Tented Safaris

  • Big 5
  • Greater Kruger
  • Timbavati
  • Photographic Safaris
Game Drives
Our vehicles can accommodate up to 10 guests comfortably.
All vehicles are open 4×4 Land Cruisers.
All ages are welcome to participate in game drives, subject to our child policy.
Safari Walks
Guests can participate in a morning safari walk (instead of an early-morning game drive). No children under the age of 16 years allowed — this is not negotiable.Visitors who are over the age of 60 must have a doctor’s letter indicating that they are fit to walk for about 2,5 to 3 hours in the bush. Maximum 8 guests per safari walk.
All walks are led by qualified trails guides.
Guests who participate need to understand English and be in good physical condition.
Timbavati Reserve Entry Fees
Timbavati Reserve vehicle fee: R190 per vehicle (subject to change without notice: Valid 1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020).
This vehicle fee is collected in cash or via credit card by Timbavati Private Nature Reserve personnel upon arrival at the Timbavati Gate.
Timbavati Reserve conservation levy: R220 per person per night — (subject to change: Valid 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020).
The conservation levy is collected in cash upon arrival at Shindzela Tented Camp.
The conservation levy may also be pre-paid and added to your invoice.
Please note: Reserve fees are always subject to changes made in this respect by the Timbavati Board.
Check In/Out
Check-in: 13:00 to 14:00. Check-out: 11:00 on day of departure.
Guests arriving after 15:00 will miss the afternoon game drive.
You can settle your drinks with either credit card or cash upon check-out. Opting to pay with a credit card, a small card handling fee will be charged.
Dietary Requirements
Please advise us in advance of any special diets. We can
accommodate most, except Kosher.
No children under 10 years. Children 12 years and over will pay the full adult rate.
There is only one tent suitable for 2 adults sharing with a child younger than 12 years.
Tent Configuration
The camp can accommodate 16 guests in either double- or
twin-bedded tents.
Safari Activities
Shindzela offers game drives in open vehicles and also morning safari walks.
The rates includes 2 safari activities per day — a morning game drive or a morning safari walk; and an afternoon game drive into the early evening.
Travelling Times
(Please request self-drive directions from us)

Johannesburg to Shindzela — 6 to 6.5 hours.
Nelspruit to Shindzela: approximately 3 hours 15 minutes.
Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to Shindzela: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Timbavati Gate to Shindzela: 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Contact Information
Office Tel: +27 82 307 9493

Email: res@shindzela.co.za; Website: www.shindzela.co.za

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 17:00.






Which airport is the closest to Shindzela?
Hoedspruit Airport, being 1 hour 20 minutes away.
What time of the year is best for game viewing?
Can we book transfers directly?
Yes you can, and we can add this to your final accommodation bill.
Do you provide mosquito nets?
Yes, we do.
Do we need to take any malaria tablets?
Please chat to your local GP about the correct prophylactics, as Shindzela is situated within a low-risk malaria area.
What time does the game drive start?
15:30/16:00 in the afternoon and around 05:00/06:00 in the morning.
Can we drive through the Kruger Park to Shindzela?
NO, you will have to enter and exit through the Enkhulu Timbavati Gate on the Argyle road.
How does the Shuttle service work?
We make use of Ashtons Tours and Safaris who collects guests at the Magic Bus station’s blue chairs located at the Car Rental Building at ORT. They depart strictly at 06:45 and will arrive at Bush Pub & Inn (located outside of the Timbavati Gate) around 13:30. From here we book a private transfer for you with Schoeman Tours and safaris, who will then drop you off at Shindzela tented Camp. Drop off will be approx 15:15, in time for the afternoon safari. On the morning of departure, you will be collected at 9am and arrive back at ORT around 5pm. Following the same route and procedure as above.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
South Africa

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