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Hamiltons Tented Lodge

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From ZAR 14448

ZAR 21268 per single traveller

Popular Safaris at Hamiltons Tented Lodge

Overview

This tented camp lives and breathes old style luxury. Hamiltons Tented Camp surpasses most permanent structures in the standard of accommodation and service. Opulent furnishings reminiscent of classic safaris in the early 20th century make these luxury tents fit for a king. Personalized meals, a butler service and of course the abundant wildlife of the Kruger National Park create a uniquely sophisticated safari adventure.

Rates

2024

R 14448 per person sharing per night
R 21268 per single traveller per night

2025

R 16995 per person sharing per night
R 25490 per person sharing per night

Facilities

The camp is inspired by the classic safari of colonial times. At Hamiltons Tented Camp, the wilderness of the Kruger National Park meets with sophisticated luxury. Chandeliers and classic wooden furniture create an atmosphere reminiscent of early 1900’s adventures.

The whole lodge is elevated on wooden stilts and has a magnificent view of the Ngwenyeni Dam. Timber walkways lead to each of the six luxury tents and a spacious pool area offers cool relief on hot days. The butler service ensures that guests are content at all times.

 

Getting to Hamilton Tented Camp

 

Hamiltons Tented Camp is located within the private 10,000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western region of the Kruger National Park, bordering the northern Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves.

Entry to the camp is either through the Kruger Gate (a minimum of 3 hours before gate closure) or the Orpen Gate (a minimum of 1.5 hours before gate closure).

Gate entry fees into the Kruger National Park are applicable per guest per stay.

 

BY AIR

 

SA Express to Hoedspruit

 

SA Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town into Hoedspruit Airport. Transfers from Hoedspruit can be booked at time of reservation, at an additional charge.

 

Federal Air from Johannesburg or KMIA

 

Guests will fly into the Manyeleti airstrip where they will be collected by the lodge. Driving times from the lodge is approximately an hour and a half. This transfer is charged at R40 per vehicle and R30 per person.

 

Airlink to Skukuza or KMIA

 

Airlink offers direct flights to Skukuza (Kruger National Park) from OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport.  Airlink also offers direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town direct to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Mbombela (Nelspruit). Transfers from Skukuza can be booked at time of reservation, at an additional charge.

 

BY ROAD

 

From OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg:

 

  • Take the R21 North towards Pretoria.
  • Just before Pretoria, take the N4 East.
  • Continue on to Belfast, here, turn left on the R540 towards Dullstroom (approximately 37km).
  • At Dullstroom, take the R540 towards Lydenburg (approximately 43km).
  • At Lydenburg, take the R36 towards Ohrigstad (approximately 62km).
  • At Ohrigstad, take the R527 towards Hoedspruit (You will pass through the JG Strijdom Tunnel).
  • 16km before Hoedspruit, at the Swadini Reptile Centre, turn right onto the R531 towards Klaserie.
  • After about 30km, turn left onto the Orpen Gate Road (R531).
  • After 40km you will reach the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park (KNP.)
  • After entering the Orpen Gate continue for 22km on the H7.
  • Turn right on the S36 where you will see the signpost marked Imbali, Hamiltons, Hoyo-Hoyo, indicating the exact distances.
  • After about 28km, turn right to Hamiltons Tented Camp.
  • Paul Kruger Gate Entry (95km from the Paul Kruger Gate):
  • Entry through the KNP’s Paul Kruger Gate:
  • Proceed toward Skukuza.
  • From Skukuza take the H1-2 towards Satara (32km).
  • Turn left on the S36 (dirt road) and follow the signage for Imbali Safari Lodge/Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge/Hamiltons Tented Camp.
  • Continue on this road for about 39km and through the no-entry sign.
  • Follow the signs to Hamiltons.

 

MORE ABOUT KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

 

The vision of Paul Kruger, once president of the former Transvaal Republic, the Kruger National Park was proclaimed as early as 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve. At the time President Kruger believed that the animals of South Africa’s Lowveld needed to be protected, but it took another 12 years for the expanse between the Sabie and Crocodile rivers to be declared an area of restricted hunting, with James Stevenson-Hamilton appointed the park’s first warden in 1902.

The first tour which included an overnight stop at the Sabie Bridge (now Skukuza) was organised by the South African Railways in 1923. Tourists visiting the park slept on the train and a game ranger would spend an evening with them around a campfire sharing interesting anecdotes about the bush.

The popularity of this tour gave rise to a range of tourist facilities in the park, including rest huts at Satara, Pretoriuskop, Letaba, Malelane and Skukuza, among other camps. Roads were built in the 1930s to allow self-drive tourists to enjoy the park at their leisure and by 1934 about 1 200km of road were completed.

For almost 100 years, local and international visitors have had access to the park and enjoyed one of the world’s premier game-viewing destinations. Kruger is home to an estimated 1 500 lions, 12 000 elephants, 2 500 buffalo, 1 00 leopards and white and black rhinos. Big Five aside, there are a myriad of other wildlife species to be admired with some 145-mammal species occurring in the park, including hippo, giraffe, zebra, cheetah and wild dog, among others.

Keen birders will adore a visit to the Kruger National Park with almost 500 bird species on the park’s list. From the brilliantly colourful displays of the Kingfisher and the distinct call of the Fish Eagle to the Giant Eagle Owl perched in a bare Leadwood tree, you could spend your days admiring our feathered friends.

But there’s more to the Kruger than its wildlife, with almost 254 known cultural heritage sites, including 130 recorded rock art sites, and 300 archaeological sites of Stone Age Man and San Rock Art. Imbali Safari Lodge was in fact built on the site of an ancient African settlement.

Itinerary

Arrival Day

 

Arrive at the Hamiltons Luxury Tented Lodge mid-day, in time for a light lunch. Freshen up and relax before it’s time to depart on a late-afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park.

Overnight in a luxury suite at Hamiltons Luxury Tented Lodge.

 

What's Included

  • Accommodation at Hamilton’s Tented Lodge
  • 3-hour game drives in Kruger National Park
  • 3- Meals a day
  • Local beverages

What's Excluded

  • Scheduled flights and transfers to the lodge
  • All purchases of a personal nature
  • Beverages not stated
  • Kruger Park  conservation levy (charged per person per night)
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Any activity not specified in the itinerary
  • Visa fees if required

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