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 endeavor 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 cat 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 a good physical condition, need to be between 16yrs and 60yrs, if you are above 60, just chat to your GP to get your medical certificate stating that you are able to walk in the African bush, for approx. 3 hours. Our guides will do their utmost best 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 program) after which they will then take you through to your tented accommodation. Enjoy lunch before embarking on your first later afternoon early evening safari.

Summer/Winter Program (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 & 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 16:00/15:30 - Afternoon safari departs
EVENING
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EVENING
18:00/17:30 - Stop for a sundowner break 19:30/18:30 - Return to camp, time to freshen up or just relax around the fire before dinner starts 20:00/19:00 Dinner

What to bring on Safari

We do have a small curio shop in camp, where you can purchase some souvenirs, shirts and caps. For the ladies, we offer lovely African silver jewellery, kids: very 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 bring spare batteries