Shinzelle Safaris was born out of our love for Africa and in particular wildlife, we are Brandon and Danielle Smith and we are proud service providers of authentic safari experiences in the iconic Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga South Africa.  Combining our love for the bush and hospitality, Danielles’ culinary skills and expertise, Brandons’ Guiding experience and knowledge, our passion is to share the countless wonders of nature that Africa has to offer.

For some of you this will be a once in a lifetime dream come true and for others it may be a return trip to Africa, but whatever your reason you can rest assured that Shinzelle Safaris will strive to make this the most memorable experience.

Our passion is to share the countless wonders of nature that Africa has on offer from the comfortable yet thrilling vantage point of an Open Safari Vehicle, while every detail of the African bush is interpreted by your knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated Professional Field Guide on full day and overnight packaged safaris.

We strive to take care of your every need with our expert Catering team whetting your appetite with a range of delicious African inspired dishes prepared around the camp fire to your satisfaction.

With comfortable accommodation options ranging from safari tents to bungalows and luxury safari lodges, along with transfer options to get you to and from your safari destination by Air and Road.

With its rich history, diverse plant and animal life including the Big 5 and Super 7, over 500 species of birds and 119 species of reptile the 20 000 square kilometre “wildlife warehouse” known as the Kruger National Park is the ultimate safari destination and the backdrop for our speciality safari experiences.

Shinzelle Safaris – Don’t just come to Africa. Experience it!

“Our vision is to deliver unforgettable safari experiences”

Our Vision is to provide the lifetime experiences sought after by our valuable guests seeking the ultimate African safari.

We strive to do this through our enthusiasm and need to share the wildlife of Africa with the world in a professional, ethical, educational but fun manner.

In doing so we wish to create endless employment opportunities for those individuals seeking a career in the tourism and hospitality industry and form lifetime friendships and memories with you.

We are dedicated in promoting and aiding in the preservation and conservation of our precious wildlife and nature reserves for generations to come.


Brandon Smith

Brandon is a co-founder of Shinzelle Safaris and an experienced Professional Field Guide, his knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for the bush is contagious and he can’t wait to meet you and unveil the wonders of African wildlife for you, from the tall trees on the banks of the Sabie River, to the colourful array of birdlife all the way to Africas large herbivores and big cats like Lion and Leopard without missing anything in between.

With his knowledge of the bush and passion for the guest experience Brandon is sure to look after all your Safari needs.

Danielle Smith

Danielle is a co-founder of Shinzelle Safaris and a Professional Chef and Event Coordinator with an infectious personality that has combined her collective passion for the culinary arts, event management and the bush, to live her dream of creating unforgettable safari experiences for you.

With her knowledge and expertise, Danielle will be sure to scintillate your taste buds with the finest African dishes while taking care of your every need around the camp fire.

SHINZELLE Named after the Honey Badger in the African Language Shangaan, the Honey Badger is one of the most respected creatures in the African Bush, it is renowned for its fearless courage, incredible resilience, cunning strategy and endless persistence.

This is where we draw our inspiration from each day at Shinzelle Safaris and the way you can expect us to create your African Safari Experience.

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