Excellent game, bargain price
Shindzela is an excellent owner-run tented Camp located on the unfenced Timbavati border, exclusively traversing 3,500 hectares and sharing Kruger’s flora and fauna including 40+ mammal species.
Waterhole attracts animals
Shindzela’s rustic tents surround its own waterhole, a magnet for game especially in the dry winter months when water is scarce. The unfenced camp gets you as close to nature as possible.
Post exertion pool
Shindzela boasts a swimming pool next to the thatched bar and dining area.
Simple thatched tents
Elegant Meru-style canvas tents sit on wooden platforms. They are simple and comfortable. The elevation and thatched roofs cool the rooms in hot summer months, when mosquito nets are fitted to the beds.
Shindzela accommodates up to 16 people in twin or double beds under these wooden structures. They evoke the magic of safaris in a bygone era when Africa was still being explored. Their simplicity lets you attune to your senses of sight, sound and smell.
Shower, sink, sanitation
A semi-permanent base enables the provision of a washroom with shower, sink and WC. Hot water is generated over a fire by a donkey boiler so that you can soak after a walk.
The camp runs on solar energy. You are undisturbed by television and cell phones,and can immerse yourself in the African wilderness. The rustic experience focuses on getting you in touch with the wild.
Safaris here are “mixed-mode”. You spend plenty of time on game drives. Guides go off-road to follow their intuition from the sights, sounds and smells that envelop you. When safe, you leap off the vehicle in pursuit of something interesting.
Optional walks from camp are a morning activity, or you can get dropped in the bush with your armed guide and tracker to roam farther afield. There is ample opportunity to look at the little things, to observe birds and animals and learn about the bush.
The small things
Expect to walk for 2–3 hours. Walking is led by an experienced armed Trails Guide with a maximum of 8 guests. The emphasis during drives and walks is on understanding the environment, tracking and viewing animals in their natural surroundings.
Shindzela is much loved by staff and visitors alike. The passion and knowledge exhibited by the Guides is unbeaten, even at the most expensive five star Lodges. They pride themselves on offering a relaxed, informal atmosphere: a trademark of genuine South African hospitality.