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  • I did not plan to stay with Judie and Bruce but i think that this was the best part of my journey. Sometimes you do meet people in your life where you do have a good vibe with. It is unbelievable that you can have that kind of connection after a couple of hours. They help you out if you need their help, the give you the right advice if you ask for it. They are very professional in what they do and there heart is on the right place. I learnt a lot about the bush, there are so knowledgeable and i spent one year in the bush before i met them. I did not spend only that first night at there place. I have been back twice to spend more time with them. I hope to keep in touch with them for a long time. I will be a visitor again when i will visit them but it feels as a member of the family.
    - Ruud Aalders The Netherlands
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Tour Packages

Tented Safari Greater Kruger

Timbavati and Kruger
Trip Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days
Max. Guests: Min 2
Brief overview: This tour takes in the National and Private sections of the Kruger in tented style. Sleeping under canvas brings home the romance of a safari and open vehicle drives with knowledgeable guides brings the thrill of the bush to the safari.
Tented Safari Greater Kruger


The Kruger Shuttle leaves from Johannesburg early morning and arrives at the Timbavati Gate early afternoon. Guests then change vehicles and set off for Shindzela Tented Safari Camp. Shindzela is set deep in the Timbavati Private Reserve on a shady bend of a dry river bed. Eights well spaced en-suite tents accommodate a maximum of 16 guests in comfortable canvas surrounds. Arriving at the camp after a 30 min drive through the reserve, lunch is served and guests meet the others. The afternoon game drive sets off into the surrounding bush as the heat of the day dissipates. The ranger guide and tracker interpret and point out the diverse fauna and flora including the famous big 5. The drive pauses for sundowners at a look out point or water hole. Drinks are shared as the sun goes down and the night drive begins. The spotlight will high light nocturnal animals that you encounter. Dinner is served and the flickering fire beacons. The night sounds highlight the joy of sleeping under canvas.

 At dawn tea and coffee is served before embarking on a game walk or a drive. An ample breakfast awaits later in the morning and then time to relax at the pool before lunch. Two nights are spent at Shindzela with afternoon and morning game drives or walks. On day three we leave Shindzela at sun rise and head to the Orpen gate of the Kruger National Park. A packed breakfast is enjoyed en route. The entire day is spent in the central region of Kruger stopping at the odd rest camp for refreshments and covering a larger area that is possible in the open vehicle private park section of this tour. We exit the Kruger at sunset and check into Wild Olive Tented Camp at the gate. This camp is a community initiative comprising of 8 tents on wooden decks with en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. The lighting is by lantern and hot water from solar and the local hosting enthusiastic. Dinner is served all around a convivial communal table and fireside time is serenaded by owls and distant hyeana calls. Retire for a night under canvas followed by a leisurely morning and breakfast before the shuttle leaves for the city.


ZAR 10850 per person.

Included in this tour

Return transfer from Johannesburg to the Greater Kruger. Two nights at Shindzela Tented Camp with afternoon and morning drives. All meals and teas at Shindzela. One full day tour into Kruger National Park. Overnight with Dinner and Breakfast at Wild Olive Tree Camp in en suite tents. Transfer back to the Timbavati Gate for the shuttle to Johannesburg.

Excluded from this tour

Timbavati Conservation levy of ZAR 150 per person.