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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Shindzela (named after the Honey badger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented...
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, South Africa. 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.

Shindzela offers guests a greater Kruger wildlife safari, in an unfenced wilderness environment. We have no power, instead we use solar power, gas and candles. We are undisturbed by modern conveniences such as television and cell phones, preferring to immerse ourselves in the African wilderness. The camp accommodates just 12 guests, and offers walking safaris, and game drives in open vehicles.

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.

The Timbavati Reserve, South Africa, is home to a myriad of mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five animals - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Other species of game that visitors may encounter whilst on safari include hyena, jackal, giraffe, hippo, wild dog, zebra, kudu and impala, to mention just a few. There are over 350 bird species recorded in the area. The Reserve is open to the Kruger National Park, providing animals with a vast expanse of wilderness in which to roam, free of fences.

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. The best time to view game on your African safari, are the early hours of the morning and during the late afternoon. This is when most game is active – during the heat of the day, many animals tend to seek shade and are less active. Night game drives with a spotlight bring you in to contact with nocturnal animals such as Bush babies, Civets, Genets, African wild cats, Porcupines and so forth.

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. Please note that during summer bush walks may be shorter in duration, due to the thick bush.


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. We have deliberately decided to keep the camp undeveloped, so as to better blend in to the environment, and offer guests an undisturbed wilderness experience.

There are numerous advantages to enjoying a safari in a well-known Private Game Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park:

Shindzela is situated in a private concession area within the Timbavati Reserve, this means we are able to be to offer our guests a number of distinct advantages for their wildlife safari: We are the only safari operator in this concession area, which means we are undisturbed by other commercial vehicles, so have unrestricted opportunity for animals sightings. We are able to offer true walking safaris in a Big Five Reserve. The camp is unfenced, making it very much part of the wilderness. We can stay out later on activities, including night drives. We are permitted to drive off road into the bush in search of predators or unusual sightings.

Whilst we make every effort to seek out the Big Five animals lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, we focus on the whole safari environment, showing appreciation for all aspects of the wilderness, animal behaviour and habitat, trees, insect and plant life, as well as viewing all the other species of game found in the bush. Animals are free to roam in vast areas, this is not an area of managed sightings, but rather a true wilderness experience, with natural movement of game.
from R3780

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is situated within the world renowned and beautiful Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the...
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is situated within the world renowned and beautiful Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park, and guarantees an exclusive, authentic and unforgettable African safari experience.

Enjoy magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated.

Accommodation is pure African safari, and comprises of individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel. Each suite comprises two individual tents; one for the main bedroom, and a separate bathroom, which is linked by a passage that can be opened up on one side, allowing for an indoor or private outdoor shower experience. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the tented-suites, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.

Some of the private suites are situated to avail of the breath taking views, and are therefore accessible via steep stairs. For the mobility impaired, please ensure that you stipulate your needs when booking.

The lodge offers Big 5 game activities in the early morning and late afternoon or evening, taking advantage of the time of day that the animals are naturally most active. Nocturnal creatures, including the big cats, are regular sightings at night. Currently over 40 mammal species are listed as resident in the Timbavati, including the Big 5, as well as endangered species including wild dogs and cheetah. There is an abundance of bird life, with a total of 360 species of bird listed.
from R11000

Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp

Sleeps 84 in 27 rooms

Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps are located within the Manyeleti Game Reserve just a short drive...
Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps are located within the Manyeleti Game Reserve just a short drive from the gate to the Kruger National park. The camps offer breathtaking wildlife experiences at the same time as pampering the senses with meticulous service and superb cuisine.

There are two camps available, Mantobeni and Khoka Moya. Both camps offers accommodation in 12 luxurious tents with private bathrooms, mosquito netting and a patio. There are three hearty meals prepared each day for your enjoyment.

There are two game drives each day with the opportunity for walking safaris, bird watching. relax by the boma fire in the evening, in the pool or by the bar with a cool refreshing drink.
from R8000

Indawo Wilderness Trail Camp

Sleeps 8 in 8 rooms

Indawo Wilderness Trail Camp is located in the Balule Nature Reserve, which is home to Africa’s Big...
Indawo Wilderness Trail Camp is located in the Balule Nature Reserve, which is home to Africa’s Big 5. The reserve also boasts a wide variety of fauna and flora, interesting topography and beautiful vistas. The Balule Nature Reserve forms part of the nearly 3.5 million-hectare greater Kruger National Park, which one of Africa’s few remaining natural ecologies.

Indawo focuses on providing a quality wilderness experience through the provision of informative and authentic walking and camping safaris. Trails commence from the Indawo Base Camp in the Balule Nature Reserve south of the Olifants River.

Indawo Wilderness Trails provides the platform from which to explore some 3500 acres on foot. Guests are required to provide, carry and prepare their own food, tent and sleeping bag for the duration of the three nights. A maximum of eight and minimum of four guests are guided by an armed and experienced trail ranger and tracker across diverse habitats. Temporary camps are erected and broken daily at no specific location and therefore bathing is limited to the amount of water one can carry or the good humour of the trail guide to visit a safe pool in a river.

Our two trail rangers, with some 40 years combined experience, will not only share their knowledge with you but also encourage you to participate during the trail. Activities include guided day trails, sleep outs under the African stars, game drives and specialist photographic and birding excursions.
from R1500

Tydon Bush Camp

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Tydon Bush Camp is situated in one of the best game viewing areas within the beautiful Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which shares unfenced...
Tydon Bush Camp is situated in one of the best game viewing areas within the beautiful Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park.

There are three semi-luxury safari tents nestled in lush vegetation, providing ultimate privacy in a peaceful atmosphere. Each tent is set on a raised platform with wooden decks, featuring en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning.

This exclusive bush camp offers tented accommodation in the southern part of Sabi Sand, serving as the ideal base for game viewing at its best. Guests can enjoy bush walks, open 4x4 game drives, as well as exhilarating night drives with our professional guides.

The campfire in the open-air boma provides a laid-back atmosphere after a long day of exploring. Delicious meals are served in the thatch and canvas lapa, with a traditional safari-style setting.
from R4760

Tydon Safari Camp

1 Review
Sleeps 24 in 6 rooms

Tydon Safari Camp shares its borders with the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger region, having...
Tydon Safari Camp shares its borders with the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger region, having unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. The camp offers guests the unique opportunity of staying in permanent semi-luxury tented rooms and experiencing wildlife game drives and bush walks in both the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park.

Nestled in the shade of indigenous trees, this visual oasis of inspirational elements combines to cumulate in the magnificent Tydon Safari Camp. Intimate and comfortable, the camp creates a traditional African safari feel where chic African-styled tented rooms perched on raised platforms create the perfect ambiance.

Safari dives are conducted in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park. In addition, we offer bush walks and night drives in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Safari drives are carried out in open game viewing vehicles, providing panoramic views when encountering animals, as well as allowing guests an insight into the sounds and smells of the African wilderness. The vehicles feature quick release windows and doors for guests' comfort when the unpredictable African weather provides us with an unexpected thunderstorm. An air-conditioned closed vehicle is also available should guests prefer this option.
from R4760

Ngama Tented Safari Lodge

12 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Ngama, meaning "Place of the Eagles" is a delightfully intimate, family-run tented safari lodge that offers a true African experience,...
Ngama, meaning "Place of the Eagles" is a delightfully intimate, family-run tented safari lodge that offers a true African experience, where guests fall asleep to the sounds of the bush and are pampered with the warm-hearted service that embodies the soul of Africa.

Sharing borders with the renowned Thornybush and neighbouring the famous Kruger National Park, guests are invited to experience the exhilaration of Big 5 sightings or take part in some special interest safaris, such as walking or birding around the beautiful bushveld of Guernsey Private Nature Reserve.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the African sun, indulge in authentic traditional cuisine, head out on early morning game drives, or escape from it all by exploring the natural beauty of the bushveld from a hot-air balloon. Unwind and relax in one of our six modern, tented suites which offer a tranquil escape for city dwellers and travellers alike. At Ngama Tented Safari Lodge, we’ve taken the utmost care to ensure you experience pure relaxation accompanied by warm and welcoming African hospitality - it’s the little things that really count.

Enjoy the romance of canvas, with sounds of the wild and flickering lanterns lighting the camp grounds. Feel the bushveld breeze into your tent or enjoy a view of the great outdoors from the luxurious bathtub. Ngama is an intimate safari lodge with six modern, spacious tented chalets, designed after classic safari tents, but with all the modern amenities.

Our tented chalets have been designed to take advantage of their beautiful natural setting, while ensuring guests can enjoy plenty of privacy. Each tented chalet has its own en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower, an outside shower for those wanting a more natural bush wash, and a private deck.

The main lodge area is a comfortable place to relax and enjoy a drink or good book while admiring the birdlife around the waterhole, while the sun deck around the pool in the lodge area is the perfect place for those who just want to sit back, relax and enjoy the African sun.

Dinner and breakfast are enjoyed outside on one of the decks or around the fire on a chilly winter’s night. Our boma creates a truly memorable atmosphere, where guests enjoy dinner while taking in the sounds of the African bush. Where ever you chose to spend your time at Ngama Tented Safari Lodge, the experience is always completed with the warmest of African hospitality.

Discover a world of thrilling adventure in a place surrounded by nature and blessed with year-round sunshine. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, adrenaline junkie or simply love being in nature, there is something for everyone. Ngama Tented Safari Lodge is a naturalist’s paradise and endless hours can be spent exploring the great outdoors, with many activities to suit your mood.
from R2120

Tamboti Tented Camp Kruger National Park SANParks

4 Reviews
Sleeps 120 in 40 rooms

Tamboti Tented Camp is a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western...
Tamboti Tented Camp is a small camp situated on the banks of the Timbavati River, on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, approximately 2 km east of Orpen Rest Camp. Due to the size and location of this camp, Tamboti is one of the most popular camps in the Park. A great feature is the boma, which makes it ideal for small groups of people to gather around the camp fire and relive the animal sightings of the day. For the birding enthusiasts, Tamboti offers a bird hide in which to spend hours looking for that exclusive raptor that has up to now eluded you. The natural bush feeling is kept inside the camp, which has the result of emphasizing guest privacy.
from R535
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    Elephant Walk

    from R240
    Do a river safari on the Olifants River, a guided walk in Kruger National Park, day or night...
    Do a river safari on the Olifants River, a guided walk in Kruger National Park, day or night safaris in an open vehicle or a microlight flip over big game areas. Sleep in crispy clean linen or camp and enjoy hot showers. Safe parking off the street.
    from R240
    Sleeps 28 in 8 rooms

    33.73km from Central Kruger Park

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    Set deep in the Timbavati, Motswari game reserve promises rich game viewing and a traditional...
    Set deep in the Timbavati, Motswari game reserve promises rich game viewing and a traditional experience of the bush to unwind and restore your soul. We pride ourselves on our exquisite cuisine, award-winning wines, luxurious accommodation and hospitality.
    from R2312
    Sleeps 34 in 17 rooms

    32.10km from Central Kruger Park

    3 Reviews

    Busisa Safari Lodge

    from R1450
    Whether you are a wildlife and nature lover, golf enthusiast, or just looking for a spot of...
    Whether you are a wildlife and nature lover, golf enthusiast, or just looking for a spot of tranquillity away from it all, Busisa is your answer. Busisa Safari Lodge is a luxury self-catering house on the famous Hans Merensky Golf Estate, in the heart of the African Bush of the Limpopo region. <br /> <br />
    from R1450
    Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

    27.29km from Central Kruger Park

    2 Reviews

    The name means “river of sand” and the sandy riverbed is an excellent location for game viewing,...
    The name means “river of sand” and the sandy riverbed is an excellent location for game viewing, particularly elephant which thrive in the area.
    from R440
    Sleeps 628 in 167 rooms

    12.72km from Central Kruger Park

    6 Reviews

    Experience the beauty and diversity of a South African National Park (SANPark) camp. Guests that...
    Experience the beauty and diversity of a South African National Park (SANPark) camp. Guests that visit Olifants will be exposed to an unforgettable window of Africa.
    from R1930
    Sleeps 320 in 127 rooms

    28.45km from Central Kruger Park

    8 Reviews

    The camp is so named because the Letaba River is lined with these huge trees. Shimuwini Camp is...
    The camp is so named because the Letaba River is lined with these huge trees. Shimuwini Camp is found in the Northern Region of the Kruger National Park. T
    from R1125
    Sleeps 60 in 15 rooms

    35.06km from Central Kruger Park

    Located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park,...
    Located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Simbavati River Lodge offers four Luxury Twin bedded safari Tents and three spacious Family Chalets. The lodge is tastefully decorated, with authentic African sophistication.
    from R4725
    Sleeps 28 in 11 rooms

    35.85km from Central Kruger Park

    Deep in the heart of the Kruger National Park, in the most exquisite topography, lies a small...
    Deep in the heart of the Kruger National Park, in the most exquisite topography, lies a small satellite camp named Balule, after the Tsonga word for the Olifants River.
    from R250
    Sleeps 126 in 24 rooms

    6.12km from Central Kruger Park

    Bush Haven Lodge

    from R3500
    Bush Haven Lodge is situated on the banks of the Mala-Mala Dam on Hans Merensky Golf and Spa...
    Bush Haven Lodge is situated on the banks of the Mala-Mala Dam on Hans Merensky Golf and Spa Estate. It faces the Kruger National Park in Phalaborwa. The lodge is fully equipped for self-catering with its own pool, lapa and a small, private island on the dam.
    from R3500
    Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

    36.34km from Central Kruger Park

    1 Review

    Motswari is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, traversing an area of approximately...
    Motswari is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, traversing an area of approximately 12,000 hectares having an open boundary with the Kruger National Park. Motswari is family owned and managed and is proud to be accredited by Fair Trade, Green Globe and SATSA.
    from R2312
    Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

    30.38km from Central Kruger Park

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