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With tours focussed within the epic Kruger National Park, the largest free roam wildlife preserves in Africa, Shinzelle Safaris was founded by Brandon and Danielle Smith who are still heavily involved in the business. Named after the Honey Badger, one of the most respected creatures in the African Bush, it is a reminder of Shinzelle Safari’s roots in this ancient and charismatic land.
Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and covers an area of almost 20,000 square kilometres, (roughly 7,523 sq. miles) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north-eastern South Africa and extends 360 km (220 miles) from north to south and 65 km (40 miles) from east to west. Since 1898 it has fallen under government protection and forms a safe haven for some of Africa’s most beloved animals, such as the famous Big 5 and the Super 7.
Their business foundation has several pillars, Brandon’s experience as a guide, Danielle’s culinary expertise and their shared passion for the outdoor bush experience and great hospitality. Shinzelle’s Safaris have gone to tremendous efforts to create an authentic experience, guaranteed to leave an everlasting mark on the minds and hearts of anyone who’s ever wanted to experience Africa.
The available packages include both day and overnight tours. Half day and full day tours are available but for a more complete experience the overnight tours are not to be missed. These include Kruger Adventure Combo, Classic Safari Experience, Private Safari Experience and Panoramic Tours. Ranging from three to five days these are perfect for those looking to be enthralled from sunup to sundown.
Two professionally guided open vehicle game drives per day are included, rest and relaxation time as well as self-catering and all-inclusive options to suit the needs of all travellers seeking an authentic Big 5 experience. All of the tours are led by experienced guides who not only share a passion for their work but a deep love and respect for this land.
For overnight stays, Shinzelle Safaris have partnered with The Windmill Country Retreat where guests, both invigorated and weary after their adventures, will find a combination of luxury and rustic appeal.
These charming country cottages sit on 22 hectares of pristine property, in the picturesque Sabie River Valley closest to Hazyview. An extraordinary location, surrounded by natural bush and forest and a mere 25 minutes from Kruger National park and only 30 minutes away from the incredible Blyde River Canyon and the various waterfalls, it’s a perfect place to recharge in between tours.
WHAT GUESTS CAN EXPECT
Understanding that for many guests, safaris represent a lifelong dream and a huge effort that has taken them across continents and oceans. Brandon and Danielle treat every guest as the intrepid adventurer they are. They strive to take care of every need with their expert catering team who are responsible for preparing the mouth-watering dishes that originate from the hundreds of different cultures within this region of Africa. All enjoyed around a fire while the animals of the nights wake to the setting sun.
Their vision is to deliver unforgettable safari experiences, encouraging guests to not just come visit Africa but experience it.
PRICE: Dependent on Package. See website.
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