Hamiltons Tented Camp - A Kruger Park Safari Lodge
Want to go back in time? Go to Hamiltons
Address: Mluwati Concession, Kruger Park
Enquiries +27 (0) 71 687 2782
Children: Children 12 years and older are welcome
Bed capacity:12 People in six luxury suites.
A private 10 000-hectare concession called Mluwati is home to Hamiltons Tented Camp, a luxury Kruger Park lodge. Situated in the western area of the Kruger National Park, it borders the northern Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves.
About 55km from Orpen Gate and about 77km from Kruger gate, Hamiltons Tented Camp is easy to reach with a normal sedan car in about two hours from Kruger Gate and from Orpen Gate it will take about one and a half hours to Hamiltons.
Should you wish to travel by air, three different airlines providing flights for tourists visiting the different Kruger Park lodges to airports near Hamiltons. We will supply you with the latest information when you inquire about a visit to any of the Kruger Park lodges.
Being in the famous Kruger National Park, Mluwati Concession does not differ from the areas between Satara and Skukuza and Orpen and Skukuza. A safari in the concession area differs from a Kruger Park safari in that it is guided by knowledgeable rangers who know the concession and the animals that stay there. Enquire about the existence of dens and recent kills that may deliver extraordinary experiences. In cases where it is necessary, the guides may decide to drive off-road to enable tourists to get near the big five or other rare occurences. In the areas outside of the concession, the rules of the Kruger National Park safaris prevails and no off road drives are allowed. A self-drive Kruger park safari option is available, while game-drives in the concession can only be done with the lodges' vehicles and guides.
Rivers in the bush are always the places where natural open water can be found by the animals and it is therefore the presence of such rivers that determine the movements of the animals. The Nwaswitsontso River is an important river in the concession and both Hamiltons and Imbali are built on the banks of the Nwaswitsontso. The third Kruger Park lodge in this concession, Hoyo-Hoyo, was built on the banks of the Mluwati River. In all three cases, a waterhole was built on the opposite bank of the rivers, visible from the lodges, where animals like elephants, buffaloes and other animals can be seen from the main guest areas.
Hamiltons Tented Camp, a Kruger Park lodge inside the boundaries of the Kruger Park, has the look and feel of an erstwhile colonial luxury african safari camp. This will appeal to tourists who read about the exploits of pioneers like Livingstone and other "big white hunters" whose adventurous and romantic tales of the bush still stir in their hearts and memories. Apart from the addition of electricity and modern transport, it is quite easy to forget the present and live for a few days in the past. For tourists less interested in history, Hamiltons offers exceptional luxury, great quisine, friendly service and wonderful safaris.
Accommodation offered at this Kruger Park Lodge is in six exceptionally private luxury elevated tents overlooking the Nwaswitsontso River. From your own private deck, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the riverine bush.
Traditional fittings and features such as old brass light switches, steamer trunks with vintage labels revealing exciting journeys and sepia-stained photographs enhance the tradition and style of this ‘turn-of-the-century’ luxury safari tent; modern comforts such as electricity, air conditioning and an outdoor shower the only clues that we live in a different time.
The décor is light and neutral; teak furniture and floors, gilded mirrors and crisp white linens deliver a classy luxury tent experience enhanced by the panoramic bush and river views that begin at the edge of the deck.
No children under the age of 12 years are permitted unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive basis.
Kruger Park Safari
Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plantlife within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.
All our Safaris are conducted in open Land Cruisers to give you that sense of freedom but yet with safety in mind. All guided Safaris are led by qualified field guides to help you understand the smaller intricacies of the bush. Game viewing is not just about the big and scary animals out there.