Sindile is the epitome of a solitary leopard’s sanctuary – a luxury tented camp located in a secluded, luxury getaway set deep in the African veld.
Sindile is isiXhosa for ‘survivor’, testament to a locally celebrated leopardess that survived numerous lion maulings to raise five litters of cubs.
The camp was designed to blend with the surrounding bush while providing excellent vantages over the Bushman’s River and surrounding plains.
Nine luxury free-standing tents are elevated above the surrounding bush, allowing uninhibited views, unsullied by any other man-made structures or light pollution. The harmonious, intimate design minimises the environmental footprint.
The textile language flows from a foundation of rich creams and browns reflecting the sandy hills nearby, the burnt reds and oranges of the stunning sunsets seen from through large glass doorways. The decor is tribal and carries the essence of safari chic.
The dining area and bar are situated to make the most of the views over the reserve, with focal points including a large harvest table and fire pit. There’s also a private heated plunge pool to cool down after a long game drive.
For game lovers, Sindile promises an unforgettable experience – with a strong focus on learning and enjoying the very best that African wildlife viewing can offer.
Their game viewing experience occurs in modern open game viewing vehicles that have been especially converted to maximise comfort and viewing potential.
The property also provides a personal game ranger will is able to give insightful and valuable information about the fauna and flora. In between game drives, your time is filled with relaxing, reading, swimming, enjoying a delicious cuisine, a game walk, or a visit to one of the two Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres nearby.
Sindile also offers a safari spa experience in the unspoilt surrounds of the Eastern Cape. Their relaxation retreats will leave you feeling revitalised and rejuvenated, with treatments, ranging from massages, facials as well as hand and foot rituals, that are proven to be beneficial for the mind, body and soul.
Shamwari offers an array of experiences you can enjoy such as Birding, Walking Safaris, Photographic Safaris and more.
To find out more about the Sindile Shamwari tented camp, visit their online booking page.
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