Tented Safaris

  • Big 5
  • Greater Kruger
  • Timbavati
  • Photographic Safaris


You can choose to substitute one game drive with a morning walking safari that usually lasts for between two and two and a half hours. During summer months the walking safaris may be of shorter duration due to the thicker vegetation and summer heat.

A typical day on Safari

Upon your arrival at Shindzela Tented Camp, you will be welcomed by either one of our guides or front-of-house ladies, who will assist you with checking in (filling in an indemnity form and going through our safety rules and daily programme), after which they will then take you through to your tented accommodation. Enjoy lunch before embarking on your first late-afternoon/early-evening safari.

Summer/Winter Programme (times may vary, depending on the season and animal activity):

In order to participate on the morning walking trails you will...
1. Need to speak and understand English fluently
2. Need to be able to walk for approx 2,5 hours without any assistance, need to sprint a short distance should the occasion arise
3. Need to be 16yrs up and 60yrs below – if you are over 60yrs, we require a medical certificate from your doctor stating that you are fit to as per the above.
05:00/06:00 – Wake-up call (early but worth it!) 05:15/06:15 – Morning coffee and rusks in the dining room before departure. 05:30/06:30 – Morning safari departs. 07:30/08:00 – Stop for morning coffee-break somewhere in the bush. 09:00/10:00 – Back at Camp for breakfast/brunch. 11:00 – Check-out. 11:00-14:30 – If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book.
11:00-14:30 - If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book. 14:30 - Lunch. 15:30/16:00 - Afternoon safari departs.
17:30/18:30 - Stop for a sundowner break. 18:30/19:30 - Return to camp, time to freshen up or just relax around the fire before dinner starts. 19:00/20:00 - Dinner.

What to bring on Safari

We have a small curio shop in camp where you can purchase souvenirs, shirts and caps. For the ladies we offer lovely African silver jewellery and for kids cute stuffed animal toys.

Walking shoes, sandals, neutral-coloured clothing: long pants, shorts, fleece/jumper, light raincoat, long-sleeved tops


A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunblock, personal amenities, insect repellent, reading material


During the winter months (May to September), add a tracksuit, beanie, scarf, gloves and a warm fleece.


A flashlight, camera and spare batteries.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
South Africa

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