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, 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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  • 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.
  • Our latest game drives have been nothing short of spectacular. We’ve spotted young male lions, wild dogs on the move, and hyenas busy finishing off a recent kill. And that’s not all. The waterhole near the lodge has been bustling with activity, offering close encounters with various wildlife. 

Come join us and witness the magic of the wild.
  • Just another beautiful day at Ximuwu! A herd of elephants are having a blast enjoying their mud bath. There’s nothing quite like watching these gentle giants cooling off and playing in the mud. Come experience the magic with us!
  • 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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  • A few days ago, we discovered five lions—three young males and two females—feeding on a recently taken-down giraffe. It’s not our usual Sark Pride, making this sighting even more special. These lions have been feasting on the carcass for four days now, much to the delight of our guests. Nature’s raw power and beauty on full display!

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