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Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp

$530 per person

Hamiltons Tented Camp’s architecture and decor reflect a unique “Out of Africa” charm that will leave an indelible impression on the mind of the discerning nature lover. Here guests can embark on a journey back in time.

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The magnificent Hamiltons Tented Camp is situated in one of Africa’s prime wilderness areas -the Mluwati concession, 10 000 hectares of lush vegetation in the western section of the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Mluwati borders the northern Sabi Sands and Manyaleti game reserves.

Hamiltons Tented Camp was announced as finalist in the 2015 Safari Awards
Built entirely of canvas and nestled under a canopy of jackalberry and sausage trees, the camp oozes 19th century nostalgia.

 Hamiltons Tented Camp’s architecture and decor reflect a unique “Out of Africa” charm that will leave an indelible impression on the mind of the discerning nature lover. Here guests can embark on a journey back in time.

This pristine camp derives its name from the world-famous James Stevenson Hamilton, one of the early conservation pioneers of southern Africa, who had a burning passion for the incredible beauty of this land and was instrumental in the creation of the Kruger National Park. Hamiltons is a tribute to this 19th century generation of pioneers whose ground-breaking vision culminated in the conservation of one of the African continent’s prime wilderness havens.

Rated #3 Best Safari Lodge in the World.

Hamiltons Tented Camp

The main lodge is an impressive tent structure with elegant lines and an open-sided lounge and dining area that flows onto a wide, spacious deck shaded by huge jackalberry trees and overlooking the dry riverbed.Guests are accommodated in six private luxury elevated tents overlooking the Nwaswitsontso River. Each tent accommodates 2 people. From your own private deck, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush that derives its existence from the river.Earthy tones, clean lines and rich materials, all combine to create an ambiance of refined and old-worldly luxury.

hamiltons tented camp main guest area
hamiltons tented camp suite bedroom view from private deck

Traditional fittings and features such as the old brass light switches, steamer trunks with vintage labels revealing their exciting journeys,and sepia-stained photographs complete this “‘turn-of-the-”feel of each tented suite.Modern comforts such as electricity, air conditioning and outdoor showers are the only clues that we actually live in a modern time.

Why not treat yourself to a visit to the unspoilt Londolozi Game Reserve? It promises experience in the African bush that will stir your soul and change your psyche forever.

The decor is light and neutral; teak furniture and floors, gilded mirrors and the magnificent king-size beds covered in crisp white linen,deliver a classy luxury tent experience enhanced by the panoramic bush-and river views that stretch in all directions.

hamiltons tented camp tented suite bedroom view
hamiltons tented camp tented suite private deck

Hamiltons is the perfect getaway for couples is search of a romantic retreat in the heart of the wilderness in which to unwind and relax.

Please note: As Hamiltons Tented Camp is situated in a very remote are, there is no cellphone reception. Should you be in urgent need to make a call, our guides know which termite mounds to stand on!

Your Safari Schedule


WINTER SCHEDULE

01 May - 31 August
05h30Wake up call and morning tea
06h00Morning safari departs
09h00Return for breakfast
13h30Lunch
15h30High tea
16h00Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & dinner is served


SUMMER SCHEDULE

01 September - 30 April
05h00Wake up call and morning tea
05h30Morning safari departs
08h30Return for breakfast
13h30Lunch
16h00High tea
16h30Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & dinner is served

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Hamiltons Tented Camp 

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Hamiltons Tented Camp

Answer: The magnificent Hamiltons Tented Camp is situated in one of Africa’s prime wilderness areas -the Mluwati concession, 10 000 hectares of lush vegetation in the western section of the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Mluwati borders the northern Sabi Sands and Manyaleti game reserves.

More About Hamiltons Tented Camp

HAMILTONS TENTED CAMP

The camp comprises a main tent and 6 magnificently appointed tented suites, all elevated and built of canvas, and linked by high wooden platforms.Here guests are treated to spectacular views of the Nwatswitsonto River where the indigenous wildlife come to play. Hamiltons offers those in search of a truly unique bush experience, an up-close-and-personal encounter with Africa and its beasts.

HAMILTONS TENTED CAMP WAS ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN THE 2015 SAFARI AWARDS

These awards celebrate excellence in the safari industry, Hamiltons was named in the Best Value Safari Property in South Africa category.To be considered for these prestigious awards, nominees have to be the outright best in their category.Votes are gathered from more than 1 000luxury travel professionals around the world, as well as readers of high-end publications, such as Conde Nasté Traveler Magazine, Tatler,  Travel Africa Magazine and Brides Magazine. The finalists are rated in the top 3% of safari companies worldwide, and the award winners are unquestionably the best in their field. A nomination is earned through excellence, which is recognized by the carefully chosen panel of judges. The judges are all highly respected, independent industry experts who are nominated each year by the winners and finalists of The Safari Awards.The judges are also all involved in the Good Safari Guide, ensuring that the lodges, camps and operations presented both in the guides and in the awards,really are the best in Africa and worldwide.

 

Hamiltons offers those in search of a truly unique bush experience, an up-close-and-personal encounter with Africa and its beasts. Its an exclusive bushveld escape unfettered by trivial modern interruptions -a place to restore the soul.

At the pristine Hamiltons Tented Camp guests are treated like royalty!

  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines
    Telephone

TOUR LOCATION

Sabi Sand Game Reserve Kruger National Park, Skukuza, 1350

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • Accommodation,
  • Three meals and selected beverages,
  • Two game drives pp per day and VAT at 15%.
  Rates exclude:
  • Transfers not specified,
  • premium brand beverages and
  • gate entry fees of R83.00 (subject to change) payable at the gate
  Additional services
  • Butler service
  • Spa treatments
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport.
  • Federal flights to the Manyeleti airstrip.
  • Transfers can be arranged from Skukuza, Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit orKruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Mbombela (Nelspruit).
  • Landlines are available at Imbali for those wanting to stay in touch with loved-ones back home
  • The water is safe to drink; however,bottled water is also provided in all suites,courtesy of the lodge
  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
 

Facilities and Amenities at Hamiltons Tented Camp

Description of Facilities / Amenities Dulini Leadwood Lodge
Number of suites6
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes 12+
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*No
Outdoor Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesNo
WiFi***No
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Swimming Pool Yes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneNo
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Private Swimming Pool / JacuzziNo
 

HAMILTONS LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

  hamiltons tented camp game drive lion sighting

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

The main lodge is an impressive tent structure with elegant lines and an open-sided lounge and dining area that flows onto a wide, spacious deck shaded by huge jackalberry trees and overlooking the dry riverbed.Guests are accommodated in six private luxury elevated tents overlooking the Nwaswitsontso River. Each tent accommodates 2 people. From your own private deck, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush that derives its existence from the river.Earthy tones, clean lines and rich materials, all combine to create an ambiance of refined and old-worldly luxury.Traditional fittings and features such as the old brass light switches, steamer trunks with vintage labels revealing their exciting journeys,and sepia-stained photographs complete this “‘turn-of-the-”feel of each tented suite.Modern comforts such as electricity, air conditioning and outdoor showers are the only clues that we actually live in a modern time.The decor is light and neutral; teak furniture and floors, gilded mirrors and the magnificent king-size beds covered in crisp white linen,deliver a classy luxury tent experience enhanced by the panoramic bush-and river views that stretch in all directions. Hamiltons is the perfect getaway for couples is search of a romantic retreat in the heart of the wilderness in which to unwind and relax. hamiltons tented camp boma dinner

ACTIVITIES

Activities at Hamiltons Lodge Kruger include traditional safaris in “Big Five” country, bush picnics and champagne breakfasts. Wellness treatments are available on request by the African Spa team. These pampering treatments can be enjoyed at the poolside or on the secluded deck of your suite.

SAFARIS

As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, the management of Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that-for over 100 years-has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptile-, 34 amphibian-and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five-lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife and plant life species, not to mention the wide variety of bird species that has found a home in the Mluwati concession. Indeed, each safari experience at Hamiltons is unique.Here nature lovers can witness the animals’ excitement at the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools,while listening to the call of the pied kingfisher and the steady chirping of sociable tree frogs.A game drive at Hamiltons will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.  

EARLY MORNING SAFARIS

Walking up at dawn you will just have enough time to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and some rusks, before departing with your knowledgeable field guide and tracker on a morning safari. Traversing this huge area in an open safari vehicle, create a wealth of opportunities for some of the most unique sightings. Expect to see the Big Five, as well as more elusive species such as the African wild dog.The possibilities of rare and unique sightings are endless, making for a unique bush experience every time. Upon your return to camp, a scrumptious breakfast will await you.

LATE AFTERNOON / EARLY EVENING SAFARI

After escaping from the heat of the day in the pool, or on your private deck immersed in a good book, it will be time for afternoon tea accompanied by delicious treats, after which you will depart on an afternoon safari. Again,your knowledgeable guide will alert you to the secrets of the bush. Stopping at a scenic spot en-route to watch the African sunset while sipping on a cocktail, is a priceless experience. Then follows the thrill of watching the nocturnal creatures come to life in the spotlight. The reflection of a pair of eyes in the dark are bound to get the adrenaline pumping!  

GUIDED BUSH WALKS

Those in search of adventure can join an armed guide on a one and a half hour walk in the Mluwati during which you will experience the intricacies of nature from a whole new perspective. Here you will be able to smell, touch and feel the essence of bush landscape. Your expert guide will be teaching you more about animal tracks and behavior,as well as about the smaller species often overlooked in pursuit of the Big Five. This is the perfect way to experience the rhythm of Africa from under your feet.  

BIRD WATCHING

This pristine part of Africa is a bird-lovers haven, with its more than 500 recorded bird species.Species you can expect to find through your binoculars include the southern yellow-billed hornbill, crested barbet and Burchell’s glossy starling, toname but a few. Our expert guides will share their unrivaled knowledge of our feathered friends with the keen birders. From the fierce marshall eagle to the smallest and most delicate bluewaxbill, a wealth of astonishing information about our feathered friends will leave you in awe. A whole new world will unfold through the lenses of your binoculars.  

SELF DRIVES

Enjoy the wonders of Kruger from the comfort of your personal vehicle or rental car. Stop off at one of the many picnic sites to enjoy an ice-cold drink during summer or a mug of coffee in winter.  

BUSH DINNERS

Join us for a lovely dinner under the African sky in the riverbed or in any un-fenced area of this private concession in the Kruger National Park. This is a privilege reserved for guests only. Nowhere else in Kruger will you be able to dine with the majestic Big Five.  

DINING AND CUISINE

At Hamiltons Tented Camp dining is a festive occasion, in much the same tradition as was the case in the 1900s. Every dining occasion at Hamiltons is a classy affair. From the fine crystal wine glasses to the pewter silver water jugs and the exquisitely set tables,here you can revel in the dining traditions of old in spectacular bushveld surroundings. Butlers dressed in traditional colonial uniform cater to your every whim. You can choose to dine on deck with its beautiful views or you can even opt for a bush picnic. Whatever your choice, the occasion will certainly not disappoint! Home-made baked delicacies are prepared by the lodge’s creative chefs. Specialty dishes with unmistakably local flavors, and complemented by a fine selection of wines,are served in beautiful surroundings. Here the sounds of the bush round off these culinary occasions to perfection. From champagne breakfasts to afternoon High Teas with a delicious selection of cakes and pastries baked freshly at the lodge, tantalizing the taste buds takes on a whole new meaning at Hamiltons!  The lodge caters to most dietary preferences.

Hamiltons Tented Camp Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2019

Hamiltons Tented CampRates and Tariffs
Suite | daily sharing rateZAR7 971
Suite | daily single rateZAR11 734
 
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Child Policy

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 game drive.  

Triple Sharing

Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 persons

Speed limit

While driving within the Kruger National Park, please adhere to the legal speed limit of 50km per hour on tar roads and 40km per hour on dirt roads.

Safety precautions

Please adhere to the Kruger National Park(KNP)safety precautions, and do not disembark from your vehicle unless In a designated area.

Cellphone reception

Cellphone signal is only available at the entrance gates and close to Skukuza. Guests are thereforeadvised to make any necessary calls at the gate upon entry.
 

Gate fees

Guest staying at Hamiltons Tented Camp are charged a once-off access fee of R76.00 per person per stay.The fees are payable at the gate of entry and you will be required to return your receipt to the gate attendant upon your departure.  

Gate entrance times

Please be aware of gate entrance times into the Kruger National Park,as they vary depending on the season. Entrance into the park via Orpen Gate should be no later than two hours prior to gate closure time,and via Kruger Gate no later than three hours prior to gate closure times. Hamiltons Safari Lodge gate closing times:
  • November –February: 18h30
  • March –April: 18h00
  • May –July: 17h30
  • August –October: 18h00
Kruger National Park Kruger Gate gate open and closing times (subject to change):
  • November -February: 05h35 -18h35 March & October: 05h35 -18h05
  • April, August & September: 06h00 -18h05
  • May -July: 06h00 -17h35
All guests must enter at Orpen Gate a minimum of 1.5 Hours and Paul Kruger Gate 3 hours before gate closure. PLEASE NOTE: If guests are not in time at the respective gates, they will not be permitted to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night.

Our location

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.

Hamiltons Tented Camp 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 offersdirectflightsto Skukuza (Kruger National Park)from OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg and Cape TownInternational 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. Connecting times, we recommend the following connecting times to ensure that passengers do not miss any connecting flights: Departing from Johannesburg: Domestic flights into Johannesburg must arrive two hours prior to the departing times of your connecting flight to Hoedspruit or KMIA. International flights into Johannesburg must arrive two and a half hours prior to your connecting flight to Hoedspruit or KMIA. Departing from Hoedspruit: Domestic flights departing from Johannesburg must be booked to depart ORTIA two hours after the arrival of your connecting flight from Hoedspruit orKMIA. International flights departing from Johannesburg must be booked to depart ORTIA three and a half hours after the arrival of your connecting flight from Hoedspruit orKMIA.

Hamiltons Tented Camp By Car

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 R540towards 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 Gatecontinuefor 22km on the H7.
  • Turn right on the S36 where you will see the signpost marked Imbali, Hamiltons, Hoyo-Hoyo, indicatingthe exact distances.
  • After about 28km,turn righttoHamiltons 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 theS36 (dirt road) and follow the signage for Imbali Safari Lodge/Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge/Hamiltons Tented Camp.
  • Continue on this road about 39km and through the no-entry sign.
  • Follow the signs to Hamiltons.

Malaria

Please note that Hamiltons Tented Camp is situated in a Malaria area and we suggest that you contact your local pharmacy or doctor regarding precautions.