about ximuwu

Your home in Africa

An exclusive sanctuary within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Ximuwu Lodge is the ultimate executive-level luxury safari travel destination, offering unparalleled access to the wonders of the Greater Kruger National Park. Ximuwu is unique in that it is the only truly exclusive lodge – you and your group are the only guests over 6,500 hectares of private nature reserve.


Klaserie Private Nature Reserve


Four exquisite, spacious, and tastefully decorated private suites will accommodate a maximum group size of eight, meaning you and your companions will experience the wonders of Africa from a personalized level of luxury that most can only dream about.


about us

Private Safaris

Established by Patrick and Elly Suverein, Ximuwu is a new luxury lodge hosting private group bookings of up to 8 guests at a time. We pride ourselves on giving our guests an authentic and private safari experience. During your stay at Ximuwu you will be looked after by our team of staff with the help of Patrick and Elly and their friends, Marcel and Monique. You also enjoy access to your own private game viewing vehicle, hosted and looked after by our guide and tracker. Schedules and activities are decided entirely by guests and you are able to decide what you would like to do according to your own timeline.

We pride ourselves on giving each group of guests at Ximuwu a stay that is unique to them. No safari experience will ever be like another, as we are guided by our guests’ desires.

Escape to Ximuwu and experience what it is like to have nature all to yourself.



After dreaming about living in the bush for many years, Patrick and Elly Suverein bought Ximuwu in March 2016. Originally from the Netherlands, the Suverein’s travelled throughout Africa for decades and together visited over 30 different countries in Africa. Together with their friends Marcel and Monique, they decided that Klaserie in South Africa would be the perfect place to settle down.

In 2020, after a few happy years enjoying the bush, Patrick and Elly felt a need to share their paradise with others. And so, plans to develop the property began. Having designed the lodge from start to finish, the Suverein’s personal involvement has been integral to the success of Ximuwu. Today the couple live permanently on the property and feel immense joy in sharing their home with others from around the world. When visiting Ximuwu you can expect to see them out in the bush helping to find sightings, welcoming you for a drink at the bar or coming to say ‘howzit’. Their passion is seeing happy guests enjpying Ximuwu!

Let us welcome you to


social media

The Latest from Instagram

  • ✨ Unveil the secrets of Ximuwu Lodge after dark! Step onto our deck after dinner and immerse yourself in the enchanting nightlife with our state-of-the-art Night Vision Thermal Equipment. Witness the hidden wonders of Ximuwu and the @klaserieprivatenaturereserve as the nocturnal world comes to life. Don't miss this extraordinary experience - a night to remember!
  • Fresh from a wild safari adventure, your taste buds will be buzzing with excitement! Feasting on the most delectable Lamb Kebab, Mediterranean Style, and a mouthwatering homemade flatbread at Ximuwu Lodge. Each bite is a flavorful reward after a day filled with thrilling wildlife encounters.

From the heart of the savannah to our plates, the culinary experience at Ximuwu Lodge is truly extraordinary. Every dish tells a tale of culture, passion, and a commitment to creating unforgettable moments. This isn't just a meal; it's a celebration of the journey, the adventure, and the memories we'll carry with us.

Come join us in relishing the essence of the safari life, where every bite is a part of the story we'll be reminiscing about for years to come.
  • mmerse Yourself in Nature's Symphony at Ximuwu Lodge! 🎶

Escape the ordinary and elevate your safari experience with our exclusive Sound Safaris! Sometimes, it's not just about what you see in the bush, but what you can HEAR. 

Unlock a whole new dimension of the wild as you listen through directional microphones and amplifiers, connecting with the heartbeat of nature. Our Sound Safaris are a truly (ear) opening adventure that will leave you in awe.

Join us for an unforgettable journey where the whispers of the wind, the rustle of leaves, and the calls of wildlife become the soundtrack of your safari. Dare to experience the bush in a way you've never felt before!

Ready to tune in to the rhythm of the wild? Book your Sound Safari now and let the symphony of nature surround you! 🔗 #XimuwuLodge #SoundSafari #NatureSymphony #UniqueExperience #safariadventure
  • Dive into the wild with Ximuwu Lodge! 🌿 Did you know that a group of Zebra is called a Dazzle? Our exclusive luxury safari experience is designed to leave you in awe, just like the mesmerizing sight of Zebras against the African bush. Capture unforgettable moments and let the magic of the wild Dazzle you. 

Book your safari adventure with Ximuwu Lodge now! #XimuwuDazzle #LuxurySafari #WildlifeWonder #AdventureAwaits
  • Guests this week were treated to a majestic sight as a lioness strolled right past our lodge. Our location offers unparalleled vantage points, ensuring you won't miss any captivating moments in the heart of the bush. Capture the wild magic at Ximuwu Lodge! #SafariAdventures #WildlifeEncounters #XimuwuMagic
  • Embark on a culinary journey with us at Ximuwu Lodge, where every meal is a symphony of flavours, awakening your senses to the essence of Africa. Our chefs craft each dish with a deep understanding of the land, capturing the aromas of the bush and the vibrant hues of changing seasons. Join us in savoring the true taste of Africa, where food is not just a meal, but a sensory celebration. 🍽️🌿 #XimuwuLodge #AfricanCuisine #SensoryExperience #NatureInspiredDining