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Sindile Luxury Tented Camp

Sindile Luxury Tented Camp

Shamwari Game Reserve


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Named after the famous Shamwari leopardess that survived numerous lion maulings and raised 5 litters of cubs, Sindile is a secluded luxury getaway set deep in the African wild.

Located in the malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve, Sindile blends in perfectly with the surrounding bush and offers excellent views of the Bushman's River below, as well as the surrounding plains.

Guests can enjoy an array of experiences such as game drives, birding, walking safaris, and excursions to the nearby Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The guides and rangers are experts at navigating the Shamwari terrain and are readily available to answer any questions you may have. Walking safaris offer the chance for you to gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora indigenous to this incredible region.

After an exciting morning or afternoon out in the reserve, take the time to experience a host of safari spa treatments at Sindile that will leave you feeling revitalised and rejuvenated.

This magnificent lodge boasts 9 premier tents each with a private heated plunge pool.

The main lodge at Sindile is made up of large staggered tents, joined together by viewing decks and elevated walkways.

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Our standard rates for a Premier Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 May 2024 to 30 September 2024 GBP 658 USD 842 ZAR 15,631 EUR 777 per person sharingContracted Long Stay 10% Discount Offer4+ nights
1 May 2024 to 30 September 2024 GBP 727 USD 931 ZAR 17,271 EUR 858 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 3 nights
1 October 2024 to 14 December 2024 GBP 951 USD 1,217 ZAR 22,582 EUR 1,122 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
15 December 2024 to 15 January 2025 GBP 951 USD 1,217 ZAR 22,582 EUR 1,122 per person sharingContracted Rate2+ nights
16 January 2025 to 31 March 2025 GBP 951 USD 1,217 ZAR 22,582 EUR 1,122 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; drinks (excluding French champagne and premium products); twice-daily game drives; guided walks; and the Conservation Levy are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 16 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Guests over 65 wishing to join a walking safari are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. More details available on request. In addition, pregnant women are not permitted on walking safaris.

A walking safari can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctor’s certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and lodge manager.



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Sindile Luxury Tented Camp Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth (also known as Gqeberha): Follow the N2 out of Port Elizabeth heading towards Grahamstown bypassing the town of Colchester. 11 km past Colchester use the left lane to take the N2 ramp to Grahamstown. Continue on the N2 for 17 km and take the R342 turn-off for Shamwari Private Game Reserve on your left. Travel 7 km up the gravel road and enter at the Shamwari Private Game Reserve gate where you will stop at the Welcome Lounge to check in.



General Information For Guests

The rooms all have an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, along with an outdoor shower. They also include air conditioning, Nespresso coffee machine, telephone, mini bar, hair dryer, electronic safe, indoor fireplace, a private viewing deck with a heated plunge pool, and a lounge area.

The lodge consists of a dining room with a fireplace, reception, gift boutique, lounge area, bar and lounge with a big screen TV, boma, a relaxation retreat and a deck with a firepit.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

Activities that are available at Sindile include game drives, walking safaris, bird watching and visits to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary. Part of this experience is Vulpro - a unique captive breeding centre and the only one of its kind in Africa. Injured vulture species that can’t fly will breed in captivity and the healthy young are released back into the wild.

The game viewing drives are available for morning and afternoon trips, as this is when the animals are most active. The vehicles are open and comfortable, and give you a panoramic view of the area. You’ll be guided by a trained game rangers who’ll take you and your party through the reserve, encountering many animals along the way. The game drives themselves last for approximately 3 to 4 hours and take you through the reserve. Included on the game drive is a coffee stop for the morning drive and a sundowner stop in the evening. The game drive vehicle seats 6 guests.

All guests will be provided with a pair of Swarovski Optik Binoculars (EL 10 x 42 range) - one pair per couple - for use when out on game drives. Should you then wish to purchase your own binoculars, they are available to buy in the gift boutique.

Should you wish to leave a gratuity, envelopes are available at reception. Alternatively you can add it to your final bill and settle by credit card when you check out.

Fun fact:  Sindile is isiXhosa for 'survivor', testament to the celebrated leopardess that survived numerous lion maulings to raise five litters of cubs.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Guests over 65 wishing to join a walking safari are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. More details available on request. In addition, pregnant women are not permitted on walking safaris.

A walking safari can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctor’s certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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