Tented Camp

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. We are a simple, comfortable and affordable South African bush camp, offering an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, natural wilderness environment.


This tented camp is our safari base for our wildlife activities, game drives and walking safaris trails. If you are looking for an affordable Kruger camp and a safari in a private game reserve, consider visiting Shindzela for a true wilderness experience.


We have comfortable accommodation in a safari canvas style tent. Each tent encompasses of:

  1. Built on wooden decks
  2. Has a thatch grass roof, designed to keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter
  3. Own deck/porch where you can sit and relax
  4. Wooden entrance doors and adjustable canvas flaps for windows and mesh to keep the insects out.
  5. 2 x single beds which can easily be converted to 1 x Queen size bed
  6. Private en-suite bathroom (Hot/Cold Shower, hand basin and flush toilet)
  7. Amenities such as our favourite made in South Africa body lotion, body wash, hand soap and insect repellent
  8. Fresh linen and towels
  9. Bed side tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a stand for hanging your clothes
  10. Standing corner fan for those hot summer afternoons
  11. Mosquito nets
  12. Our tents don’t have any power plug points, however you can charge all your electronics in our main area at the charging station provided


All our tents are equipped with solar lighting. We have 8 Safari canvas style tents of which tents 1-6 have a view of the watering hole opposite camp, tents 7 & 8 are more private being furthest away from the main area and overlooks the dry river bed.


Why Choose a Tented Camp


Staying in an authentic canvas safari tent is reminiscence of an authentic safari from a bygone era, when Africa was still being explored and a safari was all about the sights, sounds and smells of Africa.


A safari under canvas brings this back and lets you experience Africa up close and personal. Shindzela Tented Camp is owner run and managed, and your African safari is hosted by your safari guides and trackers.


We have deliberately decided to keep Shindzela undeveloped yet comfortable, so as to better blend in to the environment, and offer guests an undisturbed wilderness experience.


This Tented Safari Camp is an ideal option for your African safari, providing you with back to basic bush experience within the Timbavati Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park.