nice location and very well run camp. Hardcore game drives with very good rangers, good food and they really made an effort to accommodate us, which is tough when your running a small lodge in the middle of nowhere; every traveler is different, so a few bumps do to management changing the schedule, worked out in the end. They try and make it 'homey' which is nice, but having the rangers serve your drinks is a bit embarrassing.
Doubt you'll find a better value in the area. It's a real, unfenced camp - we caught a hyena trying to sneak up on us while eating dinner.
Biggest problem was that the drought seemed to have devastated the reserve - we saw 10X the game in a couple hours driving on paved roads in Kruger.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shindzela is an authentic tented bush camp situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, greater Kruger National Park. The camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests and is unfenced, making it very much part of the wilderness. Shindzela 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. Shindzela is a comfortable/rustic tented bush camp, where you can relax, enjoy our warm hospitality and immerse yourself in the African wilderness. We love our informal, relaxed atmosphere. Each safari tent is built on wooden decks, and has their own en-suite shower/toilet and hand basin. The camp also has a swimming pool and overlooks our little watering hole, from where you can watch animals come down to drink. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
- Shindzela Tented Camp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve