Hamiltons Tented Camp • Kruger National Park

Photo of the river and the outside guest area Photo of the bedroom

Hamiltons Tented Camp - A Kruger Park Safari Lodge

Want to go back in time? Go to Hamiltons

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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.

The Reserve

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.

Lodge Features

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.

  • Hamiltons Camp offers a butler service in the style of the old colonial times to enhance the memories of the olden days
  • Swimming Pool – Cool down with a refreshing dip in our pool while enjoying the view over the bush
  • Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport. Federal flights to the Manyeleti airstrip
  • Transfers can be arranged from Skukuza, Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMIA Airport – Nelspruit to make your Kruger Park safari easier
  • Although the water is safe to drink, bottled water is supplied courtesy of the lodge
  • No Cell Phone Reception – The properties are remote and unfortunately have no Cell Phone reception. Should you be in urgent need to make a call, the guides know which Termite Mounds to stand on. Another way is to go to the nearby Imbali where there are landlines available
  • Some of the best Kruger Park Safaris
  • And then, of course, welcome drinks upon arrival
  • Accommodation

    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.

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  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bath and outdoor shower
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Insect repellent
  • Umbrellas
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Rates

    Please contact us for our latest rates and availability.

    Lodges offer varied rates which change from time to time. Rates depend on service levels, the type of lodge or hotel, number and age of guests, the time of year, location and any specials which may apply at time of enquiry.

    Children Policy

    • 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.

    Photo of the walkways at Hamiltons
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