Shindzela is an authentic tented bush camp, set within the Timbavati Private Game Reserve (Big 5), part of the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. We bring you an affordable wildlife safari, where you can explore the African wilderness on game drives in open Landrover vehicles and on foot during bush walks. Safari activities are conducted by professional and knowledgeable safari guides.
The general camp area encompasses a thatch dining / lounge area, swimming pool and a central African fireplace – a perfect spot to relive safari experiences around the fire. Shindzela has an informal, relaxed atmosphere, and is alive with warm African hospitality.
Shindzela offers both game drives and walking Safaris. 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 drives are conducted in open 4×4 Landrovers, allowing guests maximum visibility for game viewing.
Guests choosing a walking safari activity should be prepared to walk anywhere from 2 – 2.5 hours on a trail.
The unfenced camp overlooks a waterhole, and is very much part of the wilderness. Shindzela accommodates just 16 guests in canvas safari tents set on wooden decks, each with private bathroom. We are an eco-friendly camp, relying on solar energy and gas for power. Each day guests enjoy two safari activities – either game drives (including a night drive), or walking safaris. Each nature encounter places an emphasis on understanding the wild environment, and tracking and viewing animals in their natural surroundings.