Exclusive luxury

enjoy the bush at your pace

Discover Ximuwu Lodge, where wilderness meets luxury. This exclusive retreat is 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:** With just four guests, enjoy the peak of life at XIMUWU! Our booking policy ensures a private, customized adventure in the African wilderness. We can also accommodate two guests upon request.
  • Luxury Amidst Nature:** At XIMUWU Lodge, guests enjoy luxury that fits perfectly with nature. Located in an open savannah full of wildlife, our lodge promises a memorable safari.
  • Tailored Safari Adventures:** XIMUWU Lodge offers personalized safari trips. Here, adventure meets luxury, with top-notch service. Enjoy a custom journey where every detail adds to your experience.

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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  • With the surrounding dams drying up, our waterhole at Ximuwu is becoming a drinking hotspot. This past week we have had various wildlife coming to drink, from elephants to Lions 🦁 let’s see what this week brings! 

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  • Buffalo Bash at Ximuwu Dam!

Well,we thought we had at least two more weeks of water left in our Ximuwu dam. But surprise, surprise! This morning, a thirsty herd of about 200 buffaloes decided to throw a party at the dam 💦Now, we’re left with just a puddle and some muddy buffalo footprints 😅
  • This week, we were treated to a truly special sighting—a young hippo! Seeing a hippo out of the water during the day is a magical experience, but catching a glimpse of this adorable little one made it even more extraordinary.

📷 @mackmwj
  • We’re absolutely thrilled to share this wonderful feedback from our latest guests.

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“Warmth and attention of entire staff is amazing, safaris were incredible, food is delicious and bush dinner and helicopter ride are totally above and beyond. Don't change anything, Ximuwu felt like home. 
If there is a heaven, Ximuwu is the prototype, we love it here “

We’re so proud of our team for creating such memorable experiences. Who’s ready to have an adventure just like Dave and Sandy? 

Thanks to private guide @craig_reid_wildlife and @wildestkrugersafaris for bringing his lovely clients to Ximuwu!
  • A leopard may hide, but its piercing eyes never miss a thing.

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  • At Ximuwu, it’s not just about the incredible animals you’ll see on your safari. We believe that great food is a key part of an unforgettable adventure. Our talented chefs craft delicious meals that pair perfectly with a fine glass of wine.Join us for a safari experience where every moment, from the stunning wildlife to the delightful dining, becomes a cherished memory.