Hamilton’s Tented Safari Camp known as the Gem of the Kruger and is located in a Private, 10 000 ha concession of the Kruger National Park. The Camp’s name is an homage to Colonel James Stevenson-Hamilton, the first Game Warden of the Kruger Park, who played an important role in the establishment of the Kruger National Park.
The Hamilton’s Tented Safari camp is the epitome of safari and luxury accommodation. All rooms in the camp are tented suites with beautiful teak floor boards, mosquito nets, outdoor showers and a stunning view of the flowing river. Each suite is linked to the main lodge via wooden walkways that lead you through Jackalberry Trees.
All the suites are luxurious and spacious tents that have a decorative style that is truly “Out of Africa”. Each suite comes equipped with a stylish and antique styled hip bath, outside showers and mosquito nets to keep guests safe. Each tent has its own private wooden deck that overlooks the passing river and the Savannah Grassland beyond.
The luxurious space inside these tents come equipped with traditional fittings and features like old steamer trunks, sepia stained photographs and old brass light switches. All this adds to the “Turn of the Century” style and feel, with modern conveniences like electricity, air conditioning and an outdoor shower reminding guests they live in a different time.
The furniture and decor is light and neutral, with teak floors and furniture, gilded mirrors and beautiful crisp white linen providing a luxury and natural feel, that only gets accentuated by the beautiful Kruger sunrise and sunset.
Dining at Hamiltons Tented Safari Camp keeps the “Turn of the Century” theme, giving guests a glimpse into dining during the 1900s. No matter the occasion, Hamiltons Tented Safari Camp ensures that dining will be a classy affair. Hamiltons Tented Safari Camp has everything from fine crystal wine glasses to pewter silver water jugs, allowing guests to revel in the old traditions.
Guests dine on the deck of the the main lodge, with waiters and staff dressed in traditional colonial uniforms to cater to the guest’s every need. Delicious baked goods and local specialties are served to the guests while surrounded by the beautiful surroundings and the sounds of the bush creating the perfect and memorable dining experience.
The Hamiltons Tented Safari Camp is one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park. The Wilderness here is pristine and has been sustained for over 100 years, providing a sanctuary for over 34 reptilian, 147 mammal, and 114 reptile species, which also includes the Big 5. With so many animal and plant species within the concession, safaris here are quite unique and fun.
Guests will be able to enjoy morning and afternoon safaris in custom Open 4×4 vehicles. Morning safaris are especially good for photography as there is plenty of natural light. Many animals will be active and busy during the mornings and plenty of bird species can be spotted. Guests will also have a chance to experience some nocturnal animals during an afternoon safari.
Guests will be able to enjoy tea and coffee before the morning safari and high tea before departing on the Afternoon safari
For the guests who don’t want to take part in a safari in a vehicle, the Guided Bush Walks are a perfect and equally exciting experience. During the Walks, guests feel more surrounded by nature, smelling, feeling, and experiencing the surroundings so much more. Smaller animals and creatures that would otherwise be overlooked, have a chance to shine. Guides will teach guests about tracks and the signs of the bush, providing a hands-on and memorable experience.
Guests must wear flat, closed shoes and neutral-colored clothing during the Guided Bush Walks. Strong perfume and cologne is not allowed to be worn as it could attract predators and chase away animals. Any persons that are older than 65 must have a letter from their physician to prove they are medically fit to take part in the Bush Walk. Guests must be fully able to understand English so they may follow instructions in the event of a dangerous situation.
Guests who have their own vehicles can do a self drive safari through the Kruger National Park. There is a large variety of mammal, reptile, bird and plant species in the Park, giving guests truly unique and memorable sightings and experiences. Guests can spend the whole day in the Park not having to worry about leaving the park before gates close.