Timbavati Game Reserve, greater Kruger National Park
We know that an African safari is a very special experience – we invite you to join us for a journey of discovery on a Kruger wildlife safari, in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve - a Big 5 safari destination in South Africa.
Shindzela is a tented safari camp, set in a traversing area within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. We offer guests an old fashioned Kruger safari – enjoy an exciting wildlife safari in an unfenced wilderness environment.
The camp has no power – it runs on solar energy. We are undisturbed by modern conveniences such as television and cell phones, preferring to immerse ourselves in the African wilderness. There is a waterhole in front of camp.
A tented camp safari experience
Shindzela provides guests with a true safari experience in a private game reserve – an ideal way to make the most of your Kruger safari holiday. Shindzela is your home whilst on your safari – we pride ourselves on offering a relaxed, informal atmosphere; a trademark of genuine South African hospitality. We do have a swimming pool in camp, and the camp overlooks a waterhole, from where you can watch animals come down to drink – particularly in the drier months of the year.
Shindzela is a small wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 16 guests. Accommodation is in twin or double bed safari tents, each set under thatch tops and on wooden decks.
Timbavati Private Game Reserve
Situated in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, and part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Shindzela tented safari camp offers a back to basics, affordable Kruger Safari holiday, without compromising on important safari experiences; the thrill of viewing African wildlife, marveling at a beautiful sunset, or relaxing around the camp fire with a drink.
We focus on game drives in open 4x4 vehicles (day & night drives), and offer optional bush walks. Our Kruger safari game drives place an emphasis on understanding the wild environment, and tracking and viewing animals in their natural surroundings. We also offer day and night game drives in open safari vehicles, and are able to drive off road in search of African predators and Big Five animals.
More about staying at Shindzela …..
In an effort to offer an affordable safari in South Africa, we have deliberately chosen to forego some of the features that add to the costs of running a safari camp:
We don’t have an African spa… we think that fresh air and the sights and sounds of the bush constitute a spa experience second to none anyway….
We don’t have a high staff / guest ratio: If you fancy some tea or coffee, please help yourself at the tea station in the dining room
Our menu’s don’t feature dishes with culinary terms like “jus”, “compote” or “lightly seared”. Our meals are tasty and homemade, with lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and salads.
Enjoy a traditional South African braai (BBQ) with freshly baked safari bread, or a potjie (stew), cooked slowly over the fire. Our camp is not built by an award winning architect, nor is it furnished by an interior designer. What you will find though, is a comfy bed, freshly laundered linen, and décor from local crafters and artists in the area.
Shindzela is not a luxury safari lodge; instead it is a comfortable tented bush camp, where you can relax, enjoy our hospitality and immerse yourself in the African wilderness. We love our informal, relaxed atmosphere…..
Our rates include your accommodation, all meals, game drive snacks, tea/coffee, complimentary non-alcoholic, and (2) two safari activities daily (game drives, and / or walking safaris, night game drives with spotlight)