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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Guest Tent
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is a haven for travellers seeking an authentic African safari experience in the heart of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, a part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The camp takes its name from the Shangaan language, where "Shindzela" means honey badger, reflecting this remarkable place's wild spirit and rugged beauty.

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp offers a thoughtfully designed layout that enhances your safari experience. The open-plan lounge and dining room provide a cozy setting for meals (breakfast and lunch), while the bar area overlooks a dry river bed and a small watering hole where animals gather for refreshment during hot summer days.

Relax and cool off in the small swimming pool while enjoying a good book or gazing out into the bush. As the sun sets, their open-air boma becomes the perfect spot for a memorable dinner (weather permitting).

Accommodation at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Your adventure begins in our safari-style tents, nestled under thatch (grass-roof) structures. These comfortable tents can be configured as twin or double-bedded accommodations, ensuring a peaceful night's rest. Imagine sipping your morning coffee on your private wooden deck or freshening up in your semi-open en-suite bathroom.

We are committed to providing an affordable wildlife safari without compromising on comfort. The camp can accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests across eight safari tents. Here, you'll be welcomed with warm South African hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to immerse yourself in the true African wilderness.

Shindzela takes pride in its commitment to eco-friendliness, utilising solar power and gas energy throughout the camp. While you won't find power outlets in your tent, a convenient charging station in the main guest area ensures your devices are always ready for that perfect picture.

Video Itinerary - Explore a twelve-night bush and beach safari with Safari Guru, including Travessia Beach Lodge in Mozambique, Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp and Shindzela Tented Camp in the Timbavati Private Reserve.
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Guest Tent Double
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Guest Area
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Guest Dining Area
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Guest Bathroom Tent
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Guest Pool
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Activities

Shindzela offers two daily game drives in open 4x4 vehicles: early morning and late afternoon/early evening. Their knowledgeable guides will help you track big mammals, identify insects and plants, and spot some of the 350 bird species in the area.

Keep an eye out for crocodiles and hippos at the dams, and if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of wild dogs. Nocturnal creatures such as bush babies, civets, genets, African wild cats, and porcupines add to the thrill of the safari.

For those seeking a more immersive experience, you can choose to substitute one game drive with a morning walking safari led by experienced, qualified, and armed trails guides. These educational walks are limited to a maximum of 8 guests and provide insights into the fascinating fauna and flora of the African bush.

Please note that specific criteria apply for participation in morning walking trails, including good English proficiency, physical fitness, and an age range of 16 to 60 years. At Shindzela, guests over 60 should consult with their GP to obtain a medical certificate affirming their ability to walk in the African bush for about 2.5-3 hours.

The Shindzela Tented Safari Camp team is dedicated to providing you with a captivating safari experience that focuses on adventure and education. Explore the wonders of the African wilderness with our expert guides and immerse yourself in the beauty of our remarkable fauna and flora.


Property Details

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Location
8 x Safari Tents with En-suite Bathrooms
Guest Room Facilities
Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, En-Suite, Fan, Outside Shower, Shower
Camp Facilities
Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Family Policy
Shindzela welcomes children of 12 years and older.
Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Walks (Guided)
Available Services
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Accommodation, Three meals per day, Tea & Coffee 2 Safari activities per day (morning and afternoon game drives), Morning optional walking trail instead of a morning game drive, Emergency Medical Assistance and Evacuation, Unlimited WIFI
Not Included
Gratuities, Meals Not Specified, Items of a Personal Nature, Drinks
Why Shindzela Tented Safari Camp?
Authentic and back to basics safari outfit in the Timbavati Private Reserve

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