Join us for 2 nights at one of the most exciting new offerings in the iconic Kruger National Park – in fact, in the whole of South Africa – is the Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge. This unique concept perfectly combines Africa’s most breath-taking natural splendour with exquisite luxury aboard a newly refurbished train. Permanently stationed on the historical Selati Bridge high above the Sabie River at Skukuza Rest Camp, the Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge now offers the most unique accommodation anyone could imagine. What is more, this re-envisioned train pays homage to the first guests who explored the park by train nearly a century ago since it is positioned in the exact spot where that historical train would park overnight. Whether you’re in search of a one-of-a-kind adventure, an engrossing break or to simply immerse yourself in the finest of luxuries, Kruger Shalati will take you on a special, most extraordinary journey. The lodge, with its 31 rooms, consisting of 24 carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms, all provide a most original experience, tailor-made to enjoy utter comfort in an awesome way.
Departing from the Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Bus Terminal by 07:00am, and will journey via the N4 motorway through the Highveld of Gauteng and Mpumalanga, down the escarpment and into the scenic Lowveld until you reach the reserve inside the Greater Kruger National Park.
During the long 6 hours’ drive you will stop for refreshments and reach the lodge around mid-day.
You will have time to freshen up and relax before departing on an open safari vehicle for your first afternoon game drive in the reserve.
Back at the lodge a delicious dinner under starlight will await you.
You overnight in your luxury carriage suite at Shalati Train on the Bridge and your deal includes lunch and dinner.
You will receive an early wake-up call and be served a hot beverage and rusks before departing on your 3-hour game drive while the sun rises in the east.
On return to the lodge you can enjoy a brunch and choose to spend the rest of the day at the pool or just lazing around.
Be ready for an afternoon game drive with an expert guide at about 16:00, to return in time for another starlit dinner.
You overnight in your luxury carriage suite at Shalati Train on the Bridge and your deal includes, breakfast lunch and dinner.
Rise early again, enjoy a hot beverage and rusk, and depart on your last morning game drive.
After witnessing a last African sunrise, you return to the lodge for breakfast before departing to Johannesburg. You will arrive at your drop-off point at approximately 17:00.
Your deal today includes breakfast at the lodge.