Shindzela Tented Camp
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Shindzela Tented Camp

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Shindzela Tented Camp Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga 1360, South Africa
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When you stay at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp in Timbavati Game Reserve, you'll be on a river and steps from Greater Kruger National Park. This tentalow is 15.3 mi (24.5 km) from Kruger National Park and 15.3 mi (24.5 km) from Orpen Gate.Show More
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4.7/5Amazing
·Cleanliness: 4.7
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Outdoor Swimming PoolHikingPrivate ParkingFreeAirport Shuttle ServiceBarRestaurant24-Hour Front DeskWi-Fi in Public Areas
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Surroundings
Airport: Ngala Airport
(3.3km)
Airport: Hoedspruit Airport
(120.4km)
Landmarks: andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve
(3.0km)
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c) Safari Tent with en-suite Bathroom
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c) Safari Tent with en-suite Bathroom

Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
In-room Wi-Fi
Electric Fan
Towel
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d) Safari Tent with en-suite Bathroom
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h) Safari Tent with en-suite Bathroom
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h) Safari Tent with en-suite Bathroom

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g) Safari Tent with en-suite Bathroom
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Private Bathroom
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4.7/5
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  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Amenities4.7
  • Location4.7
  • Service4.7
B‍a‍c‍k‍P‍a‍c‍k‍e‍r‍7‍5‍8‍8‍9‍9
June 3, 2024
Just go! The camp was lovely, the game drives were great, food was excellent and staff was amazing - shout out to Ruben, Oxide and Lorna. We saw the big five on the first 3 drives as well as cheetahs. Don’t sell yourself short - stay for at least 3 days. Unless you feel strongly you need some over the top luxury camp, then this is the spot for you. My guess is the camp might get a little warm in hot weather but it was perfect when we were there
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 7, 2024
Our family had an amazing time at Shindzela. We brought our American children back to our home country to experience the bush and Shindzela made for an amazing experience. The staff is exceptional, good amazing and accommodations perfect. Lorna went out of her way to accommodate a twin 19 birthday celebration never to be forgotten. Johan and Sam provided an outstanding experience on the game drives. Hopefully we will all be back for another family reunion at Shindzela. Our kids still talk about how the trip impacted them. Thank you Shindzela.
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March 30, 2024
We had a really bas experience in Shindzela Tented Camp. First of all, it was already relatively tidious and difficult to get there. Game rides were ok. Most importantly, however, the huts do not provide locks nor a safe for your valuables though I had left all my cash in my suitcase - and a large part of it was stolen there. The resort said they would do an internal investigation, however, never came back to me with any type of result.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
February 3, 2024
Nice tented camp in the middle of timbavati reserve. The accommodation is basic, but all the tents have a ensuite semiopen bathroom with a comfortable hot shower. Food choice is limited, one option for lunch and two meat options for dinner, but everything tastes fine. Game driver are worth the experience, guides and trackers know well how to do their job Please consider that wifi is available but with a not guaranteed service
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 1, 2023
I think the trip advisor rating speaks for itself. What a place!! The whole location is just exciting and thrilling. The luxury tents are just fabulous. The waterhole is in a perfect location for seeing animals so clearly. The game drives are professional and exciting without putting you in danger. The 2 guides we had, Sam and Ruben were so brilliant. Both very different, but both as fabulous as each other. Johan also deserves a mention as he was great too. Andries the host was always ensuring everything was going well. Shindzela honestly exceeds with their Guides and game drives. We stayed 4 nights and guests were always changing, so the dynamic was ever evolving. All seated around 2 big tables, conversations were great fun. A hot drink and muffin were welcome in the cold mornings out on the drive and the sundowner so much fun also out on the evening drive. We were lucky enough to see the big 5 within 2 days! What a treat. The waterhole delivered superbly on our last day as a herd of elephants came to the waterhole and then down into the dry riverbed meters away from us. Our only advice is to take layers because we were much colder on the drives than we thought we would be! Oh and we had lovely hot water bottles waiting in our beds at night!!
D‍i‍s‍c‍o‍v‍e‍r‍4‍3‍5‍9‍3‍7‍9‍0‍9‍0‍4
October 7, 2023
We stayed 4 nights at Shindzela and enjoyed our time there. Everything was quite informal, with a large open communal area with plenty of seating, always someone around to get your drinks from the bar and dining at a table with the people from your vehicle. Weather permitting, dinner was served in the boma and we ate there 2 of the 4 nights. A choice wasn’t offered for lunch so it’s take-it-or-leave-it but there were a couple of options for dinner; you chose your dinner and breakfast options at lunch and pre-dinner respectively. The tents were comfortable, the bathroom huge, the bed cosy. It was cold during our stay in June and they did place hot water bottles in the bed, very welcome, and the duvet was lovely. There was a wake-up call half an hour before the morning game drive, with hot drinks and rusks in the main area prior. Drives with Ruben and Oxide were an adventure. This is our first time in Timbavati so the traverse was all new to us and there were some eye-openers. Much thanks to Oxide for spending time with us during phuza stops to brush-up our track-and-sign. Loved that there were so many hyenas around and I couldn’t get my head round the lion prides’ dynamics. Sadly we didn’t get to see any wild dogs, apart from the denning up north they must have been across the road in the Klaserie as we subsequently saw them a few times in the following days on that side. Our highlights were probably the white lion (after the water-hole excitement before the morning drive) and then the young male lions stalking and making a run for the buffalo, that was an adrenalin rush and a huge sigh of relief from me that they missed that time! Andries was a great host at the camp. The ‘shop’ had a better variety of items than a lot of places we have been and we bought a few things (the beanie/neck-warmer was worth every penny on the cold morning drives). We’ve already booked our return for next year so it must have been good!
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
August 30, 2023
Another exceptional experience at Shindzela! Sam and Oxide were an incredible team. Love this basic camp as it feels like "home" - comfortable and laid back with awesome game viewing. This was my fourth trip here and it never disappoints. They continue to improve - this time there was electricity in the tents and they added cubicles in the common area for charging all of your devices. Love the hot water bottles in bed and on morning game drives! Well run camp with amazing and passionate staff. Can't wait to return!
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
July 15, 2023
We loved our experience at Shindzela. The concept of being in a group and having a guide who hosts you for your stay was really special. Seeing 4 of the big 5 within 24 hours was also fantastic! Every meal was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 2, 2023
Fantastic camp nestled in the heart of the wilderness. Game viewing was fantastic with hundreds of buffalos, elephants and general game - plus the exciting additions of lions, leopard and hyena. Every day was an adventure made all the more informative and personable with the expert guidance and tracking of Ruben and Oxide who we were blessed to have leading us on game drives. For the price, you can't get any better. Food is good, the accommodation is the perfect mix of African rustic whilst being extremely comfortable and well maintained - any stay here will result in big smiles and full memory cards. Looking forward to visiting again!

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 12:00–14:00
Check-out: 10:30–11:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

To check-in, contact the property 3 days in advance

Child Policies
Children are not permitted to stay in this room type.

Cots and Extra Beds
For all room types, cots and extra beds cannot be added.

Breakfast
TypeContinental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, Vegetarian
StyleBuffet
AgeFee
Adult
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Opened: 2009
  • Number of Rooms: 8
When you stay at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp in Timbavati Game Reserve, you'll be on a river and steps from Greater Kruger National Park. This tentalow is 15.3 mi (24.5 km) from Kruger National Park and 15.3 mi (24.5 km) from Orpen Gate.

You can experience a safari, and enjoy an outdoor pool. This tentalow also features complimentary wireless internet access and gift shops/newsstands.

At Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 8 guestrooms. Rooms have private furnished patios. Complimentary wireless internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries.

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Outdoor Swimming Pool
Bar
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Shindzela Tented Camp?

Prices at Shindzela Tented Camp are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to Shindzela Tented Camp?

The closest airport is Ngala Airport. It is 3.3km from the hotel and approximately a 9minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Shindzela Tented Camp?

The check-in time is after 12:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.

Does Shindzela Tented Camp provide airport transfer services?

Yes, Shindzela Tented Camp provides airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Shindzela Tented Camp have?

Shindzela Tented Camp has the following amenities and services: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Hiking, Parking.

Does Shindzela Tented Camp have a swimming pool?

Yes, Shindzela Tented Camp has a pool. Pool type: Outdoor Swimming Pool.

Does Shindzela Tented Camp have fitness amenities?

No, Shindzela Tented Camp doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Shindzela Tented Camp provide Wi-Fi?

Please view the amenity list on the hotel page.

Does Shindzela Tented Camp have non-smoking rooms?

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Does Shindzela Tented Camp provide breakfast?

Yes, Shindzela Tented Camp provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportHoedspruit Airport
Distance to Airport120.37KM
Average Price FromSGD396
Hotel Star Rating3