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3 Days Timbavati Safari

Overview

A Timbavati private game reserve safari package in the Greater Kruger National Park.

Shindzela (named after the Honey badger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented Safari camp set on wooden decks under thatch (grass) roofs each with their own en-suite shower, toilet and hand basin. Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is nestled within the Greater Kruger National Park, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa. It is from here that Shindzela brings you an affordable wildlife safari, where you can explore the African wilderness on game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles and on foot during our walking safari trails.

SAFARI ACTIVITIES ARE CONDUCTED BY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE SAFARI GUIDES. THE CAMP HAS AN INFORMAL, RELAXED ATMOSPHERE, AND IS ALIVE WITH WARM AFRICAN HOSPITALITY. SHINDZELA OFFERS GUESTS A GREATER KRUGER WILDLIFE SAFARI, IN AN UNFENCED WILDERNESS ENVIRONMENT. WE MAKE USE OF SOLAR POWERED LIGHTS & GAS GEYSERS (FOR HOT SHOWERS). WE ARE UNDISTURBED BY SOME OF THE MODERN CONVENIENCES SUCH AS TELEVISION, PREFERRING TO IMMERSE OURSELVES IN THE AFRICAN WILDERNESS.

Shindzela also has a swimming pool in camp where guests can relax and overlook our small watering hole. The camp accommodates just 16 guests, and offers both walking safaris, and game drives twice daily. Shindzela is a comfortable tented bush camp, set on the banks of a dry riverbed, facing a small watering hole. We offer an authentic African safari experience in an unfenced, private and natural wilderness environment. Our Safari Tents can either be made up in twin or double bed accommodation.

Best time to visit: May - October

Duration

3 days

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Arrival

A professional driver will pick you up in Johannesburg on the morning of your departure. All transfers are done in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, where you will be transported via the Panorama Route to The Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Panorama route includes God’s Window, Lisbon Falls and Graskop and all entrance fees are included in the package. There are numerous stops along the way for comfort breaks and photo moments.

Arriving at Shindzela the friendly staff and Game rangers will greet you and assist with check-in. After checking in and refreshing enjoy the peace and tranquillity before High Tea. After a delicious high tea your first game drive will start. The game drive will offer both day time and night time game viewing. Sundowners are served whilst watching an incredible African Sunset. Dinner is enjoyed in the boma.

Inclusion

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

An early morning wakeup call means waking up with the sun and the calls of the awakening bush. Heading out on your morning game drive offers the opportunity to capture low light images and maybe witness the predators going into hiding. A fantastic breakfast is served at the lodge. Enjoy the day relaxing at the pool or in a hammock on the river bed. High Tea is served before heading out on an afternoon/Sunset Game drive. Dinner served at the lodge.

Inclusion

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

The last game drive of your safari awaits you. Heading out on, offering the chance to spot any animals that have eluded you so far. Arriving back at the lodge, freshen up and enjoy breakfast before your professional driver takes you back to Johannesburg.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

No Accommodation (End of tour)

Inclusions

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Exclusions

  • Conservation Fees
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Included and Excluded in Every Tour?

The inclusions and exclusions vary by tour. Each tour has its specific set of inclusions and exclusions. Please refer to the individual tour page to see what is specifically included in that tour.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

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What Are Your Cancellation Terms?

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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