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 is totally eco-friendly – we make use of solar electricity and gas energy. We are undisturbed by modern conveniences such as television and cell phones, preferring to immerse ourselves in the African Wilderness. We do however provide unlimited Wi-Fi at Shindzela in case you desire to contact the outside world!


A tented camp safari experience

Shindzela tented safari camp 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 tented wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 16 guests in 8 Safari tents. Accommodation is in twin or double bed safari tents, each set under thatch tops and on wooden decks with en-suite bathrooms.


Timbavati Private Game Reserve


Situated in the Timbavati Private 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 such as the thrill of viewing African wildlife either on a game viewing vehicle or on foot, marvelling at a beautiful sunset, or relaxing around the camp fire with a drink.

We focus on game drives in open 4×4 vehicles (day & night drives), and offer optional walking safaris. Our Kruger safari game drives place an emphasis on understanding the wild environment and tracking and viewing animals in their natural surroundings. We are able to drive off road in search of African predators and Big Five animals. Our camp is not built by an award winning architect, nor is it furnished by an interior designer. What you will find at Shindzela Tented Camp is a comfy bed, freshly laundered linen, and decor from local crafters and artists.

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 soft drinks, unlimited Wi-Fi and two safari activities daily (either a morning and afternoon game drive, or a walking safari).  Our afternoon game drives becomes an evening drive where we make use of a spotlight to find interesting nocturnal animals.

We will send you comprehensive Kruger Holiday travel information for your wildlife safari at the time of booking. This information is geared to making your packing much easier, so that you are fully prepared to gain the maximum enjoyment from your Kruger safari.