In the early 1900s, James Stevenson-Hamilton was appointed as the first warden of the Sabi Nature Reserve. His first order of business was to announce that no shooting was to be allowed, believing that if animals were free to live in the veld, as they were before the arrival of man, they would flock to the area and lose their fear of humans. This was the start of 44 years of service to the game reserve, now known as the Kruger National Park, which today is one of the largest and most bio diverse game reserves on the African continent.
Hamilton’s Tented Camp pays tribute to this man. The camp, located in the Imbali concession, reflects the grace and elegance of a bygone era, epitomising the tradition of the luxurious African safari. The spacious and sumptuous lodge reflects the style of the 20th century African safari adventure, offering unparalleled service and attention to all guests.
The intimate Hamilton’s Tented Camp offers six splendid canvas tents, all of which are en-suite with romantic, elegant slipper baths and outdoor showers overlooking the river. King-size canopy beds, lavishly draped in mosquito netting, are dressed in crisp white linens, and private verandahs offer magnificent views of the Ngwenyeni dam. Raised timber walkways meander beneath ancient Jackalberry trees and link the tents to the main lodge.
The Kruger National Park boasts a huge biodiversity in both its plant and animal life. The Big Five live here, as well as many cheetah, elephant, hippopotamus, spotted hyena, wild dog, and zebra
The Hamilton’s lion pride frequents the Ngwenyeni Dam, and is usually spotted in the immediate lodge surrounds. The high density of leopards in the area ensures regular sightings of these shy nocturnal predators.
The region is a paradise for bird-watchers, boasting more than 500 species. The diversity of habitats in the reserve results in a rich diversity of species, including the renowned ‘Big Six’ namely Ground hornbill, Martial eagle, Saddle-billed stork, Pel’s fishing owl, Kori bustard and Lappet faced vulture.
0 – 11 years Not permitted at the lodge unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis
12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates and are permitted on a game drive.
Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 persons
Complimentary transfers from both Hoedspruit & Skukuza airport are available with the Imbali transfer vehicle. This is limited to FIT bookings only (maximum 2 rooms per booking) and must be pre-booked at time of reservation.
After departing from Johannesburg International Airport,take the R21 highway towards Pretoria (North),Before Pretoria, take the N4 highway East.
Turnoff at Belfast, take 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 (Note: You will pass through the JG Strijdom Tunnel)
16km before Hoedspruit at the Swadini Reptile Centre, turn right onto the R531 towards Klaserie, after approximately 30km, turn left onto the Orpen Gate Road (R531)
After 40km you will reach the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park , take the H7 towards Satara.
Drive for approximately 6.7km,turn right onto the S106 (Dirt Road)After 1.6km, turn right onto the S140 towards Talamati
After 19.5km, turn right onto the S145,after 13kms you will reach a T-junction, turn right onto the S36
6.5kms further the roads forks, keep right (follow the Hamiltons signage and proceed through the no entry sign), carry on along this road for 2kms, going through a low water bridge
Approximately 400 meters after the low water bridge turn right at the no entry sign,take the first road to your right and you will find Hamiltons Tented Camp
Please note: you will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person. Entrance through this gate should be no later than 16:00 else a late permit will be required. (Prices subject to change)
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