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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We dropped into Shindzela Tented Camp as part of an overland African Safari.

The camp was fantastic, with great accommodation and food.

The game drives were not commercial, unlike others we went on and this really added to the experience. The guides were so passionate and knowledgeable and we saw a great range of animals, including many rhino, which we didn't see in many other locations.

Whilst the rooms were tented, it felt 3 star at least. The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent.

I would recommend this camp to anybody wanting a non-commercial experience in an amazing location.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Shindzela, Guest Relations Manager at Shindzela Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi samandnancy
Thank you for your review!!!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in 4 different camps in Greater Kruger and this was by far the best. Rangers Ralph and Jaco were knowledgeable, funny, accommodating and kind. Tracker Raymond was the real deal. We saw extraordinary things on our safari drives- wild dogs, 7 rhinos at one time and the water buffalo wandering into camp.
The tents were comfortable and the bathroom fine. Just what you'd need to be comfortable and still know you're in the bush. Breakfast was the best of any place we stayed cause everything was cooked to order. The staff went out of their way to accommodate special dietary needs and the soups that were dinner starters got rave reviews.
The waterhole behind the camp attracted everything from impala to elephants. Spent a lovely morning watching giraffes come there to drink.
We stayed in fancier places but this is the one I'd come back to.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Shindzela, Guest Relations Manager at Shindzela Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for your kind and great review!!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

When on safari, you must stay at a tented camp to get the full bush experience!

The only down side to staying here is that every guest must be escorted to and from your tent to have a meal at the main area since you're the middle of nowhere with wildlife. At night you could hear all types of wildlife around the tent! Super exciting! Game drive was great... Saw lots of game. Ranger was very passionate about his job and knowledgeable.

Food was good considering the very remote location. What really shocked me was the fact that all tents had free WIFI! Imagine this, tents in the middle of the bush with free internet. The drive was long to get to the tents but well worth it. Definitely a great bush experience by far.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

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.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

A fantastic place to spent your holiday
Tents are clean, Food is Good.
Staff is friendly. Great waterhole, fantastic game drives
Absolutely great guides.
Ralf Niezen and Raymond were our guide and tracker. Raymond is such a fantastic tracker. He knows the wild.
Ralf is a true guy. He is an expert, has a lot of knowledge, explaines the animal behaviour in a way everybody can understand. He communicates, keeps you safe. He talks about the animals trees plants you see while driving. Lets me feel a part of the bush.
Not only the big 5 but he tells about little things. You get in touch with the bush. Places it in a bigger picture. Also he is a Nice Guy has lot of stories to tell. Makes sure you have a great sighting. Have time to take a photo.
I could feel his love and passion for the bush.
I have travelled a lot in Africa but he is one of the best guides i ever had
Ralf, thank you, i think you are one of the best guides i have ever seen.
It was a pleasure meeting you.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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