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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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  • Welcome to our Zebra Suite! Each of our four unique suites has its own distinct theme, and today we’re excited to show you around the Zebra Room. With its chic black-and-white decor and cozy ambiance, who wouldn’t want to stay here?

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  • Calling all photographers and wildlife enthusiasts! 

@karolinanoreewild recently visited Ximuwu and captured some incredible shots of our active hyena den. The photos are nothing short of amazing, showcasing the beauty and energy of these fascinating creatures. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or simply love wildlife, come experience the magic of Ximuwu and capture your own unforgettable moments.
  • A heartfelt THANK YOU to @weareafricatravel for orchestrating an amazing tradeshow! It was an honor to connect with such esteemed agents and tour operators. Your support means the world to us! Special shoutout to everyone who stopped by to learn about Ximuwu and @wheelchairsafari . Your enthusiasm and dedication to spreading the word truly warms our hearts. Let’s keep the adventure alive!
  • Sometimes, the best moments happen when you least expect them. Picture this: one of our guests decided to stay back on our lodge deck, enjoying every sip of his gin and tonic, when suddenly, nature decided to put on a show just for him. As he relaxed in the tranquility of the African bush, a lioness emerged, stalking a few wildebeest in the distance. Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

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  • Huge thanks to @united, @hemi_the_mag and @hemispheresforunited ! We’re thrilled and honored to be featured in this month’s inflight magazine, showcasing our accessible lodge. It’s incredible to see our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility recognized on such a grand scale. Thank you for spreading the word and helping us create unforgettable experiences for all our guests.
  • As we embrace the crisp air and stunning landscapes of our winter season, elephants are making frequent visits to our waterholes! It’s a truly spectacular sight, and we invite all photographers to witness the magic firsthand from our photographic hide. Come stay with us at Ximuwu and capture unforgettable moments like this.