Shindzela

  • Tented Camp
  • Safaris
  • Big 5
  • Timbavati
  • Greater Kruger
Shindzela Safari Activities

Game Drives

Shindzela offers two game drives per day in open 4 x 4 vehicles – one early-morning and one late-afternoon/early- evening. Your guides will endeavour to track the big mammals in the bush, inform you of the insect and plant life and point out some of the 350 bird species in the area. Also be on the lookout for crocodiles and hippo at dams. If you’re fortunate, you may even see wild dog. In addition to big-five animals, we have an array of nocturnal creatures such as bush babies, civets, genets, African wild cats and porcupines. 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.
Shindzela Safari Activities

Walking Trails

All our walking trails are led by experienced, qualified and armed trails guides. A maximum of 8 guests are allowed on a guided walk. Chat to your guide upon arrival at camp to arrange a bush walk. If you choose to go on our morning walking trail, please note the following qualifying criteria: You need to be able to understand and speak English, be in good physical condition and between 16yrs and 60yrs old. If you are above 60, just chat to your GP to get a medical certificate stating that you are able to walk in the African bush for approximately 3 hours. Our guides will do their utmost to offer guests sightings of the larger animals, but our walks are more of an educational experience, focusing on our amazing fauna and flora.

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):

MORNING
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Morning
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.
AFTERNOON
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AFTERNOON
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.
EVENING
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EVENING
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.
Clothes

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

Personal

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

Winter

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

Equipment

A flashlight, camera and spare batteries.