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  • I recently returned from my first Safari experience in South Africa. Not only did the Ndtuzi camp experience meet every expectation I had, but it far surpassed them! I give my highest recommendation to anyone seeking a comfortable and exhilarating safari wishing to see a host of animals (including the big 5) and birds with a truly knowledgeable and genuinely caring staff. Brett, Sherie, Don, Bruce and the staff could not have been more accommodating and professional throughout the entire 5 day Safari and stay at Ndtuzi. The vast knowledge of every animal, bird and plant that our guide Brett presented was only surpassed by his ability to track them down. The landscape allowed for breathtaking views high above rivers and made for some amazing photo opportunities. Getting close to the animals was an absolute thrill and a feeling that I will remember for a long time to come. I will not soon forget the elephants, lions, wildebeests, rhinos, giraffes, cape buffalo, antelope, water buck, hippos, zebras, and birds too numerous to count that we encountered during our safari. We loved it so much that we decided to extend our trip an extra day, just so we didn't miss a thing. Sherie made delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner that gave the experience a wonderful touch of home cooking. The entire experience was made even better by the comfortable atmosphere and friendships that we developed with our guide Brett and cook Sherie; I could not imagine that a better Safari experience is possible than my experience at Ndzuti, an experience of a lifetime and one that I will always cherish!
    - Johnathan Yudt USA
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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.