Inside the Kruger National Park
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Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world-famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early twentieth century, where grace and style were the epitomai luxurious living. Historically themed along the lines of a big game hunter's camp encompassing the bygone era of the early 1900s, Hamiltons Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush.
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. Guests are accommodated 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 bush that derives its existence from the river.
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.
- Six luxury private tents on raised teak decks
- Set on the banks of the Nwaswitsontso River
- Separate bath and outside shower
- Located within the iconic Kruger National Park
- Children over the age of 12 welcome
- 19th-century nostalgic decor
- Kick-start your day before the sun rises, dunking a homemade rusk into a steamy cup of coffee before setting off on your morning game drive with your assigned ranger.
Watch as the bush awakens around you; the dew glistens on the webs of the Golden Orb spider and Lilac Breasted Rollers flash their startling sky-blue bellies as they flit past your game vehicle. See wild dogs laze under the Acacia trees and elephants leave their distinct trail as they chomp through the bush at a leisurely pace. Steal a glance at the leopard eating its prey high up in an old Tamboti tree, zebra foraging alongside large herds of wildebeest and impala flashing their characteristic’ as they disappear into the thick brush.
Enjoy a traditional breakfast in Hamiltons’ comfortable dining room; a stylish affair complete with crystal water glasses and pewter teapots. Then retire to your luxury tent and relax, enjoy a Swedish massage or request a bush walk for an up-close encounter with the Kruger.
Lunch is served on the deck with beautiful views of the surrounding bushveld and the Nwaswitsontso River; the resident hippo making an occasional appearance too much applause. Guests are treated to light salads and tasty desserts before retiring to their rooms for an afternoon siesta. Afternoon tea served on the deck, heralds the imminent departure of your special evening safari through the Mluwati Concession. Spot a pride of lazy lions lounging casually in the tall grass and the associated warning call of nature’s tattletales, the Grey Loerie, as they inform the surrounding species of impending danger.
Sip a sundowner G&T as you watch the sky turn from the brilliance of an African sunset to a bright band of stars; the persistent call of frogs, owls and nightjars accompanying you back to Hamiltons Tented Camp for a romantic dinner on the deck, a canopy of stars watching over you. Bursting with the day’s extraordinary bush experiences, all that’s left is to retire to the comfort of your comfortable room with nothing but the reassuring sound of the crickets and frogs lulling you to sleep.