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Personalised luxury safari

Discover Ximuwu Lodge, an exclusive retreat within Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the vast Greater Kruger National Park. Spanning 6000 hectares, our haven promises an unparalleled safari adventure. At Ximuwu, luxury meets wilderness, providing personalized experiences that blend comfort with the thrill of the African wild.

Exclusive use

From just 4 guests

  • Exclusive Safari for Small Groups, starting from just four guests. Life does not get much better than this! Our exclusive booking policy ensures a private, tailored experience in the African wilderness.
  • Non-exclusive use for two guests is available upon request.
  • Luxury Amidst Nature: Each guest at Ximuwu Lodge enjoys luxury seamlessly blended with natural beauty. Our lodge, positioned at an open savannah with abundant wildlife, promises an unforgettable safari.
  • Tailored Safari Adventures:  Ximuwu Lodge offers customized safari experiences. Adventure and luxury meet here, with impeccable service.

Private & personalised


Game Drives

Unlike conventional safari camps, Ximuwu’s game drives are tailored to our guest’s preferences and timetable. Experience a truly unique and personalized safari game drive with us.


Night Drives

With our state-of-the-art thermal vision goggles, guests can observe the nocturnal behaviour of animals in a truly immersive experience. Watch the elephants drinking from the dam, or hundreds of impala and zebra on the grasslands.


Walking Safaris

Get up close and personal with the spectacular African landscape. Our guided walking safaris will provide an unforgettable and informative experience tracking wildlife on foot.


Sound Safaris

Have you ever wondered what a lion hears as he stalks through the bush? Wonder no more, as our sound safaris will allow you to hear what the animals hear. Unique to Ximuwu, our sound safaris will allow you to hear and feel the magic of nature the same way an animal does.


Photo Safaris

Kruger National Park, South Africa’s premier safari destination, is one of the finest places in the world for photography. The exclusivity of Ximuwu, and the huge size of the reserve, means you will never be competing for that perfect shot, vantage point, or light – it’s all yours.


Accessible Safari

Everything is accessible even our Game Viewer

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XIMUWU: your gateway to Africa's untamed wilderness

Discover Africa’s Hidden Wonders at Ximuwu Lodge

Nestled in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park, Ximuwu Lodge is a sanctuary without borders. Here, wildlife roams freely, offering an authentic African adventure.

Embrace the Wild

Home to the Big 5, Ximuwu showcases Africa’s heart. In their natural habitat, spot lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes. The reserve also features cheetahs and wild dogs, highlighting the diversity of African wildlife.

Luxury Meets Wilderness

Ximuwu Lodge offers exclusive, luxurious safari experiences. Enjoy private, unhindered views of South Africa’s pristine landscapes. With no queues and open game drive tracks, experience the wilderness at your own pace. Ximuwu sets the standard for unparalleled safari luxury.


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Food and Drinks

Culinary delights

Experience Culinary Excellence at Ximuwu Lodge

While safaris are known for wildlife, Ximuwu elevates the experience with its gourmet cuisine. Catering to the refined tastes of food enthusiasts, we offer a variety of dining experiences.

Indulge in Nature

Enjoy casual bush picnics surrounded by the serene wilderness. Transition smoothly to sophisticated high teas, a perfect blend of elegance and nature. Conclude your day with elegant dinners under the starlit African sky.

Culinary Journey Awaits

At Ximuwu, the culinary experience is a pivotal part of your safari adventure. Discover flavors that leave a lasting impression, merging luxury with the untamed beauty of Africa.


Wilderness Adventures


Scenic Flights


Ximuwu Spa


Sleep Out Deck






Nestled in our private compound, just a stone’s throw from the renowned Ximuwu Lodge, we are thrilled to introduce our newest offering: the Hideaway Guesthouse. This charming retreat is designed for those seeking a serene escape into nature without the full array of services found at Ximuwu Lodge. (No access)

(Sorry, not wheelchair accessible)


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  • Witnessing a giraffe gracefully drinking at the waterhole today. It was an incredibly special experience, being so close to such a magnificent creature🍀
  • Experience the magic of Ximuwu Lodge by night ✨ After an exhilarating game drive, indulge in cocktails and savory meals. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two on our deck overlooking the waterhole or a lively tapas-style feast with family, the choice is yours. At Ximuwu, every moment is yours to cherish.
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  • At Ximuwu, hyenas have become a fascinating sight. They’ve claimed our afternoon hide as their go-to spot, especially during hot days when they love lounging in the water. If you’re into photography, this is your chance to capture their beauty and charm. Don’t miss out—book your stay now at Ximuwu and get ready for some amazing shots of these incredible animals!
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  • Happy Easter from Ximuwu 🐣!

Wishing you a day filled with joy and unforgettable moments with loved ones. May your Easter be as vibrant and beautiful as the wildlife surrounding us.
  • Exciting news from Ximuwu: the wild dogs are still around !!

Yesterday morning we spotted the pack of wild dogs on the hunt! With their keen senses and teamwork, they made for a thrilling sight. But guess who decided to join the party? A cheeky group of hyenas, snatching up some leftovers, including the head of a male impala! 

Later in the day, we found them chilling out in the mud at what used to be our Anderson Dam. Sadly, it’s dried up due to the dry season, but these resilient animals adapt and make the most of their surroundings. 

Just another day in the wild here at Ximuwu!
  • Join us for a unique bush experience at Ximuwu! 🌿 Our mobile bar with a pizza oven awaits you after an exhilarating game drive. Indulge in homemade pizzas and delicious cocktails amidst nature. Unwind and savor the flavors of the bush with us. 🍕