Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Game Lodge Accommodation in Timbavati, Greater Kruger

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Game Lodge at Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests16
  • Units/Rooms8
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

About Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Shindzela (named after the honey badger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented bush camp made from wood and canvas, set within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park.

It is from here that Shindzela brings you an affordable wildlife safari, where you can explore the African wilderness on game drives in open safari vehicles and on foot during bush walks. Safari activities are conducted by professional and knowledgeable safari guides. The camp has an informal, relaxed atmosphere, and is alive with warm African hospitality.


At Shindzela, we offer an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, private and natural wilderness environment. Safari accommodation is in twin or double safari canvas tents, set on wooden platforms.

Tents have a wooden entrance door, adjustable canvas flaps for windows, and mesh to keep insects out. Each tent has a thatch roof and porch, designed to cool the tents in summer. Tents have solar lighting, and are equipped with all bedding and towels. Private bathrooms are made from reeds wood and canvas and feature a shower, hand basin and flush toilet.

The general bush camp area encompasses a covered dining area, swimming pool, kitchen and central African fireplace - a perfect spot to relive safari experiences around the fire. Your African safari is hosted by a guide and tracker, and the camp is owner managed. We operate an honesty bar, where guests can help themselves to drinks, and record their drinks on a bar tab sheet.

The Shindzela Hide Sleep Out Experience:

There is an opportunity to book a Sleep Out experience at the Shindzela Hide. The hide is built overlooking the Main Dam at Shindzela. This is a “back to basics”, adventurous experience, and ideal for those who are dedicated nature enthusiasts.

Guests who have booked a night at the Sleep Out Hide will return to Shindzela camp after the normal afternoon and night safari game drive, and have dinner in the dining room. After dinner, depart with our guide on a short night drive to the dam, and settle in at the Hide.


Shindzela offers both game drives and bush walks. Each nature encounter places an emphasis on understanding the wild environment, and tracking and viewing animals in their natural surroundings. As we are a small camp, we are able to accommodate a guest’s preference of activity, be it a walking safari or game drive safari.

Game viewing is conducted in the early mornings and late afternoons. Safari activities begin at dawn, and guests return to camp mid morning. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in camp. In the afternoon, depending on the animal movements in the area, guides may suggest a game drive and short walk, followed by sundowners and a night safari game drive.

Guests choosing a walking safari should be prepared to walk anywhere from 2 to 3 hours on a trail. All walking trails are led by an experienced armed trails guide. A maximum of 8 guests make up a trail. Guides will give guests a thorough safety briefing before starting, so that they are comfortable with the rules and safety instructions pertaining to their walking trail.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Tour assistance
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  • ZAR 4700
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.407061111111112
Longitude: 31.314972222222224

Closest airport(s)
Hoedspruit Airport - 45km
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 170km
Phalaborwa Airport - 110km

Children policy
Children 15 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00 to 15h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
November 2009 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

The best place to be. Everything you hope to receive/feel/enjoy. The staff is 100% dedicated to the guests and their gamesdrives as adventurous as you...

Theo Goertz, Gangelt Travellers' Rating


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