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Timbavati Game Reserve, 1360 Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa – Show map
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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp's staff speaks: English
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds
Food & Drink
No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Airport Shuttle, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Shared Lounge/TV Area
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 12 years are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 28 reviews
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Located right at the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, Wild Olive Tree is a Mnisi community operated camp and offers tented safari accommodation. Breakfast and dinner are served daily.
Score from 50 reviews Excellent
Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kambaku River Sands features game drives and bush walks.
Score from 1 review Good
In the heart of the Timbavati Games Reserve, the Simbavati River Lodge offers the chance of a face-to- face encounter with Africa’s incredibly varied wildlife from the lodge’s private viewing decks.
Score from 23 reviews Wonderful
|KwaMbili Game Lodge is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit. It offers a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a secluded game viewing deck, overlooking a permanent waterhole.|
Very personable staff, excellent location & camp, no crowded viewings as only 2 jeeps in the park/camp, great wildlife, decent catering, lovely atmospheric camp fire setting for dinner, good wi-fi, very comfortable "tents", great VFM, so it was a fantastic 1st time safari experience for us. THANK YOU. Lee & Linda
The fact we only had 3 days there!! Went on to a more expensive allegedly better, more luxurious lodge camp, but we felt it wasn't as good as our stay at Shindzela in many respects.
Great staff, extremely comfortable "tents", decent food, good camp location & atmosphere, very personable guides/trackers, only 2 jeeps in the camp/park so no overcrowding at viewings, good wildlife sightings, so a brilliant 1st safari experience for us!
Having to leave after 3 days for a bigger, "posher" lodge camp, which for the additional cost wasn't any better than Shindzela!
Friendly Reception Fantastic Location Great Facilities Amazing Food Informative Staff Awesome Safari Drives Great Service, friendly staff Great for relaxing
The staff were very friendly. The food was average for a bush camp, always fresh. The game drives were well run, and on time.
The condition of the tented camps, need to be renovated, felt like the floor boards were going to collapse when trodden on. NOT good location, if you need to contact business associates in a crisis, as there is NO reception in the area.
This is a magical place, we only wish our schedule and budget had allowed for more than one night here - but even so we had a full and memorable 24 hours thanks to the excellent, carefully worked out schedule. The camp is beautiful, we could happily have spent all day there, just watching the wildlife from the tent verandah or the welcoming bar area. But we also could not have missed the long game drives, with guides who literally could spot a chameleon from fifty paces and who clearly took pride in giving their guests the best possible views of the wildlife. The tents were very comfortable, with nice touches like turned down beds, and we liked the meals, taken on the deck and under the stars, and preceded by drums and a formal reading-out of the menu. The fact that there is no fence made the whole experience doubly exciting - yet it felt safe at all times, thanks to the staff. We would definitely come back here, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to get close to nature.
Some folks left very early for their flight - 4am - so if you are a light sleeper like me maybe ask for a tent far away from the reception. But no earplugs, or you will miss the hyenas calling!
Wonderful experience. Sleeping in the middle of the park in a tent, eating dinner outside by the fire
Game drives started late.
A proper bush safari experience. Real fun, real tracking. Excellent staff.
Lunch being at 3pm when it wasn't your arrival day
Sam, our guide was wonderful! Good beds, tents comfortable. Food plentiful and tasty.
Exciting, an authentic outdoor experience not missing out on the necessary comfort. Friendly staff and very informative guides... Very laid back atmosphere.
Great staff, excellent setting. A true bush and wilderness experience. If you want something more authentic, that´s the choice.
Great staff, location has tremendous access to animals, focus is on the activity, rather than luxury accomodations, giving good value.
- The staff was great - The set up of the camp was great - Good dayly schedule of safari, breakfast, lunch and diner
- Directions to Shindzela could be improved (better roadsigns)
Fantastic value, and very comfortable accommodation. The game drives were better than any other on the trip as we got right into the bushes to sit with lions and other animals. No sitting on the sidelines. Highly recommend
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