Overview

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.

Accommodation

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.

Wildlife

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.

Extra Info

Children 
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.

Directions

Self-dive instructions: 

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) 
GPS: -24.624200 (latitude) 31.672800 (longitude)

Reviews


My husband and I spent two glorious nights at Hamiltons. We have been to many luxury lodges within the Kruger but this is by far my favourite to date.The location is breathtaking and we were put up in the best "tent", room 1, I was informed by the extremely cheerful and efficient manager, Harold. On our second day elephants played in the river right in front of our balcony and the resident male hippo provided much amusement.Breakfasts were exceptional and the chef came to our table every evening to ensure our food was up to standard. I was so sorry that I hadn't booked a longer stay and cannot wait to return in next year.

Robynne

Hamiltons Tented Camp was such a great experience! The room was beautiful, the food was great and the service was fantastic.I would recommend this to any nature lover that enjoys a bit of luxury.

Jacolene de Klerk

WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE, SERVICE AND VIEWI TOTALLY RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO'S THINKING OF GOING TO HAMILITONS TENTED CAMP TO ABSOLUTELY GO AND DO THE BOOKINGWE WERE THERE ON HONEYMOON AND WE CANT STOP TALKING ABOUT THE GREAT AND EXCEPTIONAL FOOD, SERVICE AND JUST EVERYTHING THEY OFFER.WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS TO THE TEAM OF HAMILTONS TENTED CAMP AND THE VERY GOOD GAME DRIVER MIKE.WE HAD THE TIME OF OUR LIFES AND WILL NEVER FORGET THEM.ALL THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE THE STORIES AT NIGHT ON OUR BED TO THE PERSONALIZED NAME PLATE AT THE DOOR AS WELL AS THE LETTER FOR US. WE DO APPRICIATE IT AND WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.SO, TO END MY REVIEW I WOULD LIKE TO STATE THAT HAMILTONS TENTED CAMP IS A ABSOLUTE MUST FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO EXPERIENCE THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!CHRISTO & CHARLENE FOURIE

Charlene Nieuwenhuis

Expensive, sure, but when you consider all of your food (and that is wonderfully cooked and presented: dinner, breakfast, lunch, high tea and sundowner snacks), two game drives a day, a swimming pool, a view over a watering hole from your room, and all this in the centre of the park, is included in the price this is good value for money. When you throw in some of the nicest and friendliest of staff, rangers with awesome knowledge of the flora and fauna then you have an exceptional place. We are saving up to go back already.

Jeremy

Excellent staff and service.Ocker the guide was outstanding.

David Haydock

Wonderful service in a relaxing setting along a quiet river. Six "tented" rooms that are quite separated from each other and a small outdoor "tented" lodge.. There is a small pool that is used during the summer months. The service was without fault and they seemed to be genuinely concerned about making sure they provided everything one might need. The early morning 6am to 10 am and 4pm to 7pm safaris were all that one could ask for. The guide was truly an expert. There was nothing to suggest that they were interested in rushing you back from the safari. The food was plentiful, but not "out of this world".

Jeffrey R Crist

The impression of Hamilton's Tented camp that is indelibly engraved in mind is the friendly service I received from every single staff member. The warmth of their smiles never faded, their humility beyond compare. If all companies/insitutions can take heed of this - if you treat your clients/customers like royalties, then the price you pay for the service is insignificant! Thanks Harold and staff. And the gourmet food was divine!! Only too much

Andre Spies

Hamiltons is a couples safari lodge, you have supper on your own table for two, lit by candlethe setting is perfect with a watering hole just below you where you will see all the animals you could want.the walk to the tents over a wooden walkway is fantastic, the elephants come right up to you and the tents themselves are luxourious with aircon, showers outside to watch the animals and bathtubs inside with good viewsa very special lodge

Anonymous

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.

Children 
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.

Self-dive instructions: 

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) 
GPS: -24.624200 (latitude) 31.672800 (longitude)

My husband and I spent two glorious nights at Hamiltons. We have been to many luxury lodges within the Kruger but this is by far my favourite to date.The location is breathtaking and we were put up in the best "tent", room 1, I was informed by the extremely cheerful and efficient manager, Harold. On our second day elephants played in the river right in front of our balcony and the resident male hippo provided much amusement.Breakfasts were exceptional and the chef came to our table every evening to ensure our food was up to standard. I was so sorry that I hadn't booked a longer stay and cannot wait to return in next year.

Robynne

Hamiltons Tented Camp was such a great experience! The room was beautiful, the food was great and the service was fantastic.I would recommend this to any nature lover that enjoys a bit of luxury.

Jacolene de Klerk

WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE, SERVICE AND VIEWI TOTALLY RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO'S THINKING OF GOING TO HAMILITONS TENTED CAMP TO ABSOLUTELY GO AND DO THE BOOKINGWE WERE THERE ON HONEYMOON AND WE CANT STOP TALKING ABOUT THE GREAT AND EXCEPTIONAL FOOD, SERVICE AND JUST EVERYTHING THEY OFFER.WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS TO THE TEAM OF HAMILTONS TENTED CAMP AND THE VERY GOOD GAME DRIVER MIKE.WE HAD THE TIME OF OUR LIFES AND WILL NEVER FORGET THEM.ALL THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE THE STORIES AT NIGHT ON OUR BED TO THE PERSONALIZED NAME PLATE AT THE DOOR AS WELL AS THE LETTER FOR US. WE DO APPRICIATE IT AND WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.SO, TO END MY REVIEW I WOULD LIKE TO STATE THAT HAMILTONS TENTED CAMP IS A ABSOLUTE MUST FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO EXPERIENCE THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!CHRISTO & CHARLENE FOURIE

Charlene Nieuwenhuis

Expensive, sure, but when you consider all of your food (and that is wonderfully cooked and presented: dinner, breakfast, lunch, high tea and sundowner snacks), two game drives a day, a swimming pool, a view over a watering hole from your room, and all this in the centre of the park, is included in the price this is good value for money. When you throw in some of the nicest and friendliest of staff, rangers with awesome knowledge of the flora and fauna then you have an exceptional place. We are saving up to go back already.

Jeremy

Excellent staff and service.Ocker the guide was outstanding.

David Haydock

Wonderful service in a relaxing setting along a quiet river. Six "tented" rooms that are quite separated from each other and a small outdoor "tented" lodge.. There is a small pool that is used during the summer months. The service was without fault and they seemed to be genuinely concerned about making sure they provided everything one might need. The early morning 6am to 10 am and 4pm to 7pm safaris were all that one could ask for. The guide was truly an expert. There was nothing to suggest that they were interested in rushing you back from the safari. The food was plentiful, but not "out of this world".

Jeffrey R Crist

The impression of Hamilton's Tented camp that is indelibly engraved in mind is the friendly service I received from every single staff member. The warmth of their smiles never faded, their humility beyond compare. If all companies/insitutions can take heed of this - if you treat your clients/customers like royalties, then the price you pay for the service is insignificant! Thanks Harold and staff. And the gourmet food was divine!! Only too much

Andre Spies

Hamiltons is a couples safari lodge, you have supper on your own table for two, lit by candlethe setting is perfect with a watering hole just below you where you will see all the animals you could want.the walk to the tents over a wooden walkway is fantastic, the elephants come right up to you and the tents themselves are luxourious with aircon, showers outside to watch the animals and bathtubs inside with good viewsa very special lodge

Anonymous

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Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
01 Jan 2017 — 31 Dec 2017 R 6,410 R 9,440 2 people
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Inclusions:  
Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 14%.

Excludes:
Gate entry fees, which are payable per person per stay.

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