Safari Tent||01 Jan 2017 – 05 Jan 2018||on request|
|Private vehicle and guide||01 Jan 2017 – 05 Jan 2018||on request|
- Three meals per day, tea and coffee
- Daily game drives and walking safaris
- Unlimited Wi-Fi
- All drinks (including bottled water)
- Timbavati Reserve fees
- Transport to/from camp
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
While children over 10 years of age are welcome at Shindzela Camp, those between 10 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult while on safari. In some instances, it may be possible to take an 8/9 year old if a private vehicle is booked. Please enquire.
Walking safaris can accommodate those 16 years and older.
Authentic Safari Tents
No safari would be complete without comfortable canvas safari tents as your home away from home. Rustic relaxation is the theme here and each of the eight safari tents are furnished with the following:
- 2 x single beds or 1 x queen size bed
- En-suite bathrooms with shower, flush toilet and hand basin (hot and cold running water – gas powered)
- Adjustable canvas flaps for windows and mesh to keep the insects out
- Solar main and bedside lights
- Mosquito nets
- Bath & body amenities
- All bedding and towels
- Standing fan
- Room spray and peaceful sleep spray, to keep the mosquitoes out
- Tents 1-6 have views of the watering hole.
- Tents 7 & 8 are more private and overlook the dry riverbed.
The general bush camp area includes a small pool where guests can relax and watch for animals that might pass by for a drink at the active watering hole. There is also a covered safari-style dining and lounge area with bar, kitchen, and an authentic African fireplace, called a boma. This is the perfect spot to relive the day’s adventures with a refreshing beverage in hand.
The dishes are always tasty and always homemade by Shindzela’s chefs. Guests savour freshly baked breads, beautiful salads, along with fresh vegetables and fruit. There are three full meals a day, as well as sundowner snacks.
It is possible to cater for vegetarian, gluten-free, and non-strict Halaal diets, but not kosher meals. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Because the Timbavati Game Reserve is open to Kruger National Park it is home to a myriad of species, including Africa’s “Big Five” – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Hyena, jackal, giraffe, hippo, wild dog, zebra, kudu and impala are just a few of the other animals that may be encountered while on safari here. In addition, there are over 350 bird species in the area. Rest assured that professional and knowledgeable guides conduct all safari activities. Don’t forget your camera!
- Day and night game drives with expert rangers and trackers in 10-seater Land Rovers
- Walking safaris with armed guides