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Rustic Kruger Safari

Tour Details

Rustic Kruger Safari

An incredible 5-day safari package hosted in 2 private concession of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands and Timbavati private game reserve.

Shindzela (named after the Honeybadger in the African Shangaan language) is an authentic tented safari camp set on wooden decks under thatch (grass) roofs each with their 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.

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is owner-managed and run; ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of ten chalets/rooms with most overlooking the Sand River. Guests regularly see elephants, hippos, buffalo and antelope grazing in the river bed.


Included in this safari                                                                          

 Accommodation at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

 Accommodation at Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Full Board

Twice daily game drives in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Services of a Professional Safari Guide

Twice daily game drives in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Optional Bush Walks

Entry fees to all areas stipulated

*Bush walks are subject to safety and availability and are only available should a client exchange a game drive for the walk.


Excluded from this safari

  •  Items of a personal nature
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Conservation Fees



 Additional nights.

Accommodation changes.

Please note:

No under 12’s are permitted on this Safari Package.



Day 1,

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 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 Tented Safari Camp, you will be greeted by the friendly lodge staff and have time to settle in and rest before embarking on the afternoon game drive. The breath-taking Timbavati Private Game Reserve is located in a conservation area, known as the Greater Kruger Park that stretches from Mpumalanga into the Limpopo province of South Africa. The Timbavati Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, which allows animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can, therefore, look forward to exceptional game viewing moments. Late afternoon and into the evenings is a great time to spot wildlife, after which you will make your way to the lodge for dinner and an opportunity to have a relaxed evening.

Day 2,

You will be greeted with a cup of coffee before heading off for the morning game drive in a 4x4 safari vehicle, hopefully with an opportunity to spot the Big Five waking and roaming in your path. There is an alternative to go on a morning bush walk rather than the drive if you so prefer. Upon return from your safari, you will be served a leisurely breakfast and have the remainder of the morning at the lodge to catch up on sleep or resting at the pool. Lunch will be served and there will be some more time to unwind before returning for an afternoon/sunset safari drive with your guide. Sunset will be spent in the bush, after which you will be returned to the lodge for dinner and the evening at your leisure.

Day 3,

Early morning rises again to head out for your morning game drive to spot the animals that have been eluding you on your safari experience. Return to the lodge for breakfast and check out, where our driver will be waiting to transfer Umkumbe Safari Lodge. Arriving at Umkumbe, refresh and enjoy the views overlooking the dry river bed. Sit down for a high tea before heading off on your first game drive in the Sabi Sands. The game drive will extend from the afternoon into the night. Dinner is served in the boma.

Day 4,

Another early morning call and sunrises await. Today you will head out on two game drives. One morning and one sunset game drive. You will return during the day to enjoy breakfast and lunch. Why not spend some time in the pool? Don’t want to sit in a vehicle twice today? No problem, speak to your profession game ranger about doing a short bushwalk. Dinner served at the lodge.

Day 5,

Waking up early, enjoy a cup of coffee and soak up the atmosphere of the lodge before embarking on the final game drive of your safari package. Return to the lodge, freshening up and enjoying a good breakfast before your professional driver picks you up and takes you back to Johannesburg.

Shindzela Tented Camp

Shindzela Tented Camp- Timbavati Private Game Reserve Established in 2009 as a mere walking trails camp, consisting out of small bow tents, Shindzela has grown into the wonderful tented product that is before you. Situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa,

Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is owner managed and run; ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of ten chalets/rooms with most overlooking the Sand River.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Single Person: 4 Day- ZAR 38 200 p.p 5 Day- ZAR 44 050 p.p
  • P.P. Sharing : 4 Day- ZAR 29 900 p.p 5 Day- ZAR 33 500 p.p
  • Location : Sabi Sands and Timbavati private game reserve

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+27 11 782 1833