Shindzela Tented Safari Camp
Timbavati Game Reserve
Situated in the Timbavati Game Reserve, Shindzela Tented Safari Camp offers an affordable Kruger safari holiday, without compromising on important safari experiences such as the thrill of viewing African wildlife, marvelling at a beautiful sunset, or relaxing around the camp fire with a drink.
The main focus is on game drives in open 4x4 vehicles (day and night drives) as well as walking safaris. The walking safaris (maximum of 8 guests) are led by a professional, experienced safari guide and a tracker. Your Kruger walking safari generally begins at dawn and there is ample opportunity to stop along the trail to examine interesting features of the bush or to observe animals, before returning to the camp mid morning to enjoy a hearty brunch.
There is also an opportunity to book a Sleep Out experience at the Shindzela Hide (additional cost). The hide is built overlooking the Main Dam at Shindzela. This is a 'back to basics' adventurous experience, and ideal for those who are dedicated nature enthusiasts. Guests who have booked a night at the Sleep Out Hide will return to Shindzela after the normal afternoon safari game drive and have dinner. After dinner, they will depart with a guide on the short night drive to the dam, and settle in at the Hide. The next morning, you will pack up and depart by Landrover back to the camp where you will have tea/coffee and biscuits, before joining other guests on the normal morning game drive.
Shindzela has 8 safari canvas tents. Each tent is built on a wooden deck, and has a thatch grass roof, designed to keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter. The tents all have a private en-suite bathroom and a private deck/porch where you can sit and relax. Six of the tents have a view of the watering hole, and 2 tents are set further away, offering slightly more privacy with views of the dry river bed.
The main guest areas at the camp include a swimming pool, a dining area, and a lounge area.
|Our standard rates for a Tented Room|
|6 January 2017 to 5 January 2018||GBP £ 113 US$ 144 ZAR 1,895 EUR 135||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
All meals; tea/coffee; and daily shared safari activities (morning/afternoon game drives and/or walking activities) are included. PLEASE NOTE: Other drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: There is a Conservation fee of R215 per person (subject to change), payable to the lodge on arrival. For self-drive visitors, there is also a vehicle entrance fee of R140 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the Timbavati Gate (cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only).
Children aged 10 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Shindzela Tented Safari Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Warm Welcomes and Wildlife
Begin your trip nestled at the base of Table Mountain in one of Cape Town's most friendliest guest houses, then head to the Timbavati Game Reserve for some exciting Big 5 game drives, staying in an authentic tented camp in a natural wilderness environment.
7 day itinerary including Timbavati Game Reserve and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 12 ratings
Absolutely fantastic safari holiday. Both camps especially Shindzela were just what we wanted, with excellent game viewing plus friendly and helpful staff. In addition the food was first rate.
Thank you very very much for the holiday booking you made for us. It was really REALLY AMAZING!! I could say that this was a super holiday, the location was perfect, the staff did a fantastic job, food was a delight and the scenery and animals were a fantastic experience, amazing as we did see all the big 5 several times, even see 2 killings and lots of beautiful animals and birds. Even the transport to Shindzela with Ashtons was great as we enjoyed the conversation with the driver. Shindzela is a great lodge, food and services very good, the location is amazing as it's inside the park and no fences :) Also the game drives were amazing, they did all the best for us to see and enjoy the beautiful animals.
Everything was absolutely amazing. You did a great job. But we want to emphasize Shindzela, that place is just something extraordinary.
We just returned from our safari trip and we had an amazing time. I just really want to thank you for all your help and attention in helping us book this experience. We were completely overwhelmed with all the options and would not have been able to book it on our own. Shindzela and Africa on Foot were amazing to us and we couldn't have asked to be treated better. I will recommend your services and their camps to anyone and everyone who asks.
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp: We loved the tent, the layout, meal times (eating with the other guests was a great way to meet new people), the drink stops during the morning and evening game drives and our guide was the best of the whole trip. He was a friendly, helpful person and his knowledge and way of sharing information was amazing. We learnt so much about the animals.
Shindzela was fantastic and the family atmosphere there was welcoming and one that I would return to tomorrow if I had the chance. The night in the hide was one that I won't forget in a while as I was kept awake all night by two very noisy hippos and a group of hyenas!
General Information For Guests
Tented Chalets at Shindzela provide the following:
Solar main and bedside lights; Mosquito nets and bathroom amenities; all bedding and towels; bug and mosquito repellent spray, en suite bathrooms with showers; corner stand fan only (no air conditioning as the camp is solar powered)
You can drink the water in camp, but due to a high mineral content, it does not taste very good! It is perfectly safe, however, to brush your teeth using the water.
Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted.
Shindzela runs on solar power, and camera batteries can be recharged in the main dining room area.
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