Tented Timbavati Safari
Shindzela Tented Camp, situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, offers guests an authentic African wildlife experience. The eco-friendly and affordable camp is unfenced, a place where one can feel part of the bush. We are passionate about conservation and our staff strive to make guests feel right at home. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling experience in an exceptional wilderness area.
A 3 or 4-day Timbavati private game reserve safari package in the Greater Kruger National Park.
Shindzela (named after the Honey badger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented Safari camp set on wooden decks under thatch (grass) roofs each with their own en-suite shower, toilet and hand basin. Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is nestled within the Greater Kruger National Park, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa. It is from here that Shindzela brings you an affordable wildlife safari, where you can explore the African wilderness on game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles and on foot during our walking safari trails.
Safari activities are conducted by professional and knowledgeable safari guides. The camp has an informal, relaxed atmosphere, and is alive with warm African hospitality. Shindzela offers guests a greater Kruger wildlife safari, in an unfenced wilderness environment. We make use of solar powered lights & gas geysers (for hot showers). We are undisturbed by some of the modern conveniences such as television, preferring to immerse ourselves in the African wilderness. Shindzela also has a swimming pool in camp where guests can relax and overlook our small watering hole. The camp accommodates just 16 guests, and offers both walking safaris, and game drives twice daily.
Shindzela is a comfortable tented bush camp, set on the banks of a dry riverbed, facing a small watering hole. We offer an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, private and natural wilderness environment. Our Safari Tents can either be made up in twin or double bed accommodation.
Day 1: A professional driver will pick you up in Johannesburg on the morning of your departure. All transfers are done in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, where you will be transported via the Panorama Route to The Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
Panorama route includes God’s Window, Lisbon Falls and Graskop and all entrance fees are included in the package. There are numerous stops along the way for comfort breaks and photo moments.
Arriving at Shindzela the friendly staff and Game rangers will greet you and assist with check in. After checking in and refreshing enjoy the peace and tranquillity before High Tea. After a delicious high tea your first game drive will start. The game drive will offer both day time and night time game viewing. Sundowners are served whilst watching an incredible African Sunset. Dinner is enjoyed in the boma.
Day 2: An early morning wakeup call means waking up with the sun and the calls of the awakening bush. Heading out on your morning game drive offers the opportunity to capture low light images and maybe witness the predators going into hiding. A fantastic breakfast is served at the lodge. Enjoy the day relaxing at the pool or in a hammock on the river bed. High Tea is served before heading out on an afternoon/Sunset Game drive. Dinner served at the lodge.
Day 3: Your last game drive of your safari awaits you. Heading out on, offering the chance to spot any animals that have eluded you so far. Arriving back at the lodge, freshen up and enjoy breakfast before your professional driver takes you back to Johannesburg.
For longer safaris please duplicate day 2
- No under 12’s are permitted at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp.
- A 30% Non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking.
- Full Payment is required 30 Days before departure.
Accommodation at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp.
Twice daily game drives in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
Services of a Professional Safari Guide.
Optional Bush Walks.
Entry fees to all areas stipulated.
*Bush walks are subject to safety and availability and are only available should a client exchange a game drive for the walk.
Kruger Park Conservation Fees.
Items of a personal nature.
Services not mentioned in the program.
Travel insurance and medical repatriation.
Our safari-style tents are situated under thatch (grass-roof structures) and can be made up in either twin or double-bedded accommodation. Enjoy your morning coffee on your wooden deck or freshen up in your semi-open en-suite bathroom (shower, WC and handbasin). The camp can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests in total in 8 safari tents where you will be treated to our warm South African hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy and soak up the true African wilderness.
Provided in each en-suite safari tent: linen, towels, African scented amenities such at Conditioning Shampoo, body wash and lotion and insect repellant. During the hot summer months you can make use of the corner standing fan to keep you comfortable. During the cold winter months we have additional blankets as well as hot water bottles in each tent to keep you warm. Each tent does not have a power charging point, however we do have a charging station in the main area. In each tent you will find an information folder containing all the emergency and general information pertaining to your stay at Shindzela.